The keto diet isn’t for everyone--- but neither is exercise! A personal rant!
I’ve spoken to several people since the announcement of Xtreme Ketosis about the “opinions” they have of the diet being dangerous. I listen to their opinions with an open mind but then I think “why are they listening to one person?” “why aren’t they doing some research”? Why is everyone so NEGATIVE?
Sure, the keto diet is NOT for everyone. Neither are dietary supplements, neither is exercise, neither is Atkins, or weight watchers, or the South Beach Diet. How about vegan or Paleo diet? Is it for everyone? NO.
The point I’m trying to make here is you may have just heard about “ketosis” and think it’s new. It’s not! It’s been around for years! It’s just chemists and manufacturers are finding ways to get your body into this state without the longer wait period and the products are working!
So I’m going to touch base with some of the negatives I have “heard” about this diet, hoping to spread some light on the situation.
Dietary ketosis is a natural adjustment to the body’s reduced intake of carbohydrates as the body shifts its primary source of energy from carbohydrates to stored fat. The presence of insulin keeps ketone production in check so that a mild, beneficial ketosis is achieved. Blood glucose levels are stabilized within a normal range and there is no break-down of healthy muscle tissue.
2. Ketosis is harmful to the liver: Carbohydrate intake (as would be expected in the Standard American Diet) is associated with liver fibrosis and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.Removing carbohydrates from the diet - and therefore following a Very-Low-Carbohydrate-High-FAT (VLCHF) - is associated with a reversal in these pathologies.
So I suggest strongly that following a ketogenic diet is absolutely one of the best things you can do for your liver.
3. Does the keto diet have any influence on gout? Yes—it will eliminate it most likely! Studies have suggested that high fat low carb ketogenic diet can help to alleviate the symptoms of gout. Gout symptoms are normally triggered by the NLRP3 inflammasome with the aid of neutrophilis. What happens is that the NLRP3 activates the 1L-1B pro-inflammatory cytokine which then leads to bouts of intense pain at the joints, fever, as well as the destruction of the joints.
According to the studies conducted on rodent models, researchers induced gout in rats by injecting 1.25mg of monosodium urate on the knee, after which the knee’s thickness was measured and pathology analysis performed on the menisci and the ligaments.
Human subjects were also used during the research where steroid free adults between the ages of 18 and 45 years and adults above the ages of 65 years. All the participants in the studies were not fasting at the time when there peripheral blood was collected.
The studies concluded that ketogenic diet had the ability to raise the levels of BHB in the body. BHB in turn inhibits NLRP3 inflammasome and consequently alleviating the symptoms of urate crystal induced gout. This happens without the immune system being impacted negatively or without hindering its ability to fight bacterial infections. (source: https://goutandyou.com/gout-and-ketogenic-diet/)
Now that those are out of the way—let’s talk a bit about the benefits of the diet:
While the biological processes involved are extremely complex, I’d invite you to use this as the beginning of an important conversation for you and your doctor to explore together. Ketogenic dieting may or may not be appropriate for you, so please consult with your doctor before experimenting on yourself.
Focusing the brain (increased memory, cognition, clarity, and seizure control; less migraines)
Ketogenic diets were notably first used at the Mayo Clinic in the 1920s to treat children with epilepsy. While the exact mechanism of seizure prevention on a ketogenic diet is still a mystery, researchers believe it has something to do with the increased stability of neurons and up-regulation of brain mitochondria and mitochondrial enzymes.
Related to this research, some serious attention has been given to ketogenic dieting and Alzheimers Disease. Scientists have discovered increased cognition and enhanced memory in adults with impairments in these areas, and a growing body of research shows improvement at all stages of dementia. Ketosis has been shown to be effective against Parkinson’s disease as well.
For a broader audience of dieters, the often-reported side effects of increased mental clarity and focus and less frequent and less intense migraines are likely related to the more stable blood sugar and altered brain chemistry that improves memory and cognition as well.
Fighting some types of cancer
Dom D’Agostino’s lab published an article in 2014 entitled “Ketone supplementation decreases tumor cell viability and prolongs survival of mice with metastatic cancer.”
Here is important background from the abstract:
Cancer cells express an abnormal metabolism characterized by increased glucose consumption owing to genetic mutations and mitochondrial dysfunction. Previous studies indicate that unlike healthy tissues, cancer cells are unable to effectively use ketone bodies for energy. Furthermore, ketones inhibit the proliferation and viability of cultured tumor cells.
Of course, please do not ignore your doctor’s advice when it comes to cancer treatment, but — like many of the topics addressed in this article — it may be helpful for you to bring up the conversation.
Preventing Heart Disease (lower blood pressure, lower triglycerides, better cholesterol profiles)
Again, related to the downstream effects of keeping blood glucose low and stable, ketogenic dieting helps keep blood pressure in check and lowers triglyceride levels.
While it may seem counterintuitive that eating a higher percentage of fat in your diet lowers triglycerides, it turns out that the consumption of excess carbs (especially fructose) is the key driver of increasing triglycerides.
