We would like to address the sustainability issue first by saying our creator, God, put you and all human babies into ketosis. And if those human babies are exclusively breastfed . . . they will stay in ketosis. It is our opinion that we should take note of that God given fundamental, nutritional cue and stay in ketosis from cradle to grave.
We are not advocating drinking human breast milk into adulthood. That would surely get you arrested (Lol). Rather just keep flowing with the original plan and keep eating and drinking high fat low carb for life!
“We can survive without carbs, but wethe can not survive without fat. Because we can still burn fat when carbs run out . . but not vice versa!” - Dr Fung
So Just what is Keto acidosis?
“Highly refined - high glycemic -low fat, food like substances,
that are stored in plastic and then microwaved . . . are the biggest reasons -
why we are so sick . . .today!” - Dr Grego
Well if you ask 10 people you will probably get 10 different answers . . .lol.
So we will share with you our practical definition in hopes that you will gain a clear understanding of just what exactly “Keto” is and is not . . .
First you must understand that Keto is NOT . . . . KetoAcidosis!
KetoAcidosis is a horrible life threatening condition where your ketones are out of control.
First off just what are ketones? Simply put they are water soluble fat molecules of high energy value. In simple terms ketones(73) are like fireworks on the fourth of July exploding with tons of energy, boosting you with more stamina, vitality, health and energy!
So then the question is how do Ketones get out of control? They get out of control when insulin is not present. So basically that is a person who has Type 1 diabetes.
If you are not a Type 1 diabetic then it would take an act of congress to get your millimoles of ketones into the double digit range, which is 10 millimoles or higher (normal range of millimoles for ketosis is between 1 and 5 millimoles), and into Ketoacidosis. An example for you to get into the danger range of 10+ millimoles of ketones might be,if you water fasted for 14 days, then dry fasted for 3 days and then ran an ultra-marathon!
We think you will agree that is potentially never going to happen in your lifetime.
To put it into more concrete terms, where the rubber hits the road . . where being overweight affects your pocket book . . lets look at the effect of weight on salary. Weight affects salary significantly, but the effect is different for men and women. For women, the skinnier you are, the more money you’ll make. Women are punished for any weight gain. For American women, a 25-pound weight gain produces an average decrease in salary of $15,572 per year. Very thin women earn approximately $22,000 more than an average weight woman. Very heavy women (over 30 BMI) earn about $19,000 less than the average.!
FUN FACT: Anyone who has been injecting insulin in the same spot for a while, knows that they will develop fat deposits, at the site of the injection.
See below . . .
Lets give you one more simple metaphor to help you really understand this very important point.
If you look at insulin like food police, every time you eat food the police (insulin) come out. And as long as you stay within the speed limit (eating limit) that is you use (metabolize) all the carbs / proteins you eat.
You will not get a ticket (fat).
But if you keep eating and not using all the carbs and proteins (sugars), then your constantly over the speed limit (repetitive speeding tickets) . . . The insulin police will then take you to a “jail cell” . . . aka “fat cell” and where you’ll be spending large amounts of time making a lot of fat cells (obesity) . . .
Because you keep eating and not using all your carbs and proteins . . Capiche?
At this point you will have 2 choices:
food police (insulin) to take you to a jail cell (fat cell = obesity)-remember?
Which is a very tedious and cumbersome task.
Not to mention extremely inconvenient; especially when your life is
already so packed full of tasks and to do lists!
FUN FACT: Be like Micahel Phellps and eat and use (metabolize)12,000 calories a day! With a no excess body fat and no fatty liver or type 2 diabetes. Of course this is an extreme example to show you that it is not insulin, but rather “unused” carbs and proteins (sugars) that cause insulin to do bad things in your body!
We of course, are not advocating for you to eat 12,000 calories a day
. . but we are advocating for you to use all the carbs and proteins
(sugars) that you consume in a day . . . so that insulin will be your friend and not your foe!
Now which one sounds like a good bit easier and a whole lot more fun?
“So insulin has to come out every time you eat a carb or protein making you store fat and that will eventually cause you to have a . . . .
fatty liver (insulin resistance) = fatty pancreas (type 2 diabetes) =
fatty you (obesity)!”
In point of fact and this is by far our favorite study, because its so simple and elegant and so very true . . .
you can not grow fat cells until and unless insulin is present.
So in the laboratory when scientists try to grow fat cells in a petri dish . .
they can not grow one fat cell until they introduce insulin in the dish!
“So simply put . . .
Insulin makes you fat and you are fat because of insulin!”
How is that for succinctness?
