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How Does The Keto Diet Work? Reversing Insulin Resistance To Weight Loss

how does the keto diet work as the keto
diet is getting more popular it’s having
more people have great results it’s
popping up in media in various places
but the most common reaction is people
looking confused they shrug their
shoulders and they say this seems really
weird it seems to help people but we
better hold off so today we’re going to
talk about how it actually works so that
you understand why and you can do it the
right way coming right up am dr. Ekberg
I’m a holistic doctor and a former
Olympian in Decathlon and if you’d like
to truly master health by understanding
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in a nutshell the keto diet or the
ketogenic diet is when you get your body
into ketosis how do you do that you
reduce carbohydrates so that your body
starts burning fat and a byproduct of
burning fat are ketones which is a great
supplemental fuel for your brain so when
carbs are scarce your brain can run up
to 75% ketones and that’s how the body
has adapted to survive in times of
starvation and when the body gets better
at burning fat then obviously you burn
some fat off the body and you lose
weight that’s why it works but let’s
talk about some of the more intricate
mechanisms that people are confused
about so the body has three sources of
fuel three primary sources it can also
burn alcohol and glycerol and ketones
but the primary fuel are carbohydrates
fat and protein carbohydrates they are
sort of quick they absorb quickly they
burn quickly and they go away quickly we
have a very limited ability to store
carbohydrate fat is our long-term fuel
it is like you put log on the fire and
earns and keeps you warm for a very very
long time and protein is for muscles
muscles perform work they’re necessary
for our survival in terms of moving
around and producing work so we don’t
want to touch the protein unless we have
to we don’t want to burn the protein in
the muscles but if we have excess
protein in the diet we can also use that
for energy so the body can store fuel in
different forms it can store a tiny
little bit of carbohydrates as glycogen
about a day’s worth it can store almost
unlimited amounts of fat and it can
store protein in the form of muscles but
like we said you don’t want to touch
that unless all other options are
exhausted fat is the body’s preferred
and most efficient storage form of fuels
so excess carbohydrates are going to
trigger a strong insulin response and
insulin is going to take the
carbohydrates out of the bloodstream and
into the cell and whatever we can’t use
in this moment which isn’t very much is
going to be stored as fat fat is also
going to be stored as fat and protein if
excess is also going to be stored as fat
so everything that is truly excess get
stored as fat but the tendency to store
these depends on how much insulin they
trigger the more insulin we have the
more the tendency is to put the fuel
into the cell and since carbohydrates
trigger the most insulin then they have
the highest tendency to store fat to
store excess fuel and fat has the lowest
tendency to store fat so what that means
is when we eat fat we use it and we get
full for a long time and we don’t tend
to store very much because there’s still
some body fat that we can use for fuel
protein has a low to medium tendency to
be stored the excess can be
store if we eat a lot of it then we say
it’s a medium tendency to store it
because protein in excess also triggers
insulin low to moderate amounts of
protein does not trigger any insulin so
that’s the basics that we need to
understand about how the body uses fuel
for energy how it stores it and how
insulin plays into that now this system
is setup for survival and humans have
been around for a long long long long
time and other animals on the planet
have been around even longer and for all
of that existence there have been
periods of feast and famine we’ve had
periods where there was more food and
we’ve had periods where there was less
food and the body is set up to store the
excess so that when we have a famine
when we have less food we can use the
excess we can retrieve the stored foods
and survive when there is none available
we have this cycle this ever ongoing
cycle of regular variation where we
store we use we store we use feast
famine feast famine and as far as I know
there is no animal on the planet that
has ever had an exception to that that
they’ve had periods where they could eat
a little more and they’ve had periods
where they had to burn some of the fuel
off the body where they get a little
skinnier and this has never ever changed
to my knowledge until modern times
primarily after the Industrial
Revolution after 1850 but especially
after World War two went pretty much
every country today don’t have much
famine so we have a totally new
situation we’ve had something now today
that we’ve never had before and the body
is perfectly set up for surviving feast
and famine it knows how to deal with not
having a whole lot of food and then have
periods with more food it knows how to
deal with that change but it has no idea
how to deal with a constant feast it’s
never encountered that it doesn’t know
how and then what makes it worse is that
we’ve changed the type of food not only
is food fairly abundant but it has gone
from whole food from a hunter-gatherer
scavenger feed off the earth to
agricultural and processed foods where
we’ve gone from low-carb two high-carb
from somewhere maybe around 10 to 20
percent carbs all the way up to 50 60 70
percent carbs and the majority of those
carbs are processed they refined they
have even stronger influences on insulin
and they have less nutrition so we’ve
changed the rules and because of this
and because we never have a famine
because we eat more carbohydrates
because we need more processed foods the
amount of insulin responses are
