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Ketosis And Losing Fat (or Gaining It)

Ketosis And Losing Fat (or Gaining It)

: Episode 559 – On this Wednesday edition of the Celebrity Fitness Trainer podcast, Nicole Recine fills in for Andy Schreiber to co-host alongside Vinnie Tortorich. The two talk about the critical distinction in the sometimes mixed up Ketosis and Ketoacidosis, and what ketosis is and its relation to losing fat. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR Pure Vitamin Club KETOSIS VS. KETOACIDOSIS Ketoacidosis is a serious condition type 1 diabetics (& severe alcoholics) get, where their bodies make far too many ketones (10x higher blood ketone levels) Ketosis is when your body is in a great metabolic state from restricting carb intake — very good for you KETOSIS AND LOSING FAT You DO NOT need to be in ketosis to lose fat Additionally, if you are in ketosis it does not necessarily mean you are losing fat You can even gain weight in ketosis People get confused because ketones are made in the process of fat burning Doesn’t necessarily correlate to fat loss though PODCAST TRANSCRIPT (Compliments of Margaret Vitalis) Vinnie Tortorich (VT): What are we talking about today? Nicole Recine (NR): Ketosis VT: Ketosis. I’ve heard about this stuff. I’ve heard that if you go into ketosis, you could die, right? Oh no wait, that’s ketoacidosis. NR: Ketoacidosis. I think that’s been cleared up enough. I think all the listeners know… VT: No they don’t…no they don’t, because we get new listeners all the time, Nicole. NR: Okay, new listeners, ketoacidosis is something you can die from and go into a coma. It’s weird. It can only happen to type 1 diabetics, and it’s very, very high ketone levels, typically 10 times higher blood ketone levels than ketosis. Ketosis is a healthy natural metabolic state that you can get into when you restrict your carbohydrates and protein well enough � Continue reading >>

Not Losing Weight On A Low-carb Ketogenic Diet? Don’t Give Up And Read Further

Not Losing Weight On A Low-carb Ketogenic Diet? Don’t Give Up And Read Further

The ketogenic diet is not only known to be one of the most effective weight loss tools, but has proven to have many health benefits. Ketosis is a state at which your body produces ketones in the liver, shifting the body's metabolism away from glucose and towards fat utilization. Unless you can check your blood ketones, using Ketostix is an easy way to detect urinary ketones. It's not the most accurate method, but may be good enough to find out whether you are in ketosis. In some cases, weight loss may be difficult even on a low-carb ketogenic diet and there may be a few possible reasons for weight stalling, which I have listed in this post. If you want to know more about the ketogenic diet and how it can help you lose weight, have a look at my Practical Guide to Keto Diet which is freely available on my website also as PDF. 3 free diet plans to help you kickstart your diet, lose weight and get healthy Recipes, giveaways and exclusive deals delivered directly to your inbox A chance to win the KetoDiet app every week Top Reasons You Are Not Losing Weight on a Keto Diet 1. Carbs are Too High Your carbohydrate intake may be too high. Try to decrease your daily carbs limit. Also try to include coconut oil in your diet. Coconut oil consists of MCTs (Medium chain triglycerides), which are easily digestible, less likely to be stored by your body and are used for immediate energy. MCTs are converted in the liver into ketones, which helps you enter ketosis. If you want to know more about carbs, check out this post. For more about ketones, have a look at this post. 2. Protein is Too High or Too Low Your protein intake may be too high/ low. Protein is the most sating macronutrient and you should include high-quality animal protein in your diet. If you don't eat enough protein, you Continue reading >>

