Some people might be wondering about the Keto Diet. If it’s safe and how long you should be in ketosis. Now that I am advancing my knowledge with Primal Health Coaching Institute I have a better understanding of this method of dieting.
I had a few people ask me about the Keto Diet? I will explain a little more about Keto and tell you why primal are a better long term choice. To be honest, I am not a big fan of a Keto Diet but I am just sharing and the research has shown it can be good in the short term.
I feel that a good natural progression would be to do primal first and then if needed add some cycles of Keto.
a basic meaning of The Keto Diet
Here is a basic meaning of The Keto diet without getting too much into the science
A Keto Diet means you are eating 0-50 grams of carbohydrates. And of course your carbohydrate source is fruits and vegetables. This can be beneficial for the short term but isn’t a good long term solution. Eating less than 50 grams of carbohydrates can have a number of different negative side effects in the long term.
How long should I be in Ketosis?
According to Mark of the Primal Blue Print and Marks Daily Apple, six weeks is good enough to get the benefits of ketosis when you return to Primal eating. The key is returning to primal eating. This doesn’t mean going keto and going back to eating junk. This will offset the benefits of being in Ketosis.
Should You Stay In Constant Ketosis?
Of course this should be under a doctor’s care but staying in ketosis long term is only recommended if you have a health condition that responds well to ketosis.
Here is an article from Dr. John Douillard, DC, CAP
10 Reasons to NOT Eat a Ketogenic Diet Long Term
What is primal eating than?
Primal eating meaning to eat as close to natural as possible so, this means eating meats, fish, fruits (berries are best), vegetables, nuts, and other healthy fats.
Here are a few examples:
How many Carbs should I have?
Carbohydrate ranges based on your goals.
Weight loss and prevention of widespread health problems is caused by too many carbohydrates. Having enough protein and healthy fats and doing some primal exercising is what the daily averages is taking into account.
Is primal for Weight Loss?
Is primal for weight loss?
Of course you can adjust it to fit your lifestyle. I don’t need to lose any weight but I want to continue to be healthier. This is why I choose primal. It’s not really a diet plan it’s a sustainable lifestyle. No matter what your goals are it is adaptable.
Take home message
Use keto as a tool not as a means to an end. Primal would be a great first step. This will allow you to see how your body response to eating healthy. As you progress and see a need to make more changes than keto could be a good option to mix things up but only in the short term.
Here is Marks tips on Transitioning to Keto
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