Here’s the key
I was in Miami last week and got to spend some time with my friend Dr Amir Qureshi. He is an orthopedic surgeon and mentioned to me he is experimenting with the ketogenic diet. Naturally my curious mind kicked into high gear asking him questions about it and made sure to capture it on video to share with you!
Here are the key takeaways from our talk while checking out South Pointe Beach.
What is Ketosis?
Ketosis is when you no longer use glucose for fuel.
Glucose comes from the breakdown of carbohydrate.
Train you body to use ketone bodies for fuel.
Ketone bodies come from the breakdown of fat.
We eat way more carbs than nature intended for us.
Protein also breaks down into carbohydrate.
How it works:
Ketone bodies come from breakdown of fatty acids. This process happens in the cells.
Your body’s primary choice for fuel is glucose.
When you starve your body of glucose, your body will use ketone bodies.
Blood brain barrier only ketones and glucose can cross through.
Used to treat diabetes with ketogenic diet, no insulin spike.
Insulin causes muscles and fat cells to take in glucose.
Blood sugar drops then you get hungry.
Drops blood glucose and you want to eat again.
Get really hungry really quickly.
Avoid insulin spikes.
Goal is to maintain a steady state.
Body gives you hunger pangs when you have low blood sugar.
Why do it?
You will get leaner as your body lets go of excess sugar/carbs.
Train body to use fat for fuel.
Man didn’t eat for a year 460 lbs. down to 180 lbs. You can make it through not eating carbs.
Train your body to get in ketosis.
Exhaust body of glycogen storage.
Muscles store glycogen for fast energy.
Athletes need glucose for fast energy.
Marathoners use it for sustained energy over long period of time.
Exhaust body of glycogen storage.
How to do it?
No carbohydrate: Breads, rice, sugar
Minimize protein because it breaks down to carbs
Good foods to eat on keto:
Dark leafy vegetables.
Healthy fats: Avocados, Nuts, Coconut oil.
Eggs w/ yolk.
Lots of fat when eating protein.
Bullet proof coffee with grass-fed butter or ghee.
Coconut oil rich in medium chain triglycerides (MCTs).
How to test it out:
Consult with your doctor first.
Give yourself 7 days to test.
Cut out all simple carbs early on – will see biggest effect in 3-5 days.
Exhaust body of carbohydrate storage.
You might get headaches.
You may feel fatigue.
You may crave sugar.
You can test your ketone levels with pee sticks.
Breath will change to a fruity breath.
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Have you tried the ketogenic diet? How was it? Comment below!
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Einstein said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Warren Buffett said, “Complexity is the enemy of execution.”
These are principles that apply to any area of your life. Your business, finances and in this case your body.
We all know the basics behind how to get the healthy fit body we all desire and deserve. Yet why do so few people get to be a living example of the amazing potential the body has?
For most people it is because they are so overwhelmed by the task they don’t even start. Their desire to do it perfectly triggers them to make the process more complex than it needs to be.
I had the privilege of speaking with Mimi Kuster on the fundamentals of fitness and health and she echoed the same sentiments as Einstein and Warren.
Keep it simple and don’t over complicate it. We have enough complication going on in life as it is. Why not keep it as simple as possible in this super important area of our life so we can have the energy, strength, vitality and good looks we deserve.
This is part two of my talk with actor Walter Nudo. We go deeper into mindset/health with the rituals Walter goes through to start his day off right.
Enjoy the first few moments of waking up. Don’t let your mind start racing and think about all the problems and things on your to do list for the day.
Don’t check your phone. Your phone should be on airplane mode all night until after you complete your morning routine.
Meditate. Use your mind. Don’t let your mind use you. Meditation helps you train your brain so you are living purposefully vs reacting to life.
Drink hot water with lemon (filter out pulp of lemon if your stomach is sensitive). Lemon alkalizes the blood.
Go for a 20 minute walk. Walking accelerates your metabolism.
Start breathing to fuel your cells. Breathing is everything. If you stop breathing, you stop your life.
As you are walking do four deep diaphragmatic breaths inhale and four exhale.
Take a cold shower a la Wim Hof.
Move your body to circulate your blood. Circulation is everything. You want flexibility, circulation and to warm up your muscles. Try Sun Salute Yoga.
Colon Therapy. Once per quarter (every 3 months) to cleanse and detoxify your colon and the rest of your body.
Your colon is a muscle and it needs to be worked out. All disease starts in the gut so you want to create a healthy environment and cleanse out the toxins.
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