Intermittent Fasting and the Keto Diet


Did you know that the ketosis
diet was actually formed from the theory of fasting? I’m Thomas DeLauer with Keto-Mojo and I want to help you understand how testing your blood ketone levels also understanding the
relationship between ketosis and fasting can truly
help you get even more out of your body composition goals. And get more out of your overall
health goals with fasting. You see, believe it or
not, the ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting
are very, very similar. The whole idea with intermittent
fasting is you’re trying to abstain from food for
a certain period of time. So that your body ultimately
creates ketone bodies. Now when it comes down
to ketosis, of course, you’re eating the foods that
are going to help your body stimulate ketones and
refrain from the foods that would stop ketone production. So at the end of the day we’re
really after the same thing. Generally, intermittent fasting is fasting for a minimum of 16 hours. Although personally,
I recommend pushing it a little bit longer because
the benefits start at 16 hours. But when you’re fasting
you generally come across a couple of hurdles. Now I like to categorize
them into two things. We have the physiological hurdles. And then we have the mental hurdles. You see we have this
Pavlovian response to food. From the time that we are
born, we are conditioned to eat food at the sound of
a bell or at a specific time. Our alarm clock goes off, we eat food. The school bell rings, we eat food. The dinner bell rings, we eat food. So we have this mental conditioning that we should just be eating
at set periods of time. And when we first have to overcome that it’s exceptionally difficult. We have a lot of mental roadblocks. We feel hungry even
though we’re not hungry. So what does keto testing
have to do with this? Well, if you’re actually testing
your ketones it’ll tell you are you really hungry. And if you’re testing your
glucose, it can tell you if you’re truly hypoglycemic. Are you really feeling that way? Or is it just your mind
playing tricks on you because you’re used to eating
at a specific period of time? So you’re truly trying to determine if you’re actually hungry or
if you’re just mentally hungry. You can simply look at
your blood ketone levels. And if your ketone levels are high enough, you know that you have some fuel. And if you’re looking a little bit lower, then you know that you might
truly actually be hungry. It’s really going to give
you a little bit more of an indicator of whether
you’re actually hungry or not. Then we move into the more
physiological effects. Because yes, of course,
fasting does have an effect on the physical body. And the same holds true when
it comes down to testing. You can now figure out
if your body is actually utilizing your own stored
body fat as a source of fuel. This is really powerful
and it’s motivating. When you’re going through a fasting period and you take a look at your ketone meter, and you see that your body
is actually utilizing ketones and actually utilizing
fat as a fuel source, nothing is more motivating
than seeing that. Because you are now realizing
that you’re not wasting away, you’re not burning up
all your precious muscle, you’re actually burning body fat and your body is getting
in an optable ketone range. So truly intermittent fasting
is a great way to leverage the power of ketones. But the only way that you can
truly tell that you’re getting the most out of your fast is if you test. So I encourage you to test
multiple times throughout the day if you’re experimenting
with intermittent fasting. It’s gonna tell you a lot about the peaks and the valleys throughout the day. But it’s also going to tell you
if you’re doing it right. So as always make sure
you’re keep it locked in here with Keto-Mojo, So that you can get the most
out of ketosis and now, get the most out of your
intermittent fasting regimen.

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