How Does The Keto Diet Work? Reversing Insulin Resistance To Weight Loss



How Does The Keto Diet Work? The keto diet is very low carb diet and has helped a lot of people lose weight and get healthy. When people ask how does keto work they usually are asking because there is so much conflicting information out there about getting into and staying in ketosis. One person says the keto diet plan is not safe and another person says you can be in ketosis forever.

Does the keto diet work is not the question, but rather how does the ketogenic diet work. In this keto diet review, Dr Ekberg will explain the basic mechanisms of why the keto diet works, how keto burns fat and what ketosis means. If you are looking for a keto diet for beginners, you’ll learn how to get into ketosis, get fat adapted, start reversing insulin resistance and shedding pounds.

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38 Comments

  1. I'm watch all your videos in YouTube and I follow your advices very strictly. I'm 130Kg, a T2D with HbA1c 7.3, clucose 134, Triglyceride 135, total Cholesterol 211, HDL 46, LDL 157 and Uric Acid 6.4 ( Blood tested on 10 Oct 2021). I follow your OMAD fasting and Keto for 85 days untill 4 Jan 2022, I make blood test again, I lost 18kg, my HbA1c 5.8, clucose 105, Triglyceride 187, total Cholesterol 202, HDL 41, LDL 140, and Uric Acid 8. I don't know why my HDL lower, my Triglyceride higher, and Uric Acid is higher. Please explaine, will I face any problems in the future?

  2. Dr. Ekberg i really love your explainations and illustrations, and i am getting to keto gradually as I'm doing great, but i have two questions:

    1. By taking that much dietary fats, won't the body be burning it instead of body fats?

    2. Some trainers says that when you are in keto after a while, your metabolism will slow down so you will have to make carb cycling in order to increase your metabolism, is it true and what do you advice?

  3. Thank you for many many knowledge you shared! I’m about to start low carb or a keto diet. But how should I count what is the 70% or 75% from my calorie intake? What is your opinion for that? I’m a male, as you can see my hansom picture 🙂 haha, I’m 187 cm tall and weight is about 99 kg, I’m from Finland. My age is 40. But if I put these numbers a normal energy counters and I click the butten that I’m everyday active, like walking dog over an hour/day and doing some push-ups and core training 3-4 times in a week, I get total intake about 3000-3500 kcal/day?? Is that real? Is that what? So should I take about over 2100 kcal of fat on everyday? Or how I should think and count the total intake of cals? I’m very happy of you could answer for this. Thank you.

  4. I have a question. Why does my blood sugar go up when I don’t eat any carbs? For example yesterday at 11:15 on my blood sugar was 107. This morning at 7:23 am it was 134 and today at 12:00 pm it’s 162? I have been fasting all this time. I seem to be missing something. Can you help please.

  5. Thank you for all your videos! I’m living on keto for 4 months now. Using what you have taught me and unlearning the SAD.
    I have lost weight and reversed IR. My A1c is now only borderline for IR. My fasting blood glucose is now normal.
    I’m trying to educate the VA medical personnel on Ketogenic diet. They still see me as a diabetic, even though I told them I fasted for 18 hours. They agree that a diabetic couldn’t fast that long but just look at me with a puzzled look. It’s a paradigm shift for them.

  6. Finally I understand how my body works and why all my previous attempts to get healthy couldn't work. 😊 💕 Tusen takk Sten! I appreciate that you avoid changing nutrition into some kind of religion.

  7. Loves your videos and have learned a lot.
    Once you've hit ketosis and have maintained an avg ketone reading between 2.0 and 3.5, will your body maintain that level as long as your carbs are controlled to less than 20??

  8. I am IF (OMAD) and following the ketogenic diet (sort of; I eat a tremendous amount of vegetables, so my carb intake is probably a bit higher than standard keto). I have two children, aged 8 and 10, who live with their mother, but stay with me every other weekend and during holidays. In the mornings, I usually don't make breakfast for them until 10 o' clock. They're each served a French omelette (2 + 3 eggs) with 100g of fresh bacon and carrot sticks, cherry tomatos, cucumber, lettuce and bell pepper. I don't make lunch or serve any snacks during the day. Dinner is usually served at 5 pm, sometimes a little later. None of them have complained about hunger or asked for "mellis" (what we call inbetween meals snacks in Sweden^^) in the seven hours since their last meal. For dinner I usually make something they enjoy, like steak, meatballs in tomato sauce or tacos, and they get to have some pasta or similar on the side. They both clean their plates and usually have a second helping. After that, they don't eat until the next day. Their mother is not very happy with this, though, as she thinks children should not go this long without food. I'm not entirely sure what to believe myself; fasting works great for me and my children aren't really subjected to any serious fasting (imo) and they seem to be doing just fine – at least their mood and energy levels tell me so. So, should I keep letting my kids do these mini fasts or am I totally off my rocker and being a bad parent?

