How to Know You Are in Ketosis?

How to Know You Are in Ketosis?

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hey guys in this video we’re going to talk about how to get any ketosis and the confusions that come along with it there’s been some questions recently on how do I know if I’m in ketosis and what do I need to test etc usually when people are testing whether they’re in ketosis or not they use either device that measures your blood ketones or urine ketones or even a breath analyzer okay blood is the most accurate okay urine and breath is good when you first start out it’s not always a hundred percent because these two tests measure ketones in the breath and the urine which are not being metabolized they’re not being broken down they’re like being wasted so when you first start out you’re not as efficient and you’re not burning up all these ketones so they’re coming out you’re actually breathing out fat particles in you’re urinating fat which is kind of cool if you’re trying to lose weight because you you’re not actually exercising off those calories your body is just eliminating fat through the lungs and through the kidney so when you first start doing ketosis I actually like the urine test strips because they’re very inexpensive and you can basically test yourself all day long with a very low cost these are a little bit more expensive but this is more accurate now what is ketosis ketosis is a condition where your body is creating ketones for fuel now realize ketones are the byproduct of fat burning but really ketones only represent 40% of that fat the rest 60% is basically fatty acids so it’s a combination of ketones and fatty acids with a very small percentage of glucose so your body really doesn’t need very much glucose just a very tiny bit but that tiny bit can be created by your liver from the fat and the protein you’re eating you do not need to get your glucose from dietary carbohydrates so real quickly I want to bring up the topic of exogenous ketones okay you’ll see these in supplements and you can buy ketones and they’ll claim that’ll help you get into ketosis etc you have to realize that ketosis is a state that has to be created by lowering your carbohydrate so if you haven’t created State and what I mean is creating a machine with enzymes that actually burn fat and that has to be created over several days to weeks okay so when you bypass that system and take straight ketones you’re not going to lose weight because your body’s stored fat is not being tapped into you’re basically taking ketones as fuel so your body doesn’t have to use your own ketones or fat so there’s a really big confusion that people have thinking that wow I can just take you tailings and I don’t have to do the diet big mistake the only two conditions where I would recommend taking exogenous ketones are number one if you’re a long distance runner and you’re in some competition you want some extra energy but even then even then I don’t always recommend it you can actually easily get your ketones from just cutting your carbs down the other situation is let’s say for example you have Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s and you’re very frail and you don’t have a lot of fat to burn alright so the key thing that gets you into ketosis is lowering your carbohydrates why because carbohydrates elevate your blood glucose okay there’s this teeter-totter relationship between lowering your blood sugar or glucose and increasing your ketones ketones are an alternative fuel that your body actually prefers to run on it’s a much cleaner fuel so as you lower your blood glucose you raise the ketones okay now normally your blood glucose should be 82 now as you go lower you start creating a condition where you it’s called hypoglycemia okay let’s say you have 70 or 60 or even less 50 or even 40 now sometimes you might think that’s dangerous or a real bad situation but but think about it as you cut the dietary carbs and you lower your blood sugar your body’s going to be running on ketones so the need to keep sugar up even at 82 is unnecessary so if your blood sugar goes lower and lower the question need to ask is this how is your hunger does your hunger disappeared is your cravings gone is your energy good you have good cognitive function is your mood good if you have these items this means that you’re doing it healthily and your body’s getting the benefit from the ketones but if you don’t let’s say for example your blood sugar goes low and you’re starving and you’re craving for carbs and you’re fatigued and you’re irritable and your memory is bad then we know this is more of an unhealthy hypoglycemic reaction and you probably did not develop the machine to make ketones you probably have not done this correctly so I put a link down below of how to get into healthy keto correctly so you can handle your hunger and cravings and energy and cognitive function and mood and really get into some deep ketosis and just to emphasize the real key thing for ketones is getting your blood Sugar’s down and lowering your carbohydrates that’s the most important thing that you need to focus on if your blood sugars are high you’re not going to be running on ketones okay because your body will always take the glucose before the ketones all right guys thanks for watching so if you’re enjoying this content go ahead and share it with someone that could really benefit from it

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How to Know You Are in Ketosis?

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In this video, Dr. Berg talks about how to get into ketosis and the confusion that comes along with it. The type of ketones that is most accurate to test is the blood ketones – urine and breath ketones are good to test if you are just starting out because the ketones on this are not being metabolized or broken down.

Ketone Test
• Blood Ketones
• Urine Ketones
• Breath Ketones

What is Ketosis?
Ketosis is a condition where your body is creating ketones for fuel. Ketones are the byproduct of fat burning and it only represents 40% of fat and 60% are fatty acids. It is a combination of ketones, fatty acids and a very small percentage of glucose which can be created by the liver from the fat and protein that you consume. Ketosis is a state where it has to be created by lowering your carbohydrates.

Exogenous Ketones
If you are going to take straight ketones, you are NOT going to lose weight because your body’s stored fat is not being tapped into. You are basically taking ketones as fuel so your body doesn’t have to use your own ketones and fat.
Two situations where Dr. Berg recommends taking exogenous ketones:
1. If you are a long distance runner where you want extra energy.
2. Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, very frail and you don’t have a lot of fat to burn.

Ketosis Indications
• Hunger
• Cravings
• Energy
• Cognitive Function
• Mood

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.
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