What is the Ketogenic Diet?

Dr. Eric Berg DC

Ketogenic diet is a simple method of eating certain foods and certain combinations that cause the body to run on an alternative fuel source called ketones. When you’re on fat burning, the body makes ketones which is a much healthier fuel source, less waste, more efficient and more energy. An average person has roughly over 90 to a 100,000 calories of stored fat versus that same person only has about 1,700 calories of stored sugar.

The real big advantage of ketogenic diet versus other diets is that the hunger and cravings goes away making it very easy to do long term. If we compare the ketogenic diet to a typical diet which is either low calorie or low fat, these two diets are usually always higher carbohydrate. It is the carbohydrates that actually prevent fat burning.

Lowering your carbohydrate into between 20 and 50 grams is what basically makes people go into ketosis and the lower the carbohydrates the more you get into ketosis. And if you keep you carbs low, there is no danger on consuming more fats. Going into ketosis is simply shifting your fuel source from the sugar to the fat that takes three days.

Ketogenic Diet versus Other Diets
You are going to lose water weight for about 1 to 2 weeks. The reason why a person went plateaued within after two weeks is because you’ve never got into the fat burning. There is a big difference with weight loss between losing water and losing actual fat. Exercise only contributes to only 15% of your results.

Health Benefits of Healthy Ketogenic Diet Plan:
• Burn actual fat
• No hunger and cravings
• Increase energy
• Increase cognitive function
• Less inflammation
• Less acne

Healthy ketosis is doing this low carb plan with very healthy and nutrient-dense foods. The whole purpose of getting into ketosis and running into an alternative fuel source is to drop and normalize your insulin levels. Nearly 80% of the population has a problem with insulin and they have a condition called insulin resistance.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 52 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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