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Exogenous Ketones – Keto Diet – Ketones FAQS

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How does the Keto diet compare to Paleo?

The Paleo diet is appealing because it doesn’t ask followers to worry about eating too much fat or to count calories. Furthermore, it’s based on biology. As the premise goes, our bodies have become dysregulated with the environment. That’s why we have skyrocketing rates of obesity and diabetes. Humans have existed for 200,000 years, but our current food supply — processed junk food — has only been around for about 50 years. Soft drinks, donuts, candy, potato chips, sugary cereals, and foot-long sandwiches are new. Paleo calls for returning to how our ancestors ate – meats and vegetables. Absolutely nothing processed and no refined sugars.

Also based on biology, specifically, the biology of human metabolism, the Ketogenic diet (“Keto” for short) takes things a step further. Some people think of it as Paleo 2.0. Keto followers believe that most Paleo followers eat too many carbohydrates and not enough fat. A popular source of fat is full-fat dairy products such as butter, heavy whipping cream and cheese, which are not permitted on Paleo. Another main difference: Paleo avoids sugar substitutes and allows sweeteners such as honey and maple syrup, while Keto shuns all carb-filled sweeteners in favour of sugar-free substitutes, such as Stevia and erythritol.

Keto is all about getting into ketosis so your body is burning fat for fuel instead of sugar. Ketosis works on a spectrum. When you’re Paleo, you probably achieve ketosis from time to time – maybe for a few hours or a few days. But those living a Ketogenic lifestyle try to stay in ketosis for as long as possible — sometimes weeks or even months at a time. For many Keto followers, being in a state of ketosis improves both their physical and mental performance.

 

 

How does the Keto diet compare to Atkins?
Compared to the Atkins diet, Keto is lower in protein and carbs and higher in fat. If you compare the macro breakdown, Keto is 75% fat / 20% protein / 5% carbs while Atkins is about 60% fat / 30% protein / 10% carbs (in its maintenance phases). Most Atkins dieters consume too much protein to achieve or maintain ketosis. The other big difference is that Keto macros don’t change over time, while Atkins has four phases, with each phase allowing for more carbs. The Atkins diet is more of a short-term weight loss effort while the Ketogenic diet is a lifestyle change. Many Atkins dieters discover that when they add carbs back, they tend to regain the weight they lost.

 

What can I do to prevent GI distress if MCTs are new to me?
Foods high in MCT can cause gastrointestinal distress in some people. This is particularly common when beginning a diet containing MCT. MCT can cause nausea, abdominal cramping, and diarrhea. What can I do to prevent GI distress when eating or drinking foods containing MCT?

Start slow and build up gradually. Your body will get used to digesting MCT and the GI distress will subside in a few days. For example, if you are starting a regimen that includes Formula 255 Grass-fed whey protein ,  Prime Collagenthe serving size is about 37.1 grams of powdered mix stirred into 8 ounces of water and consumed over 30 minutes. If you are new to MCT, we recommend the following instead:

  • Half a serving or less stirred into 8 ounces of water
  • Consume over an hour (don’t gulp it!)
  • Stir into cold water, add ice (this will usually also cause you to drink it slower)
  • Build up to a full serving over the course of a few days
Wait a second… isn’t a high-fat diet bad for you?
No! At least, not if you’re consuming the good stuff.

Our relationship with fat in food has been shaped by decades of misinformation and faulty health trends. The idea that “eating fat makes you fat” seems logical at first, but is actually a huge misunderstanding of human metabolism. That led the public to believe that fat was bad and should be avoided — and created a market full of “no-fat” or “low-fat” food alternatives that are often far worse for you than their original versions.

In reality, fat is an essential macronutrient. And in the right form, it can be quite good for you. That includes some animal fats, as well as monounsaturated fats such as olive oil, coconut oil, and butter.

Try to avoid unhealthy fats. In particular, polyunsaturated or hydrogenated fats like margarine, corn oil, and palm oil are difficult for the body to metabolize naturally.

