Jillian Michaels’ Keto Diet Info is Faulty | Healthy Ketogenic Diet

Jillian Michaels’ Keto Diet Info is Faulty | Healthy Ketogenic Diet


hello everyone welcome to mind-blowing
health and wellness with Violet I’m back making a follow-up to my response video
about the Jillian Michaels keto bashing video the reason I’m doing this is
because when I was reading through my comments people had questions and I
thought it would be best for me to just jump on and answer the questions in a
video rather than trying to individually answer all of those questions I’m a
psychologist and the reason I make these videos is to help people to understand
that your mental health and your physical health come together to help to
create your to overall well-being so because really important for us to
understand our health and to be able to make good choices first of all I want to
explain to people that is important for you to get your health information from
a reliable source one of the scary things about the Jillian Michaels video
was that she’s a celebrity and because you see as a celebrity many people will
take her information as having more validity than it clearly had because we
have a tendency to believe that when a celebrity tells us something especially
if they’re telling us something that seems to be for our benefit we have a
tendency to believe that a celebrity will be providing well researched
information that’s based on some kind of fact so we believe that they’re going to
be having our best interests at heart we believe that they’re going to be sharing
information that falls in lines with our society’s values basically we believe
they’re gonna have high standards but in reality if celebrity is just a person
like you or myself and that means that they’re gonna be able to be persuaded by
money by their own interests and their history now Jillian Michaels clearly is
being persuaded by her history when you look at the things that she ends up
saying in the video she is put in a position where she’s talking about the
ketogenic lifestyle and she acknowledges that the ketogenic lifestyle has helped
multiple people with PCOS diabetes and other metabolic issues however she turns
around and she says all of that information in a very
sarcastic manner a very condescending manner and then we add to that that she
turns around and then she says that it’s dangerous clearly her education as a
fitness trainer is interfering with her ability to look at the evidence and
judge the ketogenic lifestyle based on its merits we also have her personal
eating history which sounds like she’s not doing any kind of low-carb at all
again putting her in a position where her own history is counter to what the
ketogenic lifestyle would be suggesting is the best thing to do which again will
affect her opinion of that lifestyle the fact that she’s not able to step back
from that situation recognize the benefit that the ketogenic lifestyle has
towards metabolic syndromes and acknowledge that in certain situations
this might be the direction that you want to go helps us to understand that
her biases are showing themselves in what she’s saying when it comes to
health even though results are important how we get to those results are
sometimes equally as important unfortunately in my line of work I’ve
worked with some clients who went to extraordinary lengths to lose weight so
I’ve had clients who did everything from not eating at all to binge eating and
purging and one of the things that we recognize is that both of those
situations are very harmful to the body so how we get to that good weight is
just as important as getting to that good weight because it’s not about the
weight it’s about our health when we don’t eat enough what happens is that
our bodies recognize that weight the amount of calories that we were taking
in to live and function normally we’re no longer getting there’s a deficit and
our body notices that over time our body will adjust to that level of intake of
food so one of the things that Jillian Michaels doesn’t talk about but it’s
really important for regular everyday people who will be trying to implement
the kind of calorie restriction that she’s talking about to understand is
that of course if I go from 2,000 calories to 1,500 calories
initially there will not seem to be any change because evolutionarily it would
not be smart for our bodies if we go if one day we had 2,000 calories worth of
food and the next day we had 1500 for our body to automatically change the
amount of energy output because we need our energy to look for food so what
happens is that for even weeks of eating 1,500 calories our body will continue to
have the same level of output initially but when it starts to recognize that the
food’s not coming then our body will adjust the energy output to match the
amount of food we are not in taking for the majority of people the average seems
to be something like six months later our metabolic rate will have decreased
once our metabolic rate has decreased then we will stop losing weight because
ultimately our body wants stability part of the big problem with a calorie
deficit way of losing weight is that it forces our body to have to adjust our
metabolic rate and therefore we stop losing weight now if you were only
trying to lose a small amount of weight you might have accomplished this in six
months but then there’s another issue that comes along which is that once I
have lost the weight if I resume eating those 2,000 calories so if I go back to
my normal quote unquote I’ll regain the weight because my metabolic rate went
down so when I go back to eating 2,000 calories now I’m eating more than my
metabolic rate needs because my metabolic rate might have gone down to
1450 to accommodate the 1500 that I was eating so then I start to gain the other
thing that we need to keep in mind is that our body will always do what’s safe
Julia Michaels doesn’t talk about this at all the fact that when we eat what we
