How Fasting Benefits Your Body.

This is an overview of how powerful fasting is for various parts of your body. 

BRAIN- Fasting stimulates BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor). It is like Miracle Grow for the brain. BDNF helps repair and regenerate neurons. Fasting also helps with stress resistance, neurogenesis (nerve support cells), mitochondrial production, and reducing inflammation. It helps if there is damage as in Alzheimer’s, or Parkinson’s.

BRAIN FUNCTION- Fasting helps improve the number of mitochondria, the energy factories in all body cells including your brain. You will have better memory. You will be able to focus.  You will have better cognitive function.  

INFLAMMATION- Fasting decreases inflammation, which is deadly inflammation on the different parts of the body. There is nothing more powerful than fasting to handle inflammation.

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Stress Eater?

Why do some people snack when stressed?

The hormone that is triggered by stress is cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone that has a function of regulating blood sugar to a certain degree. 

If a person has low blood sugar, cortisol is released and helps the body turn protein, fat, or ketones into sugar. This is called gluconeogenesis (Sugar – new – making something or making new sugar)). The body is making sugar out of non-carbohydrate sources. This happens in the liver.

Stress raises cortisol. Cortisol releases sugar, and there is a spike in blood sugar. Insulin kicks in and pushes the blood sugar down (hypoglycemia), causing low blood sugar. Now, the person will get hungry, crave carbs, and snack. When they snack, they’ll raise the blood sugar, and the whole cycle will start over. 

Two things that can trigger cortisol:

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Keto: 15 Reasons Why You Are Not Losing on a Low Carb Keto Plan

Weight loss is not the best indicator of getting healthy. The healthy ketogenic diet plan is based on the principle that you have to get healthy first, and then you lose weight. 

Best Indicators of Health:

 • Energy level 

• No cravings 

• No hunger

Very Important – No Snacks.

15 Reasons Why You Are Not Losing on a Low Carb Keto Plan

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How to Really Become Fat Adapted.

It is important when you start the Ketogenic Diet to have the correct estimation of how you’re going to achieve your health and weight loss goals.

You may become frustrated if takes a lot longer than you expect to become fully fat-adapted (burning body fat) and begin to lose weight.

In this video, we’re going to talk about how to really become fat-adapted.

The goal of Keto is to go from burning sugar (glucose) for fuel to burning fat (ketones) for fuel.

When you first start Keto here is what to expect:

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