Keto Diets Don’t Work (Here’s How To Fix Them)

What!? Keto diets don’t work!?

Explain yourself!

Before you send the Keto Avengers to drown me in coconut oil, let me explain!

Why Keto Diets Don’t Work

The ketogenic diet has become one of the most popular weight loss diets in the last 2 years.

Why? Because it’s probably the FASTEST way to lose weight quickly AND many people tend to be able to keep it off.

As many of use know, keeping it off is harder than actually losing the weight, right?

Why is that?

Because ANYONE can do a 7, 14, 21, even 30 day diet and weight loss program, that’s why all of the weight loss experts offer these short-term “challenges.”

Because they work!

But, what about AFTER the 7-30 day program?

Usually people jump to the next challenge, right?

Actually, what happens is a few months go by and after the weight comes back, THEN they join another program.

And that’s the BIG problem with keto diets, keto diets aren’t meant to be done forever AND they aren’t meant for a one and done deal.

A proper keto diet is done for short period of times (I like 21 days) and alternated with a metabolic/hormone type diet, while enjoying yourself here and there by not dieting at all.

The Keto Killers Keeping You From Losing Weight

1. Being Afraid of Fat

We all have been lied to that fat is bad, and it’s going to kill us. Ancel Keys started this dogma decades ago, and the low-fat mantra has prevailed ever since.

Doctors and researchers tell us if we keep eating fat our arteries are going to become clogged and we are going to die of heart attacks. It’s just not true, and it’s based on weak science.

To be successful on the Keto diet, you have to get over this fear. Our bodies thrive on using healthy fats. Our livers break down fat into ketones which are the basis of the ketogenic diet. It’s a much cleaner burning fuel for our bodies.

Satiety is the biggest benefit of eating enough of these healthy fats. You will find that when you are consuming enough healthy fats, you won’t need to snack between meals.

You may also find that you need to eat fewer meals because you are so satisfied. You can these start to intermittent fast and only eat within a 6-8 hour window which leads to many other health benefits.

Along with this satiety, you will find that when you are consuming enough healthy fats, you won’t be as tempted to cheat. Let’s face it; it’s hard to stay on plan if you are ravenous. But if your body feels like it’s satisfied, you are less likely to reach for that sugary cheat treat.

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2. Not Enough Salt

This is along the same lines of the fat-fearing, but you can’t be afraid of salt in the ketogenic diet. When you are a glucose burner, your body requires a lot of water to use and store glycogen.​

​However, ketones are a much cleaner burning fuel, and they don’t require a large amount of water. So your body starts getting rid of this excess water which is one of the reasons why you lose a lot of weight in a short period of time on the Keto diet.

In the process of dumping this water through your kidneys also release sodium, potassium, and magnesium.

This electrolyte loss is the most common cause of what people call “keto flu”. It can also lead to things like heart palpitations, constipation, headaches, fatigue, and lightheadedness.

By upping your sodium intake, you limit this loss of electrolytes through the kidneys. I recommend doing this through good salts like Himalayan pink salts and good quality sea salts. Both of these have extra minerals that aren’t found in regular table salt.

You can also use so-called “lite” salts. These are usually 50% salt and 50% potassium which can also help with the potassium loss.

3. Too Much Dairy

Heavy cream, hard cheeses, butter, and cream cheese is delicious and consider a staple in theKeto diet. The problem is not everyone can tolerate dairy, and this can lead to weight stalls.​

Half of the people I’ve helped over the years have some intolerance to dairy. This intolerance can lead to inflammation in the body. Inflammation drives up cortisol which hurts weight loss and overall health.

I also think most people don’t even know they have a dairy problem. They are blaming their weight loss plateaus on other things in their diet or life.

I recommend going dairy free for 30 days. Then slowly add back in some dairy to see how you feel and how it affects you on the scale. You might be surprised by what you find.

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4. Not Having a Big Enough “Why”

This is another mistake I see not only on the Keto diet but other diets as well. Why are you on the Keto diet?​

If your reason is just so you can lose some weight and look good, then it’s probably not going to work or last. When you get to a rough patch, and you will, you are much more likely to quit or give in and go back to your old ways.