How is the keto diet different from other low-carb diets?
Keto is somewhat unique in that it encourages an even lower carb intake than most low-carb diets. Other diets might limit you to 100 grams of carbs, while keto restricts you to 20-30 grams of net carbs. Additionally, keto promotes very heavy fat consumption to foster ketosis, which isn’t a priority with other diets. The neat thing about keto is that you honestly don’t feel hungry all the time like with most other diets. That’s because of the awesome, filling macronutrients. 
What should I avoid eating on a keto diet?
On a ketogenic diet, you’re going to limit your carbs to 5% or less. Those carbs will come from vegetables, nuts, and dairy. Gone from your diet will be wheat (bread, pasta, cereals), starches (potatoes, beans, legumes), and fruit.

Here’s the stuff to avoid:

  1. Grains – wheat, rice, corn
  2. Sugar – honey, agave, maple syrup, sugar (just in case you needed to hear it)
  3. Starchy vegetables – potatoes and yams
  4. Fruit – apples, oranges, and bananas

Read what you CAN eat by checking out our keto-approved foods list.

Will I have to starve myself on the keto diet?

The best thing about the keto diet is that you won’t be starving like you would on other diets. That’s because a keto diet is high in fat, which keeps you satiated. Replace one of your meals with a Prime Collagen Peptide Powder If the calories aren’t enough to keep you satiated for hours, try adding almond milk or heavy whipping cream. This will give you some extra calories and fat macros to help you feel fuller longer.

What is the Keto diet?

In practical terms, a keto (short for “ketogenic”) diet is an eating regimen that involves lots of fat, a moderate amount of protein, and a very small amount of sugars and carbohydrates. A sustained diet of this kind will eventually bring your body into a state of “ketosis,” in which it begins to burn primarily fat for energy (as opposed to the carbohydrates common in most Western diets).

Many people adopt the keto diet because it enables rapid – but healthy – weight loss, as well as a number of other potential health benefits. Read the pros and cons of the keto diet and the 10 things you need to know before going keto.

How Many Grams of Carbs Can You Eat Per Day When On a Keto Diet?

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carb, moderate-protein diet. The goal of eating this way is to induce ketosiswhich is a metabolic state that enables you to burn fat (converted into ketones) for fuel instead of carbs (glucose).

You get into ketosis by drastically reducing carbohydrates long enough to deplete the body’s glycogen stores.

One of the most common questions when people are looking to start the ketogenic diet, is just how low carb does “low-carb” mean? How many carbs per day for ketosis can you eat?

How Many Carbs on Keto Can You Eat Per Day?

Ketosis is the goal of eating a ketogenic diet. To encourage your body to enter ketosis, your daily caloric intake with the ideal macronutrient breakdown is: 

  • 5% carbs
  • 70-75% fat
  • 20-25% protein.  

On the ketogenic diet you should be consuming no more than 5% of your total calories from carbohydrates.

Your caloric intake will depend on many factors, including:

  • Whether you’re starting the ketogenic diet for weight loss, and are eating at a caloric deficit
  • Your age, gender, body fat composition, stature, and current weight
  • How active you are and your resting metabolic rate.

But for most people, that will be less than 50 grams of net carbs per day, and most days you should aim to be closer to 20 to 30 grams. You can see an example calculation below.

Net carbs are simply the total amount of carbohydrates in a food, without fiber and sugar alcohols. So to calculate net carbs on keto, use the formula: Net Carbs = Total Carbs – (Fiber + Sugar Alcohols)

Example

Let’s say you weigh 160 lbs, and need 1400 calories per day to lose weight at a rate of about 1 pound per week. 

One gram of carbohydrates and proteins contain about 4 calories, and one gram of fat provides 9 calories. You’d require:

  • 108g fats,
  • 22g net carbs
  • 81g protein

If you’re not sure how many carbs are in the foods you eat, check out the carb counter and play around. It can be eye-opening!

If you are male, have a lot of muscle mass, work hard at the gym, or live an extremely active lifestyle, the number of carbohydrates you can get away with in grams without kicking yourself out of ketosis will be elevated compared to this example.

