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Metformin is the most popular drug for type 2 diabetes. It’s unique because unlike most other drugs it lowers blood sugar without increasing insulin secretion.
A ketogenic diet is any way of eating that leads you to have a certain level of blood ketones, like 1 mmol/L say. A Paleo diet is a little harder to define, but it comes down to foods we evolved eating, like meat and fruit.
Sweeteners are a bit of a controversial topic in the keto world. Why? Usually people say that eating sweet tasting foods and drinks will increase sugar cravings.
We’ve all heard the electrolytes are important to replace when you’ve just finished a gruesome sweat session, but not all of us know how our electrolyte needs change according to what we eat.
Fasting is a powerful tool to decrease your insulin levels and to regain good insulin signaling very quickly; in this sense, it’s even more efficient than the ketogenic diet. There are big benefits to be had with it, especially if you wish to control your blood sugars or lose fat.
what does all of this mean? We’re here to break down the mystery of total carbs vs. net carbs, and why understanding what net carbs are is key to keeping you in ketosis.
When going keto, you may think that eliminating everything from your diet might leave you eating meat and salad for the rest of your life. But that doesn’t have to be the case.
When it comes to stress hormones, the ketogenic diet has the reputation of being ‘a stressor’. It is often said to put the body in a “starvation mode” and to increase the levels of stress hormones.
If you’ve ever followed the ketogenic diet before, or even been low-carb, you have probably experienced a, possibly quite significant, drop in weight initially, and then eventually you hit a plateau and weight loss stalls.
Diabetes is said to be a ‘progressive, chronic’ disease – incurable, in other words. Recently, case reports and clinical studies have accumulated claiming diabetes reversal with a low-carb or ketogenic diet.