I think the more sick, more unhealthy you are the easier this is to do. Let’s face it, if you have type 2 diabetes, you probably have a better “why” than someone that just wants to lose 20 lbs to look good in their summer bikini. But that doesn’t mean you have to be on death’s doorstep to come up with a better “why.”

I recommend digging in and coming up with a better “why.” To do this, ask yourself why every time you come up a reason for losing weight and getting healthy. When you find an answer for that, ask why again.

Keep going down that rabbit hole like that annoying kid that keeps asking you why every time you tell them something. Eventually, you will come up with something more like this.

“I want to lose weight and get healthy because I don’t want to live a short life full with limited physical and mental capabilities. I’ve seen my love ones die and suffer from complications of diabetes.

I don’t want to be a carb addict anymore and give into those addictions that make me feel like crap. I want to be in charge of my health and what food I consume.

I want to live a long and healthy life full of physical activity and mental health. I refuse to be confined to a wheelchair or bed in my later years. I don’t want to give into dementia or Alzheimer’s.

I want to be a part of my grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s lives until the day I day. I want to truly be the best version of myself that I can be.”

​This “why” is just an example. Yours will obviously be different and personalized.

Once you have your “why,” I want you to write it down. Physically write it down. There is a better connection in your brain when you physically write something down.

Now put the “why” where you can see it daily. This can be the bathroom mirror, refrigerator, or anywhere that you can look at it and read it each day. Better yet, write it down each day.

This will help you when things get tough, and you want to have a cheat. Is that cheat worth more to you than your “why”? If you have a big enough “why,” you are more like to answer no to the cheat and stay on track.

5. Eating Too Much Protein

This one is a big one for me. You mean I can have bacon and ribeyes? That was was my initial reaction with the Keto diet.​

Oh, those glorious fatty meats. I could have days where all I consume is meat.

And while there isn’t a thing as an essential carbohydrate, it doesn’t mean that you can just consume all the meat and proteins you want.

Instead, proteins should be around 25% of the calories that we consume daily. A better way of thinking about this is to try to hit around 0.6 to 0.8 gram of protein for every pound of lean body mass you have.

For me, this is around 90-120 grams of protein a day. You can figure out yours by finding your lean body mass,

This gram total is just a goal, and you shouldn’t worry too much if you go slightly over or under this total each day. Don’t think of it in the same way where we have a stricter limit on our daily carbohydrate intake.

The problem with eating too much protein is our bodies can convert this excess protein into glucose. This glucose conversion becomes the same problem as consuming too many carbs in our diet.

Another mistake with this protein intake is consuming too much of it in one meal. People that eat one meal a day are going to have more problems with excess protein than someone who breaks this up over a couple of meals during the day.

Daily protein intake is highly individualized, and the only real way you are going to know if you are getting too much protein is to test with blood ketone strips. Check before and after meals with high protein and days with one meal a day.

Does it affect your nutritional ketone levels? If so adjust.

Finally, I just want to add that protein is definitely needed on any diet. There are more problems with not getting enough protein then there is with getting too much protein. Still, I recommend not getting too much protein and stalling your weight loss.

6. Snacking

You know you’re supposed to eat multiple times a day? The more, the better, right? Wrong.

If you are following the ketogenic diet and sticking to the plan with plenty of healthy fats, the opposite is true. You are going to be eating fewer meals not more.

When you are a glucose burner, you need these snacks because your body can only store so much of it at a time. This glucose runs out quickly, and you need more of this crap fuel. Your body can’t access the real fuel storage; it’s body fat.​

That’s not the case when you are burning ketones and fat. Even leaner individuals store tens of thousands of calories of fuel on their body in the form of fat. When you are fat adapted, you can access these fat reserves.

I find that for a lot of people starting out on the Keto diet, they want to know what they can have for a daily snack. Yes, you can have snacks when first starting out if it helps you adapt to the ketogenic diet, but this needs to be one of the first things you cut out.

The good news is if you listen to your body and hunger signals this will happen naturally as the fat keeps you satisfied from meal to meal.

​The other problems with excessive snacking are it can lead to excess calories and carbohydrates. I also see where people will use these snacks for artificial sweet treats which I feel like slow down the getting over the carb addiction process.

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7. Habit Eating

Part of taking control of your health and weight loss is taking responsibility. You have the greatest interest in your health. It’s not your doctor’s responsibility; it’s yours. Take responsibility for that, and you will find the power of being in control.Humans are creatures of habit. We like routines, and if we look at our lives, we do a lot of the same things at the same time and location each day.