And regarding HDL and LDL particles (which the body uses to move fat and cholesterol around), ketogenic dieting helps raise HDL (“good cholesterol”) and improve the profile of LDL (“bad cholesterol”).
Decreasing inflammation (which improves acne, arthritis, eczema, psoriasis, IBS, pain, etc…)
A Nature Medicine article last year found a likely mechanism behind what people have known for decades: ketogenic dieting is profoundly anti-inflammtory and helps with a host of related health problems.
The researchers found that “the anti-inflammatory effects of caloric restriction or ketogenic diets may be linked to BHB-mediated inhibition of the NLRP3 inflammasome.”
In other words, the key player in many inflammatory diseases is suppressed by BHB, which is one of the main ketones produced from a ketogenic diet.
Thus the implications on arthritis, acne, psoriasis, eczema, IBS, and other diseases involving inflammation and pain are significant enough that it is prompting more research attention.
Improving energy levels and sleep
By day 4 or 5 on a ketogenic diet, most people report an increase in general energy levels and a lack of cravings for carbs. The mechanism here involves both a stabilization of insulin levels and readily available source of energy for our brain and body tissues.
Sleep improvements are a bit more of a mystery. Studies have shown that ketogenic dieting improves sleep by decreasing REM and increasing slow-wave sleep patterns. While the exact mechanism is unclear, it likely is related to the complex biochemical shifts involving the brain’s use of ketones for energy combined with other body tissues directly burning fat.
Keeping uric acid levels in check (helping kidney function and preventing gout)
The most common cause of kidney stones and gout is elevated uric acid, calcium, oxalate, and phosphorus levels as result of a complex combination of unlucky genetics, dehydration, obesity, sugar consumption (especially fructose), and eating/drinking things with a lot of purines and alcohol (e.g. meat and beer).
An important caveat is that ketogenic diet temporarily raises uric acid levels — especially when dehydrated — but over time they come down:
…uric acid goes up promptly in the same time frame that ketones go up, but after 4–6 weeks, despite ketones staying up, uric acid starts to come back down. Based on these data and my clinical observations in thousands of patients, uric acid returns to or below pre-diet baseline within 6–12 weeks despite the person remaining is a state of nutritional ketosis.
Assisting gastrointestinal and gallbladder health (less heartburn and acid reflux, less risk for gallstones, improved digestion, less gas and bloating)
It is well known that grain-based foods, nightshade vegetables like potatoes and tomatoes, and sugary foods increase the likelihood of acid reflux and heartburn. Therefore, it’s not surprising that eating a low-carb diet improves these symptoms and actually confronts the root problems of inflammation, bacterial issues, and autoimmune responses.
Related to this, it is known that changes in diet rapidly and reproducibly alters the human gut microbiome. Dr. Eric Westman describes at length how a host of problems are significantly reduced or removed as a result of microbiome changes on a ketogenic diet.
…by taking away the carbohydrate in the food, I can pretty much fix every gastrointestinal problem that affects people today.
Research also shows that carbs in the diet is one of the key ingredients for gallstones. Somewhat counter-intuitively, eating a sufficient amount of fat when carb intake is down helps clear out the gallbladder and keep things running smoothly to prevent gallstones from forming.
Battling a wide variety of neurologic and metabolic diseases
Kristin W. Barañano, MD, PhD and Adam L. Hartman, MD published a review in 2008 discussing the potential mechanisms of how a ketogenic diet can treat the following diseases:
Serious attention is also being given to treating Multiple Sclerosis with a ketogenic diet based on similar mechanisms.
Assisting Women’s Health (increased fertility, stabilizing hormones)
An extensive review published in 2013 looked at the research and evidence of ketogenic diets enhancing fertility (long story short, it looks promising). Studies also show that Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) can be treated effectively with low-carb dieting, which reduces or eliminates symptoms such as infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods, acne, and obesity.
Overall, keeping blood sugar levels low and stable, which results in lower overall levels of insulin in the blood, helps equilibrate and stabilize other hormone levels, especially in women. This naturally has downstream benefits on a wide variety of metabolic pathways related to insulin, such as hunger and energy utilization.
Helping the eyes (more stable vision; less risk for cataracts)
As any diabetic will tell you, it is well known that high blood sugar has a detrimental effect on eyesight and leads to an increased risk for cataracts. It’s therefore not surprising that keeping blood sugar levels low improves eye and vision health, as a gazillion people have shared online, and as related diabetes research has proven.
Gaining muscle and improving endurance
BHB, specifically, has been shown to promote muscle gain. Combined with tons of anecdotal evidence over the years, there is an entire movement behind bodybuilders using a ketogenic approach to gain more muscle and less fat (typically muscle gain also comes with fat gain, so there’s understandable attention being given toward preventing this).
In addition, Dr. Stephen Phinney and Dr. Jeff Volek have a number of papers published about ketogenic dieting for ultra-endurance athletes. In short, once these athletes are fully fat-adapted, there is evidence to suggest that mental and physical performance is significantly improved beyond a “normal” carbohydrate-rich diet.