astronomical compared to what we’ve had
in the past and not only are they high
but they never let down because it’s
always a feast so what happens now is
when insulin is always abundant we get
insulin resistance and how common is
that well the official numbers are that
somewhere around a third of the
population or so is insulin resistant
but those are only the documented cases
them pretty advanced cases if you look
at if you understand insulin and you
understand that being overweight is
almost 100% synonymous with having
insulin resistance then you understand
that according to the CDC 87 percent of
the population is overweight
that means 87 percent of us at least
have some degree of insulin resistance
that’s how prevalent this is so then we
take that and now we add sugar and gray
and we add the fact that we’re eating
first three and then we’ve increased
that to four five six meals a day
because we’re encouraged to eat small
meals and frequent snacks to top off the
blood sugar so now what also happens is
we become carbohydrate dependent we keep
putting in that fuel so often for so
long that it becomes the body has to get
rid of that because high blood sugar is
dangerous and because we’re putting in
so often the body has to get rid of it
the body becomes dependent and it
doesn’t know really how to use any other
fuel in a in a proper way so now when we
top off our carbohydrates every two
hours we are told to give our kids
cereal for breakfast and a mid-morning
snack and a high carb lunch in the
mid-afternoon snack and an after-school
snack and then a dinner and then an
evening snack now this is what happens
to the blood sugar we get a blood sugar
roller coaster we are topping it off
every couple of hours and with all of
that carbohydrate and that frequent
feeding then there is no incentive for
the body to burn fat why would it we
have to always ask ourselves why is the
body doing this as the body stupid or is
it intelligent is that doing what it
needs to absolutely so it has no
incentive to burn fat because there’s
all these carbohydrates all these
starches all these grains all the sugar
all the cookies and waffles and crackers
coming in every couple of hours and that
of course fuels the incident insulin
resistance so we become more and more
insulin resistant and what happens then
with insulin resistance is that the
trend the tendency for the body is to be
in a storage mode because there’s always
carbs coming in we got to get rid of the
carbs we got to put those carbs out of
the bloodstream because they’re
dangerous in the bloodstream and into
the cell the cell gets enough the cell
doesn’t want
it increases become more and more
insulin resistance but what this means
is that everything we put into the cell
because it’s a one-way trip we can’t
retrieve it so not only are we carb
dependent but we don’t even know how to
access the fat if we wanted to because
it’s like a revolving door that only
goes one way so that’s the problem this
is what we have done that’s how we have
changed the rules Nature has set up
rules and we change them three ways we
change them first there was used to be
famine now there’s no famine we used to
eat pretty low carbohydrate now
carbohydrate is the dominant fuel source
for us and we used to have a mix of
fuels to use and now we are carbohydrate
dependent we don’t know how to properly
use those other fuels so we’ve changed
the rules and kido
is the reason keto is so popular and so
effective is that it is the solution for
an insulin resistant world when almost
everyone is insulin resistant then we
have to have a tool to undo that insulin
resistance and the more insulin
resistance you are the stronger and more
powerful the tool has to be for some
people it’s enough just to reduce the
carbohydrates but for a lot of people
that’s not enough they have to reduce
the carbohydrates dramatically they have
to get the carbs way way way low before
the body realizes it has no other source
of fuel it has to start burning fat and
it will eventually if forced strongly
enough so keto is the solution for
insulin resistant world when we reduce
carbohydrates eventually the body will
find other sources of fuel and what are
those sources will fat obviously when 87
percent of us are overweight that means
we have hundreds of thousands of
calories per person stored on our bodies
in the four
fat but we can’t get to them with excess
insulin and with a constant flow of
carbohydrates so when we reduce the
insulin now we get access to those
stores we teach the body to become
fat-burning and as a result we also
produce ketones whenever we burn fat we
produce ketones the more fat we burn the
more fat adapted we become the more
dominant fat becomes as a fuel source
the higher our ketones go and we can
verify those ketones so for a lot of
people it’s you don’t have to get very
fancy if your hunger goes down and you
lose weight and you can go longer
between meals without being hungry then
you don’t probably have to measure
ketones but if you think you’re doing
the right things and you’re struggling a
little bit
or maybe plateauing then you need to
measure ketones to verify that what you
think is going on is actually going on
so doing keto getting in ketosis means
that typically you’re gonna eat some
around 75 percent of your calories from
fat 20% or so from protein and about 5%
from carbohydrates that means you need
to cut out sugar and grain and all
starchy food because if you eat any of
those then you will send that number
higher than 5% it needs to be as low as
5% in order for the body to be forced to
start looking for that other fuel that
it’s forgotten how to use 20% protein is
meat fish chicken nuts etc 75% fat comes
from avocado nuts and fats and oils so
it’s not about eating more fat it’s
about eating less carbs and then you
just want to increase your fats so that
you get full you don’t try to eat more
fat if you’re full you need to get
satisfied otherwise you’re confusing
