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Nov 28, 2018
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For the next 3 months, I decided to eat +160g of fat a day. Why would I do something this stupid, you ask? 


Author: Peter
Nov 28, 2018
Category: General
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A keto or ketogenic diet is a very low-carb diet, which turns the body into a fat-burning machine. It has many proven benefits for weight loss, health and performance, as millions of people have experienced already.1



Author: Peter Lorimer


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Nov 28, 2018

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For the next 3 months, I decided to eat +160g of fat a day. Why would I do something this stupid, you ask? 
Category: General
Posted by: admin

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If you have spent any time looking for a diet program on the internet, you know exactly what I am talking about. Every few years there’s some new miracle health secret being discussed or marketed all over social media sites like Facebook and Reddit. These fads even infiltrate top-level health forums and have fitness “gurus” swearing they are the answer to your prayers.

The ketogenic diet, however, is different. It has changed my life, and it deserves your attention. Not only has it helped me reduce my body fat and improved my cholesterol levels, but it also helped me feel more energetic in my day-to-day life and reduced my joint pain.

The ketogenic diet is a low-carb/high-fat diet that has been gaining popularity in recent years because of its very specific approach to controlling one’s weight.

The ketogenic diet certainly isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” solution, no diet is. However, since it has done wonders on my body, I am compelled to share more about it.

Because I had a lot of friends asking me about how I got in such great shape and why I looked/felt so healthy, I decided to perform an experiment and show others how this diet/lifestyle works. Providing a guide of sorts so other may test it out for themselves.

I also received a lot of pushback from friends who thought what I am doing is unhealthy.

I decided to do this study to show them that the program works and to dispel whatever misconception they have about the Keto diet and Intermittent Fasting.

At the end of the day, I am hoping that this study will inspire those who want to try the program to take action so they can experience a healthier and better life.

What is the Keto Diet:
Put simply; the ketogenic diet is a diet that is high in fat and very low in carbs which forces your body to start a process called nutritional ketosis. This means your body starts to burn stored fats for energy due to the lack of glucose in the bloodstream.

Glucose, also known as the body’s primary fuel source, is converted from carbohydrates. This is found in dozens of everyday food items — from white bread to fruits and vegetables.

Limiting these carb-rich foods to 25g a day is paramount to the ketogenic diet, but it doesn’t stop there.

To supply your body’s nutritional needs while maintaining ketosis, you will actually shift to eating high-fat foods with a moderate amount of protein. For example Fish, certain nuts, eggs, and most meat sources.

I use this Macro Calculator to figure out where my calories need to come from https://ketogains.com/ketogains-calculator/

Note: These macros are more of a guideline and not the rule.

As far as benefits go, the keto diet is usually applied with weight loss in mind. However, it is also shown to result in a number of benefits including increased energy levels, healthier inflammatory response, and improved blood sugar balance (among other things).

What is Intermittent Fasting:
For those who do not know what Intermittent Fasting (IF) is, it is basically a “cycle” between periods of fasting and healthy eating (NOT OVEREATING.)

A popular form of IF is the 16/8 method which entails fasting for 16 hours every day with an 8-hour eating window. Traditionally, during the fast you only consume water. However, some have been known to drink black coffee as there is some debate as to its effects on autophagy and fat loss.

I will be doing a full 24hrs worth of fasting before consuming my food. During every fast I will drink 3L of water so that I can keep my body hydrated and running efficiently.

With IF, insulin levels drop significantly — thus, accelerating the fat-burning mechanism of the body. It is also shown to reduce free radicals and boost the cellular repair processes in the body.

While there is undoubtedly more to IF than what I have mentioned, the above notes cover what you need to know for this study.

Combining the Keto Diet with Intermittent Fasting
By understanding their individual uses, you may think that the Keto diet and IF will be too taxing on the body when used together.

However, Based on my research, I believe that I have found the perfect way to piece them together into a single system and with the right implementation, one can incorporate the effects of being in ketosis with that of fasting.

For example, while gaining muscle mass is much harder with a ketogenic diet, IF solves this by improving the body’s insulin sensitivity, blood glucose regulation, and growth hormone production.

Fasting can also help your body achieve ketosis much faster.

Once you are in ketosis, it will be much easier to stick to your IF schedule since you will experience fewer hunger pains.

Remember that IF keeps your metabolism high, which helps you adapt quickly to your reduced carb intake.

Author: Peter