8 Ketogenic Killers Keeping You Overweight and Unhealthy

If you’ve tried everything to lose weight and get rid of excess body fat, but your efforts produce minimal or no results you could be slowly killing your metabolism with one of more of these metabolism killers. From eating too many carbs, too little carbs, the wrong kinds of fats, and the wrong exercise your habits could be destroying your fat-burning metabolism.

There is a huge difference between losing weight and losing fat. Weight loss is easy. Fat loss, on the other hand, is harder. But, fat loss (what you REALLY want), doesn’t have to be hard. If you follow the 6 fat-burning metabolism principles laid out in this article and video, you can finally give up the weight loss gimmicks and start losing unwanted fat.

The 8 Ketogenic Killers Keeping You Overweight and Unhealthy

1.) High-Carb Breakfast

You’ve been told over and over that people who eat a morning meal tend to have smaller waistlines, but some find that eating breakfast actually makes them hungrier. If you can relate, it may be that the “healthy breakfast” you’re eating—such as cereal, bagel, and fruit—contains too many carbs.

Think about this way, you’ve basically been fasting all night while you’ve been asleep, so your blood sugar is LOW. Not “bad” low, just low like it should be upon waking in the morning.

Flooding your body with tons of sugar and carbs is not the way to start your day.

When you have a sluggish metabolism, it’s often a sign that you have some insulin resistance—your body is having a hard time moving sugar from your bloodstream into your cells for fuel, and when that doesn’t work right, you feel hungry even when you’re physically not.  This is especially noticeable after you wake up.

In the morning, insulin levels are high—eat a high-carb meal, and insulin rises even more, then nosedives quickly, leaving you ravenous by noon.

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2.) Low-Protein Lunch

All day your body is going through a process called protein turnover, basically breaking down its own muscle tissues. Totally normal, but many women don’t eat enough protein (which contains amino acids, the main “food” for muscles), to counteract this effect and properly maintain lean mass. Not good since the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn no matter what you’re doing.

Protein is essential for tissue repair and muscle building. If your protein is low, your muscles can begin to deteriorate.

Inadequate protein leads to:

  • Cravings
  • Brain Fog
  • Poor skin and hair health
  • Muscle loss, weakness, and fatigue

Here’s a worst case scenario I see all too often: high-carb breakfast, sugary coffee drink, low-protein lunch, sugary coffee drink, and high-fat dinner

This eating day is typical for most women and this leads to chronically low protein levels and a sluggish metabolism.

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3.) Skipping Meals

This metabolism killer is probably the most common in our society.

Here’s why: DIETS!

When you go on calorie restrictive diets your body goes into survival mode, saving energy by lowering your body temperature, reducing pulse, and slowing thyroid function.

ALL things that cause eventual weight gain.

Typical signs you can’t lose weight because you aren’t eating enough are feeling stressed out all of the time, food cravings, cold hands and feet/below 98.6 body temperature, low energy, and of course, stubborn fat.

Remember, every day you eat fewer calories than you should, your fat cells become stronger, healthier, and less susceptible to being released/burned.

I feel the need to elaborate on a specific consequence of a past full of low-fat, low-sugar, and skipping meals, a severely slow metabolism.

Because you’ve been lead to believe the only to lose weight is to be in a calorie deficit, most women start dieting, then slash their calories and add a large amount of exercise to their daily routine.

All of a sudden you have an extreme calorie deficit that is working against you. This leads to:

– Slowed thyroid production

– Decrease in muscle mass

– Increase in stress hormones

– Overall decrease in energy levels

While the symptoms of a damage metabolism are obvious to you, since you are experiencing them daily, this “reason” for lack of weight loss probably hasn’t crossed your mind.

It’s a tough pill to swallow to accept that your dieting past has negatively affected your healthy present and future weight loss.

While it may be very difficult to recover from a past full of yo-yo diets, it’s NOT impossible

It starts with acceptance and eating food.

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4.) High-Stress Exercise

Wait a minute, I thought all exercise was, well…good for you?

Maybe 200 years ago when we didn’t lead such stressful lives without any other psychological, physiological, and mental worries.

The fact is, we are over-stressed and that means our stress hormones are elevated way more than they should be.

High-stress exercise that burdens the adrenal glands like steady state cardio, dance/step classes, overdoing HIIT workouts, Crossfit, and others can actually have a negative effect on your metabolism.

The culprit?

Cortisol, our “stress hormone” is over-secreted from constant stressors.

Undereating, overeating, over-exercising, under-exercising, mental/emotional stress, and more…all cause cortisol dysregulation.

Excess cortisol breaks down metabolically active tissue and causes adrenal fatigue.

