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#14 Ketosis And Exercise, Can You Eat Too Much Protein On Keto And More With Ryan Lowrey Phd C

#14 Ketosis And Exercise, Can You Eat Too Much Protein On Keto And More With Ryan Lowrey Phd C

To be honest, I think the ketogenic diet is showing to be the optimal human diet for health and performance. Because you have more energy, you burn more fat, you feel amazing and the science is backing it up as well What's the latest research on the ketogenic diet? How can you use keto to enhance human performance and health? Do we need a Ketogenic Bible? That's the topics of today's Body Mind Empowerment Podcast with Siim Land. We have a special guest Ryan Lowery from Tampa Florida. Ryan is the president and co-founder of the Applied Science and Performance Institute, which is one of the top athletic research labs in the world. Dr Jacob Wilson and Ryan Lowery are the leading experts and researchers in the ketogenic diet and exercise performance. They investigate the cream of the crop – the top-notch athletes from many fields – and they’re releasing a ton of fascinating studies on building muscle, burning fat and living longer. They are also the authors of The Ketogenic Bible - a recent book that's been very well-received by the community. We talk about: The latest research about keto and exercise What are the practical applications of the ketogenic diet Which type of exercise is best for boosting ketosis Can you eat too much protein on keto? How do exogenous ketones change your metabolism? What is The Ketogenic Bible? And much more... To support this podcast, then I'd appreciate if you could leave us a review on iTunes and follow me on social media. P.S. If you want to experiment with some exogenous ketones and see how they affect your ketosis, then I got a -20% discount code for you on the Perfect Keto store. They have many keto-proof products, like BHB salts, MCT powders, MCT matcha (whaaat), pre-workouts and more. Click here to get your -20% off from your orde Continue reading >>

What Everybody Ought To Know About Ketosis

What Everybody Ought To Know About Ketosis

Recently I wanted to explore the world of Ketosis. I thought I knew a little bit about ketosis, but after doing some research I soon realised how wrong I was. 3 months later, after reading numerous books, listening to countless podcasts and experimenting with various diets I know have a sound understanding of ketosis. This resource is built as a reference guide for those looking to explore the fascinating world of ketosis. It is a resource that I wish I had 3 months ago. As you will soon see, a lot of the content below is not mine, instead I have linked to referenced to experts who have a greater understanding of this topic than I ever will. I hope this helps and if there is something that I have missed please leave a comment below so that I can update this. Also, as this is a rather long document, I have split it into various sections. You can click the headline below to be sent straight to the section that interests you. For those that are really time poor I have created a useful ketosis cheat sheet guide. This guide covers all the essential information you should know about ketosis. It can be downloaded HERE. Alternatively, if you're looking for a natural and sustainable way to improve health and lose weight head to this page - What is Ketosis? What Are The Benefits from being in Ketosis? Isn’t Ketosis Dangerous? Ketoacidosis vs Ketosis What Is The Difference Between a Low Carb Diet and a Ketogenic Diet? Types of Ketosis: The Difference Between Nutritional, Therapeutic & MCT Ketogenic Diets Is The Ketogenic Diet Safe? Long Term Effects Thyroid and Ketosis - What You May Want To Know What is a Typical Diet/Macro Breakdown for a Ketogenic Diet? Do I Need to Eat Carbs? What do I Eat On a Ketogenic Diet? What Do I Avoid Eating on a Ketogenic Diet? Protein Consumption a Continue reading >>

