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 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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How Long Does it Take to Get into Ketosis After a Cheat Day?

If you have a cheat day you will not just get back into ketosis right away.

Why? Because if it took 2 – 6 weeks to get into ketosis. To get back into ketosis it can between 48 to 72 hours or up to a week.

How long it takes to get back into ketosis depends on these variables:

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Do Not Do Carb Cycling on Keto & Intermittent Fasting

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.

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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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Avoid ALL Keto Side Effects

We will learn how to avoid all keto side effects. Many people are afraid of experiencing the keto flu or other side effects when going on a ketogenic diet. However, if you start on the healthy version of keto from the beginning, you should not experience any adverse side effects.

If you do the Healthy Keto plan you should not have effects. Here is one of the Healthy Keto videos https://2healthyhabits.wordpress.com/2021/02/05/how-to-start-keto-correctly-for-beginners/

Here Are The Symptoms And Remedies For Common Keto Side Effects:

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Fast Fat Loss For Slow Metabolism

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 

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Can the Keto Diet Decrease Your Fitness Performance?

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.

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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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Part Two – Will This Break or Not Break My Fast: DEEP DIVE

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.

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