Paradox of Weight Loss  and Ketogenic Lifestyle – Healthy Ketogenic Diet

Paradox of Weight Loss and Ketogenic Lifestyle – Healthy Ketogenic Diet


okay I want to read you a definition
here quickly before we get started a paradox is a statement that despite
apparently valid reasoning from true premises leads to an apparently self
contradictory or logically unacceptable conclusion a paradox involves
contradictory yet interrelated elements that exist simultaneously and persists
over time hello everyone welcome to Mind-Blowing Health and Wellness with
Violet today we’re talking about the paradox that exists in weight loss and I
wanted to start off with that definition because I know that so many of us are
fully aware of what we need to do to lose weight and yet so many of us have
tried and tried and tried and tried and try it and try it some more and try it
again and haven’t been able to lose weight and I want to talk about the
prior docs so that people can start to understand what is it that you’re doing
or not doing that’s causing your weight to remain the same or even unfortunately
to continue to increase which is gonna lead to other medical health issues down
the road okay I have some notes because actually there’s a lot I want to say on
this topic and I want to make sure I get it right and the first thing I want I
want to do is help us all to understand what’s the paradox that I think I see
and it’s that weight loss is seemingly very easy and yet super complex and
difficult at the same time and that it’s easy because our bodies work a certain
way and there’s there’s just a few things that we need to do to make
ourselves thinner and healthier and yet at the same time we can do the things we
were told to do and for some reason not get the results that we were told you
would get okay and this is not just my case this is the case for person after
person after person after person after person after person why is this
happening so let’s look at the possibilities we have we have people who
can eat a lot of carbs and be thin there are others that are thin but have
metabolic disease okay there are others who eat the carbs and gain weight and
have metabolic disease but then there are others that eat the carbs gain
weight but have no sign of metabolic disease so the big contradiction there
is that how is it possible that someone could be super overweight and yet not
have metabolic disease but you can also have someone who’s eating a bunch of
carbs and not gaining weight when we know that overeating on carbs leads to
gaining weight that’s what’s happening there okay here’s the thing first of all
what I want to say is if you are what would be considered obese and have zero
metabolic disease and you’re fine and happy with your your weight and your
life and your situation there’s nothing for you to do there’s no changes you
need to make I am NOT saying that a healthy overweight person needs to
change anything so make that clear is not we’re talking about I’m talking
about the people who are unhealthy and trying to figure out what’s happening
there whether you’re thin and have metabolic
disease so this could help this video can help you and whether you’re
overweight and have metabolic disease I believe this video can help you so I
should wanna make sure I’m clear on that okay so let’s go through what I think is
happening there I do believe that the issues related to this has to do with
the myths that exist about weight loss and one of the major myths that we need
to look at and we need to stop telling ourselves this is that calories in equal
calories out which means that if I eat something and then I work out that
amount it’s like if I didn’t eat it that is simply not true and I’m gonna talk to
you about why and I’m not a doctor and I’m not pretending or claiming to be a
doctor I said at the beginning of this video I’m a psychologist but what I am
as a psychologist what I’m able to do is help people to
stand how misinformation will cause you to believe certain things and act in
certain ways and therefore affect you and the people around you in certain
ways right if you misunderstand what’s happening in
your body you will interpret your own behavior as good when it’s not good and
that will lead you to do actions that are harmful to yourself
so from a psychological point of view knowing what you’re doing helps you to
do the right things so this is why I’m talking about this because I’ve
recognized with talking to multiple multiple clients they don’t know what
all this information means and so therefore they move forward making
mistake after mistake after mistake and end up on medication after medication
when they could have taken actions to change what was happening in their life
