Will Vegetables Slow Ketosis?
Hey, guys, Dr. Berg here.
I want to answer the question, “Will vegetables
slow your ketosis?”
This is a common question I keep getting over
and over again.
Typically, no, especially if you’re going
to avoid certain vegetables like, of course,
corn and maybe beets or carrots.
If we actually eliminate those, no, you do
not have to worry about the vegetable family.
In fact, I’ve never run into a problem with
In fact, most traditional ketosis diet does
not differentiate the type of carbohydrate.
They’re always just saying, “Well, just have
your 50 grams of carbohydrate.”
What I want to recommend is that you try to
get your 50 grams from the vegetable family.
You can even go higher than that if you’re
just doing like leafy greens and bitter vegetables
that are not very sweet and celery, things
Typically, on a ketosis diet, you want about
50 grams, but if your metabolism is really
slow and maybe you’re a little bit older and
you’ve destroyed your metabolism in the past,
you might need to go down the 43rd or even
20 grams of carbohydrate.
You might want to go lower.
The other thing that you might want to do
if you’re having difficulty is count the total
carbs on the label, not the net carbs.
The net carbs are basically just take the
total carbs and minus the fiber, because sometimes
these fibers can influence the blood sugars
even though they’re insatiable on some people.
The other things that I want to talk bout
is that I really, really recommend that you’d
consume vegetables with a ketosis diet simply
to prevent a fatty liver because you’re going
to be dumping all this fat out of the body.
It’s going to be burned and you’re switching
from one fuel source to the next, and so if
you don’t consume the vegetables, it could
actually end up with more fat dumping in the
You want to keep the vegetables very, very
high and you don’t have to worry about vegetables
if you’re trying to get into ketosis.
Thanks for watching.