Ketogenic Diet vs. Low Carb Diet: Thomas DeLauer

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Ketogenic Diet vs. Low Carb Diet: Thomas DeLauer-
Ketosis to Help Your Business?

-Ketosis is when your body turns to fat rather than carbohydrates for energy. Ketosis can occur during fasting, when you reduce the amount of carbs or calories in your diet, during pregnancy or after exercising for a long period of time. Many diets use ketosis as the means of burning fat while maintaining muscle – examples include the Atkins diet and other low-carb diets. This strategy can also lead to decreased hunger. How long does it take to kick your body into fat burning, ketosis mode? Roughly 3-4 days of consuming less than 50 carbs per day, the equivalent of 2 bananas. Benefits include weight loss, seizure prevention, cardiovascular health and type-2 diabetes help, to name a few.
How does it Work? When glucose is in short supply, your liver will break down fats into ketones, which are then used throughout your body for energy. Muscles and other tissues in your body use ketones rather than glucose for energy metabolism. In a healthy person, the production of ketones for energy is the body’s natural response to starvation, so this happens when dieting, overnight and during fasting.
Glucose or Ketones: Which is More Effective? Many brain diseases, such as epilepsy, are already being treated by the ketogenic diet. The mechanisms to why it helps the brain are still being studied, but there are some possible reasons that ketones seem to be a good energy source for the brain. One major Ketone, beta-hydroxybutyrate, or BHB, provides more energy per unit of oxygen than glucose, and thus may be even more efficient than glucose at providing energy to the brain. (3)
-The ketogenic diet has also been found to increase the number of mitochondria in brain cells. In a 2004 study on rats, one group was fed a ketogenic diet while the other was fed a normal diet. A positive impact was found on the gene expression for mitochondrial enzymes in the hippocampus, the memory and learning center of the brain. (4)
Ketosis and Body Water Composition: High fat and low carb diets are known to lead to fast weight loss. The fast weight loss is due to water weight being shed (5)
-When you decrease carbs, you decrease water storage in the body.
Who Can Benefit From Ketosis? If you are looking to shed some body fat, ketosis may be a good tool. This can go along with an exercise regimen as you maintain muscle while losing fat. Ketosis can also benefit those who need to boost brain power as energy may be utilized more effectively in the brain.
*Be careful because those with diabetes can get too high of a level of ketones in their blood, which is very dangerous. This occurs due to the low levels of insulin in the blood, which will signal the body to produce excess ketones that will build up in the blood, making the blood pH too low.
1. What is Ketosis?
2. Diabetes Education Online
3. The fat-fueled brain: unnatural or advantageous?
4. A cDNA microarray analysis of gene expression profiles in rat hippocampus following a ketogenic diet
5. Composition of Weight Loss During Short Term Weight Reduction

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20 thoughts on “Ketogenic Diet vs. Low Carb Diet: Thomas DeLauer

  1. Keto diet is defined. How is low carb diet defined? Anything under 250 grams if you are consuming 2,000 calories per day? Where is the line from where we start counting low carb? In other words, what amount is medium carb so anything under it gets into lower carb?

  2. How many grams of carbs should I aim for to lose weight? I’ve been eating 19 grams is this to little or to much?

  3. I just about spit out my water when I heard you say Atkins 10-15 years ago. I did Atkins for the first time when my kids, who are now in their 30's, while they were little. I like you – but that mistake makes me cringe a little.

  4. No one should starve. But there are cognitive benefits discovered. The men in unbroken iirc was mentioned by Dr Fung and one guy learning Norwegian in a week and other examples while help prisoner and in starvation conditions. Similar benefits with IM and w out the muscle wasting and other derogatory affects obviously.

  5. I have really enjoyed your videos over the last couple of years and they have really helped me out. Done time in the past you had a video that talked about the cell mitochondria becoming ketone adapted. Once that occurred, the mitochondria would have trouble switching back to the use of sugar for energy and would result in having glucose backing up in the bloodstream. Calling this peripheral rather than pathological. I am looking for the study or studies you used for coming to this decision.


    Rick Irby

  6. Excellent video as usually. Thank you for such wonderful information.
    How good could be keto for a person with BPH condition?

  7. Thomas I would like to thank you for your video and advice. I thank God for you. I have lost 40 pounds in almost 3.5 months via keto diet, Intermittent fasting, your video , your food and grocery suggestions. I am now competing in MMA and successful at my career in the healthcare industry.

  8. How do you get passed the tons of meat consumption one needs for keto? And dairy? Is there a vegan keto option?

  9. Wow I didn't realize what you were talking about because I already only had my left airpod in I put the right one in after I read this and wow …yeah crazy I would have thought it was broke

  10. Adkins? Ten fifteen years ago? I was on it in 1970. It’s had several cycles of being “The diet” to follow.

  11. I don't think I'm in Ketosis, but I've lowered my carbs dramatically. I find that if I do a v low carb diet for up to 3 or 4 months I start to feel emotionally empty, it's a weird sensation. I have no cravings and I'm not hungry, but emotionally I feel flat. I think it's because the food is not giving me my endorphine high. I love to eat veg and salad, I love meat and cheese, I eat all those things, but without the carbs I think I start to feell empty and blah emotionally. Does anyone else get that?

  12. i'm getting told mixed things from my drs. about doing the keto diet most are saying with my health and situation ect it's not good for me. so i was kinda bummed but my husband is still going to try it.

  13. Wildly misleading title; this 8 minute peroration is just a cheering section for keto diets; NOTHING about low carb is given, except, at the very end, he intimates a low carb diet could make you feel nausea, sick, rundown… because hey: you ALMOST got into ketosis (the promised land)… but you failed to get over "the hump". Yeah: that's a pretty balanced comparison alright…

  14. tried keto for like 3 months lost alot but id rather do low carbs its more sustainable imo plus im tryns gain muscle s

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