Our partner, Tim Tebow, shared that of his caloric intake, he eats:

  • 5 percent (or less) from carbs
  • 20 to 25 percent from fatty protein sources like pork, chicken (dark meat), fish, and grass-fed beef.
  • 70 to 75 percent from healthy fats!

Also read:

How Many Carbs for Ketosis?

The reality about the ketogenic diet is that you could follow the exact formula above and still not achieve ketosis…

Or you could eat 40g of carbs per day of a certain type of food and remain in ketosis. It just depends on you, your body, your starting point, and when and what foods you’re eating.

If your goal on the ketogenic diet is to achieve ketosis so that your body can burn fat for fuel, you need to test your ketone levels daily, at least at first, so you can see what works with your body and how many carbs you can get away with on keto. Using a blood ketone monitor (the most popular one being Keto Mojo) will provide the most accurate results.

Remember: even a fairly strict keto diet will include some carbohydrates; they’re in just about every vegetable you eat (and you’d be ill-advised to stop eating veggies!). Most nuts and cheese, which are definitely on the keto food list, and enjoyed by keto-ers regularly have some carbs in them.

Will Keto spike my Cholesterol?
Eating more saturated fat can increase your HDL “good” cholesterol, total cholesterol, and sometimes even your LDL cholesterol — and contrary to popular belief, that’s a good thing if you’re eating high-quality fat.
Does the Keto Diet cause diabetes?

No, keto does not cause diabetes. Several studies have found that ketosis can even reverse diabetes because it decreases glucose intolerance and stabilizes blood sugar.

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What is the difference between PrimeD+ and BHB + Caffeine?

PrimeD+ contains MCT and is geared towards those who practice a low carb or keto lifestyle to help sustain ketosis during the maintenance period of their weight-loss. BHB + Caffeine is a great tool, no matter the diet, to boost your ketone levels to provide quick energy, appetite suppression, and focus.

What are the benefits of combining  ketones and caffeine?

We combine D-BHB with caffeine anhydrous, a concentrate formed from the dehydration of caffeine extracted from coffee beans, tea, and cacao; this makes caffeine anhydrous much more potent than standard caffeine. When paired with BHB, blood flow is enabled to travel more freely throughout your system and allows you to feel the energy quickly and effectively!

What is the difference between  BHB + Caffeine and caffeinated PrimeD+?

BHB + Caffeine is best used when you need a faster, stronger elevated ketone level for performance- perfect for a prework, key test, gaming, etc.. PrimeD+ is used when you want long term sustainability of your ketone levels through the initial boost of ketones, plus the ability to make your own endogenous ketones!

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How do ketones help your body absorb protein?

 

Ketone energy helps enhance the transport of amino acids through your intestinal cells into the blood to be delivered where most needed, all while preserving those amino acids for building tissues and muscle.

What do you use to sweeten your products?

 

We use Rebaudioside-A, the non-bitter portion of the stevia leaf, to sweeten Prime D+ Maintenance. We’ve found that this is the best option for us and our crew to provide the best tasting products without spiking your glucose!

What flavor is the Keto Energy Shot?

We have 2 different flavours available on the site in Keto Aide Strawberry Lemonade and Keto Tart Cherry Limeade. Included in our Sampler is the Keto Aide flavour!

How do I use  BHB + Caffeine?

 

It is the perfect pre-workout or “pick me up” product!

What is the benefit of combining protein with the energy from ketones?

Did you know that protein takes the most energy of all macronutrients to break down? It normally takes 20% to 30% of the calories from the protein you ingest to break down the protein itself into usable amino acids, putting you at a significant loss before your body starts absorbing those amino acids. Ketones help to make up for this loss by providing your body with energy to digest our protein!

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Should I increase my protein intake to see better results?

 

Your body can only process a maximum of 8 to 10 grams of protein per hour, with the excess protein stored as fat (and any surplus amino acids excreted)- all of those processes take additional energy to do!

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