your body and
putting it in a state of deprivation
which is not sustainable so there are 10
steps and we’ll go through those so you
understand these really really crystal
clear so step one is to change your fuel
supply that means reduce your
carbohydrates and you want to do that
gradually so your body has a chance to
get adapted a lot of people try to go
cold turkey from 60% high processed
grains and sugar straight down to 5% and
their bodies can have a shock and they
feel terrible for some people they
prefer to do it that way they’d rather
suffer a few days and be done with it
others you can do it slower and not have
to go through that suffering number 2 as
you do that your body becomes fat
adapted it learns how to use fat again
as another source of fuel as you start
using more fat than whether it’s from
the body or in the diet you lessen your
carb dependence that means you get less
cravings and now because you eat less
carbs you trigger less insulin you’re
allowing the body a chance to reduce the
insulin resistance number 5 as insulin
resistance goes down now you hit access
to the body fat and this is the key this
is the magic that you get fat adapted
you lose insulin resistance and when you
have access to your body fat now your
body has an virtually unlimited fuel
supply the reason that you’ve been
eating so much is that your body doesn’t
know where the energy is you confused it
with all that sugar and insulin and it
stashed away all the fat for future use
but it couldn’t get to it now that
you’re starting to reduce insulin
resistance all of that energy becomes
available and you have an unlimited
source of fuel which means that you
don’t get as hungry why would you have
to eat if you have unlimited fuel on
your body the body doesn’t care if you
get the fuel from what you eat or from
the body and that’s the beauty of
getting fat adapted that’s what most
people miss when they’re shrugging their
shoulders and they’re saying well we
don’t understand how this works and
maybe it’s about calories yes it’s about
calories but you have all those calories
on your body you just don’t know how to
retrieve them until you become fat
adapted as you have less hunger you will
eat fewer calories and this is obviously
key but you can’t start there this is
where all yo-yo diet programs fail
because they try to reduce calories
without becoming fat adapted and without
reducing insulin resistance if you
reduce calories without addressing those
now you get hungry you feel deprived and
you lower your metabolic rate you feel
terrible and you can’t sustain it but
when you have access to body fat now you
eat less because it feels like the
natural thing to do obviously now weight
loss follows if not immediately it will
eventually when happens now also as you
start reversing syndrome X you start
reversing metabolic syndrome so the high
blood pressure and the high cholesterol
and the cardiovascular disease and a lot
of the cholesterol values PCOS and man
boobs and a lot of these different
things are starting to reverse without
you really trying because you’re
addressing the root cause which is
insulin and processed excessive carbs
and number 10 is the key there is no
deprivation this is why this works and
this is why it’s sustainable unlike any
other deprivation diet you cannot
deprive yourself for the rest of your
life you cannot deprive yourself for a
period of time and expect
not to go back after doing it for a
period of time the keto diet addresses
the root cause
so it’s sustainable because you find a
natural pattern of eating at this point
most people find that three meals a day
is too much because you have all the
food on your body you can take a meal
off your body you don’t have to eat all
three meals and as you do this you can
start finding imbalance and you start
finding that one to two meals is plenty
for most people once you’ve lost all the
weight then you can start eating twice a
day it doesn’t really matter but this
allows you to find the balance that’s
right for you quickly getting back to
these numbers the 75% fat 20% protein 5%
carb this is not something that you have
to sustain you have to sustain the low
carb in order to reduce insulin
resistance but as you start burning more
fat off your body you don’t have to eat
so much fat because you already have the
fat on your body on a 2,000 calorie diet
75% is 1,500 calories that’s about 165
grams of fat you probably want to try to
eat that in the beginning while your
body gets fat adapted but once it is fat
adapted and your hunger reduces then you
keep the carbs low but you just eat as
much fat as you need to get full so can
you do the keto diets for the rest of
your life I think you can I think it
would be safe do most people have – I
don’t think so I think for a lot of
people with a strong genetic
predisposition toward insulin resistance
and a very strong predisposition to
gaining weight then keto might be the
best lifestyle keto and intermittent
fasting might be the best lifestyle for
them to sustain but a lot of people who
aren’t so far over on the insulin
resistance spectrum they might find a
balance that is outside of ketosis they
might get into ketosis
once in a while or a lot of the time but
I don’t think they need to be there all
the time they can develop a balance
somewhere in the low carb area maybe 50
70 80 grams of carbohydrate today
personally I don’t need to be in ketosis
but I am in ketosis most of the time
because that’s just the way I eat but
also I don’t worry about it if I feel
like I want to have some potato but
that’s based on my personal genetics
that’s my personal body type
it starts with learning and
understanding the mechanisms and then
you try out what works for you and you
find the balance that provides the best
function and the best health in your
case if you enjoyed this video I’m
pretty sure you’re gonna love this one
thank you so much for watching and I’ll
see you in the next video

