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Keto diet for epilepsy and diabetes treatment

The keto diet is a great diet if you simply want to loose weight or improve your health. I have personally lost over 60 pounds in 4 months by using the keto diet and it has also made me feel much better and that I have much more energy during the day. As long as I can remember I have been overweight and not been able to loose weight no matter what method I have tried. But when I tried the keto diet I directly noticed results and have been doing so far over 4 months now.

keto diet food

keto diet food

The keto diet is a diet that in difference with other diets promote you to actually eat a high amount of fat and a very low amount of cabohydrates. The intake of protein should be around 1.5g per 2 pounds that you weigh. By eating according to this diet your body will change from using carbohydrates as the main energy and instead start using the fat in your body. This is done by instead of changing carbohydrates to glucose the body now transformers fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies. The ketone bodies are then used by your body as it’s energy source which is more efficient than using glucose.

The use of ketone bodies instead of glucose as the energy source will also help e.g. people with diabetes since the blood sugar levels will be greatly decreased and many people with diabetes have noticed a great difference in their general health when switching to a keto diet.

keto diet nuts

keto diet nuts

The origin of the keto diet is something that is debated on the internet and you will find different statements on where the keto diet originally comes from. In my view it all started back in 1920 as a diet was developed to help with the treatment of epilepsy. The diet that was then researched and developed was very similar to what today is called the keto diet. This diet was used for over a century as an efficient treatment of epilepsy, mainly in children and young adults.

Another popular source for where the keto diet got famous was from the Charlie Foundation which was founded by Jim Abrahams. Jim had a son that had epilepsy and with the help of a diet similar to the keto diet the sons problems almost disappeared. In recent time the keto diet is not only used to help with epilepsy but also to help people loose weight and to have a better health.

If you have tried many other diets that have only made you loose the weight for a short time and when you stop you just get back that weight loss directly then I recommend you to try the keto diet instead. It has greatly helped me with my weight loss.

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Questions from our readers about training

Here are some questions and answers related to exercise that we have received lately.

Could I do workout when I have a cold or a soar throat?

You should absolutely not work out if you have a sore throat or a fever! I understand that it can be hard to stay away from training, but you do yourself a disservice if you exercise when you are sick. If you have a severe infection in the body so you are more likely, for example, myocarditis, and you definitely aggravate the infection. You do not need to cease all physical activity, unless you are bedridden course! A leisurely stroll works great. If you a cold maybe you should not embark on a tough cardio session in the running track, but you do not avoid exercise altogether. Lighter weight training is preferable to cardio. Let your common sense decide! Feel of your body and give you time to cure, otherwise the infection may get worse.

What is functional training that people talk so much about?
 
Functional training involves working out what the individual in question has been useful in their everyday lives and in their lives. This means that the functional training is personalized and therefore looks different for different individuals. However, you can conclude that functional exercise designed to strengthen the body and create stability. The functional exercise is not about is the visual outcome, such as abs.

They say that exercise improves sleep. But I do not sleep well when I work out … why?
 
There is a clear link between exercise and good sleep, that is, those who exercise regularly sleep better. But I also think it has to do with what kind of exercise you do and at what time. I’m guessing you usually work out in the evenings? Personally, I sleep worse if I’ve trained a really hard cardio and strength workouts after 19.00. When the body is too much “in time” and I find it difficult to unwind. Is it the same for you? Try more morning and lunch workout or quieter workout on just late nights. Also if you are on a diet like the keto diet it could also impact your sleeping.

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Exercising on a keto diet, what to think of

If you are exercising while on a low carb diet like the keto diet there are some things you need to think about. If you are focusing on condition training then you can go on as you eat today and do not need to make any major changes. Some people prefer to add a little higher intake of carbohydrates directly after the training to improve their recovery but it is not really needed.

If your focus with your exercises in to improve in muscles and weight lifting then you need to consider if your main focus should be on weight loss or gaining muscles. It is of course possible to do both at the same time but it will not be the maximal muscle gain in this way. Training on keto diet is always possible, but needs special thought.

The minimum you should do is to add somewhere around 20 to 80 gram of carbohydrates directly after your training so you can ensure your muscles get enough energy to grow. You should also ensure you have a little higher protein intake than normal. When doing heavy weight lifting at the gym it is better if you are at around 1.4g of protein per body kilo instead of around 0.8-1.0g per body kilo. By doing these small changes you will optimize your weight lifting training and your muscle gain.

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Nutrition information in google search

Nutrition information for 1000 different types of food will from today be available in google search. Google today announced the new service where you by just typing “how much carbs are in corn” you will directly get the nutrition information in your search result.

google nutrition search

google nutrition search

Figuring out how to make smart choices about some of our favorite foods can often be a cumbersome and daunting process. So we’re hoping we can make those choices a little bit easier: starting today you will be able to quickly and easily find extensive nutrition information for over 1,000 fruits, vegetables, meats and meals in search. From the basics of potatoes and carrots to more complex dishes like burritos and chow mein, you can simply ask, “How much protein is in a banana?” or “How many calories are in an avocado?” and get your answer right away.

This is a service that I am sure many people will start to use. It is so easy to just get it in your google search or by using the voice feature on your phone you can get the nutrition information without even needing to type a single letter.

google nutrition information

google nutrition information

I have done some tries on google to test this out myself but could not find any results yet. According to googles blog it could take up to 10 days before it is widely available. Let me know if you try out this feature and what you think of it.

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