What You Need to Know About the Keto DietApr 15, 2020
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You have probably heard about the Keto diet, maybe you’ve even tried it yourself. This episode is for anyone who has ever been curious about the Keto diet and wanted to know more information.
Maybe you have tried to “do Keto” in the past but you weren’t really sure what you were doing, or more importantly why. This episode will give you some tips and clarity about how to do Keto well if you choose to do it, and some pitfalls to watch out for to ensure that you don’t just gain the weight back.
If, like many of our Zivli members, you have been taught that low-fat is healthy, this research will clearly disprove that notion and we hope you walk away from this episode less afraid of eating fat.
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[04:26] Your body prefers to use carbohydrates for fuel because these are most readily and easily broken down into glucose, or the form of energy that your body likes to use. Under normal eating circumstances, we will eat enough carbohydrates to supply our body with all the glucose it needs.
[07:12] Different methods for reducing weight using reduced calorie and fat intake combined with exercise have failed to show sustained long-term effects. In fact, most people who severely reduce their calories just slow their metabolism and end up gaining back the weight (sometimes even more than they lost!).
[10:21] The last point I want to discuss today is what I didn’t see in this study…and that is the numbers 6 more months following the end of the study. In other words....did these people keep the weight off?
[13:58] I do think the Keto is a great weight loss tool if needed, and can be a nice reset button, but you have to know your nutritional baseline and have a place to return to that is healthy and sustainable after Keto, otherwise, just like with every other diet, the weight will come back on.
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