that’s the reason I’m doing what I’m doing right now that’s what I’m talking
about this so if you eat a hundred calories worth of jam it is not
metabolized the same way as if you ate a hundred calories worth of butter and
there’s a reason for that butter is mostly fat jam is mostly carbs although
they’re both energy sources so carbohydrates are an energy source fats
are energy source they’re both energy sources however when
you eat butter the insulin response that your body is gonna have is close closer
to zero versus if you eat Jam the insulin response that your body is gonna
have is closer to its max and for that reason you will metabolize jam in a very
different way than you do butter so what do I mean by that if I eat butter it
does not necessarily get stored as fat because my insulin didn’t spit didn’t
spike insulin is the hormone that tells your body to put whatever energy that is
processing away as normally it’s doing that because
carbohydrates are toxic to our system in high amounts not in normal amounts only
in high amounts so if I eat Jam which is carbohydrate then my insulin is very
likely to be spiked especially because nine times out of ten we were going to
eat jam on some kind of cracker or bread which is also carbohydrate so even
though I’m only having but I think you see where I’m going right that 100 grams
of jam is probably gonna be on something same way that that hundred grams of
butter is gonna probably be on something but it might not be bread and if it’s in
my life it wouldn’t be bread but we’re only talking about the the jam and the
butter at this moment the jam is gonna tell your body to store it’s that basic
Jam causes an insulin spike insulin says oh there’s sugar I need to store it it’s
that basic every time you eat any carbohydrate that’s what’s happening if
it’s in a large enough amount now what makes it a large enough amount the
numbers are not 100% guaranteed on that but it’s widely believed and widely
understood that if you keep your carbohydrates low which is where the low
carb high fat movement came in keeping them low causes your body to use the
carbs right away and use the fat right away and not store when you and if you
keep them ultra low like in a ketogenic diet you might even get to the point
where you are really burning only ketones really and your body is like
really using this all the sugar all the fat so how all you need to keep it will
depend on you the first time trying to help you understand is that our body
does not treat all sources of calories the same way it treats carbohydrates
very differently than it treats facts yet both of them are energy sources so
we need to be choosy of which energy source we’re going to look towards
because if we want to lose fat taking the energy source that causes our body
to store fat is a bad idea now the other paradox that comes about
is when we’re trying to understand so what happens
some people can store fat and metabolically not seem to have any
issues and other people have metabolic issues and it seems like for some reason
and again we can’t explain all of this but for some people when they store fat
they’re able to create new fat cells they just seem to have an endless
ability to put the sugar away and so because they can put the sugar away they
don’t end up with metabolic issues this is this is how I’m understand again I’m
not a doctor but I get from my point of view the
question again becomes a do you have any metabolic issues because if you have
metabolic issues they need to be addressed B are you comfortable are you
comfortable how you’re living your life are you comfortable with your size are
you comfortable with what you’re trying to accomplish psychologically if I’m
uncomfortable if I’m not happy with my size and I’m not happy with my ability
to play with my kids or to do the activities that I used to like to do
then even if I don’t have metabolic issues I might still be in the scenario
where I’m not happy with my life if you’re happy that’s fine if our body
continues to store until it has no more ability to store then we end up in that
pre diabetes diabetes situation unfortunately when we’re in those
stories because our body has been storing and storing and storing at the
excess sugar in our body as fat but now it can’t store what ends up happening is
we end up having toxic levels of sugar in our blood so that when we go to the
doctor the doctor can see through the blood test we have too much sugar in our
blood so what’s the answer to that well obviously we cannot live with too much
sugar in our blood it’s toxic it will kill us so
up until this point the answer seems to have been that doctors have given
