Originally posted by w8lifter
Why do you think keto's are bad?
Well, I'm not sure what I think about it - right now I'm trying to read as much as I can and figure it out.
I am, however, leaning this way...............
"Gail Frank, PhD, spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association and professor of nutrition at California State University, Long Beach, says, "The body needs a minimum of carbohydrates for efficient and healthy functioning -- about 150 grams daily." Below that, normal metabolic activity is disrupted, she says. "The brain needs glucose to function efficiently, and it takes a long time to break down fat and protein to get to the brain." Carbohydrates, especially in the form of vegetables, grains, and fruits, are more efficiently converted to glucose. And this more efficient use of glucose has developed over a long period of time, according to Frank. "Fruits and berries are much more indicative of early man's eating pattern than eating only protein, and we haven't changed all that much physiologically."
Yeah, I hate that arguement how man used to live so & so......like any of that shiat applies to this day and age. The same could be said about meat.....we used to kill & eat wooly mammoth's 24/7 too
"The brain needs glucose to function efficiently,
When you first start a keto diet, you do go through a period of feeling like shit. You're sluggish, feel like you have no energy ,etc. This is because your body is in the midst of change.....going from using glucose for energy to using ketones for energy, the whole adjustment period varies, but usually takes about two weeks. Your brain can function just as efficiently using ketones.
Now my opinion on a keto is that they are very good for fat loss, because there is no insulin release w/ the diet...as I said in another thread insulin inhibits fat-loss. The training on keto is brutal though. You can't expect to gain muscle on this diet.
I would not suggest anyone stay on this diet of diet forever. But it is very effective for fat loss.
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