Hello and welcome to another episode of
Kyäni Wellness TV. My name is Dr. Andreas Boettcher, member the Scientific Advisory
Board here at Kyäni. In this episode, we’re going to answer the simple
question, “which diet is best for you?” Well, it seems like it’s a simple
question that should honestly have a simple answer, and my goal in this video
is to really just do that–provide you a simple answer, because every single day
there seems to be the newest, latest, greatest craze out there to help you to
lose weight, to get in the best shape of your life, and the best health, and the
best for focus, and performance, and as a result, you’ll see the obesity epidemic
ever-growing. It’s not shrinking, and no pun intended, it’s only getting bigger.
Here’s the number one problem: Regardless of which diet is best
for you, if you continue to look for shortcuts, the latest, greatest quick
fad, you’re gonna fall victim to the prey of marketers ingenious sales copy that
are going to prey on your weaknesses, and unfortunately, unless you dial in a few
simple truths, regardless of which diet that you choose to follow, they will not
work. And you don’t have to believe me, just look at the obesity epidemic that’s
growing in this country alone and it’s expanding around the world because, look,
if you see there’s the keto, there’s paleo, there’s intermittent fasting,
there’s South Beach, there’s low-carb, there’s Mediterranean, there’s the Atkins,
and the list goes on and on. And they all come and then they go and then they come
and then they go. The problem with many of these diets is they all fall
victim to this one-size-fits-all approach: Here’s my six-pack, here’s how I
look and if you do what I tell you to do you will look the same. Come on, really?
These guys bust their butt and gals bust their butt in the gym, they work
hard to look the way that they do, and I’ve competed in a men’s physique show
so I know what it takes to get down to three percent body fat and I can tell
you right now there is no shortcut, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Now
here’s the thing–they all have their pros and their cons and maybe in a later
video I’ll break that down for you. Let me know if that’s a video that you would
like to see, but the bottom line is it’s gonna come down to which diet works
best for you. lLet me just kind of go back for a second there are components of keto
that may work for you there are components of paleo that may work for you, there are
components of the Mediterranean and low-carb South Beach intermittent
fascinating and right now keto is all the rage anything with keto on its label
is selling like hotcakes because everybody thinks this is it. This is the
key to switching my body into fat-burning mode, living healthier, and
combating cancer. Look, I’m not on that bandwagon. There are many benefits to
keto, however, I’m also seeing research that cancer still can feed off of
ketones. So here’s the thing: use them as tools, use them as what works
for you. Some days I’ll do intermittent fasting when I’m not working out. Some
days I will do low-carb just to cycle my carbs out, some days I’m more paleo than
others, some days I’ll even play with keto because I’ll be craving more fat in
my diet, but they’re healthy fats. Here’s the lesson that I want you to take home: is to determine which one works best for you, what’s the one that you can
stick to for a lifestyle and I can even argue for many that keto, as a lifestyle,
is not healthy. Eliminating entire food groups, does it even makes sense if you
even just think about that for a moment? In getting to extremes where you do all
of this and none of this, and okay, I’m just not there. Maybe you are, maybe
you are, maybe you’re gonna judge me for it, you know, maybe you’re an expert and
you’re watching this and you’re gonna be like, what is this guy talking about? Look,
I just like to keep it simple, because all of this stuff is just creating
massive confusion for the people out there that don’t have nutrition degrees,
that aren’t a doctor of any health science, of any kind or naturopathic
physician, I’m speaking to you–the layman, who’s just wanting to find out the
information they need to be healthy. And I’m gonna try to simplify it for you and
here’s exactly how I’m gonna do that for you, is that when you start looking at
all of these plans, and I’m just gonna pull three of these out for a
moment. Here’s what I was talking about. Keto 70-80%, fat 10%
carbs, maybe 20% protein, the key, the challenge with Keto is staying in
ketosis, you know, you’re gonna eat all of the saturated fat and then if you don’t
get into ketosis, then what? If you’re eating more calories than you need
you’re susceptible to oxidation of that cholesterol and those triglycerides
that can result in plaque buildup and atherosclerosis in my opinion, over the
long run, some people say there is some science that shows that doesn’t
happen. The problem is, is that unless you go full keto and a good
exercise program and you’re choosing healthy fats and you’re not using it as
a way to justify to eat platefuls of bacon as some marketers were out there
show you to do and still have a six-pack right that can be
incredibly unhealthy, and so it’s something that needs to be monitored and
it’s not just something to think you can do on a whim or completely on your own.
