Got a new camera but quality got messed up :/ After my video about the various types of fats and about MCT, I got a lot of requests about my breakdown of the ketogenic diet! I go over what it means to be in ketosis, the mechanisms behind it, the common mistakes I see and what types of fats I recommend!
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43 Replies to “The Ketogenic Diet Made Simple”

  1. once you've become keto adapted how long does it take your body to start breaking down muscle with the absence of food? how does the addition of cardio or weight training affect this process during the fasted state?

  2. just curious as this is my first video of yours ive watched, are you a scientist? your video was excellent! please keep them coming. also can you touch on high protein diets and lack of intestinal movement?? politely put

  3. Miguel, what's your thoughts on Ketogenic diet and uric acid level in body? Can people with gout do ketogenic diet? It seems that nobody has addressed this issue while people just highlight all the glorious benefits of the diet?

  4. That study is absolute rubbish! Comparing ice cream, peperroni – processed crap, to other oils? Have you read anything by Phinney, Volek or Mauro Pasquale?

  5. Great work Miguel, you've got a really good video series on the biochemistry of nutrition. I really appreciate the scientific approach you're bringing to the online fitness community.

    Just a quick question: you mention that the body will first deplete it's muscle glycogen stores for energy after which it will then switch to adipose tissue stores, but then you also mention that the body will also use muscle protein breakdown in order to convert this to glucose and use as an energy source. Can you clarify whether this muscle protein breakdown occurs before the body switches to adipose tissue consumption? Or does the muscle breakdown only occur after depletion of adipose tissue? Thanks and keep up the good work!

  6. the mistake of eating too much fat is only a mistake if it's done too long. The point is when transitioning from burning sugar to burning fat, you must consume no sugar and low protein in order to stop depending on sugar for energy. This leaves fat as the bulk of the calories. Once you do this for a while, you are no longer relying on sugar. you can then get into a real calorie deficit and feel full of energy. your hormones are more in tune and you can have greater control of glycogen stores, energy and satiety. Ketosis meaning burning fat for energy is a state of starvation, this is when intermittent fasting becomes a strong tool. This is my take on it anyway. Nice video

  7. If your doing a Ketogenic diet properly does the low glycogen in the muscles affect your performance or cause someone to look flat all the time when not pumped?

  8. I've really enjoyed your videos Miguel. Just wanted to make a suggestion to you. I recommend posting them to fitness websites in the nutrition sections, such as and others. Consult the mods first to see if you can get them to "Sticky" the postings.
    You're providing great work. I hope you get a million subscribers or more.

  9. Subs rising rapidly now! Awesome and well deserved, great information.
    If you fancy watching a semi strong short guy lift decently heavy weights and talk about things…. Check my channel guys!

  10. Awesome video. I have a question since you mentioned the Ketogenic diet how much fat, protein, carbohydrates should an individual have as a relates to the Ketogenic diet? Now I do understand that everyone has a specific need as far as protein carbohydrates and fats are concerned. However I hear some people say that you should get 70% calories from fat, 25% from protein, and 5% from carbs. Also I've heard so many individuals on YouTube say you can have as much saturated fat as you like but according to your video and Jerry Ward's pass keto videos that does not seem plausible.

  11. Good video addressed the problems people have doing keto. Especially overdoing protein and fats. Not a fan of the veto diet but very good info

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