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7 Days On The Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet is essentially the Atkins diet of the 2010s. Super popular, almost impossible to maintain long-term, and wildly effective for weight loss (per anecdotal reports as well as scientific research). What is the ketogenic diet? Your goal on a “keto” diet is to get at least 70% of calories from fat, no more than 25% of calories from protein and only 5-10% from carbohydrate. For most people, that means restricting your carb intake to below 50 grams a day. The diet first started as a treatment to decrease seizures in children with uncontrolled epilepsy. The body and brain is forced to get energy from fat instead of carbs, which produces ketones in our body that then fuel our cells. Reports as far back as the 1920’s show that when epileptic children switched to a strict all-fat diet, their brain adapted its fuel source and less seizures occurred. If the brain of someone with epilepsy could benefit from running off of ketones, could your average Joe also get some kind of benefit? Of course researchers had this same question and since the 1960’s there has been evidence that a ketogenic diet is effective for weight loss and improving insulin resistance. Emerging data Continue reading >>

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  1. Aaron1963

    Peter Attia on people who don't do well on a Ketogenic Diet

    I know there's a few people around here who don't do well on a ketogenic diet. I know for myself, who does extremely well with this way of eating, it's sometimes hard to understand why it doesn't work for everyone. And I think sometimes the people who it doesn't work well for get exasperated with all the talk of LCHF and ketogenic diets. Well, Peter Attia, who I have a lot of respect for, talks some in this podcast about how there are some people who just don't do well on a ketogenic diet. I don't know if it would be of any interest for those of you who have this problem or not:
    He doesn't go into a lot of detail about it, but it's more that it's just interesting that there is a minority of people who do have this problem.

  2. furball64801

    Its amazing how all things do not work well for everyone. Ah the saying none of us is exactly alike. I did real well on a low carb diet when I was 25 only wanted to lose about 15 lbs then, was not diabetic had energy coming out my ears. Tried it 20 yrs later and did not change my numbers that much, yes better but not to normal. I hear from some weight falls right off them and numbers turn to normal, nice if you can get it maybe pancreas function should be measured who knows why or what causes this.

  3. Aaron1963

    Just to be clear, this wasn't in relation to diabetes, but people in general who want to go on a ketogenic diet but apparently have problems with eating all that fat.

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