Today we have best selling author Mark Sisson on the show. Mark's book The Primal Blueprint was a game changer for me when I was initially adopting a primal way of eating. Today we're talking about his newest book, The Keto Reset Diet and how he thinks that phases of what I'll call "clean keto" are the next level of primal in terms of anti-aging, fat loss, performance, satiety & energy.
For an introduction to ketogenic diets, ketones and other general concepts, check out episode 387 of the podcast where I talk about this stuff from a high level to lay the foundation for today's episode.
For today, we're talking about why Mark considers keto phases the next level of primal, what kind of carb & protein limitations you'll need for success
Mark said a few super powerful things in the episode that I want to really highlight:
Building a fast metabolism as a health goal is completely flawed. Accelerated metabolic function accelerates again.
Guys, it's not that we need faster metabolisms. It's quite the opposite. We need more efficient metabolisms and we can create that with our food choices.
He also said, "When I'm keto, I'm barely keto & when I'm not, I'm barely not".
Do you know what that is? It's consistency. It's getting to a place where there aren't wild fluctuations in the quality & quantity of your diet. That's what we need to focus on more than an inconsistent extreme approach.
I strongly recommend you check out his new book, The Keto Reset Diet & definitely take a listen to today's episode!
Resources: The Keto Reset Diet
The mindset side of change cannot be overlooked. If you struggle with the consistency we talk about in today's episode, make sure you sign up for the free mindset masterclass next week!
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Ketosis is a state of metabolic efficiency where you are able to burn stored energy in the form of body fat and ketones & not be dependent on regular high carbohydrate meals to sustain your energy, mood and cognitive focus.
Ketones are an energy source just like carbs, fat & protein are energy sources. Ketones can be used by your brain, your heart, and your muscles. Ketones are produced by the liver as a byproduct of fat metabolism.
Ketones produced under certain conditions:
blood sugar is low insulin is low muscle & liver glycogen stores are low To understand more about this, listen to the following episodes of the Primal Potential podcast:
Episode 009: Carb Spillover
Episode 058: Understanding Fat Loss
Why Calorie Counting Doesn't Work
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