Did Ketosis Stop Working? Here’s Why!

First are you doing the following Healthy Keto recommendations?

  1. Are you doing the Healthy Keto correctly?
  2. Are you doing Intermittent Fasting with keto?
  3. Are you sleeping enough to get rested?
  4. Are you under chronic stress? Try to lower your stress.
  5. Do you have another health problem? Thyroid? Constipated? Inflammatory condition? These need to be handled.
  6. Are you on medication? Find an alternative with the help of your doctor.
  7. Are you gaining muscle? This means you are toning you body but not loosing weight. But your body may not be shrinking if are exercising and you measure every week.
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Part Two – Will Adrenal Fatigue Cause Weight Gain? How does this actually work?

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.

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Your Stress May Be Preventing Full Ketosis

Could your stress be what is preventing full ketosis and causing your keto plateau?

If a person plateaus or they are not progressing like they should on the keto diet, in many cases, they look at their carbohydrate levels, fasting, or fats. But, stress could actually cause this as well.

Stress may actually prevent ketosis. 

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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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Part One – Ketogenic Plan For Beginners

Starting with the basics:

What is a Ketone?   A Ketone is not a fat. It is not a carbohydrate. It is not a protein. It has characteristics of both a fat and a carbohydrate but it is not either. It comes from fat. A Ketone is an alternative fuel source.  You get Ketones is by lowering your carbohydrates in your diet or you reduce the frequency of eating. This is why we recommend a low carb diet with intermittent fasting. That way you can maximize your ability to make Ketones.

Ketones have many advantages versus regular glucose fuel:

  1. It will increase your oxygen in your body.
  2. It increases your energy.
  3. It supports the brain. In fact your brain prefers Ketones over glucose, same thing with the heart.

If your heart or brain is damaged, Ketones are the answer and they can bypass the mechanical damage pathways and feed the tissues directly.

Most of the body tissues can run on ketones, but some parts need glucose. However, you still don’t need to consume glucose. Your body can make glucose when it needs to through something called gluconeogenesis, glucose, neo meaning new, genesis meaning the creation of.

Your body can make glucose if it needs it from fat, Ketones and proteins. You do not need to consume carbohydrates to get glucose.  It does take time to turn the fat into Ketones. It will take between 3 to 5 days. It all depends on how damaged insulin is in your body, how damaged your pancreas is, if you are a pre-diabetic, if you are a diabetic, or if you have insulin resistance, it is going to take longer and longer to adapt but by lowering the carbs and going intermittent fasting you will get there a lot faster.

How to get into ketosis: 

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The Side Effects of Intermittent Fasting.

Intermittent Fasting Has Incredible Benefits:

  • Weight loss, especially in your midsection
  • Cognitive improvement
  • Decreased inflammation, including for conditions like arthritis and autoimmune diseases
  • Improved memory
  • Better sleep
  • Decreased hunger
  • Fewer food cravings

You need to know about the potential side effects of intermittent fasting.

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Part Two – The 16 Biggest Keto Mistakes: DO NOT MAKE THEM!

Mistake #1: Not reading ingredients

Mistake #2: Not looking at the serving size

Mistake #3: Judging success by weight loss alone

Mistake #4: Comparing your results with others’

Mistake #5: Not having enough sea salt

Mistake #6: Having a cheat day

Mistake #7: Having too much or not enough fat

Mistake #8: Having too much protein

Mistake #9: Not doing intermittent fasting with keto

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Part Two – Extreme Keto for Rapid Fat Burning – Fats & Nutrients

Did you know you actually need fat to lose weight?  It sounds counterintuitive but it is true.

Set your daily intake at 5 % carb, 20 % protein, and 15 % salad or vegetables.

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Intermittent Fasting Basics for Beginners

Intermittent fasting is not starving. It is eating fewer meals.

Things you can have during your fast are supplements, tea, water and coffee. Try tea, hoodia gardenia (appetite suppressant) – Green Tea leaves (induces Autophagy).

To learn about other things you can have while fasting, read this blog post.

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Can You Get Fat on Too Much Protein?

When you consume protein, you trigger two hormones: insulin and glucagon. These are opposing hormones.

While insulin stops fat burning, glucagon increases fat burning. This is why consuming too much protein does not cause you to put on fat on keto.

So if you are replacing carbs with protein, you are most likely not going to put on more weight.

However, too much protein can…

• Slow down ketosis

• Cause sleepiness

• Cause bloating/constipation

• Lower sleep quality

• Cause indigestion

• Increase kidney or liver damage

Adding in intermittent fasting can help lower these side effects.

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