Randall Smitham



  1. mathfaster Posted on September 6, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    "Keto, A Solution for an IR World". Make a great title for your book:).

  2. MatTroise Posted on September 6, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Great Video Dr. Ekberg!!! You're saving lives each and every day. If you don't mind me asking, what was your path to becoming a holistic doctor?

  3. Nikolas Kotis Posted on September 6, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Previous generations who experienced WWII and famine had a better health than recent generations. This also shows that this abundance of processed food and modern style of living is not healthy.

  4. Angela S Posted on September 6, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Another awesome video! Thanks 🙂

  5. will2dmax Posted on September 6, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    The Body will only start burning protein after all the Glucose and Lipids are used,and that depends on how much fat a person has, that could take months to do.

  6. Michelle Headrick Posted on September 6, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    I was really skeptical of the keto diet, heck I had tried everything. From a no fat diet (back in the 90s) to counting points and calories. And I always thought the problem was me and my inability to control my self. I was always hungry on any other diet and my blood sugar would fall as soon as I would get a little hungry. On keto I am able to have lots of self control and no more blood sugar drops, I love it and its working! I started at 312 and I'm down to 267. I feel like I'm gonna get it done this time, I'm going to lose the rest of this weight. Thank you keto! And thanks to the people who promote and educate people on keto! Thanks Dr. Ekberg!

  7. fernando gonzales Posted on September 6, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Hi, Dr. Ekberg, if I’m doing heavy weight lifting does my protein stay at 20% or have more? Seems like 20% is low if you’re training hard.

  8. tristram gordon Posted on September 6, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    Many thanks, it's workig for me, 20-4, and losing around 1 pound per day, feel okay, not hungry, I make beef rich stews (they're perfect for this diet), berries, avocado, boiled eggs and lots of fish and vegetables.