medications to encourage our body to continue to store so now we have to look
at what’s happening my body got to the position where it could no longer store
the sugar in my blood as fat in my body the doctor gives me a medication that
pushes either my body to produce more insulin so that I can store it or
actually gives me insulin so that I can store it but my body didn’t seem to
think there was place to store it so where does my body store it well this is
where we start to see situations where we’re storing fat in places fat is not
supposed to be like in our liver and our internal organs and we start to see that
the sugar is a big is affecting our system because it’s not supposed to be
there so we end up with extremities that are having problems with circulation
then we’re having problems with our eyes again I’m not a doctor but I’ve lived
through enough family members friends going through this issue and have her
having had conversations with my own doctor about what possibly could happen
in my future and other family members learning what was happening in the
reason for what’s happening in their life I’m not a doctor but what I’m
suggesting to you is that if I don’t understand the mechanism what’s
happening here I won’t be able to do the things to help myself and at the end of
the day what I need to understand is if excess sugar in my system is the reason
that all these other things are going to happen have two options I could continue
to eat carbohydrates which are found in grains they are found in vegetables that
are high starch but they’re also found in regular vegetables I’m not gonna lie
they are found in dairy they are found in nuts and seeds so I could continue to
consume large amounts of carbohydrates knowing that there’s a possibility that
at some point my body will no longer be able to put the carbs away and I will
therefore have to go on medication to put the carbs away but that’s gonna lead
to metabolic issues or before that happens to me or if it sorry sorry
happen to me I could take a decision to take the carbohydrates out of my life
and what happens if I actually decide to do that if the carbohydrates are not
there what have we already learned my body
will decide to use on other fuel source which would be the fact that I’m eating
and the fat on my body the paradox about weight loss is that
for so many years we’ve been told that fat causes us to gain fat despite the
fact that we’ve also known for many years and again not a doctor but it’s
known and it’s on record and we can check this we’ve known for years that
fat does not increase your insulin anywhere near as much as carbohydrates
increases your insulin and it is insulin that determines whether you’re storing
fat or not because insulin is storing fat to save your body from being exposed
to too much sugar if you would like to decrease the amount of fat on your body
then the obvious answer would be to decrease the amount of carbohydrates you
are ingesting so that your body can turn to being a fat-burning organism and
therefore not only fuel itself but fuel itself with the fat that’s already on
board now the other paradoxical thing that we
often hear is that well if I were to not eat carbohydrates then I wouldn’t have
any energy but I just mentioned that we have two forms of energy sources
carbohydrates and fats if you don’t eat carbs your body will use fats will it
take it a little while to switch from using carbohydrates to fats yes because
for years you’ve been using carbohydrates for fuel you’ve also been
using fats for fuel but just not as much and also with the amount of
carbohydrates that we tend to eat let’s look at that for five sec
when the food guide is telling us that we’re allowed to have 45 to 65% of our
calories per day coming from carbohydrates and they’re basing this on
a 2,000 calorie diet let me just tell you what that means that means that 225
to 325 grams of carbs per day is what they’re telling us they aim at so again
if you consider that a low-carb diet is 125 or or less the food guide is telling
us to be a hundred grams to almost 200 grams above what we know is gonna be
healthy for us well but we now know it’s gonna be healthy for us so what’s gonna
happen with all that sugar right my body can only manage having one teaspoon in
my blood system at any given moment in time otherwise I’m becoming toxic if I
eat 225 grams on the low end that’s 45% of my calories from carbohydrates
what am I was my body gonna do with that well it has to shuttle it into fat
stores because that’s what it does to keep me safe my body will not let me
kill myself without a fight so to keep me safe if I eat all of those carbs it’s
gonna throw it into fat cells to keep it out of my blood because it’s toxic in my
