- Tip #1: The Importance Of Acclimating Your Body To Oils [00:33]
- How I Microdosed To Get My Body Used To Oils [01:40]
- Warning To People Who Still Eat A Lot Of Carbs [03:32]
- Tip #2: How Allergens Can Affect Your Diet [04:26]
- A Surprising Allergen (That’s In EVERYTHING!) That Stalled My Progress [06:19]
- The Importance About Modelling Your Diet For YOU [07:53]
- Tip #3: Why You Should Eat Higher Quality Foods [08:18]
- Grass Fed VS Grain Fed Beef [08:46]
- Organic VS Non Organic – When It Matters (And When You Can Let It Slide) [09:43]
If you’re following a Keto diet, or if you’ve tried it and have struggled seeing the same kind of success your friends or family have gotten, we may be able to help! In this video, I cover the three biggest tips I’ve found to help make your Keto journey a huge success. When I first got into Keto, these are the things that NO ONE was talking about, but that ended up having the biggest impact on my ability to lose weight, gain energy, and feel GOOD:
- The importance of acclimating the body to a high-oil diet,
- How hidden allergens were stalling my progress and forced me to plateau, and
- Why eating higher quality foods made a huge difference.
Check out the video above to get a full look!
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3 Keto Tips That Are Almost Never Talked About
My wife and I switched to the keto diet about three years ago, and the impact it’s made on our lives has been incredible. Between the two of us, we’ve lost over 60 pounds, gained dozens more hours of energy and vibrance, and seen amazing changes in the way our bodies look and feel.
But it wasn’t as easy as just “going keto.” It took us months of figuring out the tricks, and learning some hard lessons about what did and didn't work for our bodies in the Keto world.
Over time, there are three BIG things we had to learn on our own, and these tips can make a WORLD of difference. If you’re trying out keto, or if you’ve been doing keto for a while and feel like you’ve hit a plateau, these may help you!
Keto Tip 1:
Acclimate Your Body To Oils
For most of us, switching to keto from the standard American diet, means one thing: seriously cutting down carbs and supplementing them with high quality oils and fats. Your body will break down fat in exchange for carbohydrates, so naturally, you end up eating way more fats than you used to.
But if your body is primarily used to breaking down easy carbs for all of your day-to-day activities, it’s not efficiently equipped to break down the oils you’re introducing now. This can make your stomach feel off, and this feeling makes a lot of people think that keto just doesn’t work for them, when really, you’re just not used to it yet.
The trick is to microdose. Instead of just jumped right into large doses of high quality oils, swap carbs out for fats a little bit at a time to give your body a chance to get used to breaking them down. Just keep edging it up a little bit, and don’t get frustrated if your stomach gets a little bit upset.
But I do want to warn you, if you maintain a high carb diet AND a high oil diet, your body is going to prioritize burning those carbs over burning oils, because they’re easy and readily available. Those fats then just get stored as excess calories, and that’s when we get, what we call in the industry, disaster pants.
So as you’re increasing your oils, make sure you’re cutting carbs down by quite a bit so your body gets used to having to burn fat.
Keto Tip 2:
Find Your Hidden Allergens
This one made a night and day difference for me when it came to getting through some major plateaus in my keto diet. When most of us think of an allergen, we think of hives, puffiness, or anaphylaxis.
But there are actually allergens out there that won’t have any obvious external symptoms, but that can make your intestines swell up. When that happens, it stops your gut from being able to properly break down and absorb the nutrients from the food you’re eating… which is the whole point of your gut in the first place.
This ends up being an issue with keto, because you can eat everything “right,” and still not get results because your body is having to deal with allergens that are causing all kinds of inflammation.
For example, two of my major allergies are commonly seen in keto dishes: pork (goodbye, bacon!) and black pepper!
When your body is busy dealing with the side effects of an allergen in your system, it has a hard time focusing on anything else. When I identified these allergens and started building my diet around them, I suddenly started losing weight and gaining muscle again.
Keto Tip 3:
Invest In Higher Quality Food
When you’re doing keto, you’re naturally going to start eating a lot more high fat and protein meats, as well as more vegetables, to fill in the gaps where easy carbs used to be. For a lot of people, that’s already miles ahead of where they were with boxed cereals or white bread, but even inside of these areas, the quality of the food you select can really matter.
For example, not all beef is made equally. Study after study has shown that grass fed beef is higher in inflammation REDUCING omega-3’s, while grain fed beef is higher in inflammation CAUSING omega-6s. On top of that, cows are designed to eat and break down grass, so their bodies (and therefore their meat) is getting more nutrients out of that diet, compared to cows who are finished with corn to fatten them up.
The same principle goes for chickens and pigs. Animals raised on a diet that more naturally matches what they were DESIGNED to eat, as well as animals living in free-range kind of settings, provide healthier meats for us to eat ourselves.
It goes the same for vegetables, too. While some veggies may be “safer” to eat if you need to go the non organic route (think foods that have an outer casing, where the part you’re actively eating doesn’t touch any pesticides), overall we know that foods absorb whatever is sprayed onto them the same way our skin absorbs lotion.
I will always side on eating less of higher quality foods, rather than eating more foods that aren’t as high quality.