That’s my opinion because of the complexities that can get involved with
eliminating entire food groups, not to mention I see plenty of science that suggests you
need a minimum amount of protein and the amino acids in the glutathione
production from protein in itself to help stabilize blood sugar and boost
metabolism retain muscle building muscle for that strong athletic tone physique
that the keto diet cannot provide for you. I’m sorry, but the muscles cannot
rebuild themselves on ketones so just keep that in mind. Then you’ve got low carb, 20% carbs 40% protein, and
these ratios can vary from time to time, but carbs have tremendous benefits. Healthy carbs can help you stabilize blood sugar, they can help you
to provide sustained energy through the day, they can help suppress cortisol
production, they can aid in performance in the gym, so that you can get more from
your routine and then, what I personally like to do, is a balanced approach and
again sometimes I’ll go to different ones and just change it up a bit, but
here’s the thing that I want you to to understand, is that the last one is a
balanced approach. I like to teach people how to eat. I’m
not gonna give you a quick fix and just say here your meals and just do this. I
want to teach you how to fish rather than fish for you so that you can
survive Christmas parties, so that you can survive the holiday, so you can have
a normal life, so you feel like you can go to a party and have a slice of pizza
and not blow out your diet or be afraid that you’re gonna kick yourself out of
ketosis. You know, it’s balance. That’s my number one keyword–it’s
balance and that’s the same routine that I just gave my son who just lost over 30
pounds. He’s 14 years old is getting ready turned 15 at the time of this
video and he’s gotten down to single-digit body fat. He was a hundred
and forty pounds at five foot one. Now, he’s five foot two and he’s about a
112-115 and he’s almost bench-pressing 135
pounds for his one rep max. All balanced nutrition so he can still feel good
about himself, so he can still join his friends and that’s what I ultimately
want for you, because no matter how you slice any diet plan out there,
they’re gonna be made of healthy fruits, vegetables, lean sources of protein, and
legumes. It’s just a matter of how you want to kick the ratios around it’s
really that simple. This is the point that I want to
drive home with this video: regardless of what diet you choose, you cannot
violate the raw the law of energy balance. I don’t care what anyone out
there and the internet tells you, you cannot eat more calories than your body
needs. you can have a perfect diet made up of all of these foods and if you’re
eating more calories than you need, you will gain weight; end of story.
If you want to learn more about the law of energy balance, go back I think
it’s episode number nine here in Kyäni Wellness TV where I break it down and
start teaching you where calories are coming from, why they’re important, and
how you can determine where you should be in your number. Then how you choose to
break up these ratios to fit your lifestyle with these healthy foods, the
one that you can stick to, that should be the diet for you. Keep it simple, don’t
make it hard, don’t fall victim to marketing hypes fads and
gimmicks. Who knows what’s gonna happen in keto all the time we may learn in
years from now that it’s not healthy because I’m tell you right now there’s
not one single long-term study on the efficacy of a healthy person eating keto
for the rest of their life, not one. So unless you want to be the lab rat for
this particular “study,” you know, just exercise good judgment, do what
you feel is best and works for you, and the one that you can sustain for a
lifestyle, and that’s what we’re all about here at Kyäni. It’s why I’m here.
We’re more than just a supplement company that provides you with great
foundational nutritionals, but teaching you Healthy Living with healthy eating
to give you the basic tools, it’s amazing. I can tell you right now as a doctor
after taking thousands of patients health health histories, that regardless
which diet you follow that if you just do this within the law of energy balance,
with proper healthy supplementation, and fitness, you will be absolutely amazed at
what your body is capable of. After all, your body is its own doctor. The question
is, are you giving it the tools? Post your comments and questions below; hope you
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