You may not be loosing weight when you are fasting.
We are talking about fasting for a longer for period of time, not intermittent fasting. If you’re doing intermittent fasting and keto and you are not losing weight usually it is because you are eating too many carbs.
The typical things that will kick you out of ketosis (fat burning) are sugar and refined carbohydrates. Cough syrup, alcohol, beer and juice are all known to have hidden sugar that can knock you out of ketosis.
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Most dieters only lose water weight because they do not tap into their fat reserve. You store two types of fuel in your body: fat storage and your glycogen (sugar) reserve.
Glycogen is stored sugar, glycogen as a series of glucose molecules or sugar molecules attached together. You have about 1,700 calories. It is used up pretty fast. You have a lot of fat storage. The average person who is not over weight has about 77,000 calories worth of energy in fat.
Your body cannot tap into fat if there are too many carbs or sugar in the system. Your body will always go first for sugar as fuel if it is present.
If someone is struggling to lose weight, they typically reduce the calories and end up finding that it will not work. Lowering the calories does eventually lower your metabolism. Yet, if you compare spreading your calories out with three meals with two snacks on a 1500-calories per day diet with an increase in calories (2000) a day – but ONLY consume two meals per day, you will lose more weight.
These side effects only happen during the transition phase. If you push through it, you can receive amazing health benefits. If you start the Ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting correctly, these symptoms should not be a big problem.
If you focus on losing weight first and not the health part you may or may not end up healthy. Healthy people do not actually gain weight if you are truly healthy you are not going to be overweight in the first place.
Part Two will cover the effectiveness of the Ketogenic Diet and Intermittent Fasting.
Keto with Intermittent Fasting work together because if you just do Keto without Intermittent Fasting and your metabolism is slow you may not achieve your weight loss goal because it would take a very long time and sometimes it will not work. Why, because the frequency of eating will trigger insulin.
Healthy Keto requires higher quality ingredients, grass-fed, wild caught, pasture-raised versus conventional type foods in dirty Keto. With Healthy Keto you are focused on nutrient-dense foods, with dirty Keto you are really just focused on keeping your carbs low. When you do Healthy Keto you end up looking a lot better than doing their dirty Keto.
The rule of thumb is do not eat unless you have real hunger.
When you are doing the healthy version of Keto and you are eating enough leafy greens and vegetables and enough healthy fats and you are improving insulin resistance. You are not only going to be full but you are going to be satisfied.
If you look at the pie chart, Carbs are 5% and vegetables are 5% of your total calories. If you look at the carbohydrates and vegetables and you minus the fiber giving the net carb it does not come out to a lot of calories.
If we look at the total carbs which would include berries, hummus, nuts and seeds there is a little bit of carbs in those and you combine the vegetables that is about 10% then we have 20% protein and then we have 70% fat.
The fat looks like a lot but realize, fat is basically double the calories of carbs or protein.
If we actually look at your food on the plate, half is vegetables, a quarter would be protein and quarter would be fat. But because protein and fat usually come together, that is going to be pretty much half your plate.
The benefit of the vegetables are the vitamin C and minerals other nutrients and phytonutrients.
In summary, ideally when you wake up in the morning if you kept your carbs low you are not going to be hungry. So skip breakfast and push it forward to the point where your breakfast becomes your lunch. Do not eat in the morning, you can have coffee or tea. Ideally your first meal would be at lunch and then your second meal would be dinner. This way you are having two meals a day. If you keep your eating to within a six-hour window (no snacks), that will give you an 18 hour fast.
What is really magical about 18 hours as that is when the autophagy starts. You start getting some really cool benefits. To avoid snacking between the meals add a little more fat with lunch and dinner to be able to go longer.
As you start doing it and becoming more adapted you can cut back on some of the fat because you are going to be burning your own fat and your own fat is the healthiest fat that you can burn.
The key is this 18 hour fast is to eat enough fats for lunch or supper so you do have a need to snack. Do not eat after dinner until the first meal of the next day. You can drink fluids. Supplement with electrolytes and B vitamins for sure and sea salt that is a necessity. But do not eat anything between meals or after supper.
Common foods to focus on while on the Ketogenic diet plan:
• Pasture-raised eggs, organic if possible.
• Organic meats
• Cheese, grass-fed organic
• Veggies, 7 to 10 cups
• Seeds like Sunflower seeds.
If you are prone to kidney stones avoid nuts such as almonds and spinach.
Cheese has a lot of hormones. It is not good for people with prostate issues or people that have allergies.
This Post has been condensed from Dr. Berg’s video, Ketogenic Diet Plan for Beginners
Dr. Berg is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University.
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