The Problem with Lazy Keto – Healthy Ketogenic Diet

The Problem with Lazy Keto – Healthy Ketogenic Diet


hello everyone today we were talking
about lazy keto so I’m gonna go through my understanding of what it is and why I
don’t even think you should be trying to do it I make these videos because I want
to help people to better understand how their mental health and physical health
come together to generate an overall sense of well-being so lazy keto is a
form of trying to do a ketogenic lifestyle where I can do whatever I want
as long as I keep my carbs under a certain level so the first problem I
have with that is the nutrient density and quality of the food that you would
be eating if I’m feeling myself today with the chocolate bar and even if I
make sure that I eat just enough of that chocolate bar that I’m not going over my
my daily allowance my first concern is the nutrient density is very low and
then I wouldn’t be able to eat enough to feel satiated so am i living the rest of
my day hungry it’s a very bad idea to go through day after day after day feeling
hungry now the second issue that I have is that when we do an if it fits your
macros style eating even if our macro count is at a certain level if I’m
eating something that’s full of refined sugars and grains and then the quality
of what I’m giving my body again comes into question if we’re trying to solve
metabolic issues the quality of the food that you’re ingesting matters because
these are the nutrient blocks that we’re going to be using to build the body
you’re gonna have down the road it really becomes important for you to pay
close attention to the quality of the food that you’re eating the other issue
that I have with lazy keto when we talk about the ketogenic lifestyle a lot of
what comes down to is trying to make good decisions about the food you’re
eating so that the quality that you’re eating Rises so when we take out most of
the carbohydrate Laden foods which then of course does eliminate packaged foods
because they’re refined and they’re so if I’m aiming myself at Whole Foods
which is what a ketogenic lifestyle is aiming you towards even a low-carb
lifestyle is aiming you towards Whole Foods paleo lifestyle is aiming towards
whole when we’re looking at a lot of the diets
that are considered healthy they aim you towards Whole Foods so my issue with
lazy keto is that it allows for a lot of packaged foods that at the end of the
day we still don’t know how the food companies is qualifying for example
whole grain when you when you read hold grain on a package you’re thinking that
it’s a good thing but unfortunately the percentage of actually whole grain that
they have to put into collet whole grain is sad they don’t necessarily need to
have the entire product be made from whole grain they can put a small
percentage of each of the particles that makes something a whole grain in there
and then call the whole product whole grain so even when we’re trying to do
our best and choosing quality foods its if it’s processed we’d not guaranteed
that its quality food my my goal here is for you to be able to make a decision
for yourself based on good information and in order to have that good
information it means that you’re gonna be able to take a decision that whatever
I’m eating today is creating the body I’m gonna have in a month two months a
year or two years and if I understand that am I using prepackaged easy foods
because that’s when I hear lazy Kido I’m really hearing packaged foods I’m
hearing you know fast-food restaurants I’m hearing and don’t get me wrong if
you need to eat and the only option you have is that that’s one story if you’re
planning to eat and that’s the way you’re planning every meal to me that’s
a different story I do believe that lazy Kido possibly is
coming out of fare failure and why I say that is if I don’t think I can do
something then I won’t even try because I’m afraid to fail verses if I believe I
can do something I’m gonna give it a shot well a fully ketogenic lifestyle
I’m saying fully like if there’s a difference but a ketogenic lifestyle in
theory is aiming people at taking their carbohydrate count low
and the best way that you can do that is by eating whole foods because then you
really know what’s in there I know how many carbs is in a green pepper I know
how many carbs is in a certain weight of lettuce like you just know you can wait
and find out when you have even even a keto friendly bar you don’t know for
sure that what’s in there is what’s in there because you just get a list of
ingredients you don’t know the percentage of each of those things and
what’s what you’re trusting a lot of your health to a company versus trusting
it to what you know you prepared yourself so this fear of failure
I do believe pushes people to try to go the quote unquote easy route because
they’re afraid they wouldn’t be able to do something that looks hard and I feel
I say it looks hard because keto isn’t really that hard low-carb isn’t really
that hard the same way that you feed yourself you just leave the carbs off
the plate it’s not that hard but it sounds scary because it’s new and it’s
different and not the whole world isn’t doing it today but believe it or not go
back three four hundred years the whole world was doing it right go back a
thousand years the whole world was doing it right so it’s a matter of perspective