And last but not least, curbing diabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome while sparing muscle loss
Of course, there are over 160 research papers currently on Pubmed with the words “diabetes” and “ketosis” or “ketogenic” in the title alone. It’s beyond clear that ketogenic dieting is extremely effective for many people with both type I and type II diabetes for all the reasons discussed above related to keeping blood sugar levels and insulin in check.
In addition, recent papers within the last few years investigating the effect of ketogenic dieting on obesity conclude that it’s an extremely effective way to not only lose fat, but spare muscle loss while curbing many disorders related to obesity as well (many of which have been discussed above), including the set of symptoms and risk factors known as Metabolic Syndrome (i.e. abdominal obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and elevated cholesterol)
For further reading, I would recommend this 2013 review article from the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition: Beyond weight loss: a review of the therapeutic uses of very-low-carbohydrate (ketogenic) diets
Author’s note: I want to stress again the importance of consulting with your doctor before you try ketogenic dieting. The more I study this area of science, the more I realize that every individual is extremely unique when it comes to health issues and there are a ton of reasons why you should NOT go full-on keto (especially if you are prone to kidney, heart, or gallbladder issues). That being said, for many people this form of eating is life changing, and the amount of scientific research supporting a ketogenic lifestyle is significantly increasing.
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What does xtreme™ ketosis do? what are the benefits?
You can get all the benefits of a low carb diet, including forcing the liver to convert your body’s fats to ketones to satisfy your appetite and provide energy for your muscles, brain, and heart – without the discipline required to eliminate carbs from your diet!
Enjoy the benefits of ketosis whether your diet includes carbohydrates or not. Teach your body to burn fat instead of sugar, experienced reduced hunger, and enjoy both instant and long-term releases of energy to power through your workouts.
The body is conditioned to burn sugar for energy. If you consume carbohydrates in your diet, your body will always use the sugar as the first source of energy. When you use Xtreme™ Ketosis, your body will switch to burning fat for energy, just like it would in a ketogenic diet.
Ketones help you stay sharp and focused. A diet high in carbohydrates and low in fats can cause brain fog or a lack of focus due to having too much of the glutamate molecule and little GABA in the body. Research shows ketones convert the extra glutamate into GABA and provide another form of energy for the brain.
Beta hydroxybutyrate (BHB) is best known as the body’s alternative fuel source when no glucose is present. When we go 24 hours or more without food the body will switch to ketones, including BHB, for energy. Using Xtreme™ Ketosis tells the body to switch to BHB as fuel with or without carbohydrates and glucose in your diet.
Why should you supplement with Xtreme™ Ketosis?
While you can experience ketosis through diet alone, it is not easy to do without eating large amounts of fats, restricting carbohydrates excessively for long periods of time, or doing a lot of fasting. Supplementing with Xtreme™ Ketosis allows you to experience all of the benefits of ketosis without the fasting and extreme carbohydrate restriction.
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Bee pollen contains all the essential components of life. The percentage of rejuvenating elements in bee pollen remarkably exceeds those present in brewer's yeast and wheat germ. Bee pollen corrects the deficient or unbalanced nutritioncommon in the customs of our present-day civilization of consuming incomplete foods, often with added chemical ingredients, which expose us to physiological problems as various as they are numerous.
Pollen is considered an energy and nutritive tonic in Chinese medicine. Cultures throughout the world use it in a surprising number of applications:
Bee Pollen for sex drive
Bee Pollen is not only great for sex drive, it will also make you feel great, have more sustained energy, increase your endurance, relieve stress, enhance your immunity, and reduce allergies... as well as improve your sex life.
Bee pollen is powerful food, after all, pollen's role in nature is to fertilize. Over 20 scientific studies have found that bee pollen supports men's sexual health.
A German publication for physicians described bee pollen benefits for men with prostate problems as "Half the Pain, Twice the Pleasure." This is because prostate pain is significantly reduced while sexual pleasure is seriously increased.
Chronic prostate problems result from the accumulation of free radicals of oxygen in the seminal fluid. Free radicals of oxygen cause a "burn" at the cellular level. Bee pollen eases this burning, and helps a man with these problems to enjoy sex without a burning, swollen experience.
Extensive and comprehensive research in China has shown that chronic prostate inflammation and male infertility both result from the accumulation of free radicals of oxygen. The studies went on to find out which product most effectively stops the production of free radicals. Bee pollen came up number one.
Bee pollen has a dramatic effect on sperm count and increased fertility. Sperm swam faster and lasted longer. They were more motile and viable.
As well as being a powerful antioxidant, bee pollen is also packed with zinc. Zinc and sex drive are powerfully linked, and the natural libido booster is packed with zinc, making it an incredible super food for men's sex life.
Other Reasons why Bee Pollen is a Good Food for your Sex Life Are:
Bee pollen helps you to cope more easily with stress. Because it has a full complement of amino acids, essential fatty acids and vitamins that help enhance mood and fight stress. And of course stress is detrimental to our sex lives.