How To Make A Fat Cell Less Not Thin: The Lessons Of Fat Flux

How To Make A Fat Cell Less Not Thin: The Lessons Of Fat Flux

I do still plan to finish the third, and perhaps a fourth, part on the “Ketosis – advantaged or misunderstood state?” mini-series. However, a question I get often makes me realize a tiny bit of housekeeping is in order before we go there. The question is basically a variation on this theme: Does being in ketosis automatically translate to fat loss? For those too busy to read ahead, let me give you the punch line: No. For those who want to understand why, keep reading (hopefully this is still everyone). This topic is — surprise, surprise — very nuanced, and almost always bastardized when oversimplified, which I’m about to do, though hopefully less than most. Without oversimplifying, though, this will turn into a textbook of 1,000 pages. From the ketosis series, or at least the first and second part, along with the video in this previous post, you should have taken away that ketosis is not some ‘magical state of mystery.’ It’s simply a state of physiology where our liver turns fatty acid (both ingested and stored) into ketones. In part III (and possibly a part IV) of that series, I’ll go more into the actions of ketones and why you may or may not want to consider putting yourself into a state where your liver makes them. There seems to be great confusion around ‘nutritional’ ketosis (a term we use to distinguish ‘dietary-induced’ ketosis from the other 2 forms of ketosis: starvation ketosis and ketoacidosis, the latter a serious complication of type I diabetes). But, before I try to dispel any of the confusion, we need to go through a little primer on what I like to call “fat flux.” One point before diving in, please do not assume because I’m writing this post that I think adiposity (the technical term for relative amount of fat in the bo Continue reading >>

The Basics Of Belly Fat And How To Get Rid Of It

The Basics Of Belly Fat And How To Get Rid Of It

Belly fat has many names, but whatever you call it, those extra inches around your middle are a serious matter, and not just because it makes it harder for you to squeeze into your favorite jeans. Belly fat is unique in that it can have a far more negative impact on your health than other types of fat. There are three types of fat: triglycerides (the fat that circulates in your blood), subcutaneous fat (the layer directly below the skin’s surface) and visceral fat (belly fat). Visceral fat is located beneath the muscles in your stomach and poses risks to your health when there is too much of it. It produces excess hormones and chemicals, which negatively impacts almost every organ in your body, and increases your risk for health issues such as heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and colorectal cancer. You can tell if you have too much belly fat by grabbing a measuring tape and measuring your middle. A waist measuring more than 40 inches puts men at risk for diabetes and heart disease; for women, it’s anything over 35 inches. The evidence is clear: hands down, the best way to burn body fat (including belly fat) is to switch to a fat-burning metabolism by controlling your carb intake. Which is where Atkins comes in. With Atkins, here’s what you do and how it impacts your waistline: Cut the sugar—Your body is built to handle the equivalent of only one to two teaspoons at a time, and anything more than that has the potential to be converted into body fat. Fortunately, Atkins is naturally low in carbs that convert to sugar. And when carbs are low enough, your body is burning fat for fuel, which is what you want to burn when you have fat storage (especially around the belly). Pump up the protein—With Atkins, you are eating optimal amounts of protein (not too much, not to Continue reading >>

Bulletproof Rapid Fat Loss Protocol: How To Lose Fat Way Faster Than You Should

Bulletproof Rapid Fat Loss Protocol: How To Lose Fat Way Faster Than You Should

The best way to lose weight on the Bulletproof Diet is with Bulletproof Intermittent Fasting. But if waiting for results just isn’t your thing, you can use this Bulletproof Rapid Fat Loss Protocol – but only if you are currently significantly overweight or obese, and you have healthy, functioning kidneys and liver. However, you need to understand that your body stores toxins in fat that your liver couldn’t excrete, so when you lose weight very rapidly, those toxins are released and can make you very sick. This Bulletproof Rapid Fat Loss Protocol helps you avoid any side effects from this toxin release, so it’s important to follow the plan carefully. In a nutshell: the plan uses 6 days of ketosis – when your body burns fats for energy – followed by 1 day of carbohydrate loading along with constant toxin binding supplements to help your body get rid of the released toxins. This protocol isn’t low-calorie, and you don’t run the same risk of causing metabolic problems that you do when you follow a low-calorie diet. Being fat sucks. It’s bad for every part of your body. Your body is actually breaking down, your relationships suffer, your brain doesn’t work right, your joints hurt, you lose muscle, and you just don’t look good in the mirror. Conventional wisdom says you should start cutting fat and calories and run on a treadmill for an hour a day. Then you’re made to feel as if it’s your fault because their advice doesn’t work. After living this for years when I weighed 300 pounds, I know how frustrating this can be. Luckily, losing fat doesn’t have to be that hard. In an earlier post, you discovered how to increase muscle growth, brain function, and longevity with regular Bulletproof Intermittent Fasting. Now, you can learn how to lose massive Continue reading >>

