The ketogenic diet is a low carbohydrate (20 – 50 grams per day), moderate protein (3-6 oz per meal) and high-fat diet. This diet shifts your body’s fuel source from sugar to fat. As fat is burned, it gives off ketones, an alternative fuel source.
Dr. Berg’s version of the ketogenic diet plan is extremely healthy. His goal is to also provide the necessary nutrients with the foods to satisfy your body’s requirements. Dr. Berg recommends also doing intermittent fasting at the same time as keto.
Dr. Berg’s ketogenic diet meals will make it easy to as your cravings vanish and taste for healthy foods expands. It will be easy to make a meal that you enjoy, it will make it easy to implement and continue. Our emphasis is on variety as different people like different things.
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Dr. Berg’s secret to making ketogenic diet recipes effective is in the combination of healthy fats, proteins, and vegetables, which all follow key principles of reducing insulin. All our recipes are without grains, sugars and include delicious meals that you’ll want to eat again and again.
Dr. Berg’s new ketogenic diet guide called “It’s Not Lose Weight To Get Healthy, Its’ Get Healthy To Lose Weight.” This is a quick read and will get you started. However, his new Body Type Guide will fill in the details of why people get fat and will give many strategies.
Ketogenic diet foods include vegetables that are low in sugar, a protein that comes in its whole form with fat and healthy fats. This would include olives, coconut oil, grass-fed butter, and avocados. Once you know the basic foods, then you can make any recipe.
The ketogenic diet is becoming one of the most popular methods of weight loss lately. Ketosis is the condition whereby your body is using fat as its fuel. The breakdown product from fat is called ketones. This interesting alternative fuel is much cleaner than sugar or glucose fuel. You will not have to sufferer the highs and lows of blood sugar issues that most people experience.
It’s different than the Atkins diet, which allows for larger amounts of protein. The problem with this is that excess protein triggers insulin and can bump our right out of fat burning.
Vegetarian diets allow too much carbohydrate. Vegetables are carbohydrates but vegetables are very low on the glycemic index and very high in fiber. In fact, I recommend or shall I say require that anyone doing a ketogenic diet must consume at least seven cups of salad or vegetables daily. Why? Because ketosis dumps lots of fat into the system, into the liver and vegetables are necessary to counter a fatty liver.
The type of ketogenic diet I am recommending is super healthy. It is composed of moderate proteins as in 3-6 ounces per meal. I recommend keeping your carbs between 20-50 grams per day. However, you do not have to factor in vegetables into this equation. The worst the metabolism, the lower the carbs needs to be. And now we get into the subject of dietary fats. Seventy-five percent of your calories should be fat. Now this sounds like a lot of fat but realizes that fat has more than double the calories so it’s not nearly as much as you think.
The hallmark of why the ketogenic diet works has to do with one objective – lowering insulin. This hormone is a dominating hormone, which means that if it’s even slightly above normal, it has the power to block the body from burning fat. Insulin is the control factor on whether you burn fat or not. Insulin is triggered by carbs, mainly sugars but other things too. Monosodium glutamate (MSG), stress, refined grains, excessive protein can all trigger insulin. Even soy oil can trigger insulin. However what is not know is the fact that eating in general triggers insulin. I am sorry.
This brings us to the other half of the equation of how to really control insulin – not eating so frequently. The idea of eating 4-6 meals a day is very bad advice. You want to add intermittent fasting to this program. The combination of healthy ketosis and intermittent fasting will not just lower insulin, but help you heal dysfunctional insulin, which is called insulin resistance.
I have provided a comprehensive education of the ketogenic diet answering the many questions people have.