Why this popular high-fat diet simply doesn’t work for everyone
Originally developed in the 1920s as a medical treatment for children with seizures, the ketogenic diet has taken the weight loss world by storm for the past few years. With its goal of 75% fat, 20% protein and a mere 5% carbs, it’s a huge change from the standard American diet of more than 50% carbs.
This way of eating switches your body from burning sugar and carbs as fuel to using fats as its primary energy source, and this can be a total game changer for your health – when it’s done properly. But, with huge changes comes huge challenges for those whose genetics and fat metabolism just aren’t geared for it.
First of all, I need you to know: if keto failed you – you didn’t lose weight and you felt awful – it’s NOT your fault! One diet truly does not fit all, and keto may not be the right fit for you.
The high amount of fats required for your body to go into ketosis and extreme fat-burning are not right for everyone. Check out these articles to learn more about who shouldn’t do keto, how to fix your fat metabolism and how to know when a diet is the right diet for you:
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This week’s Quick Tip is a tasty way to BOOST the output of bile and BLAST BELLY FAT.
Most of us have a liver clogged with toxins and fatty deposits, which makes it difficult to metabolize stored fat efficiently. Add in a high-fat diet like keto and you really have a problem.
Fortunately, artichokes (especially the hearts) can help. They’re loaded with liver-protecting flavonoids that enhance the output of bile. This aids in the digestion and breakdown of fats. I love tossing artichoke hearts into chicken soup, salads or one dish meals and always put it on pizza! I recommend enjoying 1/2 cup of artichoke hearts daily.
Why I’m Not Crazy About Keto
In this short video, get a quick rundown on why I’m not a huge fan of keto and the main reason so many people have issues. To make sure you’re able to digest and metabolize all that fat, you’ll need additional support from Bile Builder.
Metabolic Keto – Episode 93
It’s no mystery that I’m not a fan of a hardcore keto diet for women. I do whole-heartedly support a higher fat diet in general, which is an approach shared by my podcast guest, Rachel Gregory, author of the best-selling book, “21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge.”
Listen to Metabolic Keto – Episode 93 with nutritionist Rachel Gregory to learn all the pros and cons of keto for women and much, much more.
Fix Your Fat Metabolism and Make It Work for You
Underlying most problems with the keto diet is trouble with your fat metabolism. Your body wants to burn fat as its primary fuel, but if your bile is congested, you have too little bile, you’re missing your gallbladder, you have fatty liver disease, or you have other digestive issues, then you can’t digest all the fats the keto diet requires you to eat, and you’ll feel worse instead of better.
The first step to fixing your fat metabolism is building better bile, which starts with UNI KEY Health’s Bile Builder. Free-flowing bile is essential for eliminating toxins and digesting fats properly.
“Keto didn’t work, but this did! After a month on the plan, I lost 15 pounds and 4.5 inches off my waist!”