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In this video, Dr. Berg talks about high blood glucose while in ketosis. When you do a healthy ketogenic plan and intermittent fasting, you are lowering insulin. Insulin suppresses blood sugars but insulin resistance is still there. Lower amounts of insulin and insulin resistance cause the blood sugar to spike a little bit higher while you are still in ketosis.
Reasons of Higher Sugar While on Keto:
• Excessive Protein
• Carb Creep
• Frequent Meal
• High Cortisol – Stress
I wanted to create a video on a situation that can occur where you have slightly higher blood glucose but you are still in ketosis. Cause normally how it works is you have high sugar and low ketones, high ketones and low sugar. But what happens sometimes is your blood glucose might go up but you are still in ketosis, so why does that happen? but before I tell you that, let me just get into why you have high sugar doing keto (ketogenic diet). Excessive protein for dinner tonight could create a spike in blood sugar the next day. Okay, that’s one thing. Make sure you have a moderate amount of protein. Number two, carb creep. You start adding more carbs unknowingly and when you have to kind of look at them and reevaluate you are like ” wow, I am doing to many carbohydrates.” so that could be a situation. And then frequent meals, you are doing too many snacks, that will do it or your cortisol is too high. When people go through stress, they will have a high levels of cortisol. The peak time of cortisol happens about 8
o’clock in the morning. So if you are actually checking your blood glucose in the morning at 8 o’clock, you will find that it’s pretty high it could be from the cortisol that is being spiked because your body is going through some stress or something. But typically for everyone that is slightly higher but it shouldn’t be that much but it will be slightly higher. Nothing to worry about but just make note of that. But here’s what happens, when you actually do a healthy keto plan and you are doing intermittent fasting, you are lowering insulin. Now remember that insulin suppresses blood sugars, it pushes blood sugars down. So now, we don’t have the quantity of insulin. But we still may have insulin resistance cause that takes awhile to correct in the body. So if we have lower amounts of insulin and insulin resistance, your blood sugar might go up a little bit more. But you will still be in ketosis so you might still show like 1.0 or 1.2, 1.5 in your ketone levels and have blood sugars of 90 to 105. That is totally normal, it is just gonna take time for this (Insulin Resistance) to heal, and then you’ll see it come down. All that means is you are in the transition phase and there’s nothing to worry about. So as long as you are feeling good, you have a lot of energy, and everything is good, I would not worry about it at all. But I just wanted to point out this fact, this can happen and its because the insulin is going down but you still have insulin resistance which does take a bit to actually correct that. Alright, thanks for watching!
Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 52 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.
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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. 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.