Should You Try a Ketogenic Diet?

Ketosis is a nutritional state in which we are primarily burning fats for fuel.  Perhaps the easiest example of this is when you think of a traditional Eskimo diet, in which the vast majority of calories came from the fat of sea animals.

But you don't have to eat only whale blubber to get into ketosis!  Our guest today, renowned podcaster Jimmy Moore of Livin' the Vida Low Carb, joins us to talk about his book, Keto Clarity, co-authored with Dr. Eric Westman, MD.

Jimmy spent one year experimenting with a ketogenic diet, documenting his daily ketone measurements, scanning his body fat, checking his blood labs for sugar, cholesterol and more.   

Ketogenic diet was historically used in our culture to treat diabetes and epilepsy.  It is now also being studied for the prevention and treatment of cancer and alzheimer's.  

A ketogenic diet can also be used for more common complaints, such as:

  • PCOS
  • Overweight
  • Acne
  • Brain Fog
  • Mood swings.

With new terms like ketones and gluconeogenesis, this call all sound a bit complicated.  But at it's core a ketogenic diet is just one that is composed of mainly fat-based calories, with moderate protein and low carbohydrates.  The ratio for each of these macronutrients is individual.  In his book, Jimmy guides you in how to find your balance, and how to test for ketones so you know you are in the zone.  

Jimmy also has a book soon to be published on July 28, 2015, the Ketogenic Cookbook, co-written with Maria Emmerich.

I encourage you to listen in to the podcast below to learn if ketogenic diet is something you'd like to try.

You can also find this and all our episodes in iTunes or most any podcast player.  

Cheers!  Bridgit

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