I explain why the keto diet works.
0:00 Why the keto diet works
2:10 Lowering your carbs has huge health benefits
4:30 Any food you desire can be made keto-friendly
If you’re new to the keto diet, or you’re considering it, here’s what you need to know. There are several reasons why you need to do the ketogenic diet. One of them is longevity. Any time you go on a diet, think long-term. Is it sustainable? Because most people go off diets because they aren’t sustainable, primarily because of your cravings.
One of the best things about keto is that you’ll lose your cravings. When you do, you’ll be able to stay on keto long term because you’ll no longer succumb to the temptations of bread, pasta, cereal, and the like.
Next, does keto work? Does it get results? Yes, because keto corrects the root cause of why you’re overweight in the first place, which is because you have too much insulin in your body. Doctors never test this hormone level, but if they did, you’d discover your insulin is too high through what is called a fasting insulin test.
Insulin is a fat-making hormone; in its presence, you can’t burn fat. The ketogenic diet corrects your insulin level, allowing you to get into fat-burning mode and speeding up your metabolism so you can lose weight. It gets you past your set point that you seem stuck at.
Is keto safe? Maybe you’re concerned about its high fat component because it’ll clog your arteries and cause a heart attack. But it’s not really a high-fat diet; what makes it work is lowering your carbohydrates. I’m talking about sugars, not vegetables.
Now, there’s a version called dirty keto, in which you can eat whatever you want as long as you keep your carbs down. When you lower carbs, you normalize insulin. The benefits of this are huge. They include:
● Decreasing fatty liver
● Lowering visceral fat
● Decreasing inflammation
● Increasing oxygen; when you consume high carbs, you have more carbon dioxide (C02) but less oxygen
● Lowering free radicals
● Improving brain cell function, cognition, memory, focus, concentration
If you add the healthy keto version, you take it to the next level because you’ll be getting the nutrients you need to improve and support your health. And as I say, it’s all about getting healthy to lose weight, not losing weight to get healthy. If you lose weight in an unhealthy way, you may end up not looking very good. With keto, you can keep the weight off and promote longevity.
Be sure to watch the entire video to understand why the keto diet is such a beneficial choice for your long-term health.
Dr Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 55, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.
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