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FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitychallenges.com/home65d... Fat Loss Calculator: http://bit.ly/2O6rsdo The carb cycling diet is one of my favorite diets because it is one of the fastest way to burn fat while retaining as much muscle as possible. Most people don't know that carb cycling is actually a form of ketogenic dieting. The ketogenic diet is a diet that is lower in carbohydrates, which makes our body convert more dietary fat and body fat in to keytones in the liver. Which it then goes on to use for energy. Like I've said in many of my videos the human body prefers to use carbs as its primary source of energy. You're body won't produce too many keytones on a high carbohydrate diet, because your body won't need extra energy from fat due to the fact that its getting its energy from the more preferred carbohydrates. The only way for our body to use more fat for energy is by not having its preferred source there all the time. Eliminating carbs completely, however can have many drawbacks on our health and well being. Protein, carbs, and fats are all important and necessary for our body. So in comes the cyclical ketogenic diet aka carb cycling and also known originally as the anabolic Diet. There are many different approaches to carb cycling, but the general idea is that At some points of the week you're going to have a high amount of carbohydrates, and at other points of the week you're going to have a low amount of carbohydrates. Setting up the high carb and low carb splits will vary from one plan to the next. Some people may have very small changes in the amount of carbs they have from day to day. An example of this would be to set up a low carb, medium carb, and high carb day. Let's say 300 grams of carbs on high carb, 250 grams of carbs on your medium carb, and 200 grams of carbs on your no carb day. Another more advanced approach would be to do a High carb, low carb, and no carb day. The way that I like to set this kind of split up is by having a high amount of carbs on my high carb day, which for me would be somewhere around 400 grams, I would have one third or at the most half that amount for low carb day, and then try to get as close to 0 grams as possible on my no carb day and then repeat. An even more advanced approach would be to just cycle between high and no carb days. Or take it even a step further and do high, no, no. I don't really recommend having any more than two no carb days in a row. Make sure you don't jump to any extreme carb restrictions. An example of this is doing a 800 calorie diet when you could lose weight and maintain a better body composition with a 1500 calorie diet. Jumping to an extreme will not help you lose weight faster, in fact it'll probably backfire. Also in case you're wondering what kind of food you can eat on your no carb day, some great options are fish, chicken breast, ground turkey, protein shakes, Steak occasionally, and you can also have healthy fat sources like avocados, coconut oil, olive oil. and fatty fish like Salmon. For carbs make sure you are eating good sources of carbs like oats, brown rice, and sweet potatoes and avoid the junk food carbs. You can incorporate one cheat meal on one high carb day in the week, but that's it one cheat meal. You may notice that your strength and energy levels may go down while dieting like this. In fact you may feel like straight up garbage in the beginning. Understand that a lot of people feel this way when creating any kind of a calorie deficit. You're body will take a little while to adapt to using fat for energy instead of carbs. So the first 2 weeks can feel miserable. Give your body some time to adapt. A good idea is to plan your high carb days the day before a heavy lifting day, because this way you have stored glycogen available for your heavy lifts the next day. If you have no idea how many carbs to have on each day, try using a calorie calculator to find your maintenance macros and then add at least 50 grams of carbs to get the number for your high carb day. I'll include a calorie calculator in the description. Once you have your high carb number you should be able to figure out your low carb day. No carb day is obviously no carbs. After doing a carb cycling plan you may need to do some reverse dieting

The Ketogenic Diet: What You Need To Know

There is hardly a day that passes without seeing a new article popping up about the damage sugar and refined carbs can cause but only lately is the connection of sugar to obesity and metabolic disorders starting to be realized. Many people we know may have some weight problems or metabolic health conditions and follow some weight loss program—none of which seems to be effective in the long run. This makes sense. If any weight loss program had led to permanent weight loss, those using it could stop and the company promoting it would go out of business. Long-term (often life-long) membership is essential if one wants to avoid yoyo dieting. Lately, I see many people rushing to change from the Standard American Diet (SAD) to various new diets, such as the Low Carbs High Fat (LCHF) or the Ketogenic diets. Are all these “diets” for weight loss? Some people call these “fad” diets, but are they? There was a time when sugar covered cereals were called “fads” but look what has become of that fad! It has become our everyday SAD. Fad is “a practice or interest followed for a time with exaggerated zeal: craze” (here). Sugar covered cereals have been with us for over 100 years, Continue reading >>

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    Schizophrenia, gluten, and low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diets: a case report and review of the literature
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    We report the unexpected resolution of longstanding schizophrenic symptoms after starting a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet. After a review of the literature, possible reasons for this include the metabolic consequences from the elimination of gluten from the diet, and the modulation of the disease of schizophrenia at the cellular level.
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Low-carb State Of Mind

Do the chips that don't pass the lips of low-carb dieters weigh heavily on their shoulders instead? People who avoid certain foods or are reducing their food intake are famous for irritability, but many who are testing low-carbohydrate approaches like Atkins and the South Beach Diet are reporting unusually high feelings of anger, tension and depression. "It's called the 'Atkins attitude,' " says Judith Wurtman, director of the Women's Health Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Adara Weight Loss Center, both in Boston. "It's very well-documented." Wurtman, who advocates a diet high in complex carbohydrates for weight loss and stress relief, says her studies on rats have shown a connection between a diet low in carbohydrates and low levels of serotonin—a neurotransmitter that promotes feelings of happiness and satisfaction. In her research, rats placed on a ketotic, or low-carbohydrate, diet for three weeks were found to have lower levels of serotonin in their brains. The same rats binged once starch was reintroduced into their diets. Wurtman believes that same effect occurs in humans on low-carb diets and leads to pronounced feelings of depression and sadn Continue reading >>

