Intermittent Fasting and Ketosis May Spike Your Cholesterol…at Least Temporarily

Intermittent Fasting and Ketosis May Spike Your Cholesterol…at Least Temporarily

Intermittent Fasting and Ketosis May Spike Your Cholesterol…at Least Temporarily

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hey guys today we’re gonna talk about your cholesterol spiking when you’re doing keto and in a minute fasting okay why is it going up should you be concerned a couple things you need to know your body makes cholesterol it makes a lot seventy-five percent of all the cholesterol that’s in your body is made by your body only 25% of the cluster on your body comes from your diet okay so there’s a huge feedback loop from your body’s production of cholesterol and the dietary cholesterol coming in in other words when you eat more cholesterol foods your body doesn’t make as much when you don’t need as much cholesterol your body makes more but we have to realize is that your body does make cholesterol and it’s there for a purpose mainly two purposes number one for structural purposes cholesterol is needed for every single cellular membrane in your body 90% of the cholesterol in your body is in your cell membranes okay we need that vital also cholesterol is needed to make vitamin D and bile and steroid hormones like cortisol testosterone estrogen those are sex hormones and they’re also called steroid hormones alright let’s go to the second topic fasting when you fast believe it or not your cholesterol will go up now that’s weird why would your cholesterol go up when you do fasting you’re not eating any fat right well guess what you’re you’ve already tapped out your glycogen Reserve now you’re tapping into the fat reserve and guess what’s in the fat that has the major storage of triglycerides and it is the largest storage of free cholesterol now triglycerides are used for energy cholesterol is not used for energy you can’t burn up your cholesterol so where is it gonna go well it’s gonna use be used for repair and/or it’s gonna go through the liver and out through the body the bile production which should increase when you eat more fat should start breaking down this cholesterol and then have it exit the body so you’re just gonna get rid of the excess cholesterol so fasting in general will increase your cholesterol which is not a bad thing and I’ll get to that in a second all right number three keto now what are you doing when you’re doing keto you’re actually burning your fat reserves okay that’s why the combination of both of these may temporarily increase your cholesterol until you you know reduce all this fat to a normal amount that you’re happy with and another thing that’s interesting if fasting increases cholesterol then why would you want to fast before a cholesterol test that would kind of make it inaccurate wouldn’t it I mean an average person pretty much spends most of their day eating and in fact there’s not a lot of tests that I know that are being done to evaluate what happens to your cholesterol after you eat it’s always in a fasting state which is interesting so if you’re checking your cholesterol and it’s high potentially it could be because you’re fasting now what is the most important test that you can do to really make sure that you’re not going to end up in trouble with cardiovascular disease it’s called remnant cholesterol it’s a way better indicator than so called LDL the remnant cholesterol is basically what’s left over from cholesterol once you’ve – the HDL and the LDL and by the way HDL and LDL they’re not it’s not cholesterol it’s certain cargo ships or boats that are carrying cholesterol so what you’re going to do is you take your total cholesterol – the HDL and the LDL and that will give your remnant cholesterol okay and here is the rating system if you’re seventeen or less its optimum okay if it’s between 18 and 23 you’re okay if it’s 24 to 29 it’s concerning and if it’s greater than 30 it’s very concerning the only way that it’s going to be in these two categories is if you’re consuming refined carbs or sugar or you’re doing something to increase insulin okay if you keep your insulin low even though your cholesterol might be high or even the LDL might be high you’ll have low remnant cholesterol why because your body is using the Turkish rides in the fat and it’s mobilizing cholesterol through the body and it’s coming out and there’s not a lot of remnant left so use the scale as a better indicator to know if you’re in the safe zone alright 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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In this video, Dr. Berg talks about cholesterol spike on a ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting plan. The body makes 75% of cholesterol and only 25% of it comes from the diet. There is a huge feedback loop on how the body makes cholesterol and the cholesterol from the diet. In other words, when you eat more cholesterol foods, your body doesn’t make as much and when you don’t eat as much cholesterol foods, the body makes more.
Two Purposes of Cholesterol
1. For structural purposes – cholesterol is needed for every single cellular membrane in the body.
2. It is needed to make vitamin D, bile and steroid hormones
Fasting
When you fast, the cholesterol will go up, you already tapped out your glycogen reserves, now you are tapping into the fat reserves. Fat has the major storage of triglycerides and it is the largest storage of free cholesterol.

Remnant Cholesterol – It is what is left over from total cholesterol minus the HDL and LDL.
• 17 or less: Optimum
• 18 to 23: OKAY
• 24 to 29: Concerning
• 30 or greater: very concerning

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