Keto diet for beginners with Dr. Andreas Eanfeldt
You’ve probably heard about the keto diet. It’s the newest hype. All the papers are writing about it and the interest online is just exploding. So what is the keto diet? What does keto even mean and how is it done? In this course, you will learn all you need to know.
First of all, let’s get this out of the way. What does the word “keto” mean? Basically the body can run on two different fuels. One is sugar from carbohydrates in the food we eat and that’s what most people today primarily use. Let’s say if they’re eating bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, etc. The other fuel is fat.
The keto diet is a very low-carb diet. So low in carbs that the body has to switch to mainly using fat for fuel. For example from real foods like eggs, meat, avocados, butter, olive oil, nuts, etc. Even the brain can become fueled by fat.
When the body is out of sugar, fat is converted in the liver into energy molecules called ketones that fuel the brain. And the diet that results in this is called ketogenic, meaning it produces ketones. And that’s why the diet is called the keto diet. Being fueled mostly by fat, a state called “ketosis”, has many benefits including that you become a fat-burning machine. It’s perfect for weight loss without hunger burning fat 24/7 even when you’re sleeping.
Because it gives you tons of energy, you’ll basically never run out. Why the keto diet has become super popular in the last few years is actually not entirely new. The foundation of keto is something old that you’ve heard about a million times. It’s a strict low-carb diet, it’s a gluten-free diet, it’s similar to the paleo diet and it’s very close to the old and well-known Atkins diet.
The basic idea is super simple and based on real foods. You simply avoid most carbohydrates like sugar, processed junk food, bread, pasta, rice, etc. And instead, you eat meat, fish, eggs, vegetables and natural fats like butter. What is different with keto? Is that it’s a supercharged low-carb diet where you can make sure you get the maximum benefits.
We’ll get to the details later. So keto is a supercharged version of an old idea. Similar diets have been tried for decades, even centuries. These similar diets keep returning more popular than ever because they work. And this could have evolutionary explanations our ancestors did not eat refined carbohydrates or sugar like we do today, so our bodies may not be adapted to those foods. Modern science proves that it works. On a keto diet, most people can lose excess weight without hunger and a number of health issues tend to improve.
Most importantly a keto diet is not just used as a temporary fix. Many people enjoy it as a long term lifestyle. Not just for weight loss, but for long-term health and well-being and staying fit year-round.
Many people feel energized, full of mental clarity, and have stable blood sugar levels. Most of the hunger disappears, cravings for sweets foods are reduced, so there’s no need to snack all the time anymore.
People save time by being happy with fewer meals. They eat delicious food whenever they’re hungry and there’s not even any need to count calories. Most people feel so satiated on keto that they can eat when they’re hungry and still eat less and lose excess weight.
They don’t even have to exercise. Now of course some exercise is good for you for health and feeling your best, but it’s not required for weight loss and certainly not on keto. In this course, you will learn exactly.