If you are interested in the low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat, ketogenic diet, then this is the podcast for you. We zero in exclusively on all the questions people have about how being in a state of nutritional ketosis and the effects it has on your health. There are a lot of myths about keto floating around out there and our two amazing cohosts are shooting them down one at a time. Keto Talk is cohosted by 10-year veteran health podcaster and international bestselling author Jimmy Moore from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” and Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from “Doc Muscles” who thoroughly share from their wealth of experience on the ketogenic lifestyle each and every Thursday. We love hearing from our fabulous Ketonian listeners with new questions–send an email to Jimmy at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you’re not already subscribed to the podcast on iTunes and listened to the past episodes, then you can do that and leave a review HERE. Listen in today as Jimmy and Adam bring clarity to all of your low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet questions for you in Episode 55.
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Here’s what Jimmy and Adam talked about in Episode 55:
- Is it high-fat or moderate fat for weight loss on a ketogenic diet?
Hello my Ketonian mentors,
Thank you for what you do! This podcast has been invaluable as my husband and I started keto this new year. We're doing well, losing weight and inches, and feeling good! No keto flu or cravings and we’ve even formed a good group of Ketonians here on Okinawa for support and ideas.
A friend just posted this article from Maria Emmerich and I'm really struggling between what Maria says and what you guys have said about how much fat to consume on a ketogenic diet. We don't do Bulletproof Coffee or fat bombs at all. Instead, we stick to real food but now we’re confused about what's right regarding fat consumption? We aim to lose weight and burn fat, but you say eat fat and Maria says to moderate it. So what’s the right answer? I appreciate your contribution to health and just wish I could get everyone I care about on board!
Arigato from Okinawa,
- Does taking TRT injections inhibit your ability to get into ketosis and lose weight?
Hi Jimmy and the Doc,
I love your show and have been a listener from the first episode. I read Wheat Belly in December 2015 and stopped all grains and rice keeping carbs between 40-80g daily losing 35 pounds in four months and improving my reflux, IBS and other health issues. But then I noticed my energy became completely zapped to the point that I couldn’t get out of bed to workout anymore. I had my testosterone tested and it dropped below 200 in July 2016. My doctor said I have the testosterone of a 95-year old man. I began testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) with weekly injections and noticed my energy, drive, focus and capacity to exercise soared. But my weight also increased and now I can’t get into ketosis. I have consistently been in ketosis when I’ve measured in the morning and would stay in the state all day. I get that my body is recovering from a huge hormonal shock and I need to give it time to adapt. Is difficulty with weight loss and getting into ketosis normal for someone using TRT?
Thanks for your help,
1. Is there something about ketosis that causes lymph nodes to swell?
My niece started low-carb keto and very easily switched from sugar burner to fat burner. At first she had no side effects and reacted very positive on this new lifestyle change, but then she noticed that her lymph nodes started swelling, especially in her neck. When I checked Dr. Google, I found something about the release of dead yeast cells (Candida) or even part of the keto flu. What can I do to help her with this? I told her to speak with her doctor about this, but I’m sure he’ll just tell her to stop her ketogenic diet.
Thank you for spreading the word and I love your show!
Greetings from the Netherlands,
2. What can I do to determine the ideal level of carbohydrates I should be eating on my ketogenic diet?
Hi Jimmy and Doc Nally,,
I love your podcast and thank you for sharing your knowledge!
Here’s my question for you guys: I’m having trouble keeping my carbs to a level that is not too high and not too low. When I cut my carbs to get into ketosis, I tend to eat virtually zero. But doing that makes me start feeling horrible with headaches, so I add back in some carbs and it goes away. I’m trying to eat no more than 10g carbs per meal as a goal. So how can I determine what my “Goldilocks zone” of carbohydrate intake is?
Keep it up and thanks for answering my question!
3. Can dehydration give you a false boost in your ketone production?
Hi Jimmy and Doc Nally!
Thanks for doing such a fun and informative podcast! I’ve listened to al of them, sometimes twice if I need a refresher later. I have been keto for the past few months both for weight loss and health. I’ve been happy with the results so far with about a pound a week weight loss, less fatigue, more energy, and more wakefulness to take on the day. My Ketonix breath ketone device shows I am in ketosis pretty much constantly and I’m using this device to see how various foods and carb amounts impact my fat burning.
But now I have a question for you regarding the effect of dehydration on ketone production? My 6-year old caught me blowing into my Ketonix the other day and she wanted to blow into it too. Despite eating a very carb heavy diet, she showed moderate levels of ketosis. So it got me thinking why this would happen. Is she dehydrated? And for those of us purposely trying to get into ketosis, could drinking less water than normal fuel more ketone production and show false readings?
Any input would be great! Thanks for reading my email!
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- How does lack of sufficient sleep impact your ketone levels?
Hi Jimmy and Doc Nally:
I suffer from chronic insomnia – I wake earlier than I want, or wake several times a night. Sometimes I fall asleep right away and sometimes I don’t. When I get up for the day, I generally feel less tired than I was when I went to bed even when I get more than 6 or 6.5 hours of sleep. I think 7.5 hours is my sweet spot. How does the lack of sufficient sleep impact your ketone levels? My guess is insomnia decreases ketones due to increased amounts of cortisol which raises blood sugar and insulin levels. Plus the stress of feeling tired all the time may lead to questionable nutritional choices.
Thanks for your help with this. I really love and look forward to every new episode of Keto Talk. Keep up the good work!
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