eat matters more so than whether you know just whether or not we’re eating
carbs so basically what that means is that
if I ingest alcohol any kind of drug carbohydrates proteins and fats my body
is going to make sure to clean up the alcohol and drugs before it touches any
of the food that I actually ingest and then when it’s time to manage the food
my body’s gonna go for the carbohydrates first because the carbohydrates are the
thing that can’t be out of control in the system right you can’t have too many
carbs in your system or it’ll be harmful to you so when my body is finished doing
that then it focuses on fats and proteins now of course if my body’s in
the state of storage well it’s gonna store the fats as well because that’s
what happens but ultimately too much carbohydrate in the system leads to
higher levels of insulin all of that information is not explained by Julian
the ketogenic lifestyle helps you to manage the amount of carbs you have in
the system so that your body isn’t overloaded and it can therefore not only
focus on digesting and processing food and putting everything where it needs to
be it can also focus on taking fats back out of storage and into the system using
it as fuel which if I go back to what we were talking about earlier about calorie
restriction is part of the reason that on a ketogenic diet many doctors will
say that you are not actually restricting calories because what you’re
doing is by ingesting fewer carbs your insulin levels are lower when our
insulin levels are lower the hormones that allow us to pull fats out of
storage to use them for fuel are actually still functioning because when
insulin is high those hormones are are quieted they’re shut down so they’re
still functioning and that allows us to burn basically to use our fat for energy
so in essence even though I’m eating fewer carbohydrates and I’m eating fewer
fats and I’m keeping my protein stable my body is using the same amount of
energy because the deficit it’s taking from storage so if I was at a 2,000
calorie diet and I go down to a 1,500 calorie ketogenic lifestyle
then my body will take 500 calories from my fat storage to make up the difference
so in actuality I’m never in that position on my body having to slow down
my basal metabolic rate so I’m able to continue to be in a fat-burning
situation for longer what my body does with food is ultimately gonna determine
my level of health when you’re eating a high carbohydrate diet your body is put
in the situation where the five grams of carbs that it tries to keep in its
system is being pushed higher and so what your body then does is goes into a
mode where it needs to get rid of that extra carbohydrate from the system so
it’s going to put some of it into storage as fat it’s gonna put some of it
into stores as glycogen and it’s gonna put some of it into use so you’re gonna
burn it as energy versus if I’m doing a ketogenic lifestyle or a low-carb
lifestyle then the amount of carbohydrate coming into the system is
less so my insulin levels do not rise to the level where fat storage is turned on
which means that I use some of those carbohydrates right away for energy and
some of them will obviously be replacing the glycogen storage that I have that’s
been depleted over the course of my day and then the rest of the energy that I
didn’t eat in sugar I will be pulling from my storage so I’m pulling from my
fat storage in this system so when I’m doing a ketogenic lifestyle because I’m
not constantly storing my body is actually able to use some of the onboard
energy and it’s also important to recognize that when I’m eating extra
carbs and they’re floating around in my system for a while while my body’s
trying to get rid of them because in some instances we’re eating like seven
to eight times the amount of carbohydrates that our body can manage
in one day when we do that sometimes there there are periods of time where
carbohydrates are free-floating in our system carbohydrates are known to cause
inflammation so we are constantly putting ourselves in a situation
where our body is inflamed we have aches and pains and bodily
reactions to the extra carbohydrates in our system when we are talking about
overall health right when you listen to what the
doctors are telling us overall health then we need to focus on keeping our
carbohydrates at a level that our body can manage them efficiently so that we
don’t have excess which leads to all of these other problems when miss Michaels
was talking about how dangerous keto was she was not going into any level of
detail about what problems are being caused it’s really important for you to
keep that in mind she’s not able to label and list some things for you
whereas when we think about carbohydrates diabetes pc-like there’s
so many things that we are living that we don’t need to be living arthritis I
know myself that aches and pains that I had four years of my life when I decided
to and even this post journey started with me having a hip issue all of that
resolved within two months of taking carbohydrates out of my life again we
have to be conscious of the fact that it’s information that we’re looking for
right now every person who’s making a decision about whether or not they’re
going to do a ketogenic lifestyle or not needs to first educate themselves on
what exactly it is and what you would have to do to accomplish it and make a
decision for yourself am I able am I willing to do that I think it’s
important to recognize that when doctors talked about the ketogenic lifestyle
when doctors talked about the paleo lifestyle when doctors talked about the
vegan lifestyle they talk about health doctors will use language that allow us
to understand what they’re saying to us the kind of foods they want us to eat
the kind of exercise they want us to do how the food is reacting in your body
and how that reaction will affect what happens to you going forward doctors
will explain in plain and and common language so that we can walk out of the
