Do Calories Matter When Doing the Ketogenic Diet? – Dr

Many people wonder if they should be counting calories on keto. Find out if you need to start counting your calories in this video.

0:00 Introduction: Do calories matter when doing keto?
0:28 Calories and your hormones
1:38 Calories and a ketogenic diet
2:30 Intermittent fasting
2:52 Counting calories on keto

In this video, we’re going to discuss calorie counting on keto. People often wonder if calories matter on a ketogenic diet, and sometimes they do. It all depends!

The types of calories that you consume are what determine if you will gain weight. Not all calories are treated equally by the endocrine system, so they all affect hormones like insulin, cortisol, and growth hormone differently.

Carbohydrates trigger insulin and are used solely as fuel in the body. Protein can also trigger insulin if it’s consumed in large amounts. Lean protein causes a greater spike in insulin than fattier cuts of meat.

Protein is used for fuel but also to replace and rebuild muscles, hair, nails, and skin. Fat has the least effect on insulin. Similar to protein, fat is used for both energy and for tissues in the body including the brain, nerve tissue, and cell membranes.

If you’re on a ketogenic diet you should be consuming minimal calories from carbohydrates, a moderate amount of calories from protein, and a high amount of calories from fat.

There are some situations where you will need to count calories on a keto diet. For example, If you want to lose weight, but you have a slow metabolism, a thyroid problem, trouble sleeping, high stress, or you’re menopausal, you’ll want to lower your calories from fat.

You’ll need to consume more fat in the beginning while your body adapts to ketosis, then you can lower the calories from fat to increase weight loss. If you’re consuming too much dietary fat, you won’t burn your own body fat, even if you’re in ketosis.

Combining keto with intermittent fasting can also help to increase weight loss. Gradually going from 2 meals to 1 boosts weight loss, even if you have a slow metabolism.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 57, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching. I hope this video helps you understand the relationship between calories and a ketogenic diet. I’ll see you in the next video.

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