The HUGE Mistake Counting Carbs on Keto (Ketogenic Diet)

The HUGE Mistake Counting Carbs on Keto (Ketogenic Diet)

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All you need to do is focus on lowering your carbs, right? Wrong. Find out how to avoid this huge mistake when counting carbs on keto.

0:00 Introduction: One of the biggest keto mistakes
0:25 Counting carbs on keto
0:52 Protein and insulin
1:32 Foods that don’t trigger insulin
1:55 The insulin index explained
9:12 Check out this video on the glycemic index and glycemic load!

Let’s talk about the biggest mistake you can make when counting carbs on keto. Understanding this crucial information will help you achieve better results on the keto plan.

On the keto diet, you reduce your carbs to below 50 grams. We do this because carbs increase insulin, and insulin blocks ketosis. If you’re not in ketosis, you’re not doing the ketogenic diet correctly. But carbs aren't the only factor to consider.

You need to remember that protein can also increase insulin, especially if you have insulin resistance, prediabetes, or diabetes. It doesn’t affect insulin as much as carbohydrates, but it can still raise your insulin.

Only two foods don’t trigger insulin: fat and fiber. When combined with other foods, fat and fiber can also help buffer the effect of insulin.

A blood sugar level between 70 and 80 is ideal. If your blood sugar is too low or too high, you’re going to experience a range of symptoms and potential health problems. But, if your blood sugar level is perfect, you’re going to feel fantastic.

The insulin index is the scale of foods that trigger insulin. Understanding the insulin index is crucial—it’s one of the most important things to focus on when trying to achieve health. The lower the food is on the index, the better it is. Stick to consuming foods lower on the insulin index for more success on keto—don't only focus on counting carbs.



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Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 56, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps you avoid this huge mistake when counting carbs on keto. I’ll see you in the next video.


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Title: The HUGE Mistake Counting Carbs on Keto (Ketogenic Diet)
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