Visceral Fat & Hepatic Fat -- Not One And The Same

Visceral Fat & Hepatic Fat -- Not One And The Same

It seems that any time the discussion of fatty livers developing on ketogenic diets comes around, a spate of confusing discussions tend to ensue. One of the confusing issues is that ketogenic reducing diets are effective at reducing hepatic fat levels. However, these studies usually start with a fatty liver and with weight loss comes hepatic fat loss. If there's a study out there where obese people are simply transitioned from a SAD to an equi-caloric ketogenic diet (85+% fat) demonstrating any change in liver fat accumulation, I'm not aware of it. However I believe the evidence of rodents on such diets is at least enough to be concerned that the change, if any, would be for the worse, not the better. A lot of lean people also think, I can't have a fatty liver because I don't have a pot-belly so I don't have visceral fat. One of the reasons I thought the Eades' 6 Week Cure for the Middle Aged Middle book was such a disaster is that the first two weeks were supposedly devoted to detoxifying your liver. There were several references discussing just that, and a reduction in hepatic fat. I had high hopes for the book at the time, because I was expecting some science on how to specifically reduce visceral fat. I was disappointed that there was little if any discussion devoted to this topic. Let's look at the human abdomen. For starters, the liver is rather assymetrical. Additionally, although obesity leads to a higher prevalence of fatty liver, lean T1 diabetics have a rather high incidence of the disease. Roughly a quarter of those with fatty liver disease (FLD) have normal sized livers, so accumulation of hepatic fat does not necessarily increase the size of the liver. A normal adult liver has a span of 7-10 cm and an enlarged liver is over 2-3 cm larger. Still, this does Continue reading >>

Get Lean For The Summer – How To Lose Belly Fat Fast While Maintaining Muscle Mass

Get Lean For The Summer – How To Lose Belly Fat Fast While Maintaining Muscle Mass

This post is for my Youtube subscribers, readers of The Healthy Gamer, and users on the various forums(especially reddit and bodybuilding.com) that have helped to share the healthy gaming message. Thank you for helping me reach 10,000 Youtube subscribers. I am deeply appreciative of the wonderful support you have bestowed upon me and the healthy gaming ideal. I’ve created this comprehensive guide to help you lose stubborn belly fat while maintaining lean muscle mass as a token of my appreciation. Understand Hormone Signaling to Understand Why You’re Packing on the Fat “We are the masters of our fate, the captains of our soul.” – Winston Churchill Insulin – Insulin is a hormone. It signals to your body that glucose needs to be stored. Insulin is released in response to glucose entering the blood stream. ALL carbohydrates(sugar, whole grain, complex, and simple) are broken down into glucose. Your body releases insulin in direct proportion to the volume of glucose in your blood. Glucose needs to be either burned as fuel, stored in the liver and muscles, or stored as fat. High levels of glucose in the bloodstream is toxic to the body. Insulin stops the use of fat as an energy source by inhibiting the release of glucagon. With the exception of the metabolic disorder diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome, insulin is provided within the body in a constant proportion to remove excess glucose from the blood, which otherwise would be toxic. – Wiki Low-carb diets like the ketogenic diet are the gold-standard for losing fat. Low-carb diets by definition limit the amount of glucose entering your bloodstream thereby eliminate blood sugar(glucose) spikes. This mediation of blood glucose then eliminates large insulin spikes. With our new understanding of insulin it is Continue reading >>

