December 20, 2018

KETO FAQ

Frequently asked questions and general Keto overview:

Although I have done a few articles on keto misconceptions and write-ups on my extreme end of the keto spectrum diets such as the all bacon diet and carnivore diet, I realized that I haven’t posted a general overview so her you guys go!  Feel free to ask any further questions below.

What is a ketogenic diet?

A ketogenic diet is any diet that induces ketosis. (Ketosis – Ketosis is a normal metabolic process, something your body does to keep working. When it doesn’t have enough carbohydrates from food for your cells to burn for energy, it burns fat instead. As part of this process, it makes ketones.

Is Keto a High Fat Diet?

It is not necessarily a high fat diet but often times is.
Gluconeogenisis (GNG) is not a supply driven physiological process. Excess protein does not increase glucose via GNG.

(https://academic.oup.com/…/artic…/doi/10.1210/jcem.85.5.6573https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18561209https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1460185,
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11238483, on and on)

 

Are There Different Types of Keto Diets?

There are multiple variations of the ketogenic diets, but most will typically fall in 3 main categories:

Standard Ketogenic Diet (SKD) – Low carb all the time in constant state of ketosis. This is where the vast majority of keto dieters will be and remain as the others are geared toward those with specific goals and a plan for those goals.

Targeted Ketogenic Diet (TKD) – Same as SKD with a small amount of extra carbs around training (preferrably before).

Cyclical Ketogenic Diet (CKD)- Any regimen where carbs are intentionally re-fed for a short period of time while the remainder of the time is spent in/entering a ketogenic state (only specifically recommended for those with high enough workload that normal rate muscle glycogen replenishment via gng is insufficient for workouts and electrolyte issues are ruled out as the workout limiting factor.)

Keto can be mixed with any lifestyle that does not expound carbohydrate need:

  • You can be paleo and follow a keto diet
  • You can be vegan and keto, but it can be difficult
  • You can follow a healthy keto diet, but you can also follow a diet poor in nutrient density that is still ketogenic.
  • And so on…

Disclaimer

This page is designed to provide information for educational purposes and does not provide or claim to provide medical/professional advice, diagnosis, opinion, treatment or services to you or to readers. The information within this article is not a substitute for professional/medical care, and you should not use the information as a replacement for professional medical care from a physician or other health care provider. As such, the author is not liable or responsible for any course of action taken by readers. The internet is not a doctor and neither is this page, if you require specific medical advice or have a pre-existing condition that may be effected by such dietary change consult your physician, or dietitian, preferably one educated in low carb dieting and metabolism.

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About Roger James CSCS, NSCA-CPT

I am a trainer (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist®, NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer®, NASM Golf Fitness Specialist), coach (USAW Sports Performance Coach), and now blogger with a passion for fitness, health, and performance. My love for the gym began as a way to get stronger and better at sports. While my early training packed on strength it also packed on unhealthy weight. After a pectoral injury made strength training take a back seat, I focused on my health and losing weight to go from 270lbs to 200 in about 3 months time. I favor evidenced based training and lifestyle choices to build not just the body clients want to see in the mirror, but that have the strength and ability to live life as actively as they desire. This site is a way for me to help others on their health and wellness journey.  It is my goal to provide quality material to help educate and expand peoples thinking about fitness, health, and wellness.  I am not a doctor and do not claim to be.  The information provided on my site is there as an educational tool so that others can make informed decisions about how to live their life.

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