For me, I found that I naturally ate in front of the television each night. It wasn’t that I was necessarily hungry, but my mind was conditioned to eat something while watching TV habitually.​

So how did I fix this? First, I asked myself if I was truly hungry. Most of the time I wasn’t, and I just ignored it, and the craving went away. But if I decided that I was indeed hungry, I got up and ate at the kitchen table.

That way I didn’t associate eating and watching television together. You also see this location/activity eating when driving, the breakroom at work, or events you normally associate with food like the going to the movies.

Another habit is eating at a particular time. Lunch at noon and supper at six. We condition our mind and bodies to expect food around these times regardless if we are hungry or not.

We look up at the clock and see it’s almost noon so we must be hungry right? Not necessarily. We need to truly ask ourselves if we are hungry or do we just think we’re hungry just because of the time on the clock.

You can easily skip a meal or move it back to a later time once you are fat adapted. Remember, those tens of thousands of calories we have stored up and can access above? We will be fine without eating at noon every day.

These are habits and not hunger signals. The good news is new habits can be relearned with a little work and practice.

8. Not Enough Sleep or Handling Stress

Isn’t a diet about what we eat? Yes, it is but other things can affect how easy it is for you to lose weight and sleep is one of those big things.

We live in a busy, stressful society nowadays. We sit in traffic for hours daily. We have work stress and more stress when we get home with the family. Then to make matters worse, we stay up late watching television just to “unwind.”

If you aren’t getting enough sleep, it puts your body under stress. Whenever your body is in stressful situations it tends to hold onto weight.​

I find that when I get 7-8 hours of sleep each night, the weight comes off much easier. Likewise, when I’m not dealing with a bunch of stress both in my personal life and work, I lose more weight and feel better.

Also, when we are tired or more stressed, we tend to make poor choices. It’s much easier to grab the crap foods in these situations or feel like we need them for a little energy boost.

So get to bed early. Practice some meditations or remove yourself from stressful situations. There are numerous apps these days that can give you guided meditations, and it takes less than 10 minutes a day.

By getting more sleep and eliminating or dealing better with stress daily, you will find your weight loss and overall health will improve.

9. Not Personalizing the Keto Diet

The ketogenic diet isn’t a one size fits all diet. It has to be individualized. This personalization applies to a lot of diets. Many people don’t like this or don’t want that responsibility.​

They want to know exactly how many carbs then can have in a day? How much protein? How much fats? Just give me an exact plan, and I will stick to it.

On the flip side, there are the people that think just because a particular food is on the approved Keto-friendly list then can consume all they want of it. That’s not the case. See the dairy mistake above.

If you want to create the best version of yourself, then you have to be willing to be your science experiment. Can you have 50 carbs a day and stay in ketosis? Maybe, but you also might find out that you have to limit it to less than 10 when first starting out because you are so insulin resistant.

How does dairy affect you? How much protein is enough? Too much? How much sleep do I need each day? Do I have a food allergy to a particular food like eggs?

Only you can answer these question because you are different than everyone else. Use my guidelines for the Keto diet or anyone else’s guidelines as just that, guidelines. They aren’t hard fast rules that you can’t or shouldn’t personalize.

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10. Having Cheats

“I’ve been so good that I deserve a cheat.” “I have to have a cheat meal once a week.” “I need to carb refeed”. There’s a thousand more like this.​

If you go into the Keto diet with the mindset of having cheat days or meals, I feel like you are going to fail long term. It’s just a poor mindset and ultimately cheats lead to failure.

The problem with cheats on the ketogenic diet is it throws you out of ketosis. It can take days even weeks to get back into ketosis. And just about the time you are back into producing and using ketones, you cheat again.

And with cheats come carb cravings. These can last for days and make it easier to cheat again. Remember, you are a carb addict. You wouldn’t tell an alcoholic to have a cheat drink once in a while would you? So what makes you think it’s ok for you?

If you want to break the addiction and achieve better health overall, you need to realize that you can’t be cheating.

​Now am I saying that you should just give up and quit if you cheat? Absolutely not. There is a good chance it will happen. We are human, and we have moments of weaknesses. Just get right back on track and do your best to figure out how to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

But if you are going into this with the plan of cheating, then I don’t recommend even starting the ketogenic diet. Do some other diet that is more forgiving when you “cheat” because the Keto diet isn’t it in my opinion.