The Most Dangerous Fat Is The Easiest To Lose

The Most Dangerous Fat Is The Easiest To Lose

Share it: It’s every weight loss enthusiast’s dream to zap belly fat but, far from pure vanity, there’s actually a reason why having a lot of fat in the abdominal region can be dangerous. Fat is stored all over our body, but how does an expanding waistline grow your risk for chronic illness? Location, Location, Location: Your body’s fat impacts your health differently depending on where it’s stored. While most fat found on other parts of our bodies (think arms, legs, buttocks) are considered “subcutaneous fat,” belly fat is more likely to be “visceral.” Pinchable versus Pressable: “Subcutaneous fat” is the pinchable, squishy fat right between your skin and muscle that helps keep you warm, cushions you against shock, and stores extra calories. “Visceral fat” stores calories too, but isn’t as pinchable because it is located in and around your organs. It’s hidden deep within the belly region, which is what makes it firm (rather than squishy) when you press it. Proximity: Fat doesn’t just store calories—it’s a living tissue capable of producing and releasing hormones that affect your other organs. Because visceral fat sits near our organs, its release of these chemicals is poorly situated. Having more visceral fat can raise your LDL (a.k.a. “bad” cholesterol) and blood pressure. Visceral fat can also make you less sensitive to insulin, which increases your risk for Type 2 Diabetes. TELLING BAD BELLY FAT APART Even if you’re thin, you can still have visceral fat around the abdominal region—being “skinny” doesn’t necessarily mean you’re healthy. There’s no sure-fire way to tell visceral from subcutaneous fat short of an expensive CT scan, but it’s important for you to get a rough idea of what your visceral stores are. He Continue reading >>

How To Burn Stored Body Fat — A Ketosis Primer

How To Burn Stored Body Fat — A Ketosis Primer

“So, how do you tell your body to start burning stored body fat?” my friend and fellow mother asked. “Cut the carbs,” answered another mom. “I go into ketosis just about every afternoon.” “Ketosis? Isn’t that bad for you?” The short answer? No. I talk to a lot of people who want to lose weight. They try all sorts of things — exercise, calorie restriction, you name it. Sometimes, they lose the weight. Inevitably, they gain it back. That’s because what they’re doing is going on a diet — a temporary fix at best. What they need is a lifestyle change, a perspective shift, a new paradigm. Of course, you all know the paradigm I espouse — a conversion to eating real, traditional foods. Yet even a conversion to eating real food won’t necessarily help the pounds melt away. If you’re still eating 200 grams of carbohydrates a day — even if they’re “traditional” carbohydrates like sprouted or soaked grains, unrefined sweeteners, etc, you’re not going to lose weight without making some serious changes. If your body is regularly storing body fat (you gain a little bit of weight each year), then something is wrong with how your body metabolizes food. Let me introduce you to a new concept: the body fat setpoint. The body fat setpoint is the mass of body fat that your body attempts to defend against changes in either direction. It’s your body’s attempt to maintain homeostasis. This is why if you exercise more, you eat more. It’s also why if you restrict calories, your metabolism slows down to compensate. Why should you care about the body fat setpoint? From Stephan at Whole Health Source: We care because this has some very important implications for human obesity. With such a powerful system in place to keep body fat mass in a narrow range, Continue reading >>

Do You Lose Stomach Fat Running Ketosis

Do You Lose Stomach Fat Running Ketosis

The Fat-Burning Workout: Lose Belly Fat: 20-Minute Fat-Burning Workout Best Sex Positions ; Abs Workouts for Women; RSS; huge belly expansion bambi blaze gets so fat that maybe she can explote. red meat causes belly fat. Do You Lose Stomach Fat Running Ketosis hGH Testosterone Therapy in Miami FL. what to eat at a restaurant on a diet. An excess of insulin is the main cause of weight gain especially belly fat and those dreaded love handles. Kourtney Kardashian reveals newborn son’s unique name. But rather than thinking of cortisol supplements as a weight loss miracle (which they most surely are not) get yourself on a solid exercise and nutrition plan such as the BURN THE FAT The reality is that you cannot can you lose just belly fat food burn in and of itself lose stomach fat because your body loses fat all over in proportion. It’s about “Afterburn Training” which is my secret weapon for building muscle while also burning belly fat and staying very lean. If you have any additional tips on reducing fat naturally please let The Belly Fat Cure is a new book written by Jorge Cruise that promises to help you belly fat cured bellie fat cure belly fats Food and Diet Products; Health Learn How To Get Rid Of Cellulite Fast in 3 – 4 Weeks! Natural Way To Remove All Cellulite From Your. Hop on any one of our terrain-pounding Off Road Fat Bike models and feel the difference between pushing and gliding. How to Lose Belly Fat There are a lot of gimmicks and commercials flying around about how to get rid of that pesky unflattering belly fat. This is literally cheating It doesn’t help either when your smart mouthed mates shout out “When’s it due?” or “Give us our ball back” I’m sure this is the best way to lose belly fat out there. MUFAs may promote fullness and Continue reading >>