Protein And Ketosis: Too Much Protien

Protein And Ketosis: Too Much Protien

The key to the keto diet is to maintain a high amount of fat intake, a moderate amount of protein intake, and a very low carb intake. How can protein knock you out of ketosis? Many of us think you can never eat too much protein. However, eating more protein than your body needs can interfere with your health and fitness goals in a number of ways, including weight gain, extra body fat, stress on your kidneys,1 dehydration, and leaching of important bone minerals. The reason too much protein is bad for ketosis is gluconeogenesis. What is gluconeogenesis? Gluconeogenesis is how your body turns protein into glycogen that can be used as glucose to burn for fuel. Why do I not want my body to turn “protein into glycogen that can be used as glucose to burn for fuel?” Remember the purpose of the keto diet is to get the body break down fatty acids, which then produces ketones for energy—the process known as ketosis. If the body uses protein for fuel, it is not in ketosis. This stalls any long-term progress from the keto diet and you won’t reap the benefits that come from using ketone bodies for energy, burning fat, and reducing your body’s reliance on carbs for fuel. Carbohydrates and/or protein can provide oxaloacetate to the liver. Thus, carbohydrates and/or protein can prevent ketone production or knock you out of ketosis. Carbohydrates also elevate insulin, which blocks the release of body fat and reduces the number of fatty acids making their way to the liver for conversion into ketones. A ketogenic diet, then, is one that limits carbohydrate and, to a lesser extent, protein. Where does ketosis come in? If our bodies have more acetyl-CoA than oxaloacetate, the liver will transform the surplus acetyl-CoA into ketone bodies. Our bodies can use these ketone bodies can Continue reading >>

High-protein, Low-carb Diets Explained

High-protein, Low-carb Diets Explained

High-protein, low-carbohydrate diets, like The Atkins Diet, have been widely promoted as effective weight loss plans. These programs generally recommend that dieters get 30% to 50% of their total calories from protein. By comparison, the American Heart Association, the National Cholesterol Education Program, and the American Cancer Society all recommend a diet in which a smaller percentage of calories come from protein. Normally your body burns carbohydrates for fuel. When you drastically cut carbs, the body goes into a metabolic state called ketosis, and it begins to burn its own fat for fuel. When your fat stores become a primary energy source, you may lose weight. Some experts have raised concern about high-protein, low-carb diets. High cholesterol.Some protein sources -- like fatty cuts of meat, whole dairy products, and other high-fat foods -- can raise cholesterol, increasing your chance of heart disease. However, studies showed that people on the Atkins diet for up to 2 years actually had decreased “bad” cholesterol levels. Kidney problems. If you have any kidney problems, eating too much protein puts added strain on your kidneys. This could worsen kidney function. Osteoporosis and kidney stones. When you're on a high-protein diet, you may urinate more calcium than normal. There are conflicting reports, but some experts think this could make osteoporosis and kidney stones more likely. If you're considering a high-protein diet, check with your doctor or a nutritionist to see if it's OK for you. They can help you come up with a plan that will make sure you're getting enough fruits and vegetables, and that you're getting lean protein foods. Remember, weight loss that lasts is usually based on changes you can live with for a long time, not a temporary diet. Continue reading >>

Keto Problems: Too Much Protein?

Keto Problems: Too Much Protein?

A ketogenic diet requires that a person eat a high fat diet while keeping carbohydrates to a minimum. The third macronutrient category, protein, is an interesting one and often creates heaps of discussion. Carbohydrates and fat are primary energy sources for the body. Protein, on the other hand, is a source of essential amino acids which are the building blocks for the body. However, the amount of protein needed by each person varies greatly based upon a number of factors, including activity level, lean mass, sex, and personal preference to name a few. One question I am often asked is, “can you eat too much protein on a ketogenic diet?” Protein is a very satiating food, and usually the more protein a person eats, the less hungry the person is. One trick people use is to eat a diet high in protein (150 grams + per day) while limiting carbs and fat. This strategy is often wildly successful for fat loss, but it can create other problems to eat so much protein while limiting carb and fat calories so dramatically. I do not advocate eating a high protein/low carb/low fat diet, especially for women. But I do believe wholeheartedly that it is important to eat enough protein. This is even more critical on a ketogenic diet, where carbs are so limited. Under eating protein can cause the body to lose muscle. Some argue for limiting protein because 1) doing so leads to higher ketone levels and 2) they believe that eating too much protein can lead the body to create new glucose from protein (gluconeogenesis) and keep a person from transitioning effectively to fat burning. My friend Mike Berta explains the fallacies of this thinking so well that I am sharing his post rather than recreating my own. Mike can be contacted directly at [email protected] His Facebook group is cal Continue reading >>

