Let’s Learn Keto!

Welcome to my Blog where you can learn to do it KetoStyle!

You can control your Diabetes/Insulin Resistance, Lose Weight, and help many other medical conditions by following a Ketogenic Lifestyle (Low Carb, Moderate Protein, High Fat)

This blog is designed to lead you from the explanation of just what keto is, through information that will help you understand what to do and how to do it.

I am not a doctor or medical professional. I’m a person who has incorporated the Keto Lifestyle into my life, controlled my blood sugar and lost weight. I’ve helped a lot of other people do the same and would like to share what I’ve learned with you.

Keto is a lifestyle, it’s not a diet. If you’re looking for a quick way to diet, this probably isn’t the page for you. This is a way of eating to follow for life – not a short term “quick fix”. We’ve all experienced diets, haven’t we? You do it for awhile, lose weight, go back to the old way of eating and gain it all back plus more! We don’t want to continue to rinse and repeat!

Keto is a low carb, high fat, moderate protein way of eating. Having said that, as an individual, you will find you may have to do some tweaking once you’ve gone through the 30 days of getting into Fat Burning. If you will follow the Basic Food List I’ve provided for 30 days, you’ll find you’ll get into this lifestyle quicker and easier. After that, you can tweak macros to work for you and your very unique conditions!

When you begin, you’ll probably start following blogs and joining groups and hearing many differing ways to do keto. Please follow the basic food list for 30 days before trying other things. It’s important for your body to learn to burn fat instead of glucose to get into the ketogenic state. Once that’s done, you can tweak things. But jumping from one thing to another will only hold you back.

Another thing you’ll hear a lot about is Fasting. By following the keto food list I’ve provided, you’ll be led into a natural sort of fasting.  It’s simply that by eating high fat, you’ll feel full and won’t feel hungry. The FIRST tenet of Keto is “eat when you’re hungry and don’t eat if you’re not hungry”. During this first 30 days with the food list,  you’ll learn to listen to  your body and easily begin to eat less as you continue. After this first 30 days of getting into fat burning, if you’d like to look deeper into scheduled fasting, feel free. That’s a choice, some people love it, some feel very deprived. Do what feels right for YOU.

This Lifestyle is being taught by more and more doctors and health practitioners around the globe to help people control their insulin levels, blood sugars, and weight issues.

 

Learn More Basic Info about Keto

A Ketogenic Lifestyle is somewhat similar to the ORIGINAL Atkins but it takes low carb to a whole new level. It involves  reducing carbohydrate intake and greatly increasing certain fats in order to allow your body to change from a carb/sugar burning state to the fat burning state known as  Ketosis. Living in this state will give you much more energy and stamina. It will also help you, as one who is metabolically challenged, to control your insulin level, to lower your blood sugar, and to lose weight. In many cases, it will allow you to reduce or eliminate diabetes medications (for Type 2). If you are Type 1, it will allow you to reduce your insulin intake and keep your blood sugars in a healthy, more steady range.

While KL (Ketogenic Lifestyle) will help you lose weight if needed, the primary focus here is Health. The weight loss is a happy side-effect!

KL may also help with other medical issues such as joint inflammation, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy,  PCOS, Gestational Diabetes, and Alzheimers. This site is primarily for Diabetes Control. If you’re looking for information on other conditions, I’d suggest googling “<condition> Ketogenic Lifestyle”.

Here’s a good beginner site for more info on Low Carb: Authority Nutrition Keto Diet 101
This site lists more than 20 Studies that have shown that a low carb way of eating outshines a low fat one, especially if you’re metabolically challenged.

This is Different from What I’ve Been Taught Before

I would assume, by this point, that you’ve realized the information you’re learning here to control your metabolic syndrome/Diabetes/Insulin Resistance, isn’t what you’ve been hearing from your doctor. (Well, maybe it is if you’re one of the lucky ones who has a doctor who teaches LCHF (low carb high fat) also known as the Ketogenic Diet or Lifestyle.)

If you’d like to hear more about this directly from a physician, please watch this TEDx from Dr Peter Attia. It’s very inspiring and, as a diabetic, it really “spoke” to me. I cry every time I watch it.

I would suggest you do watch as it will tell you a lot about our current medical community.

Want to Learn More?

After reading the three posts above, you’re ready to explore how to live a Ketogenic Lifestyle. I’ve posted a lot of great links that will help you understand more.

Click here to read through Our Ketogenic Food List see exactly what you should and should not eat on a ketogenic lifestyle.

Click here to find info/links on the following subjects

Basic Keto Science/Info

Diabetes medications

Inspirational Videos

Thyroid Issues

Cholesterol

Blogs, Websites, Experts

Recommended Reading

Recommended facebook groups

Take your time in going through these links. Take a few days to go through these links slowly. There’s a lot to learn! I’d suggest taking notes as you go. There’s a lot to take in and this is for your health, so the more you know and understand, the better!

If you would like some support on this new journey, Click to join my LEARN KETO group on facebook 

 Now go and begin your new adventure into a great new healthy YOU!