A Low Carb Keto Diet: The Beginners Guide.

A Low Carb Keto Diet: The Beginners Guide.

I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say: It’s very hard to find a bulletproof diet, especially one that actually works… But don’t’ worry,because we have done some research about the low carb keto diet and came up with information that will give you a clear look on the matter. In this blogpost we will talk about the benefits of the low carb keto diet, what it actually means, things to consider when making the switch and extra helpful information like things to do when feeling a bit down due to the diet. Most of you have probably already heard off the rising and nowadays so often talked about low carb keto diet. What exactly is this new phenomenon and should you consider following a diet that sounds like u are transforming into some sort of action figure? Let’s find out together! What is the low carb keto diet? The keto diet is a low carb, high fat diet – yes it says high fat- where the body produces these so called ketones in the liver. When we lower the input of carbs, our body will become into a state of ketosis. This is a natural process that helps our body survive when our food intake is too low. It’s in this state that the mighty ketones are assembled and in combination with the high intake of fat, it forms the actual fuel for the temple (read body). It also replaces the carbohydrates that we’ve taking for ages. So if you’re not a fan of the carbs you found the right spot ;). If you are still a non-believer and you won’t separate from the carbs than your liver won’t produce the ketones mentioned before because the carbs will make our body produce glucose which in fact is the easiest molecule for the body to gain energy from. The body also produces insulin, which processes the glucose. Because the body uses mainly glucose as its primary ene Continue reading >>

Ketosis And Stubborn Fat

Ketosis And Stubborn Fat

So, I am thinking of trying ketosis again, because the first time I did it, I only went three weeks, I didn't feel good, and I did not lose weight. I was wondering if anyone has experimented with ketosis who does not need to lose a huge amount of fat, just about 5 pounds or so? Does it take longer for the fat to go away? Because I am thinking that maybe I did not try it long enough to actually lose weight, since I do not have a great deal to lose. I know some of you may ask why I want to do it at all then, but I have this stubborn fat on my stomach that hasn't gone away since I started paleo seven months ago! 1 Worst Carb After Age 50 If you're over 50 and you eat this carb, you will never lose belly fat. HealthPlus50 Also, does anyone know any tricks, maybe, to help me feel better as I transition into ketosis? I was very low energy, and I never really got to the "euphoric" or "high energy" phase. I am female, 18, 5'5", 23% body fat. Thanks! Continue reading >>

What Types Of Fat Are Easier To Lose?

What Types Of Fat Are Easier To Lose?

The fat on your body is not all created equal. Essential fat, such as that in your bone marrow, central nervous system and in your heart, is critical to basic body functioning. Storage fat, however, comes from eating excess calories and can sometimes make your jeans too hard to button. Some storage fat is acceptable; it helps regulate your body temperature and cushions your organs. Too much body fat -- especially the kind that makes your waistband expand -- can endanger your health. Fortunately, this belly fat usually responds first to dietary and exercise efforts. Video of the Day The fat you see in cuts of beef is intramuscular fat, and you have it throughout your skeletal muscles, too. You also store fat underneath the skin, a type of fat called subcutaneous fat -- the kind that's pinchable in places like the belly, behind and arms. The most deadly type of fat you can harbor is belly, or visceral, fat. This fat surrounds the internal organs and can make the abdomen protrude forward or drape like an apron. A waist size of 40 inches on a man or 35 inches on woman indicates an excessive amount of this fat and elevates the risk for chronic disease, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. When you reduce calories below what you burn and exercise more, you'll lose that harmful deep-belly fat first. The metabolically active nature of visceral fat, which is what makes it so threatening in terms of your health, also makes it vulnerable to loss. Subcutaneous fat is far more stubborn and harder to lose. Subcutaneous fat may not be aesthetically pleasing to you, but it doesn't carry the same health risks. Your body holds on to it for cases of starvation, emergency or, in the case of women, childbearing. Intramuscular fat may be used for energy; your ability to Continue reading >>