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    My boyfriend suffers from depression and since starting keto a couple of days ago he's been really sensitive. He's seemed a bit withdrawn, and has said that everything's been making him feel really upset. He looked like he almost burst into tears when we were at the vet today and a woman said she was having her dog put down. He couldn't be in there any more and had to go and wait in the car.
    I'd like to hear from other ketoers who suffer from depression. Has keto had an impact on your depression? Improvement? Worsening? No change? Did you go through some tough days when first entering ketosis?
    Thanks :o)
    EDIT: Thank you so much to everyone who has replied, it's been a big help! It's good to see that in the long run people have experienced more positive rather than negative effects. I'll encourage my boyfriend to keep going and get him some supplements to counter any deficiencies. Hopefully he'll be through the worst of it soon!

  2. JenCarpeDiem

    You're only a couple of days into a completely different diet -- that can have a huge effect on your mood, whether depressed or not. I felt awful for the first week or so, but then I felt better. Much better. Far less bad days, and a hell of a lot more normal ones. You both just need to wait this part out, make sure you stay hydrated, stay away from tempting 'sad food' and treat yourselves to some luxurious steak. Once your energy levels work themselves out, he'll feel a whole lot better. :)

  3. new_weather

    Hey man, thanks so much for your comment here- it's the most relevant to my situation I've found on the internet.
    I am about 2 weeks into this keto diet, and I'm feeling rough. I am so depressed, having the crazy vivid dreams, no cravings for carbs just a huge appetite for all my keto foods. Like, I can still eat all day. However, I also just quit smoking week after being a serious pothead. There is a pattern to stopping getting high- initially I lose my appetite completely and I get the vivid dreams (sleep is exhausting!), but then my appetite comes back in full force almost to make up for the lack of calories I got during the 5 or so days of no appetite. So perhaps that's why I am so hungry, despite being good about this keto diet?
    I have not lost any weight at all, think I've gained some, because I have been eating so much. I also just moved to Singapore (hence the quitting smoking weed) and I don't have a ton of friends yet so I have spent a lot of time cooking/food shopping/focusing my life of keto...and eating!
    I don't feel "brain fog" so much, I guess I'm a bit more tired or off-feeling but mostly I am sad. Like, super emotional, want to cry over everything. "Unstable mindset" sums it up well. I haven't found a pharmacy that carries keto stix so I don't even know if I am in ketosis, I don't have most of the "symptoms" but I've been pretty strict about it...
    There isn't really any point to this at all and sorry for choosing you to vent to, but you seem like the only person on the internet going through something similar. I'm struggling, not with sticking to the keto diet, but with not stuffing my face and crying all day. There is a lot going on in my life at the moment, considering I just moved across the planet. Thanks for listening.
    Anyway this was 3 months ago, hows it going? Have you been sticking with it? Do you feel better? Is your mental environment more stable? Have the dreams gone away, or is this just something that happens when you sleep that I didn't know about because I've been high for a decade?

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Can What You Eat Affect Your Mental Health? New Research Links Diet And The Mind.

Jodi Corbitt had been battling depression for decades and by 2010 had resigned herself to taking antidepressant medication for the rest of her life. Then she decided to start a dietary experiment. To lose weight, the 47-year-old Catonsville, Md., mother stopped eating gluten, a protein found in wheat and related grains. Within a month she had shed several pounds — and her lifelong depression. “It was like a veil lifted and I could see life more clearly,” she recalled. “It changed everything.” Corbitt had stumbled into an area that scientists have recently begun to investigate: whether food can have as powerful an impact on the mind as it does on the body. Research exploring the link between diet and mental health “is a very new field; the first papers only came out a few years ago,” said Michael Berk, a professor of psychiatry at the Deakin University School of Medicine in Australia. “But the results are unusually consistent, and they show a link between diet quality and mental health.” “Diet quality” refers to the kinds of foods that people eat, how often they eat them and how much of them they eat. In several studies, including a 2011 analysis of more than 5 Continue reading >>

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  1. bpeterson2

    > ultra low carbing and depression/anxiety

    Hi-
    been low carbing since aug '03. started off on south beach, had great, fast results (down 10 pounds, with 15-pound goal) and found it easy to follow. what i noticed is that I stayed on a very, very restrictive version, eating little or no breads, pastas, vegetables, and fruits. I didn't exclude them, just really did embrace them. I guess I was enjoying the weight loss and wanted it to continue. with the exception of a bowl of granola-like cereal and some fruit, I pretty muhc avoided all carbs.
    My question - looking back, i noticed that within a month or so of starting the diet, I began suffering pretty good anxiety. yes, my life grew more stressful, but I felt that i was becoming easily overwhelmed. generally, i felt jittery, nervous with little reason why. this lasted for more than a year, when I entered into a kiund of full-blown anxiety. I am currently in therapy and take an anti-dpressant, which has given me a lot of reliet. However, I'm still not me. the one constant has been my ultra low carb diet. this last week i began eating complex carbs and feel so much better. Anyone else had this kind of reaction to very low carb dieting?
    Thanks,
    Brent

  2. Nancy LC

    I'm glad you're eating more healthily! Get those veggies, and fruits if you're so inclined, back into the diet. Some people just don't do well on extremely low-carb. You might be one of them!

  3. Nancy LC

    Wow, you sure posted this same thing in a lot of places.

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