The Keto Hormones You Need To Think About

Hormone #1: Insulin

What Does it Do: Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that allows your body to use sugar (glucose) from carbohydrates in the food that you eat for energy or to store glucose for future use. Insulin helps keeps your blood sugar level from getting too high (hyperglycemia) or too low (hypoglycemia).

Insulin is often described as a “key,” which unlocks the cell to allow sugar to enter the cell and be used for energy.

If you have more sugar in your body than it needs, insulin helps store the sugar in your liver and releases it when your blood sugar level is low or if you need more sugar, such as in between meals or during physical activity. Therefore, insulin helps balance out blood sugar levels and keeps them in a normal range. As blood sugar levels rise, the pancreas secretes more insulin.

How it Causes Weight Gain: Insulin increases the storage of fat in fat cells and prevents the cells from releasing it for energy.

How it Helps You Lose Weight:  Simply put, keeping your blood glucose level in check (i.e., below 110 mg/dl) will cause your body to consistently burn more stored fat. A diet replete with good protein and carbohydrate sources will minimize insulin spikes, increase glucagon, and ultimately promote less fat storage, all other factors being equal.

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Hormone #2: Ghrelin

What Does it Do: The ghrelin hormone is released primarily from cells in the stomach and travels to the brain. There, it interacts with both the hypothalamus (the brain’s physiological eating center) and the brain’s pleasure centers to arouse hunger.

How it Causes Weight Gain: Ghrelin stimulates the brain, which leads to an increase in appetite, and it slows metabolism and decreases the body’s ability to burn fat. Ghrelin also favors the amassing of fatty tissue in the abdominal area. In experiments, people who got injections of ghrelin before a buffet meal ate 30 percent more than a group of eaters not given extra ghrelin.

How it Helps You Lose Weight: If you want to lose weight you want less ghrelin, so you don’t get hungry. If you want to gain weight, say if you’re scrawny, then you want more ghrelin — or at least you want it to stay high as you eat, so you’ll want to eat more.

The best way to keep ghrelin low is to eat high-quality foods in the right macronutrient ratios. I teach the 33/33/33 macro-balancing principle that promotes a flexible, sustainable, and enjoyable way of eating.

You can learn more about that on the next page.

Hormone #3: Glucagon

What Does it Do: Glucagon’s main job is to keep blood glucose from dipping too low by making sure the liver releases enough glucose.

How it Causes Weight Gain: Insulin has a sister hormone, and its name is glucagon. It’s a critical component of your fat-burning biochemistry.

When blood sugar is low, and you need more energy, (but food isn’t available), glucagon is secreted. Its purpose is the exact opposite of insulin’s. Glucagon goes into the cells and causes fat to be released. And it does so with the help of a fat-burning enzyme called hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL).

Much like glucagon is the “opposite” of insulin, HSL is the “opposite” of LPL, the fat-storing enzyme we spoke of earlier. HSL breaks down triglycerides (the form of fat stored in your cells) into fatty acids and glycerol, so as they travel around the bloodstream they can be burned for energy or excreted

This glucagon-HSL axis is what I call the “fat-burning switch.”

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How it Helps You Lose Weight: Glucagon can actually raise your blood sugar by converting glycerol in your fat cells into glucose for fuel. Glucagon also signals the fat cells to release free fatty acids (a process called lipolysis). Glucagon signals the body to release stored fat to be used as fuel.

Numerous research studies illustrate the effects of these two opposing hormones. The simplest of these was featured in the Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology. In the study, researchers injected one group of rats with insulin and another group of rats with glucagon.

The rats that received the insulin gained body fat and ate more. The rats that received the glucagon lost body fat. Glucagon is essential for breaking down body fat and burning it for energy.

Since glucagon signals the body to release stored fat, the best way to regulate it is to reduce insulin by eating plenty of protein, healthy fats, and the right carbs in the right ratios.

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Hormone #4: Leptin

What Does it Do: If you have no control over your appetite, you could have a leptin problem. Leptin is secreted by your fat cells and manages how much fat is stored around the organs and skin. When fat cells are filled with an abundance of food, more leptin is secreted, and the leptin enters your brain to stop your hunger signals, controlling your appetite.