  9. Jessica Barboza Posted on September 6, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    "When you lower calories and you haven't fixed the other issues you will feel hungry and deprived." YESS THIS! When people say keto diets aren't sustainable I'm like ya ever tried counting calories with PCOS and IR? You are so hangry and want to eat everything and everyone! Take that Jillian Michaels.

  10. Paula M Posted on September 6, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    You are now my favorite YouTuber in this space.. such clear and concise explanations

  11. Deplorable Lucy Lu Posted on September 6, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Another great video! I’m pretty sure I am fat adapted with daily IF for 20-23 hours. I easily become full when eating my OMAD but have been plateaued for several months. Should I try Carnivore?

  12. Poet Victoria Hunter Posted on September 6, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    I wish you could get an award. Your videos have improved me so much. I realize my workouts was depleting my energy from carbs, so I take everything slow now besides 5 minutes hit. I learned all that from you 😊 I prefer to keep my protein high at least 90 grams. When I went less before on keto I lost hair and muscle, it was horrible. I am not risking losing anymore muscle. I have been in ketosis for a while now and feel great. Following you and doctor Eric Berg's advice, I am feeling great while in ketosis. I am drying fasting this Sunday until Tuesday. If I don't feel it Tuesday I am jumping on keto but with smoothies only. I feel good at what I did today, eating 3% carbs, 100% protein, 34% fat. I feel great. I also eat my blood type diet only besides pepperonies or flax seeds sometime, but rarely. I am in ketosis and my energy is off the chain. This percentage is working for me. I also drink close to a gallon of water or green tea a day. My vitamin are brain fog pills which are natural (they work) , one a day vitamine, fish oil pills, biotin, and collagen powder, and sometime I take whey protein. I already liking 2 meals. Do it matter if you don't eat enough calories, be under 1000. I feel good and don't need much food. I don't feel like I need alot of fat.

  13. Mike Clouse Posted on September 6, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Excellent keto explanation…thank you sir.

  14. Poet Victoria Hunter Posted on September 6, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    I have a question if staying under 10% carbs and staying at 100% protein and no more than 40 grams of fat okay on keto when you are at least 160 lbs? If I lower my protein my hair falls out, and I lose muscle. It happens every time. My carbs have to be way low before my body eats the fat on my body.

  15. Lasse's Food and Barbecue Posted on September 6, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Tack för det jobb du gör. Jag har följt strikt lchf/ keto i 9 månader, och lärt mig mycket under den tiden från dig och andra förespråkare. Jättekul att se att du ökar din följarskara här på youtube – ett bra kvitto på att du gör ett bra jobb! Grattis

  16. chadzwife1 Posted on September 6, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Ketones are another fuel source? Or simply a type of the source “fat”?
    Alcohol AND glycerol, did not know that. Wondered if alcohol was the only other fuel source! But is glycerol actually an alcohol though?

  17. benge3x Posted on September 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    7weeks in now. Went from 220.6 to 196.8. Fasting glucose still around 150 in the am but trending lower, ketones now solidly 1.5-3.5. Insulin, glipizude and metformin gone. I don’t need meds to store the fat. I already see lower glucose after eating so my IR is slowly improving. Doing 18:6 every day, and 3 omad in the last week. Today I’m halfway through my first 48 hour fast. Feeling tons better.

  18. Nelson Stack Posted on September 6, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    this guy looks like hes 85% tomato.

  19. Nikhath Jahan Posted on September 6, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Hello Doctor ..You are an amazing person .I keep watching your videos and follow your information about everything , may God bless you always.Amen.

  20. protoword Posted on September 6, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    I watched patiently every of your videos and left sometime some comments on them! Your amazing approach and explanation to these issues are very remarkable and very teaching moments for me! Many of these things I already know, but I felt pleasure to listen them again from you! I deleted all of my subscriptions about health from other guys, only your videos remain on top of the list of my interest! You have very genuine approach of solving problems and I admire it! Nobody, just nobody, can accuse you of any bias! THANK YOU AGAIN DOCTOR EKBERG!!!

