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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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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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Should You Weigh Yourself Every Day?

Should you weigh yourself every day or wait a month? Or maybe not even weigh at all!

When we find ourselves weighing in daily, it become important to ask what you are trying to accomplish. Any weight changes that occur from day to day, will be water weight. There is very little value in monitoring water weight since it is fat that is of concern.

The best way to monitor your fat changes is to focus on real changes in your body. The number on the scale is only one of several ways that you can monitor your progress. Unfortunately, it is also the one that can be the most misleading.

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Take Responsibility for Your Health – Don’t Trust Food Companies

The two books that I have found most helpful have been one by D. Mark Hyman (https://amzn.to/2IiT5Ay) and one by Dr. Jason Fung (https://amzn.to/2P80mE5). Dr. Fung’s book is also available in french (https://amzn.to/2Ixu83E).

Growing up in Canada, we learned in elementary school that we should not have candy or chips for snacks at school. The idea being that we need to work hard at school and needed our brains to be focused. The emphasis was on being healthy and taking responsibility for your health.

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Surprisingly, Artificial Sweeteners Can Cause Weight Gain

Would you be surprised to learn that artificial sweeteners can cause weight gain? I certainly was. Especially considering that they contain no calories.

But, if you haven’t heard by now, calories do not cause weight gain. So, what does? Insulin spikes and variation of sugar in your blood.

I am by no means an expert in physiology or biology or medicine. What I am, is someone who has lived through several interesting phenomenon and then revisited the science to try to understand what was happening.

There needs to be a greater focus in the medical profession to answer practical questions that affect everyone. Like, why is it that when I drink diet soda, I become ravenous 20 minutes later.

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The Real Reason that Keto Improves Health

I know you are going to say you know the real reason that keto improves our health. But do you? What is a carb? Are all carbs created equal? Do we need them?

Our bodies are so complex and there is so much information. Although I believe that I know why the Ketogenic lifestyle works, I’m also constantly learning. And even with all that we already know about the body, there is still so much more to learn.

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