Today's question comes from Jeff, and perhaps it's even more of a plea...He says "It seems that I have stalled out in my weight loss on the ketogenic diet, should I keep doing keto? What's the point?!" Hang in there Jeff! Eric and Chad tackle this question on today's Sunday Supp and talk plateaus, all the keto benefits, and how to power through.
How hitting a plateau is part of the process with any nutrition or exercise plan.
Not only about body composition, ALL the other ketogenic benefits summarized.
The real story comes from biomarker analysis.
Sometimes a stall requires a tweaking of the macros.
What do rainbows and unicorns have to do with keto?
Using the power of the fast to overcome plateaus.
Odds are most of us have "stalled out" at some point in our lives, whether it's diet and exercise or life in general. The points discussed in this Supp will be helpful the next time you're facing a plateau.
And if you're interested in finding out more about starting your own journey, you can check us out at www.biofitcoaching.com.
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 suppers. Every Sunday we'll have a quick supplemental episode where we answer your questions on all things Keto. So our question today comes from Jeff. Jeff asks, it seems that I have stalled in my weight loss. Should I keep doing keto? What's the point? You can obviously tell this comes from a very frustrated point of view. We have a lot of those.
Eric: 00:38 Jeff, you're not the only one that stalls A. I have a lot of clients that do really well. OK. And an initial, everyone does quite well usually. And then you reach a stop. Uh, I've got, I've got clients right now I'm working through stalls with right now, women and men. It doesn't matter. OK. Sometimes women usually have a little more because of the hormone issues.
Eric: 01:03 Um, but the men do too, but so the answer is definitely no. That's if you're on another calorie restriction or other type of diet, like the standard out there and say, yeah, quit. OK. But there's no other body composition and nutritional eating that kind of compare to ketosis because it's more than the body weight loss. OK? And I'm sure Jeff, you know that, OK? But obviously if you're not getting resolved something you're looking forward to, it's very discouraging and you're like, what the heck? I might as well just eat the other food that I've been eating, right? You're in Ketosis. Yes, you're there to change your body composition, but just remember what you're doing. You know nutritionally, to all your biomarkers, OK? Think about your insulin resistance. Think about your. You're controlling that insulin. You're keeping that insulin down low. You're getting fat to be your energy substrate, converting to Beta high, dark, so beta molecule, and you know over and over what I've said about that and the benefit of that, you're going to change your blood lipids.
Eric: 02:13 All right? You're going to do better. You're going to lower your lawyer triglycerides. You're going to raise your html, OK? Your blood lipid markers are going to be better hypertension. You're going to lower that. You're. You're changing your body composition, so you're actually going to create less free radicals, less free radical damage, reactive oxygen species. You're, you're just doing your body more than just losing pounds. And that's what's so different about Ketosis, you know, obviously it is discouraging and he got to work with your macro staff needed to tweak them. There's something there that's competing with your ketones burning as a fuel source. So remember, you have fatty coming from your adipose tissue, OK? They have a choice. They're going to go to the liver, be converted to Ketones, or you'll utilize them in your heart, your muscles as straight fatty acid energy, but not to the brain.
Eric: 03:12 So now we always have to say, OK, what's going on as your dietary fatty acids, you're eating, competing with your endogenous ketone production and burning up your fatty acids in your muscles and your brain for the ketones. So we have to get that homeostasis, that balance to where you're utilizing them for an energy burn. OK? And so we've got to tweak it. Yeah, you gotTa tweak your macros and usually you start tweaking with the fat.
Chad: 03:41 And we can't really have this conversation without bringing up biomarkers as well, right? That's what I'm all about. We have no idea what's going on Jeff's body and until we understand the makeup of his mother's body composition
Eric: 03:53 You could have thyroid issues and you don't even know you could have a dream adrenal issues, you know, your cholesterol can be, maybe he knows or not met. Your clusters can be off balance. So we gotta start dialing in the puzzle a little bit, put the pieces together and, and I, I get most of everyone through a stall.
Eric: 04:13 Everybody hits a stall and they get another hump and they get through that.
Chad: 04:16 It would be really helpful for everybody. And this is kind of a practice that I teach in other areas of business and that kind of stuff when I teach people, um, but expect if you go into this process expecting those times, those times of down those times, you know, if it's an expectation, either you have options and you have answers. But if you go into this process, if you're, if anybody's listening and you're thinking about going keto and you think it's going to be, I always call it rainbows and Unicorns, you know, if you think it's just going to be this, um, write this fast track to weight loss, feeling amazing all the time with no adaptation, no adjusting, no. Um, uh, you know, whatever, whatever those things are that you have to do, then you're going to set yourself up for disappointment because even though keto is the way our body is supposed to operate, it's the fuel source for, for our bodies that are, that's most efficient and natural for our bodies.
Chad: 05:18 It's still going to need some help in adjusting. Exactly. And we're still gonna have these times where we need to relook at things, adjust, look at our biomarkers, all of that kind of stuff. And so it's, it's. I think people would be a lot more happy in their keto process if they went into it knowing there are going to be some rough spots.
Eric: 05:39 It just meant manipulating your fatty acids and it takes some work to tweak it and lower the, you know, the calories a little bit and I, I have to work with individuals all the time and sometimes they want to keep going. Like I, we had one, you know, that she went from 21 percent body fat to 17 to 14 to 12 and I pushed her back up and I should know there's, yeah, I was amazed that she could keep going and then I pushed her back up to 14 percent a little higher because there is a, there's a sweet spot that you need to know. We're all going to have those obstacles. There's nothing that's easy. Yeah. And I, I, I deal with it all the time, but also I would initiate sometimes with. I have a client in Texas then yeah, he stalled out. So I'm going to initiate a three day fast and get a new as a catalyst and get them through the stall.
Chad: 06:41 That's great. Cool. Well thanks for by Ohio. Great.
Eric: 06:42 I hope I answered Jeff's question and you did too.
Chad: 06:46 Good. 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 biofitcoaching.com or biofit coaching on facebook. And until next time, stay keto!