  21. Muzaffar Khan Posted on September 6, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Dr. Ekberg. This is one of the BEST videos, on the subject. Thank you.

  22. sylvainster30 Posted on September 6, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Best explanation of keto 👍🏼 more and more people are going low carb/ whole foods/ Keto thats awesome 👏🏼 thanks for teaching / sharing with us ✌🏼😎👍🏼

  23. Ron Regel Posted on September 6, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    God Bless you are great encouragement to us to press on to stay on Ketones follows you about seven months my sugar is normal and I lost 18 lbs though I did not eat any carb only one boil egg and bacon and supper 4oz meat and salad walking for 45 minutes it took long time to loose weight.Yes ketones I found very easy diet

  24. Boon Doggle Posted on September 6, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    I’ve learned that potato doesn’t spike insulin the way that other starches do. I was wondering why I feel no insulin spike when I eat a sweet potato with a meal, while feeling a huge insulin spike when I eat rice or even an apple or banana, and I learned that potato can behave as a resistant starch. So for my body type, it’s completely fine to eat a sweet potato once a week. For other people, it might not be. But I’ve learned that I have to stay away from rice because of the way that it effects my blood sugar. So once you get comfortable doing keto and intermittent fasting, you have to listen to your body.

  25. Sandra Tavasci Posted on September 6, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    Dr Eckberg, currently I'm doing 65%fat, 20% protein and 10% fat. I feel good although I'm a bit plateaued. I don't eat starchy carbs, most of my carbs come from veggies (non root vegetable) and I eat a lot f veggies. If I was to cut down my veggie, then it would cut down my fiber intake. What's your opinion on this? Thanks

  26. Mike McLenison Posted on September 6, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    Excellent job, thanks!

  27. Carolina Barbosa Posted on September 7, 2019 at 1:12 am

    Hi Doctor, My husband and I have been doing intermittent fasting for a month and we really feel the benefits of it. However, I don’t know if my children should do fasting (without diet) or what. Could you please help me? I really appreciate your help!

  28. Robert Y W Posted on September 7, 2019 at 2:10 am

    I love how the doctor explains in sufficient detail all the science behind the practices!

    It's not just the hows but also the whys and that help a lot! Thanks

  29. Rooben Doraisamy Posted on September 7, 2019 at 2:13 am

    Dr you nailed it, very well presented, no other better way to explain KETO. No more excuses, it’s a persons choice whether to waste away or to have quality life. Thanks

  30. pavelavietor1 Posted on September 7, 2019 at 2:58 am

    hello, this mode of eating and fasting low my A 1 C from in the 200s to the 100s but I m gaining weight. how can i maintain my weight. saludos

  31. Maribels Weight Loss Journey Posted on September 7, 2019 at 3:04 am

    I love your videos and that you are so thorough in explaining how the body works on keto and on other supplements etc.

  32. Maclen4 Posted on September 7, 2019 at 4:40 am

    Great videos. I would like to see a video on keto supplementation. What supplements? Which minerals? Proper dosage?

  33. Prophet Insight Posted on September 7, 2019 at 4:45 am

    Hi Dr Ekberg, thank you so much for your information and knowledge. Really appreciate that! Don't know why not everybody hasn't started following your channel yet. I'm totally into the insulin/Carbs model and theory and started fasting and eating Keto for over a year now and the results are great I also feel great. However, people have constant concern about issues such as gall bladder stones things like that. Could you please shed some lights on topics such as fasting and stones? Thank you.

  34. Masilamani Ramaswamy Posted on September 7, 2019 at 5:02 am

    I am type 1 diabetic. Can I have keto diet and avoid having insulin?

  35. Sol Raat KaBa Posted on September 7, 2019 at 5:26 am

    I fell off today and had pizza gotta start again.

