Sunday Supp: Can I ever Increase my Carbs on the Keto Diet?

This week's Sunday Supp is all about those carbs! Troy asks, "Can I ever raise my carbs?" Great question! And one that no doubt many of our listeners are wondering. Tune in for this week's quick hit to find out the answer.

Talking carbs means talking insulin sensitivity.

How strength in ketosis can equal strength in insulin sensitivity.

What endurance training can do for your insulin levels.

Do you even WANT to raise your carbs?

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Chad: 00:06 so we're getting a lot of questions regarding the proper way to live life in ketosis. We have you covered in our mid week mini series called Sunday subs. Every Sunday we'll have a quick supplemental episode where we answer your questions on all things Keto. So our question today comes from troy and he asks, can I ever raise my carbs? and I'm, I'm, I'm expecting a certain answer from you. Something along the tune of like, hell no, but I'm going to let you answer. That's my speculation. So, so I'm, I'm assuming the question is, um, once I've been in Ketosis for awhile, my body has adapted to, do I ever get to raise my macro carbs or, or, or the amount of carbs that I'm consuming?

Eric: 00:48 Yes, you can. All right. And that's what's exciting about the Ketogenic, a nutritional eating is because our goal is to change your insulin. OK, we want insulin sensitive. We want to bring down that in some, as you get stronger in ketosis and as you train a few become, you know, you're doing a lot of training. You can actually become very insulin sensitive to where you can actually increase your carbs and I've actually been able to increase my carbs, should do through endurance training and things like that. I become very insulin sensitive. All right, so that means you don't a quick. OK,

Chad: 01:29 so the answer is obviously yes. You said that right from the beginning, but it's not a. it's not a rule of thumb. It's not a baseline rule. It depends just it's completely subjective on the person. Right? Right. So some people may never get to that insulin sensitivity where they can raise their carbs. In fact, some of them you're not going to lower.

Eric: 01:51 We're getting to your pancreas, the Beta cells and how all your hormones are effectively working. If you have cortisol, your thyroid and I jumped up and then for some reason I don't know, maybe stress, I'm not sure, but I had to come back down and my wife, she hit a plateau in their body composition is changing and they hit a plateau. First thing, ideal, usually out throughout their carbs, down a little bit and then I'll adjust their fat and protein and break through that plateau because plateau, I mean everybody's gonna hit a plateau and there's going to be some struggle times there, but if you're showing that, you know, you're dumping that glucose and some people don't desire erasion or carbs. So I have biofitters who said, hey, that's true. That's not a given for now. I'm happy. I'm good where I'm at and I don't want to change things.

Chad: 02:45 Thanks so much for biohacking with us today. Um, and, and I want to thank you for joining us on this quest for optimal fitness. If you're ready to begin your own journey and live your life in Ketosis, be sure to check out or biofit coaching on facebook. And until next time, stay keto.