Protein Over-consumption In Ketogenic Diets Explained

Protein Over-consumption In Ketogenic Diets Explained

Protein over-consumption is one of the main issues discussed at the Ketogains Group everyday. People are always reading, hearing and/or misunderstanding that eating protein will cause gluconeogenesis and kick you out of ketosis. Tyler Cartwright splendidly refuted the claim that protein supply activates GNG in this post, I recommend you check it out. So, if protein consumption doesn’t massively increase gluconeogenesis, then two questions remain: Why doesn’t ketogains recommend you eat tons of protein? Why does protein over-consumption lower ketones? Ketogains Protein Recommendation Of these questions, the first is easier to answer. The reason we don’t advocate the consumption of tons of protein is because beyond a certain point -arguably somewhere between .8g and 1.2g per pound of lean mass(lbm)- there’s just no benefit. Protein also carries a couple of minor inconveniences: It tends to be expensive and it can cause indigestion. If there were no other reason not to over-consume protein, this would simply be enough. There is also a minor debate over whether or not protein over-consumption prolongs the adaptation phase (irrelevant if you are already adapted). Also some people argue that it may be sub-optimal for performance, but these are secondary to the previous points: It’s unnecessary to eat more, so there’s no reason to recommend over-consumption. Protein and lower ketones The second gets a bit more complicated, and touches on something that Tyler just hinted at in his article. My soapbox is diabetes, and to a lesser extent, obesity… Diabetes has a lot to tell us about blood sugar control and precisely how and why certain food items impact blood glucose. In type one diabetes, the population of beta cells in the pancreas mostly dies, leaving the alpha c Continue reading >>

How Much Protein Should You Eat On Keto Diet

How Much Protein Should You Eat On Keto Diet

You have probably wondered how much protein you should be consuming on a keto diet in order to optimize your results, and you have probably checked a few of the keto calculators available online, only to find yourself even more confused than before. We all know that protein is essential for our health. Our bodies use it to maintain, build and repair the tissue of our organs and muscles. Additionally, it’s a major contributor to the feeling of fullness, which, as we all know, helps tremendously with diet compliance and weight loss. But what is the exact role protein plays in the keto diet and how much of it do you need to consume to maintain optimal ketosis? There is a lot of conflicting information online, so we would like to bring some clarity to the heated debate of protein and the keto diet. Let’s start with the basics. What is Protein and Why Is It Important? Protein is the most important structural component of your muscles and other bodily tissues such as organs, skin, hair and practically all body parts, and without it, your body cannot repair and maintain itself. Protein is made of amino acids. While our bodies can make some amino acids from scratch, we need to get others from our diet, and these are the so-called “essential amino acids”. The primary function of protein metabolism is to maintain the body and its tissues and functions. Protein can be used as an energy source, although it is clearly not the body’s first choice – carbs and fat come before that (1). Does Excess Protein Turn into Sugar on a Ketogenic Diet? There is a common misconception that excessive protein will turn into glucose, thus hampering your progress. First of all, when people say “excessive protein” will turn into sugar or kick you out of ketosis, they need to define how Continue reading >>

