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Everything You Need to Know About the Ketogenic Diet

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Everything You Need to Know About the Ketogenic Diet

In this podcast, I’m going solo to talk about ketogenic dieting because it’s getting more and more hype these days for losing fat, gaining muscle, and improving general health and well-being.

The question, of course, is whether or not it can live up to its reputation, and as you’ll see, my current answer is no, it can’t. I’ve done quite a bit of research on it, and my take is that keto dieting makes sense for certain people under certain conditions, but these people are in the minority, and you’re probably not one of them.

Here are a few of the things you’re going to learn in this episode…

  • Why what commonly passes for “ketogenic dieting” in the fitness space isn’t true ketogenic dieting.
  • Why the ketogenic diet can help you lose weight faster — in the short term at least — but probably can’t help you lose fat faster.
  • Why the ketogenic diet isn’t optimal for gaining muscle and strength, and why a high-protein & high-carb diet is better.
  • How the ketogenic diet can benefit your overall health and well-being.
  • How to know whether the ketogenic diet is right for you or not.
  • And more…

Enjoy!

TIME STAMPS

3:17 – Why does fasting suppress epileptic seizures?

4:09 – What is the purpose of the ketogenic diet?

5:21 – How does the ketogenic diet work?

6:33 – Does keto help you lose weight faster than traditional dieting?

14:05 – Does keto help muscle building?

21:35 – What about studies showing that low-carb is better for gaining muscle and strength?

25:50 – Does keto dieting have health benefits?

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  • Parijatbakshi

    Thanks for the knowledge. I have tried everything.. these diets only get u into mood swings and nothing else.

  • Stefan…or Stephan,Steve, ect

    I have been looking for more information on this diet recently because a friend lost 65 lbs in 5 months with it and has been constantly reducing bodyfat percentage (with a hiccup around month 2 where he lost weight but stayed at 32%). He’s been doing it with a doctor’s appointment every week.

    While I was researching it I found a man named Brandon Carter who supports ketogenic dieting. What are your thoughts on what he says?

    I have also come across a book called ‘Eat fat, get thin’ and it lays out the importance of eating the right fats.

    AND last but not least, with insulin being an anti catabolic hormone, it reduces the breakdown of all bodily tissues, most concerningly, protein and fat. This means that you’re body can’t begin fat oxidation to fuel itself and leads to slowing the metabolism to account for the reduction in caloric intake. Two examples that show the contrast are the Minnesota starvation expirement vs Angus Barbeiri. What are your thoughts on this and prolonged fasting (36-72 hrs and more)?

    Thanks, Stefan

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