In this video, we’ll discuss the difference between the ketogenic diet and the low carb diet and talk about which one is more appropriate for you. Hi, Ladies and gentlemen. I’m Dr. Zyrowski and welcome back to the channel. Now if you’re new to the channel, it’s a pleasure to have you here.
Be sure to subscribe, hit that bell notification, and join our notification community so I can help you excel your health and your life. In this video we’re talking about keto versus low carb diet. Now there is a difference. A lot of people think they’re the exact same thing. There is a difference there.
I’ll explain to you the difference and I’ll also explain to you how I use these clinically in order to help people transform their health. A lot of people probably are going to be surprised that my perception of these two different diets and how I utilize them and what I follow myself, but they’re both great diets. Let’s dive in.
Now, when we look at the ketogenic diet is simply means that you’re falling 50 grams or less of carbohydrates. So a lot of people are actually between this 25 and 35 grams of carbs per day. Now the great thing about the ketogenic diet is it’s a measurable diet and what that means is that you’re actually able to measure your blood ketones and if you’re falling the ketogenic diet correctly, you’re able to be in the state of ketosis.
You’re able to measure it in being able to actually measure the diet in order to know if you’re following it correctly is very powerful. Now, the ketogenic diet is a high fat, moderate protein, low carb diet. Ketogenetic diet is great. It’s helped a lot of people transform their health and so it’s a diet we really, really love here. Next here is the low carb diet. Now when we look at the low carb diet, it is also a great diet.
Now the low carb diet doesn’t really have some exact framework in which it falls into. So, I’m going to tell you how I use the low carb diet. I consider it to be a hundred grams or less of carbohydrates. Now some people who are following the ketogenic diet, they see a hundred grams of carbs like, oh my gosh, that’s a lot of carbs. But you have to understand that the average individual is consuming over 300 grams or more on a daily basis.
And so, when they are going from 300 grams of carbohydrates, in most cases, very unhealthy carbohydrates, and going to a hundred grams of healthy carbohydrates like a sweet potato, which is a very nutrient dense, then that is very transformative for them. So, take that into consideration. And now on the low carb diet, we’re also removing processed foods, sugary drinks, grains.
This is a diet where we’re eating good, quality, whole foods and we’re throwing out all that process junk. So once again, that’s going to be very transformative for many people. High fat diet, moderate protein, low carb, just like the Ketogenic Diet. Now it also is a diet where we’re going to focus on eating good, quality, healthy foods. When you have the ability to put more carbs into your diet, it’s doesn’t mean that we’re eating white bread and a whole bunch of junk food.
It basically means that we’re switching to high quality carbs. And this is one of the reasons I love the low carb diet is because it gives you the option to have a lot of great carbs that are good for your health and it really, it’s not bad to be able to eat sweet potatoes and some different fruits and things that you love and the low carb diet allows for more flexibility in those areas. And I also think it sustainably, for a long term, it’s going to be the better diet to follow. And I can tell you from a clinical perspective, working with a lot of people every single week.
Essentially what I find is where people are struggling and where people are able to actually maintain certain things. People, in most cases, do not maintain the ketogenic diet properly. And a lot of cases, people will follow the Ketogenic Diet for a period of time and then they’ll completely fall off the bandwagon because they were trying so hard, it was so far out of their comfort zone, and then they’ll go into a diet that is absolutely horrendous. Tons of junk food, lots of processed food, they just fall off the bandwagon.
So, the low carb diet is somewhere that’s reasonable, right between. Now let me tell you how I use the Ketogenic Diet. Now the, one of the things I love about the ketogenic diet once again, is it’s measurable and you can see very fast results when you have some different issues. So, here’s some of the different issues that I look at to see if somebody would be a good candidate for the ketogenic diet. So, first of all, if you’re looking to burn fat, there’s not a faster way to burn fat just simply because when you’re on the Ketogenic diet, you’re in the state of ketosis, you’re mobilizing fat stores for energy, you’re burning it quickly. So, it’s awesome for that. So, if you’re looking to lose weight fast, Ketogenic Diet would be a great answer.
Someone who has high blood pressure, people who have a hormone imbalance. A lot of people have hormonal imbalances, females and males alike typically, will have the issues with this. And so following the ketogenic diet will help create that balance.
Chronic fatigue – so people who just can’t get out of bed in the morning cause they’re too tired. People who are crashing in the afternoon. Big problem for many people today. And what they do as a result, is they go in and they stimulate their body by pushing in more caffeine. I recently talked to someone who is consuming between three and 400 milligrams of caffeine a day. That’s a lot. And so, they just push their bodies with caffeine and sugar.
And then this is why so many people burn out. Next, weight loss resistance. This is a big problem. Many people who are trying to lose weight, they’re eating what they perceive to be a good, healthy diet. They’re exercising and they just can’t get that weight to budge. Weight loss resistance is a real problem, it’s a metabolic hormonal problem, and it’s also typically an inflammatory problem where the cell receptors are inflamed and they’re not hearing the proper signals. So, this is where the ketogenic diet is powerful too.
Chronic inflammation – pain all over the body, pain in the joints, things like Fibromyalgia, blood sugar and insulin instability. This is a big problem for a lot of people, a lot of people around that prediabetic, stage where they’re about to fall into that diabetic place, which is not good. And so, when you’re following the ketogenic diet, it drives down those blood sugar levels, drives down insulin levels, allows the body to heal, weight is falling off, inflammation is going down in these different metabolic hormones are just stabilized and people feel so much better. They’re not getting light headed and they’re not getting the shakes.
They’re not getting dizzy when they’re missing a meal. And so, they feel so much better. Next is neurological conditions. And this is where the ketogenic diet is an absolute star. If you’ve ever somebody who has had some different brain conditions or someone who is suffering from a condition where they’re having a lot of seizures, the ketogenetic diet is such a transformative diet for these people. And I’ve worked with many people who have had these issues in the ketogenic diet, let me tell you, is life changing. And that’s one of the things that’s so beautiful about it.
Next here is autoimmune conditions. So what I find is that a lot of people who are having sensitivities to a whole bunch of foods to their environment, they go on the ketogenic diet and all of a sudden that just all goes away, which is truly incredible. It’s like we were sitting there trying to manage their diet and pull certain foods out and then just following the ketogenic diet, they no longer reacted and they no longer reacted to all the environment around them where they were just sneezing constantly. So what it does is it just helps bring your immune system to a balanced state.
When a lot of people are out there today, their immune systems are just driven through the roof and the reacting to everything. The ketogenic diet helps create immune system balance and so very powerful there. So, what I like to do with the ketogenic diet is use it as a tool. I personally will go on it for a month at a time, two months at a time, and then go back into the low carb diet.
When I’m working in a clinical level with people, essentially what I’ll do is like we need to get some results, let’s do the ketogenic diet for a period of time and as soon as we get to those results and we’re where we want to be, let’s go to a good healthy low carb diet. And so once again, this low carb diet is a really great place as well and the ketogenic diet is a great place. It’s just what is right for you at the time.
I don’t think that the ketogenic diet is a good diet for a long term sustainability cause a lot of people fall off the bandwagon. But the low carb diet very much is. And so, take that into consideration. And if you combine that with intermittent fasting, you are going to see incredible results.
And as a matter of fact, I’ll put a link to an intermittent fasting video I did that teaches you everything you need to know about intermittent fasting, how to do it, how to start it, and the proper ways to go about it. So check that out up there. And then if you have any questions, put it in the comment section here below.
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