Athletes have used bee pollen for centuries to help them increase their energy and endurance -- imagine what it will do for your sex life!
Bee pollen is an amazing source of all the nutrients needed for a healthy life and a great sex life. It is considered one of nature's complete foods, meaning that it alone can provide everything that we need!
It was discovered that bee keepers in remote villages had incredible health on average, way past 100 years of age. Bee pollen is a natural libido booster that can keep your sex life going to a ripe old age.
bee pollen for infertility
Pollen stimulates ovarian function. The best results were obtained with a pollen supplementation of 2 parts per 100 in the ration, and with the substitution of animal proteins with pollen in a proportion of 5 parts per 100. The intensity of ovulation increased. Parallel to this increase in ovulation, pollen also improves the ability of eggs to withstand the incubation period. The best results were obtained with a quantity of 4 parts per 100 of pollen added to the ration, resulting in an increase in the percentage of eggs in respect to the control group. The application of pollen is recommended whenever the end result is obtaining eggs for reproduction.
A conversation with a customer the other day inspired me to write this blog post. Sam has lost a whopping 80 pounds since May of this year using Xtreme Skinny Drops. Has she exercised? No.
After seeing a friend of her's for the first time in awhile the friend complimented her on her weight loss and asked her what she was doing. Sam explained to her about cleaning up her diet and the protocol that you follow along with the weight loss drops. Her friend's response "I can't wait to see how fast you put that back on". Girllll, please. Do some research before you go spitting at the mouth and insulting someone who has just lost 80 pounds in 4 months!!
SOME PEOPLE CANNOT EXERCISE!
There are some people in this world who can not physically exercise. Whether it be from an injury, their current weight, or other health conditions, there are some people out there who can't do it.
Sam's friend pissed me off. Like really pissed me off. I feel that is a slap in my face seeing that I base my business off of those who can not exercise and how to help them reach even the tiniest goal in their weight loss journey without exercise to get their mind in the right place and saying "yes, i can do this!". It keeps them pushing harder, and who knows, they may not be able to start with exercise but by the end of their journey they will start exercising regularly. That is what Bee-Xtreme is all about. So Sam's friend-- do some research before you spew at the mouth. Seriously.
SOME PEOPLE DO NOT WANT TO EXERCISE OR HAVE THE TIME TO EXERCISE FOR HOURS UPON HOURS A DAY!
This is the category most fall into. This is the category I fall into. It's not that I don't like to exercise, because I do. I need it mentally. It's a stress reliever for me. But I cannot spend 2-3 hours in a gym every night. I have a family, I run not one but 2 businesses, my son has homework, I am also a nurse that works at least 4 days a week outside of my home and I would rather spend my time enjoying life than killing myself in a gym.
I exercise 20-40 minutes a day. that's it. And not every day! Sometimes I barely have time to pee! LOL!!
CAN YOU LOSE WEIGHT WITHOUT EXERCISE?
Yes!! Absolutely! Just clean up that food that you're putting in your mouth!! The protocol for the Xtreme Skinny Drops consists of 800-1000 calories of clean eating from fresh proteins and veggies and some fruit.
The diet is a short diet ranging from 10 days to 40 days. It is short because it's effective and you do not need to do it for very long periods of time to see results. Most people will lose 10-25 POUNDS in 21 days.
Because of the low calorie consumption, EXERCISE IS NOT ENCOURAGED with this diet.
The most important part about this diet is not the "diet days". It's the stabilization phase after you stop taking the weight loss drops. It is in those 3 weeks is when your body will recognize your new weight and recognize a new starting point. This is crucial for weight loss success long term.
GIVE YOUR BODY 3 WEEKS WITHOUT MORE THAN A 2 POUND GAIN AND YOU'RE GOLDEN. BUT WHAT IF YOU DO GAIN MORE THAN 2?
Don't worry, there's correction days that can be done to get you back down on the scale. We are only human guys!! Some people slip up and have some "no-no" food. As long as you are recognizing this mistake and correcting it, you're LEARNING. And that is the most important thing to take away from this diet!! THAT IS HOW YOU ACHIEVE LONG TERM WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESS!!
As we get older and older we have to discipline ourselves more and more. And I hate to tell Sam's friend-- that her "exercise is the only way to lose weight" is going right out the window when she gets that dreaded injury. ( I pray she doesn't get injured but if she does, she can find us here) ;)
If you're interested in learning more about the Xtreme Skinny Drops and how you can too get started with losing insane amount of weight and fat please contact me! Join our facebook community and get started. We have people who are killing it every single day..MENTALLY, to lose that weight and make better choices in their daily lives.
P.S. Here's Sam's ABSOLUTELY AMAZING results!!
4 c brocolli
3.5 c chicken broth
4 cloves garlic
3 cups pre-shredded cheddar cheese
1 c heavy whipping cream
In a large pot over medium heat, saute garlic for about a minute.
