In this video, Dr. Berg talks about keto plateau. This is when you get into the ketogenic diet plan and you lose a lot of weight initially for the first few months, then weight loss starts slowing down. Losing weight is not a normal thing or the body, it is “anti-survival”.
When you go in a low-calorie diet, your metabolism will adjust and will start slowing down, it will adapt and you eventually create what is called a set point, a weight that is almost impossible to bust through.
High levels of insulin will counter the ability to burn fat because it prevents fat burning. And insulin resistance also comes with high levels of insulin.
Does Keto Slow the Metabolism?
No, if you are adding intermittent fasting.
Difference between Intermittent Fasting and Low-Calorie Diet
With low-calorie diets, you are constantly hungry and you have more insulin production. While with intermittent fasting, despite having the same amount of calories, you will have less insulin spike because you are not eating so frequently but the thing is, you are not hungry because when you lower insulin you will tap into your fat reserves.
Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.
Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.