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What Is Keto and Should You Try It?

The Keto Diet: What is it? Should you try it?

Since the beginning of 2017, more people have searched on Google for the Keto (or Ketogenic) diet than for pretty much any other diet. 

But should that matter to you?

After all, you don’t want to jump on another fad diet, right?

In this post, I’ll give you a quick rundown of the basics of Keto as well as who Keto might be good for.  There’s a reason it’s so popular, but you need to decide whether it’s right for you.

Also, if you’re interested in learning more, there’s a free keto event happening soon, so you can learn more about the Ketogenic diet from 35+ experts.

The Basics of Keto

The ketogenic diet (AKA keto) originated in the early twentieth century as a way to prevent seizures for children with epilepsy.

However, in more recent decades, the benefits of keto have expanded as more interest and research goes into the diet.

Benefits of Keto

One popular benefit is that keto can often help people lose weight without enduring hunger pangs.  Brain fog also clears away quickly on keto, and mental and physical energy is often boosted.

The scientific community is also highly interested in keto because of its potential to prevent and treat certain forms of cancer.  And the scientific evidence is already very good that keto can help prevent and even reverse various neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia.

What do you eat on Keto?

For most people, this is their first question when they hear about the Keto diet.

And in general, people eat the following categories of foods on Keto:

  • Non-starchy vegetables (like spinach, arugula, kale, asparagus, cauliflower)
  • Meats and organ meats
  • Eggs
  • Fish and other seafood
  • Some berries
  • Some nuts and seeds
  • Healthy fats and oils (like coconut oil, olive oil, tallow, lard)
  • Dairy products (like cheese and butter) – this is a debated area as these foods could promote inflammation and overeating

Food on Keto can be summarized as eating few carbohydrates but plenty of healthy fats and sufficient protein. 

Baked salmon garnished with asparagus and tomatoes with herbs

Who should try Keto?

Keto can be a fantastic tool, but that doesn’t mean you need to try it or use it all the time.

So here are some circumstances where Keto could be really useful:

  • If you’re looking to lose some weight
  • If you’re looking to stabilize your blood sugar levels
  • If you’re looking for more mental focus and energy
  • If you’re looking for better athletic performance in endurance sports

There are a lot more benefits of a Keto diet, but as with any diet, there are also many nuances. 

That’s why you should check out…

The Keto Summit Relaunch

Over 36,000 people watched the summit when it aired last September for 2 weeks, and for 3 days in June they’ll be playing all the interviews online for free.

Register here to save your spot at the online Keto Summit so you can get the full schedule and watch old and new favorites.  They’re also releasing several new interviews this month, so make sure to sign up even if you watched last year.

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Favorite Summit Videos to Watch

With over 35 videos to watch, it can be a bit overwhelming, so here are my “don’t miss” recommendations:

  1. For diabetes or blood sugar issues, watch Dr. Jason Fung’s interview on Controlling Sugar, Beating Diabetes, & Losing Weight on a Keto Diet.
  2. For cancer prevention and treatment potentials, don’t miss Dr. Seyfried’s interview on How to Treat and Prevent Cancer with Diet, Supplements & Lifestyle and Patricia Daly’s on Cancer: A Practical Approach for Preventing and Healing with Keto.
  3. For weight-loss, make sure to watch Dr. Tommy Wood’s masterclass – you get this recording immediately when you register!
  4. For neuro-degenerative diseases, watch Dominic D’Agostino’s interview on Neuro-Degenerative Diseases, Supplements, & Keto Disease Prevention.

Don’t Miss Out!

Please don’t miss out on this amazing resource.  Registration starts on June 13th, and the 3 days of viewing begins June 15th.

You’ll also get a bunch of bonuses as soon as you register, including 3 keto masterclasses to explain all the basics of keto, a keto bread recipe, and a keto supplements guide.

So, make sure you secure your spot now by clicking here to register.

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