Add Chicken broth, heavy cream, and chopped broccoli. Increase heat to bring to boil then reduce heat and simmer for 10-20 minutes until broccoli is tender.
Add shredded cheese gradually, stirring constantly and continue to stir until melted. Make sure to keep it at a low simmer and avoid high heat to prevent seizing. Remove from heat immediately once cheese is melted.
If you can’t eat shrimp, you can substitute any mild white fish, or even chicken, for the protein in this recipe and it will taste just as amazing!
Creamy cauliflower and ham soup
Keto jalapeno popper soup
Spicy tomato blue cheese soup
MICHAEL SYMON'S SPICY TOMATO AND BLUE CHEESE SOUP
The answer: No where! And don't be fooled by http://www.zxtofficial.org/ either. They say they are the original but they are far from it! The pills (if you can get them in your hands before customs takes them) work nothing like the old bee pollen. They don't curb your appetite, they don't make you go to the bathroom like the old stuff did, they don't make you thirsty, they make you sick to your stomach, and they are just horrible.
Here's the reality of it folks, Zi Xiu Tang, Slim Trim U, Xfinity, ZXT Gold, and all those other China supplements were taken off the market and are never coming back.
Just like Zantrex, hydroxycut elite, relacore, Alli, Slim Quick and all those other supplements that used to contain ephedra have disappointed us once more. We thought the "new and improved" version of these supplements would be better, but boy were we wrong!
Here is also the reality of it, there are capsules being made every single day to try and replace those Zi Xiu Tang pills. How do we know this? Because we've been seeking them out!
We want our customers happy and healthy, and sibutramine being hidden in those capsules WAS NOT HEALTHY!
With the new line of Xtreme™ Supplements, our privately hired chemist has done wonders creating a formula that mimicks Zi Xiu Tang without all the side effects.
Xtreme Slim Bee Pollen has been our top seller for a year straight and for good reason!! Just look at the ingredients and see what benefits you could be getting from Xtreme Slim!
Caffeine Anhydrous- ENERGY!! Caffeine is a natural stimulant. The mg is just enough to give you a boost of energy without giving you nausea or jitters. This ingredient actually has a lot of benefits. One of the main benefits is that it is a potent stimulant. It has been proven already by hundreds of studies and years of use. Caffeine primarily stimulates the central nervous system.
2 Aminoisoheptane- a great stimulant to help get you through your workouts, curb your appetite, and boost your metabolism!
Beta PEA- Phenylethylamine HCL, also known as PEA, Beta-Phenylethylamine or 2-Phenylethylamine, is a supplement used for different purposes, among them cognitive enhancement, mood improvement, weight loss, and as a concentration aid.
Eria Jarensis- Eria Jarnesis increases levels of dopamine and noradrenaline in the body. These two hormones are associated with enhancing mood, concentration, motivation and alertness while also creating feelings of euphoria.
Senna- Sennosides irritate the lining of the bowel causing a laxative effect. Senna has been used in alternative medicine as a laxative and an aid to treat constipation. Not as strong as the laxative effect of Zi Xiu Tang and Slim Trim U but senna is a safe alternative to some stimulant laxatives.
Hordenine- This nootropic is used as an herbal MAO inhibitor to promote focus, concentration and even euphoric feelings. You will commonly see Hordenine being stacked with phenlyethylamine (PEA) for cognitive enhancement purposes.The supplement is also used by bodybuilders, athletes and people trying to lose weight because it can increase metabolism while at the same time decreasing appetite.
Phenibut- you’ll feel full for the better part of the day, you won’t feel the urge to over-snack in between meals. Furthermore, you will even eat less during meal times, thus you end up shedding some pound. An appetite suppressant like Phenibut can be taken for many different purposes. For one, it stimulates the serotonin hormone (also known as the feel good hormone). This hormone regulates your appetite, mood, sleep or even learning. When you take it, you inflate your serotonin levels, thus you won’t feel the need to snack because you’re full most of the time. It achieves this by tricking your brain to believe that your stomach has food.
Higenamine- Thanks to higenamine’s ability to act as a β-1-adrenergic agonist it shares the similar fat-burning capabilities that ephedrine and synephrine exhibit. Higenamine is labeled as a great thermogenic and fat burner!
L-Theanine- L-theanine may help relieve stress by inducing a relaxing effect without drowsiness and may also possess immunologic attributes. Theanine may also have effects on the cardiovascular system and play a preventative role in cancer; however, limited clinical information is available to support these claims.
Bee Pollen- Bee pollen helps regulate hormones, and it possesses metabolic activity — containing amino acids that help increase your metabolism by dissolving fat cells in the body. We also know thatpollen contains an enormous amount of essential vitamins and minerals, helping nourish the body of people with poor eating habits.
Yohimbine- Yohimbine is a compound derived from the bark of the Pausinystalia yohimbe plant. Yohimbine supplementation makes body fat cells more susceptible to fat loss. ... It is also said to help burn 'stubborn fat', like love handles, because the receptors it acts on are found in higher levels around the oblique muscles.