Leptin helps leave you full and satisfied.

Fat cells produce leptin in proportion to body-fat levels: the more fat you have, the more it makes leptin.

It enters the bloodstream via your circulatory system. Leptin binds to protein in the blood, and when leptin reaches capillaries in the brain, it travels across the blood-brain barrier, binding to leptin receptors on the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus.  Leptin lets your hypothalamus know when it’s time for you to stop eating, then it increases your metabolic rate in order to achieve energy balance (known as homeostasis).

Conversely, leptin also tells us when to eat – when you have less body fat, less leptin signals the brain, and you get the message  “I’m hungry!”

Leptin is the satiety hormone produced by fat cells, so it would seem logical that those with more fat cells would produce more Leptin, which would signal the body to eat less food and weight would normalize. This over-simplified idea is great in theory, but doesn’t always occur, especially in those with damaged metabolisms or endocrine problems (which includes most overweight people).

How it Causes Weight Gain: If you’re eating low-fat foods, refined carbs, sugars, and polyunsaturated fats leptin levels become imbalanced and you’re body will continue to “beg” for food. You’ll continue to eat poor-quality foods, which will lead to consistent fat storage.

How it Helps You Lose Weight: When you eat fruits, vegetables, gluten-free grans, adequate protein, and saturated fats leptin will effortlessly communicate to your brain that you are full and satisfied.

In order to lose belly fat you need to reset your leptin sensitivity. The 3-Week Metabolic Diet Challenge is designed to keep inflammation and triglycerides low by limiting fructose, eliminating toxins, and reducing food rewards and cravings, all of which reset leptin levels and allow for effortless weight loss.

Hormone #5: Human-Growth Hormone

What Does it Do: The body naturally produces growth hormone (HGH or simply GH) in the pituitary gland, and, as its name implies, it is responsible for cell growth and regeneration. Increasing muscle mass and bone density are impossible without GH, but it also plays a major role in maintaining the health of all human tissue, including that of the brain and other vital organs.

How it Causes Weight Gain: Growth hormone leads to weight gain when it is too low. Lack of quality sleep, lack of exercise, and insufficient protein leads to decreased growth hormone.

How it Helps You Lose Weight: Two major factors that contribute to increased GH levels are ones you can control without drugs: weight training and proper sleep. The more you exercise, the more GH you release naturally. A recent study observed significant increases in circulating GH and IGF-1 after intense resistance exercise in a group of trained men but found no significant diferences in untrained men who performed the same workout. GH is also secreted while you sleep, and studies have shown a spike in GH levels at the onset of deep sleep, so getting the recommended seven to nine hours per night is essential to maintaining GH. Diet is the third major factor in keeping GH levels topped of.

It’s necessary to eat a balanced diet. Eating to stay lean is also key; fat gain leads to low levels of GH.

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Hormone #6: Progesterone

What Does it Do: Progesterone is one of the hormones in our bodies that stimulates and regulates various functions. Progesterone plays a role in maintaining pregnancy. The hormone is produced in the ovaries, the placenta (when a woman gets pregnant) and the adrenal glands. It helps prepare your body for conception and pregnancy and regulates the monthly menstrual cycle. It also plays a role in sexual desire.

How it Causes Weight Gain: Your estrogen to progesterone ratio is the most important thing to remember when looking at progesterone and weight loss. The main cause of hormone-related health problems in women is not due to the absolute deficiency of estrogen or progesterone but rather the relative dominance of estrogen and relative deficiency of progesterone. Estrogen excess may result in such common maladies as depression, weight gain insomnia, anxiety, blood sugar imbalance, migraine headaches, and chronic fatigue due to adrenal gland exhaustion.

Moreover, stress can result not only in adrenal gland exhaustion, but reduced progesterone output and increased estrogen production.

Too much estrogen turns more calories into fat. Fat cells make more estrogen, and estrogen causes more growth of fatty tissue. This excess fat usually builds up around the abdomen. Estrogen dominance can also cause a release of excess insulin. Too much insulin can lead to sugar cravings that are difficult to ignore.