Why Am I Not Losing Weight On Keto? 10 Reasons

Why Am I Not Losing Weight On Keto? 10 Reasons

The keto diet is a type of diet that significantly restricts carbohydrate intake. Ordinarily, the body breaks down carbohydrates into the sugar glucose, which it uses for energy. When there are not enough carbs in the body, it goes into a stage called ketosis. During ketosis , the body becomes very efficient at burning fat and using it instead of glucose for energy. This fat burning makes the ketogenic diet a popular choice for people looking to lose weight. However, some people may find that they are not losing weight on the keto diet. In most cases, this will be because they have not gone into ketosis. There are other reasons why a person may not lose weight while following the keto diet. In this article, we outline the different possibilities. We also provide some general tips that can help a person achieve their weight loss goals. A person on the keto diet should try to make carbs only 510% of their calorie intake. Usually, when a person does not lose weight on the keto diet, it is because they have not achieved ketosis . The most common reason for not getting into ketosis is not cutting back enough on carbs. According to a 2019 article on the ketogenic diet, carbohydrates should represent only 510% of a person's calorie intake. Specifically, most keto diets require a person to cut down to between 20 and 50 grams of carbs each day. Sometimes, a person may feel as though they have drastically reduced their carb intake. However, they may still be eating enough carbs for the body to produce energy from glucose, and this will prevent the body from burning fat. A person who is not losing weight on the keto diet may benefit from purchasing a home testing kit. These kits contain test strips that check for the presence of ketones in the urine. A positive result indicates t Continue reading >>

How Much Protein On Keto

How Much Protein On Keto

When on the ketogenic diet, you have to pay some attention to how many calories in what proportions you’re consuming. In addition to carbs and fat, you need to know how much protein on keto is safe. Before I give you the magic answer, let’s look at some of the differences and potential dangers when consuming protein on a low carb diet. The first of many to pioneer the keto movement was the Atkins diet in the early 2000s. It’s not really a ketogenic diet, but more like a kind of low-carb diet. Basically, you restrict your carbohydrates to almost zero and eat more fat and protein. Sounds ketotic, and it will definitely establish nutritional ketosis at least every once in a while. However, the Atkins diet promotes eating protein until satiated, which is quite an ambiguous recommendation. There are potentially no limits to the foods you’re allowed to eat, such as fish, meat, eggs, sausages, nuts, oils, cheese etc. – all the keto goodies. What’s wrong with that, you may ask? The thing is that protein is the only macronutrient that cannot be stored within the body. Carbs get stored as liver and muscle glycogen (100-500 grams) Fat and extra carbs get stored as triglycerides in the adipose tissue (infinite) Protein needs to be converted into glucose through gluconeogenesis first before it can be stored within the body. So, it doesn’t matter how little carbohydrates you consume, if you still eat too much protein. If there’s excess glucose running through the bloodstream, you won’t shift into ketosis. Herein lies the difference between a low carb diet and a ketogenic one – one maintains a sugar burning metabolism, whereas the other switches over to ketones. But how much is too much? In order to establish nutritional ketosis, you need to keep stable blood sugar Continue reading >>

This Is What Happens To Your Body If You Eat Too Much Protein

This Is What Happens To Your Body If You Eat Too Much Protein

Protein is a very important part of any diet. Our hair and nails depend on it to keep them in tip top condition (priorities), and we also rely on the food group to maintain the health of our bones, muscles, our skin and our blood. But as with anything - especially the good things in life, ffs - there is such a thing as too much protein. In a world full of Instagram fitspo accounts, more and more people have found themselves on the health and fitness hype, which often involves a high protein diet of lean meats and protein shakes. And this is all well and good, explains Dr Seth Rankin, founder of London Doctors Clinic, because protein can be an effective way to lose weight - but only if it's balanced properly. "Protein does help suppress the appetite. It is patently obvious that 165 calories worth of chicken (a full breast) will fill you up much more than 165 calories of bread (a single slice of toast lightly buttered). For this reason, high protein/low carbohydrate diets do certainly help weight loss," explained the doctor. But what happens when you have too high a protein intake? "If we were to solely rely on protein in our diets, this could become damaging to our bodies," said Dr Rankin, adding: "We need to eat a balanced diet to enable our bodies to function properly." So here, according to a doctor, are some of the physiological consequences of consuming too much protein: 1. Dehydration "Dehydration can occur as you lose water weight when you replace your carbohydrates with protein," explains Dr Rankin. "By not replacing your empty carbohydrate stores, the water you have lost is not replaced and this can lead to dehydration." 2. Ketosis Ketosis, the doctor explains, "is a normal metabolic process [which occurs] when a lack of carbohydrates in your diet can mean your Continue reading >>

