Elite & Powerful Found Using Ketogenic Diet To Stay Young
The ketogenic diet is now being used by Silicon Valley’s elite and powerful as a way to “extend their lives.” Yep, some of the richest people in the world are shunning carbs as a way to extend life. But is this really the right way?
According to CNBC, Silicon Valley executives are flocking to the diet:
Inkinen was previously a co-founder of online real-estate company Trulia. His journey into health care began when he learned he was at high risk of type 2 diabetes, despite being an endurance athlete.
“In the past, I was eating a carb-rich diet and I can’t tell you how many times I would literally fall asleep with my head on the keyboard at 3pm,” he said.
He built up a team of scientists and physicians to build out an “online diabetes-reversal clinic,” which later became Virta. The company launched with $37 million in funding, as well as promising results from a clinical trial run. A study found that after 10 weeks on the program, 56% of a group of 262 adults with the disease were able to lower their blood glucose to non-diabetic ranges.
You don’t need a team of scientists, you just need to avoid the carbs. A ketogenic diet would certainly be a survival enthusiast best friend. It can vastly lower a number of times you eat per day, making you a more efficient survival machine.
Can it also make you younger? In some ways, it can.
What Is The Ketogenic Diet?
“Ketosis” is a state achieved by the body whereas the body switches from being a carb burner to a fat burner. Fat is a more stable source of energy and is said to have a great many brain benefits.
It is also said to be a way to lose weight effectively. The concept is that the body burns off fat stores for energy. While in ketosis, a person often experiences a longer, more stable energy throughout the day. Without the presence of carbs to swing the body’s blood sugar in either direction, the ketogenic person typically experiences no energy swing.
Being in ketosis is usually accomplished by taking in less than 30 grams of carbs a day. However, for many, that number varies heavily. You can typically feel how deeply into ketosis you are, although, you can get exact measurements by purchasing inexpensive ketone strips from Amazon.
Ketogenic Diet Side Effects
For man, the ketogenic diet isn’t all roses. Some people feel irritable, angry, and frequent adrenaline rushes. Some people also experience impenetrable insomnia. I’ve personally used L-Theanine to help combat some of the nasty effects, which has helped, but every person’s body is different.
Ketogenic Diet and Fat
One of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to the ketogenic diet is that they avoid fat. You can’t just eat protein, you need to serve your body up with its new energy source. If you only eat protein, you are likely to feel extremely fatigued.
The diet is easier to stick to than most assume. The fact is, when you relieve your body of carbohydrates, you cease craving them. In fact, most people on the ketogenic diet report not missing cabs even the slightest. Sugar activates the brain to crave carbs, without the activation, the brain simply doesn’t want them.
Does this mean you can’t eat fruit while on a ketogenic diet? Kind of. It really depends on your body type and how many carbs your body can intake without breaking out of ketosis. Again, a ketone strip, as a listed above, can help you figure it out.
A Ketogenic diet plan would include:
Lots of fats such as grass-fed butter (Kerrygold), coconut oil, clean olive oils, duck fats, etc.
Any clean meats, such as steaks, chicken, deer, bison, elk, duck, etc.
Leafy greens such as spinach, kale, and broccoli.
You’d want to avoid sugar and starches, including hidden sugars. For many people, they don’t realize how much sugar they get inside of their morning coffee drinks. You’d need to avoid sweeteners, including artificial versions.
Don’t overdo the coffee. Many people think the ketogenic diet plan includes coffee, but that’s not true. The reason is because many keto diet people advocate drinking lots of coffee. There is nothing wrong with coffee, but when you are in ketosis and you dump coffee into your gut, you might end up feeling a bit anxious. It’s important to not end up jacked up on caffeine to survive your day. If you need caffeine all day, the ketogenic diet isn’t for you.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.
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