What can you expect in starting a ketogenic diet

What You Can Expect When You Start a Ketogenic Lifestyle

What can you expect when you start a Ketogenic diet

It’s not INSULIN that makes you fat

What I Discovered that Three Professional Nutrition Coaches Didn’t Know


Video highlights

  • 3:07     Start
  • 5:22     The most important question to ask your self before you start a diet
  • 5:45     A simple understanding of the role of insulin
  • 7:18     What is insulin resistance?
  • 8:12     Excess glucose turns to fat
  • 8:47     How do you management insulin and fat burning
  • 9:08     Why “Eat less. Move more.” diets fail 93% of the time
  • 10:08    Why those on the Biggest Loser failed
  • 10:40    Your two storage compartments of calories
  • 12:15    Why the starvation and kill your self in the gym diets slow down your metabolism
  • 14:10    Why athletes bonk in races
  • 22:23    The most predictable diet

Beyond weight loss: a review of the therapeutic uses of very-low-carbohydrate (ketogenic) diets

Most people, including me, began a ketogenic (low-carb, high-fat) diet to manage my weight. However, there are many other benefits. According to Volek, et al (See peer review evidence) there are other benefits of a ketogenic diet including;


  1. Weight loss
  2. Cardiovascular disease
  3. Type 2 diabetes
  4. Epilepsy


  1. Acne
  2. Cancer
  3. Polycystic ovary syndrome
  4. Alzheimer’s disease
  5. Parkinson’s disease
  6. Brain trauma
  7. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

According to the published paper,

“Very-low-carbohydrate diets or ketogenic diets have been in use since the 1920s as a therapy for epilepsy and can, in some cases, completely remove the need for medication. From the 1960s onwards they have become widely known as one of the most common methods for obesity treatment. Recent work over the last decade or so has provided

Jack Up Your Brain!; How to make your brain work in hyperdrive!


Emily Deans M.D.

The modern prescription of high carbohydrate, low-fat diets and eating snacks between meals has coincided with an increase in obesity, diabetes, and increase in the incidence of many mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. In addition, many of these disorders are striking the population at younger ages. While most people would agree that diet has a lot to do with the development of obesity and diabetes, many would disagree that what we eat has much to do with our mental health and outlook. I believe that what we eat has a lot to do with the health of our brains, though of course, mental illness (like physical illness) has multifactorial causes, and by no means should we diminish the importance of addressing all the causes in each individual. But let’s examine the opposite of the modern high carbohydrate, low fat, constant snacking lifestyle and how that might affect the brain.

The opposite of a low fat, snacking lifestyle would be the lifestyle our ancestors lived for tens of thousands of generations, the lifestyle for which our brains are primarily evolved. It seems reasonable that we would…..

Go to the article on the Psychology Today blog


Keto Pizza w/ Cauliflower Crust

One of My Favorite Keto Foods

Who doesn’t like pizza! Home made pizza is the best! Especially when it’s guilt free, gluten free and stress free!

Pizza crust:
1 c (post juicer) Cauliflower run though a juicer to remove the water
1/2 c Parmesan cheese
1 egg

Make these three into a dough. Put dough on parchment paper. Spread it out about 1/4 inch thick. Keep edges 1/4 inch thick too or they will be darker and more cooked than the rest of the pizza.

Cook at 450 F for about 8-12 minutes until crust is brown. Remove parchment paper.

Add your own toppings and place in oven to cook (450 F) and melt the cheese. About 5-7 minutes.

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