7 Lessons Learned From Weight Loss Failures

1. Fruit – Do not use fruit if you are trying to lose weight and you have a slow metabolism. Even small amounts of fruit can block a lot of fat burning.

If you assume that everyone has a good metabolism and they do not have insulin resistance your results are going to be very poor. A tiny bit of fruit could block a lot of fat burning for a day or two.

2. Snacks – Snacking increases insulin because every time you eat, you trigger insulin. Cutting out snacks creates huge benefits.

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The #1 Barrier to Healing and Recovery is Chronic Stress – Fight or Flight Mode

The biggest barrier to recovery and healing is stress – the activation of the flight or fight mechanism.  It is called the sympathetic nervous system.  When you are in sympathetic dominance, you have high levels of cortisol and high levels of adrenaline. Both are produced by the adrenal gland.

Why does stress trigger the fight-or-flight mechanism?

The activation of the sympathetic nervous system and the activation of cortisol was not designed to go more than 90 seconds. The problem is nowadays it is on all day long.  Our environment, our life, is filled with things that keep us in stress mode. When the body is in flight-or-fight, it is preparing for emergency survival, running away from something or fighting. You will not heal a hundred percent if you are in this mode.

Symptoms of chronic stress and fight-or-flight mode

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Seven Causes Of Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal fatigue is a condition where your adrenal glands get overworked and burned out. It can take a major toll on your health and wellbeing, so you’ll want to avoid the major adrenal fatigue causes if you can. In this article, learn what causes adrenal fatigue and how to fix it.

What is adrenal fatigue?

What are the adrenal glands? The adrenal glands are two triangle-shaped glands. There is one on top of each of your kidneys. The adrenal glands have an outside and an inside. We’re going to be primarily talking about the hormones on the outside—especially cortisol. Cortisol is a stress hormone. 

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How to Repair Your Immune System If it is Old and Damaged.

When you age, your immune system starts going downhill. You have less:

• Natural killer cells – That means you cannot eliminate viruses as well as you did when you are in your 20s. You are not able to get rid of the tumor cells as efficiently.  

• B-cells – That means your antibodies go down, so your immune system does not remember past pathogens, so your immune system is a bit weaker.  

• T-cells  – Needed for killing off microbes, preventing autoimmune diseases, decreasing inflammation after an infection.

• Phagocytes  – The quantity will go down. You have less of these cells eating bacteria and cleaning up stuff.

You can see that age really creates a huge impact on the immune system.

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Part Two – Ketogenic Plan For Beginners

Part One covered the basics.

Part Two will cover the effectiveness of the Ketogenic Diet and Intermittent Fasting.

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Keto Food Swaps with Recipes.

Here are several healthy keto-friendly alternatives you can try:

Burger buns – Try Bibb Butterhead lettuce or roasted Portobello mushroom tops or Napa Chinese cabbage.

Wraps – Try cauliflower wraps to make a sandwich. Here is the recipe for Keto-Friendly Cauliflower Wrap: https://youtu.be/QSi_NROCGqM

White sugar – Try allulose, xylitol, erythritol, stevia, and monk fruit.  

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Ketogenic Diet Plan Food List Cheat Sheet.

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The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diet. It works to shift your body from using sugar as a fuel source to burning fat. When the body burns fat, it releases ketones, which provide an alternative fuel source for your body and helps you shed pounds.

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Daily Ratios:

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  • Low Carbs: Between 20-50 grams (x4 = 80 to 200 calories) or 5%. Plus 5% vegetables =10%
  • Moderate Protein: Between 3-6 ounces (x28 = 85 to 170 grams) (x4 = 80 to 200 calories) or 20%.
  • High Fat – 70% calories.

How many calories should you eat?

For example, at the top of the range, if protein is 20% or 6 oz. of protein or 200 calories per day.

Then fat should be 700 calories (200 calories/20 = 10, then x 70 = 700 calories.)

These ratios are discussed in Dr. Berg’s video, What is the Ketogenic Diet?,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JATFrKrG9Cc

To count carbs, I use Carb Manager. Please see my blog, CARB MANAGER is the most comprehensive and easiest-to-use net and total carb counter.  https://2healthyhabits.wordpress.com/2020/09/11/carb-manager-is-the-most-comprehensive-and-easiest-to-use-net-and-total-carb-counter-2/

Overwhelmed by which foods are allowed and what provides the best nutrition?

Your Healthy Keto Diet Should Focus on Good Health. Traditional keto plans leave out any information on the nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients that your body needs.

Healthy fatsare the basis for the keto diet, and provide most of your daily calories. Healthy fats help you stay feeling full and are essential for the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, E, and K. Look for products labelled full fat.

Dr. Berg does not count vegetables in your daily carbs.  Half would be a combination of raw leafy greens and the other half would be steamed cruciferous or cooked vegetables.

Fruits would be limes or lemons and berries. Do not go over your daily carbs.

Quality is very important.  Eggs would be pasture-raised organic, where the chickens are feeding in the grass. Fish should be wild caught. Meats should be grass-fed preferably organic if you can get it.

Bioavailability: Organ meats have a much better quality of active vitamin A and bioavailable iron, other minerals and trace minerals compared to certain vitamins in vegetables.

In vegetables the vitamin A is a pre-vitamin A that has to be converted by your body to vitamin A.

Vegetables are high in other nutrients like folate and vitamin C.

Summary of Acceptable Foods on Healthy Keto:

  1. Fats
  2. Nuts/Seeds
  3. Proteins
  4. Organ Meats
  5. Fish/Sea Food
  6. Veggies – 7 to 10 cups of salad leafy greens
  7. Fruits/Berries
  8. Liquids
  9. Vegan Protein

To see the full list of foods on the Healthy Keto listrequest the PDF through this link https://www.drberg.com/healthy-ketosis-acceptable-food?utm_source=YouTubeCardsAGM

This post has been condensed from: HealthyKetosis – Acceptable Food List https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzs_60vTkpU

Dr. Eric Berg is a chiropractor, who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University.

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