When you are fasting for two days or three days or even seven days or longer you are trying to avoid the macros – the carbs, the protein and the fat. But you have to think about micronutrients such vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, amino acids, and essential fatty acids.
Carbohydrates. There are no essential carbohydrates. Certain carbohydrates like vegetables will give us vitamins, minerals and trace minerals. When you are fasting find some type of concentrate will give you the natural vitamins, minerals and trace minerals instead of the carbohydrate. That way we get the nutrients and not all the calories.
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Healthy Ketogenic Diet and Intermittent: Our bodies have been evolving for hundreds of thousands of years. Starvation has played a part in this process. Starvation is a risk to your survival. Humans have gone through a lot of periods of starvation. We have developed and adapted certain mechanisms to help us survive.
This is the version of the Ketogenic diet that is very strict and it is for those people that need to drop weight for a wedding or a situation or you are at a plateau situation and you need to jump start your program.
High sugar stimulates insulin and insulin will do two things. Insulin is a fat making hormone but it also prevents the burning of fat. If you are in a chronic stress state, your body is not going to be able to get you into ketosis because of high cortisol and the high sugar and the high insulin so it is going to be really hard for you to get in the state of fat-burning if you have high cortisol.
Carbohydrates are highly addictive. We are conditioned as children to feed a carb addiction – most children consume large amounts of sugar daily. Sugars and refined grains are added to baby food, cereal, candy, and virtually all processed foods.
Carbs are so addictive because they trigger two hormones: dopamine and serotonin. These are pleasure and happiness hormones. This sugar addiction is real and it will literally control you to a point where you are completely out of control.
Over time, an addiction to carbs becomes stronger and stronger.