  36. s m Posted on September 7, 2019 at 5:47 am

    as always very informative ! thank you so much Dr

  37. GBB bruh Posted on September 7, 2019 at 6:26 am

    keto is like the cure for hunger.
    i never feel hungry when im in keto

  38. Maxi Bake Posted on September 7, 2019 at 7:13 am

    13 months in, & I like number 10 best. Lol. 🤗 Thank you muchly for sharing this very important information with us all, & take care of yourself to. ❤🙂🐶

  39. Prashanth Budihal Posted on September 7, 2019 at 8:17 am

    This is excellent explanation. Thanks a lot sir.

  40. Klaudia Valentová Posted on September 7, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Great. Please make video about – what is behind burning carbs vs. fats or proteins?
    My friends didn't understand why they should burn fat instead of carbs if carbs are so "easy digestable". 🤔

  41. R McNichols Posted on September 7, 2019 at 8:49 am

    This is a very very helpful video, as are your other ones! Thank you very much.

  42. Harry Langley Posted on September 7, 2019 at 10:53 am

    This is one of your best video's I have seen so far. I believe you are correct when you mention what happens when you get rid of the carb dependent diet. I did and my weight dropped from a high of 233 lbs to my current weight of 144. I have type 2 diabetes but by following this path I no longer require my insulin or glyxambi . Still taking Metformin but hope to soon rid myself of this requirement. Much Thanks!

  43. Line H Posted on September 7, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Wonderful video and you explain it all so well! Even if I have been on Keto and Intermitting fasting for 14 weeks now, I still enjoy learning why and how. You’re the best and thx always for all you’re videos Dr.Ekberg

  44. Little Voice Posted on September 7, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    Did you see Dr Greger's recent research posts. It's confusing. What do you think of the research he reviews?

  45. boncoon Posted on September 7, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    I always learn something new, watching your videos and can put them out
    knowing those who watch them will be better for it.
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

    May God richly bless you! Bonnie

  46. Sennyah Posted on September 7, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    This is the best health channel I've ever seen. So many informations and
    Dr. Ekberg is explaining everything just excellent. And that's all for
    free!!! No suplement sales, no adds, just great!!!

  47. Sennyah Posted on September 7, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    This is the best health channel I've ever seen. So many informations and
    Dr. Ekberg is explaining everything just excellent. And that's all for
    free!!! No suplement sales, no adds, just great!!!

  48. An C Posted on September 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Your videos help me go through my healing process while people around only criticize me regardless of the obvious positive results i am experiencing.

  49. Dave Howie Posted on September 7, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Excellent explanation, as usual. If you keep making sense like this, be prepared to be throttled by YouTube.

  50. Fayhae EL Marrakchi Posted on September 7, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Please Doctor Ekberg , I've been doing keto and OMAD it's been 3 weeks , I lost weight, but sometimes I feel hungry during the fast..Am I obviously doing something wrong since you pointed out that less hunger is one of the consequences!

  51. Abdelwahab Hassan Posted on September 7, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Thank you Dr. Ekberg

  52. Tj Watson Posted on September 7, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    I am a youth baseball athlete at 15 years old. I want to scientifically make the best nutrition plan for myself, so I have no excess carbs(sugars), saturated fat, and protein. I do a lot of weight training, but my metabolism is so fast that I can eat anything I want without gaining weight. But my parents say it is fine to do so, but I believe that consuming lot’s of bad foods like excess amounts of cereal, chips, grains, and sugar can decrease sports performance. Because even though my body can filter and break down things such as carbs and proteins using enzymes, and ribosomes, I think that it can still create bad habits when I’m older and because of weight loss. Usually when I wake up I’ve lost at least approximately 4< pounds and I know it is not healthy for your body to fluctuate that way. Is it possible that you can make a video to show to create a healthy nutrition plan based on how and when to eat foods? I love the videos and how you explain main points so effectively! People need to know the REAL TRUTH!🙌

  53. curious Posted on September 7, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Great information Dr. Ekberg Thank you..

  54. James Howlett Posted on September 7, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    I managed to go from 280 lbs to 230 lbs with just diet and exercise, but I plateau'd there until I learned more about low carb/whole food diets and IF. I'm a 6'2" male for reference. I'm now at 200 lbs, losing about 4 lbs a week doing OMAD, with the only carbs in my diet being vegetables and the occasional fruit. This channel is a fantastic wealth of information.