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Ketosis is also known as the body's process for generating energy by producing ketones when insufficient carbohydrates are available in the diet. In other words, a low-carb diet is called ketogenic because it forces the body to use fat for energy. Ketosis is a very effective means of burning fat, but there are certain techniques for increasing fat-burning through exercise and nutrition. How many carbs should you eat per day? When is the best time to eat them? What kinds of carbs are best? And what natural supplements prevent muscle loss caused by extreme ketogenic diets? Follow a few basic rules to answer these questions and achieve your fat-burning goals.
Take in 30 to 50 g of carbohydrates per day, depending on your individual metabolism. Typically, this carb-depletion phase lasts five days and is followed by two days of carb-loading. For example, having 100 to 200 g of carbs per day for two days. This carb-cycling strategy helps to prevent dieting plateaus in which the body stops burning fat in response to what it perceives as starvation.
Stack your carbohydrates around your workouts. Carbs are needed for two reasons: muscle recovery and energy. One good strategy is to take in half of your carbs before your workout and the other half after. Some people choose to take all of them before or after. Either way, taking in your carbohydrates in the morning will allow the body to switch into ketosis during the day, burning more fat.
Limit resistance training workouts to 60 minutes to control cortisol levels. The stress hormone cortisol, part of the fight-or-flight response, slows down fat-burning and metabolizes muscle tissue. After about an hour of training, muscle-building hormones plummet, and cortisol increases significantly. Sometimes, training harder is not better. Training optimally is best. If you do train for more than 60 minutes, Blackout will fight the rising cortisol levels. Take 2 Blackout 30 minutes before bed.
Do 30 to 60 minutes of low-intensity cardio immediately following your resistance training workout. Fitness author Jeff Anderson recommends this "super cardio" because it burns body fat almost exclusively, sparing precious muscle tissue. High-intensity cardio has its place in a ketogenic diet, but it should be treated more like a resistance training workout in terms of pre- and post-workout nutrition.
Replace some of the calories cut by avoiding carbohydrates with MCT, or medium-chain triglyceride oil. These are saturated fats (from coconuts) that can be used by the body as a source of energy, and they are thermogenic in nature, meaning they increase fat-burning. Try taking 1 tbsp. before and after workouts and/or every two or three hours throughout the day.
Is it possible to get rid of this post baby saggy skin? YES!! It's very possible!! Xtreme Skinny Drops™ target the "abnormal" fat cells of the body. Will it take some work? ABSOLUTELY. But it's very possible!
The Xtreme Skinny™ diet is scientifically proven to result in fat loss and is one of the few diets that exclusively targets excess fat without lean muscle loss. The diet utilizes the effect of the the drops to release excess fat stores in combination with a very low calorie diet.
The diet offers a solution that works permanently to reduce fat cells and reduce a person's risk of developing chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and other illnesses. There are hundreds of other benefits of having a lower body fat percentage and a normal BMI, and countless people who have tried the diet have had success with lowering their body fat percentage. The diet reduces the negative effects of a modern diet and helps to reset the hypothalamus so that up to 2000 calories of fat are burned each day from abnormal fat reserves and cravings for starches and sugars are reduced.
Abnormal fat is a common problem that the diet solves.
Modern diets are high in starch and sugar, and there is an abundance of readily available high energy foods. Abnormal fat is stored by the body in undesirable places because too many of our calories come from starch and sugar. Your body stores excess calories as abnormal fat because it is programmed to prepare for lean times. Abnormal fat ends up being stored in the hips, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and other areas, and these areas end up being difficult to target with a fat loss diet.
The Xtreme Skinny™ diet metabolizes this abnormal fat by activating it for metabolism using the effect of the drops. It is especially important that abnormal fat is burned primarily, as other diets will target structural fat and fat reserves which are normal and important to have.
The diet has the major benefit of targeting undesirable abnormal fat without burning muscle and results in a leaner and more natural figure at the end of the diet. Abnormal fat is not targeted by other diets which is the main reason why so many people experience frustration that their stubborn fat ends up mostly staying on, even after they perfectly follow the diet.
This is because other diets do not utilize the unique fat targeting effect that the Xtreme Skinny™ diet provides. The problem of stubborn fat staying on does not happen with the diet; dieters who strictly follow the diet protocol will see abnormal fat loss results every time, and a main benefit of the diet is that it does eliminate the stubborn fat that most other diets can't.
The drops will reprogram the hypothalamus to restore a normal appetite
The hypothalamus is a part of your brain that controls your appetite and other functions, and when you have a diet high in sugar and starch your hypothalamus will be unnaturally programmed to drive you to eat more of those foods. Once the diet has been completed your cravings for starch and sugar will be reduced if not eliminated.
A low calorie diet is both necessary and sufficient for the diet to work
The diet has careful food selections. The foods are whole, filled with protein, and fresh veggies along with fruit and very few carbs. A lot like the keto diet!
The drops will make a person release all the energy it needs, up to 2000 calories per day.
