Weight Loss and Fat Burning
Dr. Eric Berg DC
Dr. Berg, age 56, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.
You can burn fat for extreme weight loss, even with slow metabolism or other conditions that typically slow weight loss.
0:00 How to burn fat despite having a slow metabolism (or other conditions that slow weight loss)
3:56 I touch on the condition called insulin resistance which is behind a weight plateau
6:19 I list excellent protein sources along with ones to avoid
14:20 Let’s talk about fat; good sources and the amounts to eat
In this webinar I’m going to talk about extreme weight loss: how to burn fat despite having a slow metabolism, plateauing in your weight loss, in menopause, or hypothyroid for example. Or if you just want to lose weight really quick. If you understand these principles you can lose as much weight as you want.
What I’m going to explain is a bit extreme but it’s also healthy. Be sure to check out my slides in this video for the complete details. You may want to take notes.
First, carbs and ketosis, which is fat burning. You need this to lose weight. Bring your carbs as close to zero per day as possible. But not quite zero since I recommend lemon juice, eggs, seeds, and leafy vegetables which all contain a small amount of carbs. Check the slide to see what to avoid.
Insulin resistance is behind a weight plateau. Your body doesn’t absorb insulin well, so too much builds up and you can’t lose weight. Dropping carbs and feeding microbes in your gut will correct insulin resistance. I recommend consuming 7-10 cups of vegetables a day but if you bloat, cut back then gradually increase.
The microbes will produce butyrate, which will help with insulin resistance. This is key!
The keto diet is a moderate-protein diet. Consume your fat with your protein, about 3-6 ounces per meal. You may need more if you’re larger. You need quality protein to build and repair muscles.
Fatty acids are also essential for your health. Again, check out my slides in this video webinar for complete information about good food sources of fatty acids.
I want you to consume foods that supply nutrients, including trace minerals. When possible, eat organic and grass-fed products including dairy if you consume it. For now, though, I recommend avoiding dairy which can slow down weight loss and cause inflammation. As well as nuts, which can cause digestive issues.
If your weight loss is stuck, keep your fat intake at 75 grams or less. See the slide for more details.
Be sure to watch the entire webinar to discover the rest of the principles you can put into effect in order to burn fat in a way to promote extreme weight loss.