If you are interested in the low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat, ketogenic diet, then this is the podcast for you. We zero in exclusively on all the questions people have about how being in a state of nutritional ketosis and the effects it has on your health. There are a lot of myths about keto floating around out there and our two amazing co-hosts are shooting them down one at a time. Keto Talk is co-hosted by 10-year veteran health podcaster and international bestselling author Jimmy Moore from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” and Pittsburgh, PA functional medicine practitioner Dr. Will Cole from DrWillCole.com who thoroughly share from their wealth of experience on the ketogenic lifestyle each and every Thursday. We love hearing from our fabulous Ketonian listeners with new questions–send an email to Jimmy at email@example.com. And if you’re not already subscribed to the podcast on iTunes and listened to the past episodes, then you can do that and leave a review HERE. We've made it to 100 episodes, thanks to YOU! Listen in today as Jimmy and Dr. Will Cole answer all your keto questions in Episode 100.
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– 4 Strange Things That Happen to Your Body When You Go Low-Carb
– (Austin, TX area) Georgetown assistant police chief gets award for losing 100 pounds
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– Should I switch my keto diet over to a low-fat, whole foods, organic diet when I’m in the midst of my period?
Hi Jimmy and Will,
Going keto has made me view the whole world of nutrition from a new angle. It has changed my life completely. I’m a Nutritional Therapist and Personal Trainer and found the research on ketogenic diets so fascinating since it was not a major focus in my education. I used to have severe acne, long and arduous monthly cycles, excess weight that I couldn't shift, and regular bouts of depression. Even on a real foods-based Paleo diet, I couldn’t figure out why my health was less than optimal.
Now I’m happily eating keto, but I noticed during my period that I come out of ketosis rather easily and see a corresponding weight gain from it. I know this is pretty common as you've mentioned on a previous episode, but I worry that coming out of ketosis leads to a spike in insulin followed by fat storage of the dietary fat I am eating rather than using it for fuel. This makes me think perhaps it's best for me to veer back to my low-fat, whole foods, organic diet during my period. Does that make sense to do that? Or is there any other way I can get around it?
I want to be able to advocate and share this diet with my future clients and would appreciate your thoughts and wisdom.
All the very best,
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– STUDY: Recording this portion of the show at 3:00PM with Dr. James McCarter who was one of the researchers on this study below.
– Virta's 1-year results published in Diabetes Therapy – Vista announcement on the study
Here are a few highlights: - 83% trial retention and adherence measured by BHB. - 60% of patients show A1c <6.5% without medication except metformin - 94% of patients reduce or eliminate insulin use - Improvements in blood pressure, inflammation, cardiovascular markers, insulin resistance and weight loss comparison to an independent usual care group
1. Does a ketogenic diet lower leptin levels too much and slow your metabolism? Do only 1% of keto dieters stick with it over the long-term?
Greetings Jimmy and Dr. Cole,
My wife and I have been living the keto lifestyle for nearly two years with awesome success. I follow a trainer who has given me gobs of exercise advice that has been mostly great, but some of it a little strange. I received an email from him where he mentioned keto and specifically how it affects the female metabolism. My wife and I watched the video and we were very turned off, disgusted, angry, and confused, to say the least. Ultimately, the infomercial was a guy named Brad Pilon who pointed to leptin and how keto turns off this hormone and slows the metabolism. He also pointed to sustainability as being the biggest reason people cannot stick with keto claiming that less than 1% stick with it. Anyways, I don't know if you could address these issues on your show, but we are certainly not concerned about living keto. I know it is next to impossible to combat all of the "anti-keto" rhetoric that’s out there, but this one definitely needs a response. Thank you for taking the time to read my rant and for all you do for us Ketonians.
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2. Why does eating vegetables kick me out of ketosis? Why am I still hungry eating keto now that breastfeeding my baby has slowed down?
Hi Jimmy and Dr. Cole,
Thanks for such a great podcast. I’m a 33-year old full time working mom with a 3-year old and a 14-month old. I started my ketogenic journey about a year ago to shed my baby weight and now I’m pretty lean with a BMI of 19.5. I have two questions for you guys. I use a breath ketone monitor to make sure that I’m in ketosis and I’ve noticed that my carb tolerance is very low. Eating just 5-6 pieces of broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts or any other keto-friendly vegetables completely knocks me out of ketosis for upwards of 24 hours. I only seem to tolerate spinach but I worry that I will not get enough micronutrients if I can’t eat more vegetables than that. I aim for 12-15 servings of fat per day and I always eat when I’m hungry.
This brings me to my second question—why am I always hungry on keto? At first I thought it was perfectly normal because I breastfed my baby severals times a day for 13 months. But now that I’ve cut down on the breastfeeding sessions to only two small feeds per day, I’m still very hungry all the time even when I know I’m in ketosis. Do I have to stop breastfeeding completely to start experiencing appetite suppression or could the fact that I’m lean make me hungrier because I don’t have a lot of available body fat for my body to use for fuel?
From what I know, I’m not pre-diabetic or anything. I am hypothyroid and take 75mcg of Synthroid daily. I was diagnosed when I was 20 years old and starving myself on a low-carb, low-fat diet so I would like to work with my doctor to see if I can come off the medication now that I eat healthy. Thanks again for a fantastic show and for answering my questions.
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3. Why am I experiencing edema when my body is in a state of ketosis? Why does it disappear when I add in more carbs to get out of ketosis?
I’m a 62-year old female, weight 145 pounds on my 5'8' body and started on the ketogenic diet in June 2017. It took me four months to reach therapeutic levels of blood ketones and become keto-adapted. I have cycled in and out of ketosis three times since that time for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and then in January. I closely monitor my blood ketones and noticed something strange started in my body. I now experience significant edema in my face with bagging eyelids, swollen hands, and swollen ankles. I noticed when I get out of ketosis, the edema disappears. Why is ketosis seemingly causing this edema?
I went Paleo in 2011 after being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and managed it pretty well with diet, supplements, taking thyroid hormone (compounded T3) as well as an estrogen patch and progesterone. I love the energy I’ve experienced on keto, but I don’t like this edema. I’ve been tinkering with thyroid medication and adding in more electrolytes and water, but nothing has seemed to help. The only thing that seems to work is cycling in more carbohydrates like sweet potato, squash, and starchy vegetables. Can you explain to me what’s going on here? I want all the benefits ketosis gives me, but the edema is too much to handle.
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– How exactly does a ketogenic diet bring about healing in the body once you become fat-adapted?
Hey Jimmy and Will,
I’ve been thinking a lot about a topic for you guys to talk about that could be a great discussion. We also talk about how the body starts the healing process after becoming fat-adapted from eating low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat because of the insulin and inflammation-lowering effects that come from being in a ketogenic state. But what does your body actually do when insulin and inflammation levels go down? How exactly is the body healing? I think this would be interesting to hear for all of us Ketonians striving to eat this way to heal the damage that’s been done. Thanks for your awesome podcast!
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