Category: Promoting Mental Health Awareness

Watch This to Start Keto Successfully – Healthy Ketogenic Diet

To be successful, you need to have a clear goal and a solid plan. Your health and wellness is no exception. To successfully lose weight, be strong, and use your body the way you want to, you need to understand how the body works and then take steps based on that information.

Every body functions a certain way because we are all human. Within our humanity, we were raised eating a certain diet, in a certain climate, exposed to certain toxins and environmental factors that means that each individual will have their specific reactions to food.

In order to make good decisions about your diet and your health, you need to really understand that there are basic principals of how the human body uses food and then how you specifically will react to a particular food.

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Keto Starter Kit – Scam? – Healthy Keto Diet

14 months ago when I began the keto lifestyle, I did not have a keto starter kit. The question is, did I need one?

Big business does not care about our health, they care about the bottom line. It is really important to remember that when you are making purchasing decision related to food. There are food scientists whose job is solely to find the right combination of sugar and salt to add to a food to make it more palatable. They call this the bliss point, when food tastes so good that you cannot resist eating it.

I don’t know how you feel about someone manipulating the ingredients of food to essentially make it addictive but I’m outraged by this practice.

Ironically, most people would buy snacks anyway, just because they are used to snacking. There isn’t actually a need for this level of manipulation.

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Metabolic Flexibility on a Keto Diet – Are Carbs Bad for You – Healthy Keto Diet

Metabolic flexibility is the ability to respond or adapt to conditional changes in metabolic demand. This relates to any adaption to climate, lighting, or fuel source. In the keto world, there is a lot of emphasis on metabolic flexibility but I believe, for the wrong reasons.

What I have noticed is that the average person is seeking to be metabolically flexible so that they can resume eating carb heavy foods. So, rather than adapting to what is necessary to survive, they would like to indulge in poor quality foods under the guise of metabolic flexibility.

Unfortunately, our body is a very sensitive machine. So, when you try to use the lowest quality fuel to run a sensitive machine, the results are very predictable. Damage to the machine. And despite the fact that we have seen this result over and over (it is the reason many people are on a ketogenic diet, to solve metabolic problems arising from consumption of poor quality food), the majority continue to focus on resuming poor eating.

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10 Keto Diet Myths – What the Heck Were They Thinking – Healthy Ketogenic Diet

When I began my research into Keto, I found many scary facts that I now know lies or keto diet myths. These myths definitely made me think twice about my decision to do keto and as a matter of fact, are likely why it took me more than two months to actually start. You see, when it comes to my health, or any other major project that I begin, I believe in doing the research.

And research is what I did. Which is why I’m making this video. With all the keto diet noise out there, we need to make the effort to present more videos that promote the truth, to counter the videos that promote fear.

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Does Keto Suppress Appetite – Healthy Keto Diet

I feel like today’s video is a bit of a rant. I don’t know why people believe that the keto diet suppresses appetite. But this is a statement that I’ve heard on several videos and read in many articles.

Does keto suppress appetite any more than SAD suppresses appetite or the cabbage diet suppressed appetite? Why all the confusion? Is it a grammar issues? Or, is it a lack of respect for the body and understanding of what happens when you live a ketogenic lifestyle.

In order to be healthy, we need to feed our body with nutrient dense, high quality food. I’m not saying you need to bankrupt yourself purchasing groceries. What I’m saying is if there is any area of your life where you should be investing, it should be in the fuel that will build your body.

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Ask Me Questions About My Fast and Keto Life – Healthy Ketogenic Diet

Recent posts about my fast seemed to contradict my daily eating routine and someone asked me about it. As I answer every message that I get (and will continue to do so, as long as it remains possible) it occurred to me that I haven’t really spoken about my personal reasons for fasting.

Today’s video is more personal because I talk about some of my own practices of fasting, eating, and staying healthy. The ketogenic lifestyle has helped me to change my life. As a psychologist, I believe that correcting misconceptions about how weight can be effectively managed is really important. We need good information to make solid decisions about our future.

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The Right Way to Diet – Lose Weight and Keep It Off | Healthy Ketogenic Diet

I think the best way to lose weight and keep it off is to understand exactly what you are trying to accomplish. And the best way to keep that information in your head is to have a memory aid.

Today’s video is a very good memory aid for anyone who has ever been confused about why they would eat a certain way and how the food contributes to their health.

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Jillian Michaels Attacks Keto to Promote Her New Book

Jillian Michaels released a new book called The 6 Keys: Unlock Your Genetic Potential for Ageless Strength, Health, and Beauty in December 2018 https://amzn.to/2WlJXBN. I have not read the book.

Of course, Jillian attacks the ketogenic diet while promoting her book. So, here are some comments on the podcast and what I hope is a fair discussion about some of her comments.

Keep in mind, to enjoy health and wellness, it is important that we seek information that will help us do better in life. Sometimes, we gather more information because our curiosity is peaked and that pushes us to do research and gather more information. The many keto conferences that now exist are a testament to that.

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End Weight Loss Stalls

Weight loss stalls are frustrating. But we can end weight loss stalls with the purchase of a good food scale: https://amzn.to/2EkNxSB

A good food scale will allow you to know how much of a particular salad or vegetable you are eating. You can then put that information into a food calculator like cronometer.com and be certain that you have eating less than 20 grams in your day.

The ketogenic diet is a diet that only works if you keep your carbohydrate intake very low. When we try to guess at how many carbs we have eaten, we are likely to eat more than 20 because it adds up really quickly.

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When the Heck Am I Supposed to Eat – Psychological Food Cues | Healthy Ketogenic Diet

Breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day but we are rarely hungry when we get up. Eating before bed is supposed to cause fat to cling to your hips and we are often hungry before bed. When the heck am I supposed to eat?

There are so many psychological food cues at play to determine when we eat that we rarely eat because we are hungry. Yet, shouldn’t that be the determining factor?

When we see food, smell food, hear food cooking, or even imagine food, we are compelled to eat. This is biologically significant. Many years ago, food was scarce. So when it was available, we needed to eat it. That is not the case today, but those instincts are still alive and well within us.

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