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How it Helps You Lose Weight:  Progesterone Helps Your Thyroid Hormones Function More Efficiently. When you have low levels of progesterone your liver produces excess amounts of a protein called Thyroid Binding Globulin (TBG). This TBG binds to the the thyroid hormones your body makes. This basically means it blocks, or ties up the hormone so that it is not able to be utilized properly by your body. The net effect of this is a form of Hypothyroidism that some refer to as Type 2 Hypothyroidism, which does not show up on blood tests since the problem is within your cells rather than in your blood.

Progesterone Lowers Insulin Levels. Insulin is affected by hormone imbalance, and estrogen dominance can lead to the release of excess insulin. Increases in insulin can lead to sugar cravings that can be hard to control. This is why many women crave chocolate or other sweets during PMS. It’s all making sense now isn’t it?

Progesterone is a very important for losing fat and avoiding estrogen dominance.

Hormone #7: T3

What Does it Do: The thyronines act on the body to increase the basal metabolic rate, affect protein synthesis and increase the body’s sensitivity to catecholamine’s (such as adrenaline). The thyroid hormones are essential to proper development and differentiation of all cells of the human body. These hormones also regulate protein, fat, and carbohydrate metabolism, affecting how human cells use energetic compounds.

Thyroid hormone has actions beyond metabolism and keeping you fit: it provides energy, improves thinking abilities, boosts the immune system against infections and cancer, decreases bad cholesterol, and lowers blood pressure.

How it Causes Weight Gain: Low-fat diets lead to a disturbance of insulin, leptin, and T3 levels, which slows down your metabolism, lowers your body temperature, and decreases nutrient absorption.

Strict low-carb diets lower the conversion of T4 to T3, reducing thyroid function.

Both low-fat and low-carb diets are disastrous for your health and will never help you get fat-burning metabolism.

A very serious condition called hypothyroidism or inactivity of the thyroid has a number of symptoms like fatigue, gain in weight abnormally, metabolic disorders like drop in metabolic rate.

How it Helps You Lose Weight: T3 is your active thyroid hormone, which decides whether you have a fast or slow metabolism. If you block the production of T3 you will store fat, so your goal is to increase your T4 to T3 production to promote a fast metabolism and increased weight loss.

The best way to boost T3 is to eat thyroid promoting foods, perform high-intensity metabolic training, and avoid inflammatory foods.

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Hormone #8: Cortisol

What Does it Do: The main stress hormone. Otherwise known as the “fight or flight” hormone. In small amounts it keeps you alive, but in today’s stress-filled society, cortisol tends to be in excess. In the right amounts cortisol increases energy and reduces inflammation.

How it Causes Weight Gain: Excess cortisol reduces the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone secreted by the pineal gland. A drop in melatonin means a drop in sleep quality and even insomnia. Decreased sleep leads to a decrease in HGH, the hormone that helps you fit and young.

How it Helps You Lose Weight: Cortisol, when controlled by eating high-quality foods, sleeping enough, and managing stress plays a important role in weight loss. Cortisol can boost energy levels and increase T3 production, resulting in an increased fat-burning metabolism.

Hormone #9: DHEA

What Does it Do: DHEA, a steroid hormone made in the adrenal glands and brain is one of the most plentiful hormones in the body.

DHEA is well-known to improve your well-being, boost energy levels, fight depression, and plays a role in weight management.

How it Causes Weight Gain: Decreased DHEA is associated with obesity, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease, and accelerates aging. DHEA is also a major precursor to estrogen and testosterone, which are important hormones that regulate several metabolic functions.

How it Helps You Lose Weight: DHEA naturally increases serotonin, which tells your brain when you’ve had enough to eat and inhibits the conversion of glucose to fat. DHEA also protects against arteriosclerosis and improves insulin sensitivity.

How To Fix A Broken Keto Diet

The only way to fix a broken ketogenic diet (or any diet for that matter) is to not subscribe to ONE way of dieting.

Sure the ketogenic diet is AWESOME. I’ve had almost 10,000 people go through my 3-Week Ketogenic Diet program and people see amazing results.

You should check it out.

BUT, I tell people not to ONLY do a keto diet. You don’t have to do the keto diet for life in other words.

What Successful Keto Dieter’s Know That You Don’t

Successful keto dieter’s understand a ketogenic diet is a great way to lose weight and get healthy.

As proven by the results in the 3-Week Ketogenic Diet. Many people have lost 3-7 pounds in the first week alone!