blood you know 225 grams of carbohydrates in a day that’s 45
teaspoons of sugar whether you’re getting that from rice getting potatoes
whether you’re getting it from cookies that’s 45 teaspoons of sugar I question
whether any of you watching this video would ever sit down with a bowl and eat
45 teaspoons of sugar you probably wouldn’t do it eh that’d be gross but be
you just know better you know not to do that yet they’re saying that that’s what
it’s okay to ingest in a day in in hidden in foods because it seems hidden
because we don’t think about a piece of bread as having 15 grams of car
even though it does we don’t think about a potato of having like a small potato
of having like 30 grams of copper but it does so they don’t think about an apple
having 10 to 15 grams of carbs but it does we need to start allowing ourselves
to recognize that there are carbohydrates in a lot of the foods that
we’ve been eating there’s a carbohydrates a lot of foods that we’ve
been told are healthy on some level they’re healthy in small portions but
then we also have to look at that means that if I’ve had that what I can’t have
any other carbs pretty much for the day or I need to fit how much of that can I
fit in and still have a reasonable meal and not go over my carbs and it’s really
difficult to do now it’s not impossible to do in lots of people do it but at the
same time you need to understand what you’re doing you need to understand that
if I allow my insulin to get to that certain level where it starts to store I
am NOT going to lose weight in a ketogenic lifestyle that number is less
than 50 50 grams of carbs now for some people it needs to be even less than
that for me I chose to live my lifestyle at 20 grams or less that was me you
might come into a ketogenic way of living and find that you can do 50 you
might decide to do a low-carb high-fat which means that you can be under 125
everybody’s different this is part of the reason there are some people who can
eat carbs and be thin there are some people that can eat carbs be thin but
have metabolic there’s some people that can have eat carbs be overweight have
metabolic and there’s some people who can have carbs be overweight and not
have a metabolic problem everybody is different but what I’m trying to put out
there to you is that if you already recognize that you’re having some kind
of metabolic issue and you need to lose weight or if you recognize that you
don’t have metabolic issue but you’d like to lose weight regardless whichever
one it is for you understanding that how many carbs you eat determines if your
insulin levels rise which determines if you gain weight a calorie is not just a
calorie if you’re eating carbs there’s more likely a chance that you’ll push
yourself into fat storage then if you’re eating fats for fuel much less chance
you push yourself into that’s arch at the same time energy is
energy and if I overeat my energy of course I’m gonna either maintain or gain
weight because if I eat enough fat in my diet to fuel my day I won’t take any fat
off my body that’s just the way this works I won’t have an insulin spike
because I won’t be trying to get sugar out of my system but I still won’t
necessarily lose way but that’s a whole other story what’s important to
recognize here and I’m saying that just cuz I don’t want people saying oh you
can lose you can gain weight from fat I know that you can but right now we’re
talking about this paradox that we’ve been told for years and years a fat will
make us gain weight and carbs will not and it’s not reality carbohydrates spike
your insulin and that’s what causes us to gain weight I hope that helped people
to understand that carbohydrates are a main part of how we gained weight how
we’ve gotten to this point in our lives but that you can change it if you
understand what’s happening it’s important for us to understand what
we’re doing if we’re gonna do it well that’s why you have a psychologist
talking to you about weight gain because I need you to understand what you’re
doing if you’re gonna do it well everything that we want to change in
life starts with understanding how it’s affecting me what I can do to change
what’s affecting me and how I can make sure that I fully do the best job I can
at keeping myself healthy whether it’s mentally or physically because the to
connect and talk to each other and affect each other if I don’t feel good
physically there’s a chance that I’ll have a bad day and if I have a bad day
there’s a chance that it’s gonna affect my physiology they go together I want to
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39 thoughts on “Paradox of Weight Loss and Ketogenic Lifestyle – Healthy Ketogenic Diet”

