389: Primal Vs. Keto

Sep 16, 2017

What’s the difference between primal and keto? How do I know if I’m in ketosis? Do I have to be in ketosis to burn fat?

We’re tackling these questions and a whole lot more in today’s episode.

In episode 387 I laid the foundation for our week of discussion around ketogenic diets. I defined ketosis, ketones and talked a little bit about “clean keto” versus all those keto plans touting ketogenic treats & desserts.

In episode 388 I had the great pleasure of interviewing Mark Sisson (author of The Primal Blueprint) and talking about his newest book, The Keto Reset Diet.

Today we’re doing a bit of a debrief on those episodes to answer some questions and dive deeper into some of the powerful points we rushed through in episode 388.

If you’ve got questions about fat burning, ketosis or anything we talked about in episodes 387 or 388, don’t miss this episode!

Reminder: next week I’m hosting a free mindset & motivation masterclass. The more we talk about nutrition & consistency, the more I feel the need to tackle mindset and the ability to create motivation because we can know a lot about nutrition strategy but not have the mental muscle to consistently implement it.

I hope you’ll join me!

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The Keto Reset Diet

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Key terms:

Ketosis is a state of metabolic efficiency where you are able to burn stored energy in the form of body fat and ketones & not be dependent on regular high carbohydrate meals to sustain your energy, mood and cognitive focus.

Ketones are an energy source just like carbs, fat & protein are energy sources. Ketones can be used by your brain, your heart, and your muscles. Ketones are produced by the liver as a byproduct of fat metabolism.

Ketones produced under certain conditions:

  • blood sugar is low
  • insulin is low
  • muscle & liver glycogen stores are low

To understand more about this, listen to the following episodes of the Primal Potential podcast:

Episode 009: Carb Spillover

Episode 058: Understanding Fat Loss

Why Calorie Counting Doesn’t Work

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