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.
60% of the population has insulin resistance; they cannot get away with carb cycling.
Most people start off burning sugar, running on glycogen and then they decide to go on a ketogenic diet. Then they start entering into ketosis, they start burning their body fat and start running their bodies on ketones.
Proof that our body was designed to burn fat and live on ketones is in the massive fat storage it has as compared to the small amount of glycogen reserve.
You have a lot more stored fat than you have stored sugar. An average thin person that weighs 154 pounds would have at least 77,000 calories of extra fat reserve but we only have 1,700 calories of stored sugar indicating that our bodies are meant to run on fat fuel not carbs.
Adding carbs will stop weight loss, but it will also knock you out of ketosis (fat-burning). Do not increase your carbs above 50 grams. Instead, if you are getting too skinny on Keto keep the carbs no higher than 50 grams per day, keep protein under 8oz. per meal, and try to consume large amount of salad or vegetables.
This tip is recommended for people who have done the keto (Ketogenic) diet for a while and are plateaued, stuck, slow and doing one meal a day. It is for those people who are trying to lose weight and have been doing lots of past dieting and created a slow metabolism – you need to extend your fast longer and longer. If you are fasting and your body is burning fat with no hunger, why eat? Your body IS eating its own fat and when you eat you shut down this process.
This video is not meant for the new person starting keto. This video is for the person who has done keto for a while and they are plateaued.
If you are new to keto, please watch this video, How To Start Keto Correctly – For Beginners
Can the Keto Diet Decrease Your Fitness Performance? No.
Dr. Berg refers to studies that demonstrate the increase in performance for athletes. I was unable to find the link to the studies he referred to.
In this video Dr. Mercola interviews Dr. D’Agostino who tells us how the Ketogenic diet increased the performance of navy deep sea divers. Here is the link, Dr. Mercola and Dr. D’Agostino on Ketogenic Diet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LDc5TxOcvA
When you run your body on ketones, you get less oxidative stress, meaning that your organs and tissues don’t break down as easily.
Two of the top ultra marathon runners are on keto. One of them, Zach Bitter, took the US record for a 100-mile event, done in 11 hours and 40 minutes.
In part one, we covered the benefits of lowering insulin, fat burning and autophagy.
Part two will cover a list of food and drinks people can or cannot have while fasting and their effects on insulin, ketones and actual weight loss. (Start the video at the 6:50 minute point)
Here is a list of food and drinks and we are looking at insulin, ketones and actual weight loss.
Coffee. Coffee is going to have an insignificant effect on insulin. There is hardly any carbs, protein or calories. It will have a zero effect on ketones, weight loss or weight gain. If you consume a tremendous amount of coffee with all the caffeine it could increase cortisol and activate insulin. Stress can make you fat because stress mobilizes your own protein, which then will be converted into sugar, which then could raise insulin too.
Are you on the ketogenic diet, and want to know how to get your spouse on board?
First of all, it helps to realize there are many different viewpoints about keto. Your spouse might not have the same perspective that you do. I recommend healthy keto, but they might be mentally rejecting it. So, first, find out what they want to accomplish. Is it weight loss, lowered inflammation, more energy, or focus? Keto can provide these results.
So, focus on results, keep it easy for them to implement. They need a win! So you might not want to jump right into the healthy keto version. You want to make it easy and comfortable with the foods they’re used to eating, but without the carbs. If we look at the difference between healthy keto and dirty keto, the macros are exactly the same. Low carb, moderate protein, high fat.
How do you deal with friends or family members that does not take your nutritional advice. The reason why they do not take your nutritional advice is because they have a fix idea that they are unwilling to look at something else – focused on their view point. Usually when you have the fix idea about something, you are not flexible in think about new data despite the results.