Keto Diet vs Atkin’s Diet What’s The Difference

Keto Diet vs Atkin’s Diet What’s The Difference


45 years ago the world was introduced to the Atkins diet today the nutrition world is all of us about the ketogenic diet in this video we are going to point out the similarities and differences between the Atkins diet and ketogenic diet hi I’m dr. Becky I am a college instructor of the science nutrition and I’m dr. Keith I’m a chiropractor in private practice for the past 26 years and you’re watching to fit Doc’s where we turn weight loss resistance into weight loss results and we’ve done that watching Keith as he has followed a ketogenic diet he lost eight hour 69 pounds over eight months live right in front of you guys and you can binge watch those videos to watch his progress if you’d like last week we went to Bloomsburg University where you had a DEXA scan to get a really accurate idea of what your body fat is and it was 22% right which was not quite what you were expecting you were hoping you your goal is shooting to hit 10% which I thought I had done right okay so so we’re back you’re back early maketo trained alright so working real hard and we you can follow his progress again it’s been fun to watch up to this point so it’ll be checking every week and see how it’s going just like we did before right but for this video we get a lot of questions about Atkins and that always kind of comes into conversations as as Keith talks about his diet so we wanted to point out the similarities and differences and so there’s there’s four things that we’re going to talk about we’re going to talk about how they stack up with nutrients so carbohydrates proteins fats and fiber alright ready yep alright so I can low on carbs what was his take he was very much thought the carbs were the the big reason that we’ve got most of the disease processes going on so in his diet he was actually very very strict the first week or two would be zero carbs and zero carbs no counting of calories or anything and we’ll talk about little more than that the fats and things but zero carbs yeah so that was what he referred to as the induction process which was about a two-week process and it was quite a shock to a lot of people I think a lot of people lost the Atkins diet era that was where a lot of the criticism I think that Atkins because it was such a low carbohydrate intake now now your diet you keep your carbs very low but what do you keep it at I try to keep them at 30 or below because that seems to keep me in ketosis dr. Atkins said that it could be probably be anywhere from 20 to 40 depending on the individual so there there probably is some individual variability in there right but Adkins and ketogenic of today both very low carbohydrate right all right so that’s carbohydrates let’s talk let’s let’s go ahead and touch on protein what did your ketogenic diet we keep it at a moderate protein level not real high what did Adkins I guess really didn’t touch on protein too much in fact I would I would guess that if you were to break down some of his meal plans that they were actually higher in protein because he did he did advocate a lot of meat and fish and poultry you know dairy proteins and things like that now I don’t know that’s 45 years ago obviously some of the sciences and has caught up he didn’t he never really talked about gluconeogenesis you know about protein you know being changed into glucose although he did say that your your body does need a little bit of glucose in the bloodstream just a function but it can get plenty of what it needs from from metabolizing fat and the protein you know that you’re getting in your diet so he was at least I think aware of it but he didn’t really look at that as an issue right yeah so so today may be the only difference that we see from Atkins to ketogenic diet is that we understand the science of the body a little bit more and how it handles pro so there if you’re eating too much protein and you’re not utilizing that because you’re a bodybuilder very active or you’re sick and fighting off you know whatever things that utilize a lot of protein that excess protein could get turned into glucose by your liver and that could set you back and trying to get into doses alright so let’s talk about fat okay that is a big part of your diet for hunger satisfaction and for keeping your insulin low to keep your body in a fat-burning state you keep your fat intake at 70 percent of your calories or ba’ or higher yeah well how does that differ from what I can said talked about it’s pretty similar Atkins was big on keeping your fat intake high using you know fats and oils and cooking a lot he didn’t differentiate on you know saturated unsaturated that which I think got him into part of the hot water that he got into forty five years ago because because the world was you know fat was evil but he he he doesn’t really go into like percentages in his plan he just wants you to heat a lot of full fat dairy high fat meats you know butter on your salmon you know it’s got some pretty delicious recipes but yeah yeah well you know what so let’s let’s talk that’s touch on carb calories a little bit before we go into fiber so calories you you do watch your calories you love all of your food and you and you do watch your calories you tend to keep them around 1500 to 1700 okay Adkins what was this take on calories and calorie counting there’s one thing that he didn’t really talk about calorie counting because he his point was that because of the hunger satisfying the eating the high fat foods that you would naturally just get whatever you needed to get and he I don’t think he mentioned at one time that anybody who who gained weight on his program although I you know I certainly think it’s possible but it is kind of difficult to overeat he also talked about and I’m not sure if this is totally accurate content is 45 years ago we talked about ketones actually when we breed them out or they come out in our urine that there those are energy molecules so that we were actually expelling some calories in our breath and our urine and that could count for the fact that we could eat more and still lose weight because we’re getting rid of calories yeah so even forty five years ago he was talking about ketones it was so definitely a pioneer definitely yeah he was he was I think way ahead of his time he also talks about when your insulin is high it shuts off the release of fat mobilizing hormone from the pituitary now nowadays we know that there’s there’s it’s not that metabolite you know it’s we now have leptin and ghrelin and a dimple connected so there’s been a lot of updates and the science still what he was on to was right on right on mark right and let’s just touch on fiber real quick we try to keep fiber in your diet try to get up to at least 20 up to even 30 grams of fiber how did Atkins look at fiber he touched on a little bit he recommended having a good green leafy salad with with lunch and dinner so that you can get what he called roughage he was the old term and and also some of the minerals vitamins from the from the vegetables but no starchy vegetables you know it was it’s very typical of what the ketogenic diet is now but he did touch on that a little bit not you know not a major point but I think today we know a little bit more about fiber to and its role in not only your ability to lose weight because it does help to stabilize blood sugar and things like that but also in colon health and thing things like that so it is it is a vital nutrient that we now keep in at least our ketogenic diet right so so really so there you there you go actually a lot of similarities I think and and we should touch on it when when we tell somebody that were on a high fat high fiber diet a lot of times we get this kind of oh is it the Atkins and it’s almost like in a negative tone that’s why we want to look at this and and see what the differences were and see where he was coming from he was just ahead of his time he wasn’t you know I don’t think he was acknowledged for the for the advanced management in dietary science that he really made right it was a little too foreign yeah at the time which led Adkins to get a bad reputation and now today you know we’re kind of embracing ketogenic diet but yet he was talking about many of these principles back then so so there you go that is the the kind of the comparison of Atkins diet to a ketogenic diet keith has been following a ketogenic diet to get his weight loss results if you’d like to know what he has cut out of his diet and put into his diet and how he keeps fiber and it’s in his diet we put together a starter kit that shares all of that then you can download that if you’d like and make sure you subscribe to our channel so that you can keep up with with my progress and what’s going on if you’ve got anything that you’d like to I think have us touch upon you please put it in the comments we appreciate hearing that tune in next week and we’ll see where my progress is moving towards my new goal unweighted 10% on the way to Texas you

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