  55. Dr. Sten Ekberg Posted on September 8, 2019 at 5:26 am

    Learn more about the keto diet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykPdkd5ALGc&list=PLpTTF6wMDLR4mjGN09PVu5vm9-npaZgV_

  56. Janice Patricia Posted on September 8, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Thank you for making this very informative and helpful video. I'm grateful for your work and to have found your channel. I'm on year 2 of keto and now needing to adapt my diet to my body's current needs. There really aren't many videos out there about this juncture on the keto diet, so thanks again.

  57. Abdelice Posted on September 8, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    @Dr. Sten Ekberg
    Doctor first of all thank you for answering my question last time. I really need your help on this condition called turbinate hypertrophy. It has ruined my breathing. Is there any way you could touch on it in one of your future videos.
    Please I don't know what to do anymore.

  58. Mary Theodorou Posted on September 8, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    A great video, share this information with everyone

  59. Junior Jetseter Posted on September 8, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    This is my understanding of how to get into Ketosis using Ketogenic diet, I am not sure if it is a complete understanding.
    Hypoglycemia is a biggining of the Ketosis before the system switches to fat burning. Hypoglycemia is not the pleasent sensation and most people drop out of the Ketogenic diet bandwagon. There is the way of getting into making Ketones as one genius found out. To get into Ketosis trough the initial Hypoglycemic blues he said to switch to ketosis during SLEEP. The night before going to sleep he recommends to take Glucose Dispersals, natural like Cinnamon, Chromium Picolinate even Glucophage (Metformin) and taking MCT oil that initiates making Ketones during sleep and avoiding Hypoglycemic unpleasant feeling as it might happen while asleep. The morning we can confirm Ketones by Glucometer , anything below 50mg/Deciliter-10 cc of bloody indicates Ketogenic state of burning fat after using small amount of MCT oil. Further, one can use a Ketosticks to detect Ketones in the urine. The point is to get into burning fat into Ketones DURING SLEEP when transient Hypoglycemia might temporarily happen.

  60. Adam Ant Posted on September 9, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Love your videos! Thank you!

  61. Mette Harter Posted on September 9, 2019 at 1:41 am

    Thank you Dr Ekberg, your explanations are always very clear. I will share this with my family.

  62. Rose Posted on September 9, 2019 at 7:40 am

    Learning loads from this channel. Thanks Dr Ekberg

  63. Pascale Devalet Posted on September 9, 2019 at 10:14 am

    Hi Dr Edberg. I have a question, can a person do low carbs diet without the high FAT? Like moderate fat? Thank you.

  64. Santosh Posted on September 9, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Fantastic. You are so much to the point. Lovely.

  65. jdavidpace Posted on September 9, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Dr. Ekberg, how would you treat Type 2 Diabetes? Should i just stop taking the Humalog Insulin Injections?? I am SO confused. I'm hearing that in order to stop the damage to my kidneys i need to reverse Type 2 Diabetes. In order to reverse Type 2 Diabetes I need to lose weight. Injecting insulin makes me fatter and as long as I have all this insulin in me I'm not losing weight. I'm fasting, I'm exercising and eating very low carb. What do i do!?? Desperate!

  66. Sachithanandam Karthikselvan Posted on September 9, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    Thanks for putting lot of efforts in making these videos.

  67. Melissa Hollowell Posted on September 9, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    man boobs…omg…i'm dying!

  68. Martha Stegner Posted on September 9, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Dr. Stem Ekberg, what is the effect of a Keto diet done with one meal a day, on fertility for women? I will soon start the process of trying to conceive. It will be fantastic to have a video about that subject!
    Many thanks for all the good advice!

  69. May Far Posted on September 10, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    One of the best videos I have watched in regards to our body 's physiological response to high Carb diet verses LCHF diet

  70. Anonymous Prime Posted on September 11, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Dr Ekberg. thank you for your videos. I was wondering if you can do a video about Keto Diets and its effects on testosterone. I keep hearing that it lowers men's testosterone. That's why I'm hesitant to do it. Thank you