My family and friends think i’m crazy as I shovel 10 strips of bacon in my mouth as a desperate attempt to lose weight.
That is way too much Cholesterol!
You’re going to clog your arteries!
Do you really want High Blood Pressure?
They probably are right. I am a little crazy. But in a few weeks I will have a six pack all over again. The Ketogenic Diet is just plain ridiculous. In fact it just doesn’t make any sense in conventional wisdom. Eat bacon, cheese, and butter all day and you will lose weight? WTF! Alright i’m down.
So how does it work?
When you limit your carb consumption drastically your body needs to find a way to still supply the organs with energy. It can convert protein into glucose in about a 2:1 ratio but we don’t want that. Instead we want our body to use ketones (get it…Keto diet). Ketones are produced when your body uses fat for energy. When this happens your body goes through a stage of Ketosis.
What does it feel like to be in Ketosis?
At first you will be extremely tired. Honestly it will just plain suck for the first 2 days. Then afterwards the opposite occurs. You will be filled with steady energy throughout the day. Why? You won’t have the carbohydrates highs and lows anymore.
Is it healthy?
I’m not a doctor and honestly haven’t in depth research on the sceince behind this diet. But this guy has:
In addition to the above the Keto Diet also has helped many epileptics also.
Alright i’m sold. So on to the Keto Diet How many carbs do I need?
This really depends on which model you choose from
-Cylical Ketogenic Diet (CKD)
-Targeted Ketogenic Diet (TKD)
With Cylical I would eat less than 20 carbs daily and on Sunday go beserk eating tons of rice, noodles, beans, and chicken.
-With Targeted I would eat less than 50 daily and almost exclusively after my workout.
This is not based on academic research. Just my own personal experience with fat loss and using ketone strips.
There you have it!