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The Ketogenic, aka “Keto” Diet is a widely popular diet that stuck through longer than many of the fad diets that comes and goes. So what’s so special about this diet?

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34 Replies to “The Ketogenic Diet Explained in Under 5 Minutes. Low Carb = Best Weight Loss Diet?”

  1. Question, if what was needed to allow the "krebs cycle" to function was oxaloacetate and not acetyl-coa, hence when the acetyl-coa is broken down into acetoacetate and 3-hydroxybutyrate and then reincorporated into acetyl-coa how does this initiate the "krebs cycle"? At this point is oxaloacetate no longer required or where does it come from?

  2. The Ketogenic Diet was meant not to lose weight, but to stop seizures and harsh brain activity. "Like in your brain pic" Once people started seeing you were losing weight from it, it turned into the atkins. I was put on it because I was having a lot of seizures.

  3. surely you wouldn't be able to loose weight by having more fat in your body because doesn't it take longer to burn off those calories. i know that i may not know everything so can someone please explain better than the video about how eating more fat which will make you bigger will make you slimmer?

  4. been on a keto diet now for 2 months ,keto flu didnot end in 5 days ,try 5 weeks, tough going but worth it never been healthier or happier ,intermittent fasting is hugely important and can not be overstated

  5. Your strength comment about how you can't maximize muscle on it is wrong; the strongest I've ever been was on ketosis. Those effects you mention where your maximum energy is reduced lasts about 1-2 months and then goes away; after that you get a massive boost in energy that more than accommodates for it (and if you want your muscle growth to maximize while on it just take creatine and you'll be fine).

  6. Calories are a measurement not a molecule. they are equivalent to BTU's and only measure heat energy. So you can't eat them and your can't burn them. They are a single measure of the food and not a measure of the person.

  7. I've noticed that everyone who gets to Ketogenisis remark on the mental clarity they experience. I've noticed how vocal some fanatical vegans are and wonder if they lack mental clarity or suffer from 'mental fog'.

  8. I don't understand. I am football player in high school and trying to loose body fat/weight. I recall you saying I would experience fatigue, won't be able to hit my max, and a bunch of other stuff. What diet should I go on that will not affect my muscles but will help burn fat?

  9. Almost three years keto-adapted now and wouldn't go back to a carb based diet.

    I was strength training prior to being on a keto diet and my performance if anything has increased. Never being hungry and having seemingly endless energy in the gym and outside the gym certainly helps. Just my two cents.

  10. This sounds like a pretty risky diet to me. If you've heard of diabetic ketoacidosis, this pretty much sounds like the same thing, which is a very serious complication of diabetes. "Keto flu"? All of those symptoms would point to your blood basically turning acidic.

  11. Tempted to give this one a go… I mean I do like potatoes and rice but… bacon, sausages, steaks! … I've never tried an avocado before though… but I love vegetables!
    Going to look more into it but this video was a big help, thank you!

  12. I'm a guy. I'm 17 years old. I've been doing resistance training daily for the past 5 months and have been very happy with my "gains". I'm also on the keto diet and it has helped me to lose a lot of weight. With my main goal to build muscle, I'm just not sure if the keto diet is helping me bulk as quick as possible or if it's even still worth it. I'd love to hear your opinion. Thanks

  13. I hear that after you burn through your glucose and fat, your body resorts to protein for fuel, therefore creating a nightmare for anyone looking to make some gains. If this actually happens, when does it happen? I know this is a late comment but please reply.

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