Wednesday, February 5, 2020

My Response To A Friend Asking About Keto

Friend,

I’m glad you asked about the keto diet!  I’ll save you the story of me getting on it to another time.

These are my primary go-to sources for help with my diet:

Dr. Ken Berry, MD – Has a real practical approach to the diet.
https://www.youtube.com/user/KenDBerry/featured

Thomas DeLauer – A keto celebrity who is very technical, and prescribes “clean” keto and supplements a lot. He is more commercial and has sponsors he must promote, but he’s good.
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheTdelauer/featured

Dr. Jason Fung – I have mostly listened to his stuff on intermittent fasting, which I am a fan of. I like to regularly do a 16/8 fast. It helps speed my weight loss and makes me feel better.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8bWMq7Ahg3CUz3ish9dvuw/featured

Health Coach Kait – She is mostly a carnivore diet person, but carnivore is also low-carb, so her stuff is helpful. She’s interesting to watch.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmrOBAi8o04ZqNZgPsNxSKg/featured

BY FAR – THE GREATEST ASSET TO MY NUTRITIONAL PROGRAM IS:
Carb Manager – A free web based tool with phone app
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmVTbl7NTm_Cd4rA8XJWUVw/featured
iOS: https://apple.co/2Lj2s4J
Android: http://bit.ly/2Lihbgi
Web: http://www.carbmanager.com

There are others like it, such as MyFitnessPal but Carb Manager really works for me and my wife.  I also use MapMyWalk to track my exercise, but I lost 40 lbs. before I ever started exercising.

You may have to learn a new vocabulary.  I have learned the following words since I started:

Diets
Ketogenic (Keto)
Paleo
Carnivore
The difference between Keto and Atkins diets
Mediterranean

Terms/Concepts
Dietary ketosis
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
Fat Adapted
Nutritional Macros – Carbs/Fat/Protein ratios
Dirty verses Clean Keto
Hidden carbohydrates – the enemy
Blood Glucose levels
Blood/Urine Ketone levels and how to measure them
Glucose-Ketone Index – GKI https://keto-mojo.com/glucose-ketone-index-gki/
Intermittent Fasting verses OMAD (One Meal A Day)
Calculating macros for you - https://keto-calculator.ankerl.com/
Buying groceries and eating low carb on a budget
Using sugar substitutes – do’s and don’ts
Helpful dietary supplements for the ketogenic diet

I hope this helps.  Ask me about any of it, and I’ll help you if I can.  Back in Aug. I knew very little about any of this, but I’ve learned.

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