am i able to eat vegetables and meats quality meats am i able to have nuts and
cheeses rather than chips and pretzels yeah we can all do that do you believe
in yourself that you can do that that’s the question are you willing to invest
in yourself so you can so fear failure I think that’s the other reason that we
sometimes lean towards lazy keto versus doing just regular and again I’m lazy
person another reason I feel like people want to do lazy keto versus keto genic
lifestyle that’s more widely spoken about is because they’re afraid to give
up things and this comes back to this whole idea that they want people want to
be like everybody else why do I have to suffer if you look at what you’re doing
as suffering then you’re gonna be questioning why do I have to suffer and
you’re gonna look for a easy way out which is gonna again pull that lazy Kido
idea in that this idea that I could just eat what I want but eat less of it you
know what of course you can do whatever you want you could eat whatever you want
you don’t have to do keto at all thing that I’m trying to point out is
that if I start a lifestyle and right away and starting the lifestyle saying
well I’m gonna do it but I’m only doing it halfway right something dude I’m
gonna do but I’m doing it do it lazy then I’m already setting myself up to
fail in the first place I’m already setting myself up to feel like I’m
deprived I’m ready setting myself up to feel like
this is more work than it’s worth if I go into it thinking I’m gonna do all the
tricks so I’m gonna go to restaurants and just take the bun off if I’m gonna
eat keto bars and all this kind of stuff if that’s the way that you’re looking to
do this diet regime because it’s not a diet it’s a lifestyle if that’s why
you’re walking into this lifestyle you’re already telling yourself that you
can’t do it whatever I tell myself is what I’m gonna do if I tell myself I
can’t do it I won’t do it if I want to be like everybody else then I have to
accept that I’ll be unhealthy like everybody else if I want to be healthy
then I might need to make some changes because I’m recognizing that my body
needs these changes rather than do lazy keto focus on being healthy and when I’m
focused on being healthy what foods do I choose when I focus on being healthy
what food is what things do I drink and I focus on being healthy do I cook for
myself or do I go to the restaurant all the time and I’m not saying you can’t go
to restaurants but am I going to a fast food restaurant or am I going to a
restaurant where I can choose my vegetables to choose my meats choose
mine I still can’t necessarily choose my oils I still I’m not gonna know every
little thing in the sauces but again am i doing that every day what I’m trying
to suggest is in order for you to be healthy and we need to decide am i doing
this for my health or am I just lazily trying to lose weight it makes a
difference I think that lazy should be reserved for things that we don’t care
about if you want to be lazy on your day off because you’re not really planning
to do anything if you want to be lazy about how you know you’re I’m not even
sure what I could label that to be lazy about because I care about so many
things but you know if I was going to take a day off then maybe being lazy
wouldn’t bother me but am I ever taking a day off from my health see there I
feel like that’s a problem my health is something that I’m building
every single day of my life so what makes me feel like it’s okay to take a
day off from that what makes you think it’s okay to take a day off from that
you know we don’t get to take a day off from parenting we’re always the parent
why do we think we get to take a day off from taking care of ourselves right no
we don’t you matter so the same way that you wouldn’t take a day off from
parenting right you don’t take a day off from taking care of yourself every day
matters if you want to have something fun to eat have something fun to eat but
understand that that’s going into building the body that you’re gonna have
next month next year two years from now so build it wisely
but lazy keto I don’t believe that anybody should be investing their time
and energy into lazy keto because from what I understand about lazy keto you’re
not focusing on your metabolic issues you’re not focusing on your health in
the future so nutrient density in your food so that you can build the best
possible body what I understand with lazy keto is is about hitting those
macros so that you can lose weight but you know what we can lose weight in a
lot of ways that are just not healthy and we’ve seen this over the years yo-yo
dieting beating our bodies up don’t do that to yourself if you’re gonna invest
in being keto invest in quality foods that’s gonna help you to build the best
body so that you can live your best life so you can have fun with your children
fun with your family fun with your friends energy at work build the best
body really all you’re trying to do on a ketogenic lifestyle is keep your carbs
low that’s it keep your carbs low the protein and the fats usually work
themselves out keep your carbs under 20 and live your
best life so I hope you learned something I hope you enjoyed this video
thank you for watching Mind Blowing Health and Wellness with Violet and I
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