Ketosis

The Ketogains Nutritional Hierarchy

Our own Luis Villaseñor aka Darth Luiggi has developed an easy way to visualize the way you should prioritize your activities and your diet in the way as we propose it here in KetoGains. Feel free to share it everywhere so that people can realize the true order of things and do Ketogains in the correct way. This Nutritional Hierarchy should be even in your wall!

 

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Socrates, Thoreau, Elephants, Life Change

There is a quote by Socrates, the Greek philosopher, which says, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”  This is, at face value, trite.  It’s the stale sort of first-semester psychology major quote that you’ve heard a hundred times, or seen tattooed on the side of some 19 year old in a two-piece bikini at the beach.  The meaning for me, at 37 years old, has more to do with the context in which Socrates is reported to have said those words.  The quote is actually from Plato’s book titled “Apology” (The more formal title being the fancier-sounding “Apologia Socratis.”). …
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The Ketogains Food Pyramid

The best way to learn how to follow the Ketogains program is understanding our food pyramid. This Infographic will guide you in the correct ways to plan your macros and eat accordingly, without risking any setbacks to any of your goals.

More than just focusing on what to eat or what not. We emphasize the correct amounts of macros and how to calculate them as well as those elusive electrolytes which are one of the main causes for several of the sympthoms a lot of our members report when first starting keto. So grab the Ketogains food pyramid, share it everywhere,…
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Micronutrients Made Simple

There are a number of reasons that you may not be performing optimally – you may not be eating sufficient amounts of calories (be they protein, fat, or carbohydrate) for performance and recovery, you may not be getting adequate rest, you could be under a great deal of stress; it’s also possible that all three of those examples are just fine, but your diet is garbage and you forgot about micronutrients.

 

One of my criticisms of the IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros) movement (at least what it “became,” perhaps not what it was intended to be)…
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Protein Over-consumption in Ketogenic Diets Explained

Protein over-consumption is one of the main issues discussed at the Ketogains Group everyday. People are always reading, hearing and/or misunderstanding that eating protein will cause gluconeogenesis and kick you out of ketosis. Tyler Cartwright splendidly refuted the claim that protein supply activates GNG in this post, I recommend you check it out.

 

 

So, if protein consumption doesn’t massively increase gluconeogenesis, then two questions remain:

Why doesn’t ketogains recommend you eat tons of protein? Why does protein over-consumption lower ketones? Ketogains Protein Recommendation

 

Of these questions, the first is easier to answer….
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The Two Fears that Sabotage Change

 

It’s become a recurring thought in my head about how to share with people who have a long journey of self- Change ahead of them something that I’ve learned from 9 years trying to become the person I want to be.  How do you take all of the successes, all of the struggles, and all of the questions that bounce around in your head and condense it down into something that both resonates with people and also encourages them to recognize what is ahead and how to deal with the challenges that will come?  I was reminded of something…
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Gluconeogenesis – The worst name for a rock band ever

At least three times a week I am engaged either in the Facebook group or other places asking questions that generally go like this:  “At what point do I eat too much protein and go into gluconeogenesis ?”  So I wanted to provide a more thought out answer, so here goes.

I should add that my commentary here is largely to be filtered through the lens of T1 diabetes…if you’re T1 diabetic, the regulatory feedback mechanisms are endogenously broken (the pancreas isn’t producing insulin), and must be regulated exogenously (the injection of insulin).

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Ketogains – Ketogenic Diets in #context – Part 1

During our first Ketogains summit on ketogenic lifestyle we had some great ketnotes Tyler Cartwright explains the basics of a Ketogenic diet, in CONTEXT. This is part one of the session. Check part two here

 

There are various definitions and lines of thought on what a Ketogenic Diet is. 75% Fat? 90% Fat? 100% Fat? Let us not complicate things:

“A Ketogenic Diet is one in which a diet is sufficiently low in carbohydrates to cause the body to produce ketones”

There is no “true” ketogenic diet – A ketogenic diet is #context dependent of your goals, body fat…
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Fat Like Me

A young literary scholar on Facebook who wanted to provide me with what I will assume was intended to be constructive criticism recently approached me. The message said, “I find it ironic and condescending to fat people that you would offer advice to anyone about how to change their life when your (sic) still a fatty. I don’t mean no disrespect, but you should shut your mouth until you don’t look so fate!” (I assume he meant “fat” not “fate.”) Grammatical errors aside, this young Shakespeare brings up an interesting point about someone who is “so fate” offering advice to…
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