This article provides scientific information to explain what keto adaptation means.
For the first 50 years of my life eating sugar and carbs locked me into a glucose dependent metabolism.
Throughout this 50 year period I always knew that I couldn’t think clearly when I was hungry and that I had to eat on a regular basis otherwise I would be become irritable and not be able to focus.
Most people have now lost their natural keto state, (keto adaptation isn’t a new thing – it’s actually the energy system we have evolved with, and most benefit from) – as a civilisation we lost it many hundreds of years ago, but over the past 30 years it has become almost buried.
Most people now have to cope with a crazy new metabolism based on sugar and carbs called a glycogen metabolism.
Regain your Keto state:
Once you regain your Keto adaptation then your brain functions better, you have more energy and you can even undertake Intermittent Fasting without suffering any side effects or symptoms.
I have been experimenting with keto adaptation since 2013 and anticipate being keto adapted for the rest of my life (or at least for 9 months of every year).
Practical problems of regaining Keto adaptation:
Alcohol is perhaps the biggest problem – you simply have to avoid it . . .
To understand how much sugar is in alcohol and to appreciate the need to STOP drinking in order to remain in ketosis – check out the short video clip below:
Is Keto practical for ‘normal people’?
It takes me 1 – 3 days to become keto adapted after a ‘social lapse‘, so I do not consider this to be a problem and it is quite practical for me. If I were to drink every week then it would not work – but I don’t and I often go 2 – 4 months without alcohol, so it is not a problem – lol.
The key to remaining keto adapted is to keep your sugar/carb intake below 25g – 50g per day and to eat at least 75% of your food intake as fat.
If you think that eating protein in large amounts is the same then you are wrong –THIS IS A BIG MISTAKE . . .
EAT FAT NOT PROTEIN . . .
Carbohydrates are 100% anti-ketogenic, meaning they completely turn into glucose once digested. The maximum level we are aiming for is 25g per day – this is the basis of ketosis.
Proteins are 46% Ketogenic and 58% anti-ketogenic, meaning that 58% of the proteins ingested will turn into glucose in the bloodstream. Eating too much protein will produce glucose and will throw you out of Ketosis – BEWARE OF OVER EATING PROTEIN IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO GAIN MUSCLE – please refer to the article on ‘Bulking and Cutting’ for specific insights on this.
Fats are ONLY 90% Ketogenic, meaning 10% of the fat will turn into glucose in the bloodstream once digested.
EAT FAT NOT PROTEIN . . . and you will remain keto adapted and will benefit from this simple system that we are designed for!
Listen to a leading expert on Keto Adaptation . . .
Dr Stephen Phinney, MD, PhD, knows more about this than almost anybody.
He has researched adaptation to very low carb diets (and exercise) for a long time. In the you tube clip below he shares this knowledge, as well as insights from traditional cultures who never ever ate a lot of carbs.
What is wrong with the conventional eating format of high sugar and high carbs?
This is perhaps best answered by a recent publication by Dr. Perlmutter who provides insights from a health perspective rather than a weight loss angle.
Dr. Perlmutter discusses new science regarding low-carb, high-fat diets (ketogenic), gut bacterial diversity and exercise for optimal brain health.
Why nutritional ketosis is now being used by top performance athletes as well as children and oap’s . .
Froome insists that it was adopting a low-carb diet in 2012 that helped launch his cycling career. He now eats a protein-based diet, but despite profoundly reducing his carbohydrate intake, he has not lost any muscle.
Do it properly . . .
According to the Low Carb Diet, as run by the diabetes community the level of low carbs aimed for as a target is betwenn 120 – 150g of carbs per day.
The Nutritional Logistics Program goes further and advocates a level of between 25g – 50g – this will start you on the path to be Keto adapted – this is EVEN HEALTHIER.
With my program you DO NOT NEED TO BUY ANY QUICK FIXES TO GET INTO KETOSIS – simply follow the guidelines and achieve it naturally. My Nutritional Logistics Program uses Nutritional Ketosis as ONE of the fundamentals for improvement. But when combined with Intermittent Fasting and strength training and HIIT then it is quite simply –
The Best Health & Fitness Program in the World.
Do not be misled with all the new keto sales info:
- You do not need quick fixes to become keto adapted – so don’t waste any money on them!
- Rasberry Ketones have nothing to do with nutrtional ketosis.
- Ketosis is not an illness – ketoacidosis is an illiness but it is not the same as nutritional ketosis – and you can’t get ketoacidosis by undertaking a nutritional ketogenic diet – so don’t worry or get confused.
- Keto adaptation is not a weight loss diet program – it can actually be used by body builders (or athletes such as Chris Froome) to gain muscle whilst losing body fat – so it also perfect for combat athletes.
Combining Nutritional Ketosis with Intermittent Fasting, Superfoods, Strength Training and HIIT is awesome, however, combining it with the combined influnce of ‘development of your MIND and SPIRIT is INSPIRING – this is the benefit of VFP.
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