The HUGE Mistake Counting Carbs on Keto (Ketogenic Diet)

All you need to do is focus on lowering your carbs, right? Wrong.

On the keto diet, you reduce your carbs to below 50 grams. We do this because carbs increase insulin, and insulin blocks ketosis. If you are not in ketosis, you are not doing the Ketogenic diet correctly and you will not loose weight. But carbs are not the only factor to consider.

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What Sugar Does to Your Arteries

Probably the biggest damage from high amounts of sugar in the blood, with a diabetic, is done to your vascular system.

There are two types of damage to you vascular system:

  1. the macro vascular system, with the large vessels and
  2. the micro vascular system with small capillaries.

In the large vessels there is the coronary artery that supplies the heart muscle and there are peripheral arteries throughout body. There is also the micro vascular system that goes to the retina of the eye or the kidney.

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How Much Alcohol Would You Have to Drink Before Liver Damage

One study found that just 21 binge-drinking sessions could potentially produce early-stage liver disease.

In this study, a binge drinking session is classified as more than five drinks in two hours, and a drink is classified as 0.6 ounces of alcohol.

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Will Zero Carb Alcohol Stop Ketosis?

Alcohol does not turn to sugar. So, is alcohol Keto friendly?

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Why You Can Not Kill a Virus.

You cannot kill a virus because viruses are not alive.  What is a virus? A virus is a piece of genetic material wrapped in a sack that invades the body. They go into the cells and latch onto the machinery of the cells (usually the DNA), and they use our own body’s is energy to replicate. 

You cannot kill a virus, but it does not have a life force but you can definitely acquire a virus get sick and then once your body deals with that virus it does not necessarily kill it because it is not a live, it goes into remission, it goes in a dormant stage. That is called a latent virus. 

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Autophagy – Exercise vs. Fasting

What Will Trigger Autophagy (anti-aging) More Exercise Or Fasting?

What is Autophagy is a condition. Autophagy is all about anti-aging. It is the recycling of old worn out cell parts (proteins). When we age we have a deficiency of autophagy. Autophagy is very deficient in chronic disease states. It is very important to know how to trigger this condition.

What Triggers Autophagy? 

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How Long Does Keto-Adaptation Take?

Ketosis is fat burning. If you have been living on sugar your whole life, and now you are switching your body to a completely different fuel source, your cells have to build new machinery for fat and new enzymes to break down a completely different source of fuel. This takes time. So, how long does it take to get into ketosis while fasting? If you are already really healthy, it could happen in maybe one week. But, on average, it is going to take about 4-6 weeks. 

How do you know when you are in ketosis?

• When you are satisfied after you eat

• When you can go long periods of time without eating and not be hungry

• You do not have sugar cravings anymore

• You are more focused

• You have less brain fog

• You have a sharper memory

• Less urinating at night.

How much sugar are you really eating. Check out the Nutrient list for each food in the Carb Manager.  Here is the blog on the Carb Manager. https://2healthyhabits.wordpress.com/2020/09/11/carb-manager-is-the-most-comprehensive-and-easiest-to-use-net-and-total-carb-counter-2/

You cannot make the keto adaptation halfway. For example, you cannot do a diet with some sugar every day and expected to adapt. You have got to bring that sugar down to zero to make this work. It is all or nothing because in the presence of sugar your body will always burn that. It will not go after the fat. We are training your body to adapt to fat burning. Once you get there you will never go back because you are going to feel so much better and of course you are going to lose lot of weight.

In the keto-adaptation period, you might experience a few symptoms. But it is a good thing because your body is adjusting. 

Here are a few of these symptoms, and what you can do:

• Fatigue – take B5

• Cramps – take potassium (from vegetables)  and sea salt

• Bloating – take bile salts  (start will small amounts of healthy fats, slowly increase it)

• Sleep issues – take calcium and magnesium 

Give your fat adaption some time. It is going to work it, it always does. Increase your expectation of the time it is going to take and do not think it is going to take a day or two and you think it did not work so you quit.  It will work.

This Post has been condensed from Dr. Berg’s video, How Long Does Keto-adaptation Take? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAEXglHDrPs

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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It is NOT Lose Weight to Get Healthy, It is Get Healthy to Lose Weight

It is a very powerful but simple concept.

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.

The Health Indicators Are:

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97 % of Overweight People Gain the Weight Back.

Why do people gain the weight back after reaching their dieting goal?

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