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5.) Low-Fat Diets

It’s NOT fats making you fat, it’s the type of fats that are contributing to your weight gain OR, even worse, preventing you from losing weight.

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6.) High Inflammatory Fat/Low Anti-Inflammatory Fat

We followed the “expert advice” to lower your fat intake, thinking we’d get healthier, leaner, and slow aging.

Heart disease is still the #1 killer in the USA.

Almost ¾ of Americans are trying to lose weight, but few succeed.

Rates of diabetes, Alzheimer’s, metabolic syndrome, and obesity are on the rise and don’t seem to improving.

It’s time not only for a diet overhaul, but specifically an overhaul of the types of fats we eat.

Certain fats are nature’s weight loss solution to your excess weight problem. Behind this hard to believe truth are some pretty hard to understand scientific truths, but don’t worry I’m going to break down exactly what you need to know about fats.

The types of fat you’ve probably been avoiding are the same fats that can alter your hormonal balance helping you feel more energetic and less hungry while helping you burn more calories.

The fats I share in the 3-Week Keto Diet will lower your levels of inflammation, which as you know will offer many health and fat loss benefits.

Fats like coconut oil, olive oil, and avocado.

How This Affects Your Ability To Get Into Fat-Burning Ketosis: Liver, Thyroid, Body

7.) Improper Meal Balance

Learning how to properly balance your main macronutrients (carbs, proteins, and fats) can be the difference between your meals being “fat-burning meals” or “fat-storing meals.”

I have a very simple formula for balancing your meals, I’ll share with  you shortly, but first I’d like to briefly go over why improper meal balancing is destroying your metabolism.

Unfortunately, most people are eating ratios that spike insulin, raise cortisol, overload their digestive systems, and slow down their thyroids.

Here are a few examples of fat-storing, improperly balanced meals:

Breakfast: Toast, bagels, cereal, smoothies, juices, and breakfast sandwiches

Lunches: Sandwiches, subs, salads, wraps, burgers/fries, etc…

Dinners: Pasta dishes, potatoes/sweet potatoes (without a protein), etc…

Snacks: Sweetened coffee drinks, fruit, bars, etc…

The scariest and most troublesome thing about this ketogenic killer is that many people would argue the meals listed above are “healthy.”

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Macronutrient ratios can get pretty complicated. And complicated formulas can lead to “paralysis by analysis,” which leads to no action, which always leads to no weight loss results.

Balancing your meals is a very important concept in healthy eating that is often ignored, since it’s hard enough eating healthy.

But if you can eat healthy AND balance your ratios at least 80% of the time, you’re going to propel your weight loss results.

You’ll be regulating your hormones, balancing your blood sugar/insulin levels, and boosting your metabolism so it’s working for you all day long.

How This Affects Your Ability To Get Into Fat-Burning Ketosis: Liver, Thyroid, Muscle, Body

Learn EXACTLY how to BALANCE your meals with this simple formula in The 3-Week Ketogenic Diet

8.) Eating Inflammatory Foods

When we decide to start losing weight, “inflammation” is rarely the first thing that pops in our heads.

Our thinking immediately goes to:

  • I need to eat less, watch my calories, start eating low-fat, low-carb, etc…
  • I need to give up cokes, fast food, candy, etc…
  • I need to start exercising, doing cardio, get a gym membership, etc…
  • Diets, fat-burning pills, weight loss supplements, etc…

Unfortunately, 95% of those “things” you THINK you need to do to lose weight, ends up leaving you worse than where you started.

95% of the “healthy” things you start doing to lose fat are killing your metabolism.

Which means you were suffering from inflammation before and these “weight loss tricks” left with you more inflammation and weight gain.

The fastest way to reduce inflammation aside from eating whole, unprocessed foods is avoid the foods that got you into this inflammatory mess in the first place.

The 8 inflammatory foods to avoid include gluten, soy, HFCS, sugar, and unsaturated vegetable oils.

These foods and others contribute to the majority of the inflammation in our society, especially inflammation that leads to stubborn fat.

How This Affects Your Ability To Get Into Fat-Burning Ketosis: Liver, Thyroid, Muscle, Body

Each one of these “8 Ketogenic Killers” negatively impacts your metabolism in one form or another and they are all related to the 5 most important parts of your metabolism I mentioned earlier.

It’s time for you to “figure it out” with a metabolism-focused approach to fat loss.

If you didn’t see the first part of the Ketogenic Masterclass, please read on:

5 Tiny Tweaks To Shift Your Body From An Unhealthy Fat-Storer To A Ketogenic Fat-Burner

Your keto coach,

Nick