  1. Correct ! A calorie is NOT just a calorie – it is processed by the body according to that calorie's CHEMISTRY. The answer is to stop eating all carbohydrates – which was the standard medical treatment for diabetes prior to 1900…they called the condition "carbohydrate intolerance". Fat in the viscera is used first, then the fat you've stored and, finally, the fat you eat goes to supply fuel. A ketogenic diet is 20 grams or less…but, as you said, adjust the percentages to suit your body. Excellent video !! Thank you !!

  2. Sadly I think people eating 1-2 meals a day of real food and then getting sick a lot less often is just not as profitable for certain people as the cycle of ppl overconsuming junk food then needing tons of medical care and drugs. Either that or almost the entire health care establishment is well-meaning but absolutely clueless about what we should eat . Not sure which of those two alternatives scares me more.

  3. Right on point! I'm 1 year keto. Have lost 40 pounds, down 4 clothing sizes, and feel in control. I'm at my initial goal weight. Am staying keto so i don't comtiue my yo yo dieting life. You provide sound advice. Keto on!❤

  4. Thank you for the informative explanations ♡ I do find it so helpful to stick with keto when I know why it works! I appreciate you and your work!

  5. I would love to have cortisol explained in lay terms. I have Addison’s Disease. I was on Keto maintenance before taking 30mg of Hydrocortisone which put on 7-10 extra lbs without changing my OMAD Keto meal. Sine Jan 6, I have Ben doing a fat fast with OMAD on Sat eves. Sunday’s I repeat process. I will weigh Feb 6 and return to my Keto OMAD. Hope to have lost 4-5 lbs. I gained 37 four years ago tami g prednisone for my severe RA which I get infusions every six weeks. I lost that weight quickly in 5-6 mos; 37 lbs. Love your informative channel. Thanks for your time! 👏👏👏👏🙏🏼

  6. You have beautiful skin, you don't wear a lot of make up! I guess you are taking care of your skin from your inside out

  7. Can you give us the food choices you use each day. There is so much information and misinformation, I'm really confused. I don't know what or how much to eat. Micros and macros? Seriously, I work 80ish hours a week. Just tell me what to eat, please!

  8. This was really informative. Thank you for explaining things in such an easy way to understand.
    I have noticed at work where people who are skinny and eating lots of carbs everyday are always getting sick and having migraines. So skinny and eating SAD does not necessarily mean they are healthy. I have been eating limited carbs for 3 years, but just went Keto 2 months ago,, after I started to gain weight again. But I have hardly been sick during that time. I definitely believe Sad is killing our immune system.

  9. If you are overweight yet have no metabolic disease, you do indeed need to lose weight. Why? Because eventually the metabolic disease will come, eventually high blood pressure will come. It's just a matter of time. Being obese is unhealthy, period. Let it go too long and it will result in poor health eventually.

  10. Informative video with good information. I actually do VERY strict and "clean" keto. I read every label and eat primarily whole foods and grass fed meat. I consume less than 10g carbs per day and have lost 58 pounds in a little under 6 months (from 250 to 192).

    Cutting carbs is not as hard as it sounds. It takes very little time to learn what foods are best to eat and how to keep your macros in check. The most important thing is to use an app to log your food. Otherwise, you will consume carbs without knowing it.

  11. Thanks for sharing!  Great informative video.  I have been doing keto for seven years.  I like the mental clarity and high energy.  I have a basic list of items delivered from Whole Foods twice a month.  I enjoy a plant-based keto lifestyle along with 18:6 intermittent fasting daily.  I have two well balanced meals daily over six hours.  I avoid fruits, starches, grains, corn, sugar, soy and processed foods.  I have a list of healthy whole food staples but I will divert occasionally.  I keep it simple so I do not have to over think it due to my busy schedule.  Keep sharing and talking.  Cheers!

  12. Thank you so much much for this thorough and informative video! I like all your videos and appreciate your "stating the facts" approach. I like that you make it quite clear that you are not a medical doctor, and that onus is on each individual. You also respond in a professional manner to those who would seek to challenge you, and that is commendable. Keep up the great work and keep more videos coming.

  13. Hi Dr violet, I love your channel. I am a health coach it’s so nice to find a female health advocate. So does that mean we have to track our veggies to the dot in order to keep it under 50grams? I have to weigh my spinach? Dr Berg says don’t track vegetables but I am not sure about that. What’s your opinion?

  14. Thank you for all these great videos and helpful information. I cringe now to think I would use high carb food instead of high fat food thinking I was being healthier. 5 years keto 74 and ketoing on.

  15. After watching a few of your vlogs, I have subscribed and passed your channel on. I am 53 and went through a similar fix. Weight gain, despite increased fitness, Google and YouTube fixes, Dr. Berg, Dr. Jason Fung, Dr. Berry, 2 fit Docs, Thomas DeLauer, LowCarb DownUnder, and more, great information that helped me fix myself.
    I lost 64 lbs in 5 months, 224lbs to 160lbs maintained easily until lately.. I have gained 8 lbs back, due to decreased activity and overindulgence, but I will get back on track.
    I will likely be passing you link on to more ladies.

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