This diet has been used by hundreds of thousands of people since the early 1950s as a diet supplement without any major side effects.
The diet is for everyone!
The best part about the diet is that it can work for anyone no matter what your weight loss goals are. It can reduce your body fat percentage if you are just looking to slim down, and it offers a safe alternative to lose weight quickly for obese people outside of gastric bypass surgery.
Those who are obese may need multiple rounds of the diet in order to lose their desired amount of fat, but the great benefit of the diet is that it can be completed as many times as necessary in short 21 to 42 day cycles until the desired weight loss result is achieved.
In 21 days a person can lose up to 15 pounds and in 46 days a person can lose anywhere from 15-35 pounds or more. Most people can expect fat loss of a half-pound to a pound per day if the program is strictly followed. So if you have heard about the diet but are on the fence on whether or not it might work for you, hopefully this article has addressed some of your questions and if you are ready to start you can join us in the BeeXtreme Community to learn more about this amazing diet!!
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What is the Keto Diet?
The keto diet is a high fat low carb diet with some proteins.The general rule of thumb for a keto diet is a maximum of 50 carbs daily or about 10% of total calories. Protein goals are generally around 0.8 g of protein per pound.
The science behind that keto diet.
Carbohydrates are usually our body’s main source of energy but because the keto diet is so low in carbs fats become the primary fuel for the body. When we burn fat for energy we produce compounds called Ketone bodies which is why it is called the ketogenic diet.
Ketones can be detected in the urine, blood, and breath so people following a keto diet will often use test strips to check the urine for ketones to confirm that they are in ketosis. When ketones are present in the urine that is a result of the body burning fat for energy or fuel.
For people with diabetes however ketones can build up and lead to diabetic ketoacidosis, a serious medical condition. Symptoms include excessive thirst, frequent urination, fruity scented breath, confusion, and consistently high blood sugar. Diabetics should not go on this diet without consulting physician. If they suspect diabetic ketoacidosis they should seek medical treatment immediately.
What you can eat on this diet.
Keto calculators are available online to help you figure out your macro nutrient goals (carbs, protein, fat). Do a Google search for a good Keto calculator.
Starchy and refined carbs are off limits including bread, rice, pasta, cereal, potatoes, beans.
Sugar of any type is also out including table sugar, brown sugar, honey, molasses, and agave.
Only a small amount of fruit is allowed mostly berries because of their low carb content.
Fats of all types
Meat, Fish, poultry, and eggs are allowed
Non-starchy vegetables and leafy greens fresh or frozen. carbs from his vegetables need factored into daily carb allotment.
No calorie plant-based sweeteners like Stevia or Trulia
Beverages with zero sugar or artificial sweeteners including water tea and coffee
A typical day on the Keto diet
Coffee with coconut oil butter or MCT oil
Breakfast is some combo of fat plus protein eggs cheese bacon sausage butter
Lunch burgers with cheese no bun salad with protein avocado and oil and vinegar
Dinner fish, chicken, beef, or pork with vegetables cooked with olive oil served with avocado guacamole or mayo based sauce
Snacks are hard-boiled eggs, cheese, avocado, nut butter, berries, and do-it-yourself fat bombs
Fat bombs or any type of little snack bites centered on high-fat ingredients like butter, bacon, and coconut oil
The reality is that we don’t need to be in a perpetual state of ketosis to drop extra body fat countless people have lost significant amount of body fat by cutting calories with a low-fat carb rich diet.
I’m an advocate of lower carb high protein diets even if we exercise on a regular basis. Not everybody especially those of us with sedentary jobs or hobbies still spend a large portion of our time sitting at a desk in our car or on her sofa the lack of activity means we burn fewer calories.
I have seen many clients and friends experience positive results with the keto diet. The main advantages of following a keto diet is appetite control as we feel less hungry on the low-carb keto plan which generally results in a natural reduction in our calorie intake.
Some of the research shows that people eat 300 fewer calories per day or more without even trying. As a result following a keto diet can help to reduce cravings as well as drop body fat.
Other benefits of the keto diet include improving blood sugar control, cholesterol, blood pressure and inflammation, all of which are likely due to the extra weight loss as well as feel following the low carb diet.
A few things I don’t love about the keto diet
It can make eating feel more like science then pleasure. Counting our macros for carbs, protein, and fat for each meal and snack can feel burdensome. Many people simply get into a routine and are eating the same combinations of food for most meals and snacks.
It limits our vegetable intake. I’ve had countless keto followers tell me they’re avoiding vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, egg plant, spinach, and kale because they’re too high in carbs. Let’s be honest who among us can blame our extra pounds on too much asparagus?
it's easy to go overboard with high fat process meats. We know the processed meats like sausage and bacon aren't exactly super foods. So while they're okay in small amounts, I recommend keeping these as extras to accompany a less processed keto diet not the focal point.