Will A Keto Diet Help Me Lose My Belly And Thigh Fat?

Will A Keto Diet Help Me Lose My Belly And Thigh Fat?

Keto is a short term strategy to lose belly and thigh fat, but I would include just one more thing to make it even more effective. Here’s how the keto diet works plus one method to include to make more effective: Typically, the ketogenic diet consists of only 30-50 grams of carbohydrates a day. High in fat Moderate Protein You’ll probably experience a lack of energy and brain fog as your body is in the beginning stages of making a metabolic shift. This shift is simply your body beginning to use fat for fuel rather than glucose. Your brain and body actually prefers to run on keytones rather than glucose for energy. The goal here is to use the fat on your body as fuel rather than glucose (from sugar or carbs) to burn fat and for overall daily energy requirements. Simple Rules to Follow Consume a high fat/moderate protein breakfast Consume only 30-50 grams of carbohydrates between 3-7 p.m. (If you workout, post training only) Keep protein moderate (To much protein spikes insulin as well) Cheat on your diet every 7 days between 3-7p.m. (If you workout, post training only) This is the one method to include with keto. Cheating on your keto diet is what’s going to help you lose the fat. Why? When dieting for long periods of time you end up altering your thyroid and these 4 hormones responsible for your weight. Cheating resets these hormones so that fat loss can begin again. Try this strategy for 3–6 months. After that you should go back to a regular diet while maintaining a healthy weight you are comfortable with. Also I would include at least a short body weight workout that anyone can do at home. If you’ve got 4 minutes in your day, try this Continue reading >>

Keto Diet: The Fat-burning Health Benefits Of Ketogenic Diet Foods

Keto Diet: The Fat-burning Health Benefits Of Ketogenic Diet Foods

Originally developed in 1924 to treat epilepsy, the ketogenic diet has most recently rose in popularity as the latest and greatest miracle weight-loss plan. Additionally, proponents of the ketogenic diet—or keto diet, as it’s commonly known—advertise health benefits ranging from glucose control to treatment of Alzheimer’s. But, what does the research really show? First things first—what is the keto diet? The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, very-low-carb diet plan. The goal of the diet is to reach a “ketosis” state. The more restrictive you are on your carbohydrates (less than 15g per day), the faster you will enter ketosis. Once in this state, rapid weight loss begins. Research does indicate that the ketogenic diet is most effective in weight loss by reducing visceral (body) fat. Download this expert FREE guide, Complete Nutrition: Low-carb diet, high-protein foods, healthy meal plans, how to use a calorie counter, and more. Create healthy meal plans and discover the Superfoods that can transform your plate into a passport to better health. Keto Diet Basics The nutrient intake during a keto diet should be around 70 percent fats, 25 percent protein, and 5 percent carbohydrates. Recommended foods to eat on this meal plan include: Meats (chicken, fish, beef, and lamb, for example) Above-ground vegetables (but avoid root vegetables) Leafy greens High-fat dairy (cheese, cream, and butter, for example) Nuts and seeds Avocados Berries (but avoid other fruits) Healthy fat and oils (olive oil, coconut oil, and fish oil, for example) How Does the Keto Diet Work? Within the mitochondria of every cell, either glucose (carbohydrates) or fatty acids are metabolized to form the energy molecules, ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate). The object of a ketogenic diet is to force the b Continue reading >>

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