Keto Diets Don't Work If You Eat Too Much Protein | Metro News

Keto Diets Don't Work If You Eat Too Much Protein | Metro News

Miranda Larbi Monday 25 Jun 2018 10:43 am In recent times, the keto diet has grown massively in popularity. Tyson Fury claims to have shred four stone on a 3,500 calorie-a-day keto plan. Adriana Lima, Halle Berry and Megan Fox are said to be fans. Its essentially a low-carb, high-fat diet which unlike the Atkins farce, encourages people to eat a tonne of greens too. And the plan tends to work because fat is more energy dense, so it takes longer to digest and can help us to feel fuller for longer. Rather than feeding your body readily available glucose in the form of processed carbs, youre getting it to eat into its reserve of fat and ketones for energy (which is what happens when your body is in a stage of ketosis). So why then, when the likes of Fury are so successful at it, might your progress stop on a keto diet? Tyson Fury has lost 4st on keto (Picture: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images) If youre sticking to the plan and working out regularly, you still might not be reaping the benefits keto is supposed to offer (lower blood sugar levels, weight loss, more energy). Well, it could down to how much protein youre consuming. People dont achieve nutritional ketosis because theyre eating too much protein. And thats because protein has a moderate insulin-stimulating effect which can interfere with ketone production in the liver if eaten in excess. Keto diets are moderate, not high, in protein. According to Virta Health , most healthy individuals require between 1.5 and 1.75 grams of protein per kg of reference body weight to maintain lean body mass and function during a ketogenic diet. Intakes above 2.0 g/kg reference weight show no additional benefit. But the common mistake many keto-followers make is eating well above that amount choosing to snack on protein rather than f Continue reading >>

Daily Protein Requirement

Daily Protein Requirement

Your daily protein requirement is affected by several factors: Activity level: the more active you are, the more protein you can eat. This is especially true of resistance type exercise such as weight lifting. Essential protein intake: Nine of the 20 required amino acids (the molecular building blocks which make up proteins) are essential, meaning the body cannot make them so they must be obtained from the food we eat. Your gender and basic build: In general, men need more protein than women, and more muscular people also require more protein to maintain lean body mass. The official recommended daily allowance (RDA) for protein intake is set at .36 grams per pound of body weight each day. This figure represents the minimum intake needed to maintain health. The protein requirements for those who are looking to optimize health, who are sick, injured or on a very low carb diet may be different. It’s also important to know that a daily protein requirement should never be based on percentage of calories. A person's protein requirements are constant no matter how many calories he or she eats each day because the amount of protein needed is a function of a person’s lean body mass (LBM) or on total ideal body weight if LBM is not known. Calculating protein needs should be based on maintaining positive nitrogen balance. Amino acids contain nitrogen. The protein we eat gets metabolized into amino acids for use in building new muscle and other tissues. Excess nitrogen is excreted via the urine. When the amount of nitrogen excreted is less than the amount of nitrogen in the food we ate, we can say that we are in positive nitrogen balance and it means we took in enough protein to build new tissues. If we don’t eat enough protein, then we get into a negative nitrogen balance. W Continue reading >>

Can Too Much Protein Kick Me Out Of Ketosis?

Can Too Much Protein Kick Me Out Of Ketosis?

Can Too Much Protein Kick Me Out of Ketosis? Can Too Much Protein Kick Me Out of Ketosis? Most people will tell you that protein is key to a healthy diet. It fills you up, is converted and used to build and maintain muscle, and its a good source of vitamins and minerals. All this is true. But when eating a well-formulated ketogenic diet, you not only deprive yourself (intentionally) of glucose (carbs) to force your body to rely on fat for energy. You must also restrict your protein intake to only the proper amount to meet your bodys nutritional needs or you may experience a weight-loss stall or kick yourself out of ketosis. When your body is deprived of glucose, it looks to utilize other macronutrients in its place. If it finds excess protein, it will use the protein instead of fat because, unlike lipids (fats), protein converts more easily into glucose through a process known as gluconeogenesis. (Check out a brief video about it here. ) This means that depending on how your unique body reacts to protein above and beyond your daily recommended macros, it may turn that protein into sugar and store or use it, and thus reduce your ability to burn fat as fuel. To best understand how much protein you should eat, you need to know your optimal daily macronutrients , or macros (the recommended daily amount of calories for you to consume based on your age, weight, height, goals, and other factors). Once you know your recommended macros, youll want to stick close to the daily maximums to ensure you stay in ketosis. However, you may need more protein if you regularly elevate your heart rate (via exercise) for at least 30 consecutive minutes. Its also important that you are getting your daily fats. If you fall short on your fat calories, your body may convert protein to glucose wh Continue reading >>