Bottom line. As with any diet if it centered on foods that we enjoy and it fits within our lifestyle habits and we are more likely to stick with it and see positive results. Experimenting with the keto diet can serve as a valuable education tool as well helping us to recognize just how much carb or fat or protein or calories we’ve actually been consuming in our everyday diet. If you decide to try keto diet, track your food intake in an online or a food log like my fitness pal. It will tally up all those numbers for you. Consider adding a multivitamin and calcium supplement because you may not get the full spectrum of micronutrients from the food choices on the keto diet. As always check with your physician before beginning any new program and consider consulting with a registered dietitian to help you design a diet that fits within your lifestyle and your body needs.
Simply Skinny Elite, Simply Skinny Pollen, Simply Skinny Luxe, Simply Skinny Flush are products owned by Down To Earth Solutions LLC.
These products are the only other product line that meet Bee-Xtreme's standards worthy enough to carry besides the Xtreme Line of products.
Remember when we said we only carry the best? We mean it. We've tested thousands of products between our crew, ourselves and friends and family over the years and nothing out there comes remarkably close to what our customers want.
How do we know what customers want?
Cause we ask of course!!
1. Our customers want something like the old products that used to be available. Slim Trim U, La Trim, Zi Xiu Tang, Oasis bee pollen, and many other China products that worked like magic.
2. Besides the Xtreme Line of products, Simply Skinny products carry a pretty hefty success rate as well.
Simply Skinny Elite is by far the strongest of all the Simply Skinny products. Made to attack fat in all the right areas of the body, this little purple pill is no joke! This capsule is not recommended for everyone.
*Please be aware there is another (skinny elite) on the market (knockoff of the Simply Skinny Elite we carry-- that is in my eyes considered junk. Yes, we've tried it. My coffee is stronger than this capsule and I don't get side effects from it)
Then we have Simply Skinny Luxe-- convenient one capsule a day dosage for great appetite suppression.
Simply Skinny Gold is a favorite of mine. It has great appetite suppression and great detox like the old supplements do!
Simply Skinny pollen is usually recommended for beginners here. Great energy, good appetite suppression, good results!
Simply skinny flush is for advanced users only. This detox capsule is a little too strong for my liking and that's why we made Xtreme Reboot 14 day total body cleanse. Most people experience cramping with the flush, but it does get the job done.
Constipation. It’s not a pleasant topic, but it’s a much bigger issue than you might think!
Most people avoid professional support when they’re blocked up because they feel embarrassed or ashamed, but guess what? You’re not alone. There is a big tribe of constipated folk out there. I used to be one of them.
We instinctively know that we need to poo and feel uncomfortable when we don’t go for days. But WHY do we need regular number twos?
Why is pooping is so important?
While poo is predominantly made up of water, bacteria and indigestible vegetable fibre, it also contains things we want to get rid of – waste, toxins and hormones. These are vital for the body to remove to stay happy and healthy.
What happens to your body when you don’t go?
Our body recycles our waste and hormone byproducts, which leads to toxic build-up in the bowel.Toxins first build up in the bowel as a result of stress or consuming too many acidic foods, such as sugar, flour, caffeine, and alcohol. When the bowel becomes out of balance, it attempts to protect itself by secreting a glycoprotein substance that lines the entire intestinal wall. This is known as mucoid plaque. This substance is what makes it hard for the body to absorb vitamins and nutrients, which could result in chronic malnutrition.
An unclean bowel leads to unclean circulating blood and as a result unclean tissues and organs. This weakens the health of our organs and as a result they do not function as well as they are designed to.
When too much pressure is used from straining to get poop out we can develop bowel pockets, where the lining of the colon bulges and food and contents collect there. These pockets are called diverticula and can be a house for fermenting, rotting food and other contents.
3. Pathogen growth.
Rotting food in the bowel and the development of diverticula can stimulate the growth of dangerous pathogens such as parasites, bacteria and fungus.
4. Leaky gut.
Toxins can weaken the bowel wall and cause a leaky gut. As the name states, the intestinal lining becomes “leaky” allowing undigested food, proteins, toxins, cholesterol and fats to pass through into the bloodstream and lymph where they go on to affect the health of other organs, especially those that are weak.
5. Poor energy.
Toxicity leads to poor oxygen delivery in the body. Without oxygen, our energy levels are depleted. An exhausted body does not remove toxins well. And the vicious cycle begins again!
How to get things Moving Again & why you should cleanse!
CLEANSING allows you to REMOVE accumulated mucoid plaque in order to rebuild your bowel and your liver and protect yourself from disease.
CLEANSING removes excess amounts of mucous, old fecal matter, trapped cellular and non-food wastes, and inorganic mineral deposits that contribute to pains in the body. It also PURIFIES your liver, kidneys, and blood; ENHANCES mental clarity, INCREASES energy, RELIEVES the body of dependency on habit-forming substances; and REDUCES your stomach to its normal size, contributing to weight loss.
Xtreme Reboot is gentle enough to use every single month! We recommend cleansing before switching supplements on your weight loss journey. And It's only $29.99! Use code "cleanse" to save an additional $10 on this AMAZING product!