  9. im having a bit of trouble with my keto diet particularly on the fasting side. im 2 months in the keto and intermittent diet but lately my blood pressure really rises at night when i feel hunger. is this normal? i read hunger raises bp. please help. im doing 2 meals a day, big meal at lunch and small meal by 4pm. no sugar, no carb snacks, no sugary drinks. i stop eating by 7pm, my next meal is the big lunch. am i doing it wrong?

    i am diabetic with HBP and CKD 3 and has gallbladder issue. for the past 2 im doing keto and intermittent fasting and i feel a lot better. i lost 18lbs and my kidneys and gallbladder dont hurt as much as before. the pain is so much mild now thanks to all i have learned from you, Dr. Sten through your channel.

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  10. I added the one thousandth like, did I win a car? Only kidding! I love your brilliantly explained videos. I have a diabetic friend who is now losing plenty of weight at last, not feeling like he's missing out on anything and noticing significant benefits. Me too! Many thanks and cheers from Australia.

  11. So i know that Keto is the right choice for my diabetes but does it work well for those like me with Chronic Lyme and Bartonella (expressing mthfr, cbs, and comt genes) ? Ive also been told its a no no for those with Hashis? How do you feel about it with these issues?

  12. Doc, video request please:

    What is the one study/science/info that made you decide that you are in the camp A (insulin is our problem and good fats are ok) and not camp B (dr Barnard etc says animal fats is our problem).

    Each camp has their endless proofs, studies,success stories, experts etc etc. So there is a need for someone to look objectively at this. Especially for the man in the street who tries to cut through all of this in an unbiased way.

  13. Just read a journal article that said that the keto diet induces hepatic steatosis, inflammation and endoplasmic reticulum stress. I'm so confused. Can anyone who has seen this kind of info, decipher it, looking at it as a whole to justify being on a keto diet? Just like with pharmaceuticals, the doctors supposedly prescribe them with the benefits outweighing the risks in mind. Is this the same for this diet? 🤔😥

  14. Dr Ekberg. thank you for your videos. I was wondering if you can do a video about Keto Diets and its effects on testosterone. I keep hearing that it lowers men's testosterone. That's why I'm hesitant to do it. Thank you

  15. Dr. Stem Ekberg, what is the effect of a Keto diet done with one meal a day, on fertility for women? I will soon start the process of trying to conceive. It will be fantastic to have a video about that subject!
    Many thanks for all the good advice!

  16. Dr. Ekberg, how would you treat Type 2 Diabetes? Should i just stop taking the Humalog Insulin Injections?? I am SO confused. I'm hearing that in order to stop the damage to my kidneys i need to reverse Type 2 Diabetes. In order to reverse Type 2 Diabetes I need to lose weight. Injecting insulin makes me fatter and as long as I have all this insulin in me I'm not losing weight. I'm fasting, I'm exercising and eating very low carb. What do i do!?? Desperate!

  17. This is my understanding of how to get into Ketosis using Ketogenic diet, I am not sure if it is a complete understanding.
    Hypoglycemia is a biggining of the Ketosis before the system switches to fat burning. Hypoglycemia is not the pleasent sensation and most people drop out of the Ketogenic diet bandwagon. There is the way of getting into making Ketones as one genius found out. To get into Ketosis trough the initial Hypoglycemic blues he said to switch to ketosis during SLEEP. The night before going to sleep he recommends to take Glucose Dispersals, natural like Cinnamon, Chromium Picolinate even Glucophage (Metformin) and taking MCT oil that initiates making Ketones during sleep and avoiding Hypoglycemic unpleasant feeling as it might happen while asleep. The morning we can confirm Ketones by Glucometer , anything below 50mg/Deciliter-10 cc of bloody indicates Ketogenic state of burning fat after using small amount of MCT oil. Further, one can use a Ketosticks to detect Ketones in the urine. The point is to get into burning fat into Ketones DURING SLEEP when transient Hypoglycemia might temporarily happen.

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