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Top 5 Benefits of Keto Beyond Weight Loss

Ready? Yes. Hey everybody, it is top five
time. We’re going to do the top five benefits of keto that are not weight
loss… that are not weight loss. Hey guys, Aaron here. Welcome to A.D. Keto, where we
talk all about the ketogenic diet. Today, we’re doing a top five where we’re
going to talk about the top five benefits of keto that are NOT centered
around weight loss. Number five is increased energy. When I started this
thing, I felt like garbage for a few days. I had what’s called the keto flu, but
after I broke through that, energy went through the roof. I could not believe how
energetic I felt. I would feel super- productive. I wanted to get things done. I
wanted to clean, I wanted to cook, To-do lists that I had on my phone — I was
checking off items on those. I felt like a million bucks So that was a very
welcome surprise. I didn’t have 2:30 p.m. crashes. The energy was consistent, all
throughout the day. I felt great, I felt energetic, I felt happy. And I still do! So
that’s been a very, very… nice thing. Number four is fantastic sleep. I have
been sleeping like an absolute rock since I started eating this way. Maybe
not as MUCH sleep per night, maybe fewer hours every night, but the sleep I’m
getting is so deep, that I wake up supercharged, ready to go. I’m
falling asleep a lot more quickly, and my lovely wife tells me that I’m not
snoring as much, so that’s a good thing as well.
Number three is decreased pain. I have some creaky knees. I’ve had times in the
past where I’ve been a jogger, a runner, and my knees always hurt when I get back from jogging, especially the next day, I feel sore. But since starting
keto, the pain in my joints is kind of gone. And I looked up “pain and
inflammation + keto” on Google the other day. There’s a great article that I
found at the National Library of Medicine,
about a study that was done back in the ’90s on rats our little rat buddies. They
put one group of rats on a ketogenic diet for seven weeks. They had a control
group of rats that were fed a normal… rat diet, I guess? And the study that they did
involved putting the back paws of the rats on a hot plate, and gradually
turning up the heat. And the rats who were on the keto diet took a longer to
remove their paws than the rats who are not eating keto. And the determination
that they made, and there were some other factors that could have accounted for
this — that they talked about the age of the rats, and a couple other factors, but
their takeaway was that the keto rats somehow increased their pain threshold,
or lessened their pain a little bit, so I just thought that was interesting, and
you know, it doesn’t explain why my knees hurt, but I thought it was a cool study.
Okay, number two is freedom from food cravings.
I no longer crave food like I used to. It used to dominate my every thought
throughout the day. “When am I going to eat again? What am I going to eat? God I’m
so hungry. God I’m so hangry. When am I going to have another meal?” I don’t think
like that anymore since starting to eat this seemingly crazy way. I’m not
obsessed with food. I eat when I’m hungry, and then I stop. And then I don’t eat. I’m
not thinking constantly about food, so I really like that. It helps me stay kind of
more sane, and that brings me to number one. The number one benefit of keto
that’s not weight-loss, I have found, is mental clarity. The day I woke up after
having three days of the keto flu, I felt like the cloud had lifted from my head.
There was no more fog, there are no more headaches, and I felt like I could
concentrate really, really well. I felt sharper, I was more efficient at
the work I had to do. It was just a fantastic feeling of mental clarity,
which I still feel. So that is the number one benefit
of keto that does not involve weight loss. So that’s going to do it for this video.
What do you guys think? Have you had similar experiences? What
would you say are your top 5 non-weight loss benefits to doing keto. If you
haven’t already, please take a moment to subscribe and give this video a thumbs up.
It’ll really help me grow the channel. You can find me on Instagram at a.d.keto
and on Twitter at AD_Keto, and that’s going to do it. I will see you
next Friday!

Randall Smitham



  1. Robby Rowland Posted on September 1, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    This looks unreal lol

  2. Papa G's Low Carb Recipes Posted on September 2, 2017 at 6:01 am

    Favorite rodent? Love it! Great production work on your video. Keep up the good work. I have been doing keto/low carb for 2 years now. I feel the same greatness from the diet. See you Friday!

  3. Winter Bayne Posted on December 13, 2017 at 11:18 am

    1) Sustained high consistent energy. Energizer bunny, can keep going all day long. Productive. I am getting stuff done instead of staring vacantly. This alone is worth doing Keto or very low carb, high fat.
    2) No Zombie brain. This is huge for me. I am not a wake-up person. I can’t think, don’t talk to me, I am grouchy. It would take me hours to rejoin the wakeful world. High fat has brought me to a reduced wake up time. It isn’t hours, it is about 15-20 minutes. About the time it takes me to finish my cup of keto coffee. MCT oil has been a life saver. The man would rank this the best benefit.
    3) Us time. We don’t buy a bunch of frozen processed meals. We cook. At least once a week we batch cook several meals to last us through the week. Making everything grab and go ready. Since we do it as a team, it goes quickly and we spend some wonderful time together.
    4) Information/ Education. I had blood cancer and the man has health issues. We have always been concerned about food and what it does. Everything we’ve been through and learned about has pointed us to lower carb, higher fat lifestyle. It’s priceless.
    5) Experimenting. This goes with us time. We are enjoying trying new things and learning different ways to prep meals. It’s been fun.

  4. Steven Wood Music Posted on January 3, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Really dig your editing and branding man. Keep up the great info.!

  5. liubiza Posted on February 4, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    you just had me realisedthat since I'm on keto I sleep less hours but I tend NOT to wake up when my boyfriend's snoring LOL
    Also I'm cooking and cleaning more often, especially the cooking was something I wouldn't really feel like doing while now I love it!

  6. Steve McDowell Posted on August 12, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    Great video!