Here is a huge study (Whitehall Study) to confirm what we just shared with you . . . There were over 38,000 people studied for over a 10 year period.
The top line is the people who developed diabetes, you can see how the line is slowly (over a 13 year period) going up and up ( fatty liver then pre-diabetic) over time until their pancreas can't keep up with insulin production. Because of the unused carbs and proteins (sugar) being consumed. And then there pancreas just can't keep up and their sugar (glucose) just rockets sky high. Which is when the diagnosis of diabetes is made.
You are probably thinking its a good thing I won’t become a diabetic because I don't constantly eat carbs consistently or excessive proteins
. . .right?
Well, negative, if you are not Keto (burning your own fat for energy in the form of ketones) then you are in glycolysis (burning sugar for fuel).
FUN FACT: do you know what the number one selling item in practically any grocery store is? The 5 pound bag of white sugar. And it would make sense because the average you (American) consumes over 150 lbs of the white death (sugar) a year!
You see, even if you eat a small amount of carbs or you our on a low carb diet. You will still be out of keto and into glycolysis (using sugar for fuel) And you are well on your way to having a fatty liver, then becoming pre diabetic and finally a diabetic because you are constantly eating sugar. You see when you eat carbs . . . you eat sugars. Because you can not use any type of carb for fuel . . . Carbs must be broken down into glucose (sugar) and stored as glycogen (chains of sugars) before you can use them for fuel.
What about proteins like in the Paleo, Adkins or the Carnivore diet? Well unfortunately you can not use protein for fuel either . . . proteins must be broken down into amino acids which can and do form sugars . Especially if you eat more than adequate amounts of proteins. And you might be asking. . . just what is an adequate amount of protein?
Great question and the simple answer is not more than 15% of your daily macronutrient intake. Macronutrients being Fats - Proteins - Carbs.
So understand that when you eat a “normal” meal of a hamburger and french fries with a vanilla shake, that is approximately 98 carbs and 20 grams of protein. And if you just go back to work and sit in front of a computer or just walk around your building doing light lifting, you will not use (metabolize) all those carbs and proteins (which break down into sugar). Which will cause your insulin the burden of trying to push all those unused sugars (carbs/proteins) into your already drenched with sugar soak cells. This is what gives rise to insulin resistance which gives you a fatty liver and more insulin resistance until you finally get a fatty pancreas and a fatty you with type 2 diabetes!
Fun Fact: a corollary on how to make a fatty liver is like making foie gras. To produce “foie gras” (the French term means “fatty liver”), workers ram pipes down the throats of caged (no exercise) male ducks twice each day, pumping up to 2.2 pounds of grains (starchy carbs/sugars) making their livers extremely fat.
That is a mighty big statement and by the end of this book, we hope that you will agree with us?
In order to understand our book InsulThin Keto you must understand insulin.
So just what is insulin and what exactly does it do for us?
Insulin is a hormone produced by your pancreas, more specifically, the beta cells in your pancreas. And its job is to push primarily sugar into your cells, so they can have fuel to function.
What's wrong with that you say?
Well nothing on the surface . . .
But when you consume but don't use all the carbohydrates (aka sugar) and proteins (aka sugar), you make a health problem that’s called a fatty liver; which in turn makes insulin resistance; which will cause your pancreas to make more insulin; which will cause a worsening of your fatty liver; which makes you more insulin resistant; which will eventually fatten and fatigued your pancreas. And then your cells will be so full of sugar that your beta cells won't be able to produce enough insulin to push anymore sugar into your cells. Which then makes your insulin ineffective and then you will be diagnosed a full blown Type 2 diabetic.
Wow! We are so excited to bring you what we believe is the very best version of Keto available today!
We believe that you have very busy and often times demanding lives, so we purposely designed this book to be relatively short but hard hitting and packed with simple and useful information (Action Steps) that could change your life right now and for the better. And with over 70% (71.6 of US obese CDC) of us in the US obese, we can think of no better time to start losing weight and feeling great! So with that said let's start with a definition of . . . .
InsulThin keto literally means that you are in a ketogenic “keto” state (using good fats you eat and your own fat for fuel) and consuming foods and drinks that do not spike your insulin past a very low homeostatic (balanced) level.
InsulThin Keto aka Insulin Keto is based on hard, verifiable evidence that “unused” and constant amounts of carbohydrates and excessive amounts of proteins (like what is prescribed by our standard american diet or S.A.D.)
causes insulin to be our number one health problem. When it comes to obesity and type 2 diabetes and the resulting horrific decline of your general health and well being.