Protein And Ketosis: Is Too Much Protein Keto-friendly?

Protein And Ketosis: Is Too Much Protein Keto-friendly?

Protein and Ketosis: Is Too Much Protein Keto-Friendly? Protein and Ketosis: Is Too Much Protein Keto-Friendly? Founder and CEO of Perfect Keto & Equip Foods, host of The Keto Answers Podcast, CrossFit coach, strength coach, nutrition planning for hundreds of athletes. Chris Irvin is a nutrition science researcher and writer with an expertise in ketogenic dieting. Chris holds a master's degree in exercise and nutrition science and spent his time in graduate school studying the ketogenic diet for performance and therapeutic applications. Chris is the education manager at Perfect Keto and strives to make the ketogenic diet easy and keto science accessible to everyone. Can you havetoo much protein on keto? Learn the truth about how much protein to eat, and why this nutrient is vital for ketosis. The keto diet is known for being a low-carb, high-fat diet, but is too much protein keto-friendly? The low-carb approach can boost your ketone levels and help you enter nutritional ketosis, which is a metabolic state in which you burn fat (ketones) for energy instead of glucose. This is the defining difference between the ketogenic diet and Atkins or other low-carb diets , which reduce some carbs and dont try to put you in ketosis. The answer to your sweet tooth. 17g of fat, 3g of net carbs, incredibly delicious. While controlling carb intake is essential on keto, so too is monitoring protein intake. On keto, youll consume adequate amounts of protein never less than you need. This macro is one of the most challenging to nail down when starting keto due to all the conflicting information about it. Protein is a building block of life and a necessary component of any diet. Its crucial for[ * ]: These benefits promote longevity, prevent injuries, and boost your metabolism. Unfortunate Continue reading >>

6 Keto Mistakes To Avoid When Starting The Ketogenic Diet

6 Keto Mistakes To Avoid When Starting The Ketogenic Diet

Thinking of starting a ketogenic diet? This high-fat, low-carb diet is all the rage, and Instagram is brimming with success stories about going keto. The ketogenic diet is a low-carb , high-fat diet that seems to grow more popular by the day. Studies have shown that it aids in weight loss, while suppressing your appetite and lowering your cholesterol . Even celebrities have jumped on the keto bandwagon. From Kelly Ripa to Kourtney Kardashian, Hollywood stars gush about its body-transforming effects. Halle Berry is also a keto enthusiast, and she says the secret is training your body to burn fat by not feeding it any sugar. Many people do see success in just a short period of time (like in the 28-Day Keto Challenge ), but without a road map it can be difficult navigating the challenges that the keto diet presents. Though this diet plan seems new, its been around for nearly 100 years. It started as a natural way to treat epilepsy but fell out of favor soon after its discovery. According to Alix Turoff, R.D ., new anti-seizure drugs were an easier and more effective way to treat the condition. This diet also has similarities to the Atkins craze that peaked in popularity in the early 2000s. To follow the Atkins Diet, you could eat all the fat and protein you wanted as long as you severely limited your carbohydrates. There was no calorie restriction, and the diet became a mockery of health, with people eating entire sticks of butter and pounds of bacon. The ketogenic diet is distinct from the Atkins Diet in that it does entail counting calories, and it advocates for eating real food, not processed food. Still, the rules are strict, and its easy to fall out of ketosis if youre not following the principles to the letter. If youve been looking for a way to burn fat, get ripped Continue reading >>

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