office or we can click off of the video understanding
this is what’s gonna happen if I keep eating this way this is what’s gonna
happen if I don’t engage exercise it’s important to note that in Miss Michaels
video she focused on throwing in big words out there without explaining what
they mean and how they were related to what she was saying
now I remember the one specific word she’s which was telomeres which I know
what it means but does it matter that I know what it means
I’m already invested in the ketogenic lifestyle what’s important is that she
explained it to the people who don’t know what it means right but I feel like
that was part of the strategy say a bunch of important impressive terms talk
about things in a way that’s confusing because what happens when you confuse
people what happens when you use big language and make people feel like maybe
I’m not smart enough well if you’re smarter than me and you’re telling me
this is bad I’m going to be scared of it and I’m gonna run away and I’m not good
right and I feel like there was a strategy there of confuse and make
people feel afraid because we know when people are afraid they won’t engage is
that better for my health though right if I happen to be one of those people
that needs this lifestyle to be better is it important for you to scare me away
from something that might make me healthier or should I be getting
information from you if there’s something that Jillian Michaels knows
about calorie restriction and doing a typical diet with calorie restriction
but that’s well-balanced that will equal not only me losing the weight that I
need to lose being healthy along my path to do that and maintaining my losses
well into the future I am all up for her sharing that information with every
single person that she can share that information rather than attack other
diets that people are having success with the reality is if you’re eating a
vegan diet and you’re doing well that’s great if you’re doing a paleo diet and
you’re doing well that’s great if you’re doing the standard mirror
can diet and you’re doing well if you’re still insulin sensitive and still able
to manage everything you need to manage and you’re not having any metabolic
issues there’s no reason for you to change what you’re doing I’m not going
to say that every single person on the planet needs to do the ketogenic diet
because that’s like saying every single person on the planet needs to take an
iron pill if you’re still insulin sensitive if you’re still able to
process the standard American diet food but doing it in a well-balanced way and
so you’re able to eat more carbs than me and right if you’re able to do it and
you are healthy there’s no reason for you to change your diet the same way
that if you are not anemic there’s no reason for you to take an iron pill
however even if you’re not anemic you still need to eat iron rich foods and
even if you’re not insulin resistant it’s still important for you to know
what carbohydrates does to a human body because if you know that then you’re
much more likely to make good choices that keeps you insulin sensitive so when
we’re talking about a ketogenic lifestyle when we’re talking about a
paleo lifestyle we’re talking about a vegan lifestyle
it’s not about talking about them to bash them it’s talking about what the
positives are and what the negatives are and helping people to make good
decisions helping people to understand why they would make one choice over
another what’s your current situation that’s what’s going to tell you how you
should be eating all the doctors that talk about the different diets and ways
of eating that there are out there use simple language because that’s their
goal they’re trying to help people to make a decision about what they’re going
to be eating and they can’t do that if they’re confused and don’t understand
what they’re being asked to do we are all different
so I’m gonna base my diet on what feels good for me and you’re gonna base your
diet on what feels good for you and even within the ketogenic lifestyle the fact
that I’ve decided to stay twenty grams of carbs or less and there are other
people that are doing 45 other people that are doing 10 and there
are other people that are doing low-carb and they’re still in ketosis and there
are other people right like and there are people that are able to be insulin
sensitive doing the standard American diet everybody’s different what’s
important for us to understand is that at any particular point in time the
average person’s body is somewhere around 5 grams of carbs and where our
system works really hard to keep it there if I know that piece of
information I can make good decisions and if I decide to go above if I decide
to go to 70 or 80 grams of carbs that’s my choice if I decide to go 300 that’s
my choice but I’m only making a choice if I know the information and I
understand how the carbohydrates actually affect me we have to be
wellness warriors we need to make sure that we take care of our health and
wellness and that means getting out there finding information and doing the
things are gonna help you to feel better I made this video today because I wanted
to answer the questions that you had and I wanted to make sure that I was clear
about what I was trying to show you in terms of how you can better manage your
health and how you can understand the people that you’re watching on the
internet when you go to your doctor you can ask the right questions because
that’s your health we’re talking about if you want to do better for you that’s
up to you to do better for you so let’s get out there let’s be warriors in our
wellness and try to make sure that we do what is necessary to feel good so that
we can have mental health and physical health because it’s what we need both of
them together to do well in life to be happy and honestly if you’ve made it
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