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Doctor Mike on Diets: Ketogenic Diet | Diet Review

What the heck is ketogenic diet quickly lose weight that’s with benefits speciate your appetite ketosis ketosis butter is good explain yourself the ketogenic diet let’s break down what all this hype is about I’m gonna tell you what it is briefly how it works and discuss some of the claims that are most commonly made on the subject let’s get started before we get into the ketogenic diet let’s break down some very simple nutrition basics there are three major macronutrient groups that we’re gonna be paying attention to proteins fats and carbs these are nutrients that you find in the foods you eat every single day the standard American diet consists of 35% of fats 15% of proteins and 50% of carbs now if you’re looking at the ketogenic diet the numbers are quite different with 75% being fats 20% being proteins and only 5% being carbs think about that that’s 10 times less carbs than than the standard American diet let’s say you switch from your standard diet to a ketogenic diet what happens inside of your body your body deals with this very low carb consumption in two ways first it enters a state called ketosis which shifts your body’s energy source to primarily fats which basically means that it breaks down fats into something known as ketones hence ketosis and then uses those for energy simply put your body begins to burn fat as its primary energy source and moves away from glucose which is a carbohydrate the process of going into ketosis does take a few days and during those days people experience some adverse side effects brain fog irritability nausea GI discomfort some people label this the keto flu I don’t feel so good the second process your body uses is gluconeogenesis which sounds scary but it’s really not all it is is your body creating glucose because not all cells can function on fats alone fun fact here for survival purposes you don’t need to consume any carbs as long as you’re getting enough fats and proteins now where did all of this hype for the ketogenic diet come from let’s take a look at the claims and find out what’s true and what’s not claim number one the ketogenic diet is good for weight loss yeah the ketogenic diet is good for weight loss and this happens through two important mechanisms first since you’re using fats as your primary energy source you’re burning a lot of stored fat second because fat is very satiating makes you feel full when you eat a high fat content meal you actually don’t want to eat as much therefore you limit the amount of calories you take in throughout the day a lot of people are surprised that when they start the keto diet that they lose weight very quickly but that’s a little misleading because the majority of the weight loss initially comes from water loss not fat loss for those of you seeking long-term weight loss the ketogenic diet is not super sustainable it’s graduation day all your friends are going to get ice cream some of them are getting a cookies and cream milkshakes and you can’t have any because you’re on a keto diet that’s crazy you have to be super vigilant when you’re on the ketogenic diet because carbs have this now I see habit I’m just sneaking into your foods ketchup high carb food bananas cookies and cream milkshakes well I just love cookies and cream milkshakes and so much for having a celebratory drink with your friends no to alcohol claim number two the ketogenic diet is good for the brain the truth of the matter is the jury’s still out on this one because science hasn’t given us the answer the research on this area just hasn’t been completed yet anecdotally some people say they feel more focused or sharper one the ketogenic diet but I’ve also heard from patients of mine that they feel foggy ER and that keto flu stays with them much longer than anticipated so I don’t like using anecdotes as reasons why a certain diet is good or not I need a quality research which I just don’t have claim number three the keto diet prevents or manages many chronic diseases this is a yes and no answer where keto diet really shines is in type two diabetes because when you have type 2 diabetes you have insulin sensitivity issues you have high sugar content in the blood and research has shown over and over again that the ketogenic diet for type 2 diabetes works we have to talk about childhood epilepsy because that’s where the keto diet actually got its roots we can actually prescribe the ketogenic diet to children who have refractory epileptic seizures and what we find is once they get into a state of ketosis they have a decreased frequency of these seizures it works it’s proven it’s evidence-based science the ketogenic diet has shown some promise in the field of oncology aka cancer it’s not ready to be a primetime cancer treatment just yet and the research doesn’t fully support it to be a preventive measure for developing cancer but what we do know is that some promise is there and more research needs to be done some harms that can stem from following a ketogenic diet nutritional deficiencies from cutting out large food groups an increase in your bad LDL cholesterol kidney issues bone issues and even the increase of some certain cancers when you’re overeating foods like processed or red meats my final thoughts on the keto diet I think it’s a good diet for weight loss I think it’s better for short-term weight loss than long-term weight loss so if you have a wedding that you’re getting ready for some kind of big event that’s upcoming and you’re otherwise healthy I don’t think it’s a bad diet to go on the fact that the diet is very difficult to adhere to because of how much you have to drastically change your eating patterns of the possible adverse effects that can come from following the diet and frankly from the lack of knowledge and the lack of research we have on its long-term effects all put into question and really encouraged me to not recommend this diet to the majority of my patients and to you at home I’ve read in the comments that some of you want me to try the keto diet now if you get this video to 20,000 likes I will try the keto diet and I’ll take you on the journey along with me as always stay happy and healthy we have to talk about childhood epilepsy because that’s where the keto diet actually got its roots found its roots began its roots it shino’s syndrome i don’t know how to do these do i do it the whole time I said keto flu the keto flu settle down there is it weird to be just pops into frame