Doctor Mike on Diets: Ketogenic Diet | Diet Review

Hey guys! I am back with the next installment of my diet review series. This week I am covering the incredibly popular ketogenic diet. Within the last year or two, the keto diet has soared in popularity and I can understand why. It is a simple diet where counting calories isn’t important (who wants to count calories) and you get to eat a bunch of really delicious foods.

If you are curious, the name of the diet comes from the ketone bodies produced within your body as a result of switching your body to fuel itself through fats instead of carbs. This is also referred to as a state of ketosis.

Video Breakdown:

Opener- 0:23
Nutrition Basics- 0:28
How it Works- 1:05
Keto Claims- 2:12
Potential Harms- 5:07
Final Thoughts- 5:27
Bloopers- 6:18

I know many of you want to lose weight and there are tons of videos on weight loss out there. But I want to give you an honest doctor’s take on the keto diet, which is essentially a high fat low carb diet. Its claim to fame is that helps to burn body fat for energy, therefore helping you lose weight quickly. But is fast weight loss even healthy? + Is this the best weight loss diet?

Anyway, I could go into more detail covering the smallest intricacies of the diet but I did not want to weigh down the video, both literally and figuratively. Please let me know if this is too little, too much, or just the right amount of information about intermittent fasting.

Also, I want you to remember that diets are not all about weight loss but more importantly about eating healthy. So let’s get started with the Keto diet explained / Ketogenic diet explained diet review!

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  1. Hola llevo 5 días en esta dieta, sin nada de endulzantes ni harinas de ningún tipo, contando mis macros para no pasarme, descargue una aplicación en play store llamada justamente macros y es gratis. Y hasta el momento he perdido 3kilos 900 gramos.

  2. I am keto and eat a TON of salad every day, at least a 2-3 cup salad of red leaf lettuce plus other veggies like cauliflower and broccoli. I don’t eat less veggies at all I just replace the crappy carbs with low carb veggies. If you are crappy carb sensitive it is really useful to get rid of grains and sugar. If you want to be healthy and are currently feeling like garbage try it. I felt great on the Candida diet as well which helped me fix my gut health.

  3. I would show this to my aunt, but ofc she wouldn't listen. I swear she lost weight to the point where you can see her rib cage and she's 40! I think keto definitely makes you look younger in my aunt's situation, but I'm not sure about everyone else. She definitely is always moody and tired, but she's very active. She always in the kitchen, walking, etc. My aunt is now around 110 pounds and again she is 40.

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  5. I’m super late to the party but I’ve been keto for 5.5 years. Nutritional keto is very different in regards to therapeutic keto, aka the percentages (75/20/5) which are what is used for treatment of epilepsy. We go based on grams. 20 net carbs (total carbs – fiber – certain sugar alcohols = net carbs) guarantees ketosis for 99% of people. We also prioritize protein over all else to maintain muscle mass during weight loss and muscle building. In a calorie deficit, the fat macro is simply what fill the rest of your calories. Protein is a goal, carbs are a limit, and fat is a lever.

    Keto flu is simply electrolyte deficiency. It’s recommended to use LiteSalt which is part potassium and part sodium. Also, supplementing magnesium is recommended as well.

    I know you said that you shy away from anecdotal evidence, but as someone with chronic illnesses (Fibro, IBS, migraines), I can say keto saved my life. My IBS is practically gone. My fibro pain has improved significantly. I’m now able to exercise and weight-lift 4x a week. I think it’s important to also mention that I was never over weight. I initially started keto in 2015 to lose weight before my wedding. I got down to 110 at 5’4. I stayed on keto because of the overwhelming positive benefits I got. Keto saved my life, and I mean that literally as my fibro pain had been at the point where it was so unbearable, I contemplated suicide. Please check out the r/keto subreddit sometime.

  6. I am stumped how removing sugar and carbs could be responsible for cancer. 🤔 I take vitamins and electrolytes to give my body what bread and pasta (that is infused with vitamins) can give me.

    Been keto for 60 days. Lost 29.3 pounds and feel extremely alert, strong, and healthy. Severe depression is gone and anxiety has subsided. I had insomnia real bad when I started but found out that taking magnesium is affective in counteracting that.

  7. Any diet to get healthy and lose weight is going to drastically change your eating habits and living habits. Whether it’s keto, intermittent fasting, weight watchers, Jenny Craig, counting calories they are all a change if one has been overweight. There is no way around losing weight and not drastically changing your lifestyle. For me at this point keto and intermittent fasting has been working for me. I am not finding it difficult. I plan to continue doing this until I get to be my goal size. Afterwords I’ll probably stick to a more keto Mediterranean lifestyle. You know, add some lentils and chickpeas every once in a while. But as for the sugar and the major carbs, for the most part I hope not to need them anymore.

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