53: Burning Fat Without Ketosis, MSG, Acid Reflux, Impotence, Transient Body Fat Gain On Keto

53: Burning Fat Without Ketosis, MSG, Acid Reflux, Impotence, Transient Body Fat Gain On Keto

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If you are interested in the low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat, ketogenic diet, then this is the podcast for you. We zero in exclusively on all the questions people have about how being in a state of nutritional ketosis and the effects it has on your health. There are a lot of myths about keto floating around out there and our two amazing cohosts are shooting them down one at a time. Keto Talk is cohosted by 10-year veteran health podcaster and international bestselling author Jimmy Moore from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” and Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from “Doc Muscles” who thoroughly share from their wealth of experience on the ketogenic lifestyle each and every Thursday. We love hearing from our fabulous Ketonian listeners with new questions–send an email to Jimmy at livinlowcarbman@charter.net. And if you’re not already subscribed to the podcast on iTunes and listened to the past episodes, then you can do that and leave a review HERE. Listen in today as Jimmy and Adam bring clarity to all of your low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet questions for you in Episode 53.

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KEY QUOTE: “Can a person be keto adapted and not be in ketosis? Absolutely yes.” — Dr. Adam Nally

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– How long until my body adjusts to burning fat for fuel? Can a person be a fat burner but not be in ketosis?

I’m almost 59 years old but very active. I trail run, cycle, downhill ski and strength train (heavy weights low reps all barbell). And when I retire in a year or two I plan on learning how to swim. I’ve been reading a lot about other people’s experiences with the Maffetone method of aerobic exercise and getting faster and faster at the same low heart rate over time. About six years ago, I practiced this method and saw results, but then everything started to regress over time. Maffetone suggests low-carb for a couple of weeks to determine your carb tolerance. After reading and implementing the ideas from Keto Clarity the past couple of weeks, I’m using the Ketostix urine ketone testing strips to determine my protein tolerance and what’s kicking me out of ketosis. Once I get all of this figured out, how long until my body adjusts to burning fat for fuel? And can a person be a fat burner but not be in ketosis?

Thanks so much!

Steve

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1. What is the effect of consuming MSG on my ketogenic diet?

Hi Jimmy and the Doc!

I love the podcast and wish I could get it more then once a week! You guys provide such good information. I’ve been doing keto for 3 months and have lost 25 pounds. My question is about the monosodium glutamate (MSG) found in some low-carb foods like pork rinds, sunflower seeds, and processed meats. I do my best to avoid MSG but if I’m not careful and I eat something with MSG, my weight stalls and I noticeably feel my heart pounding. What effect does MSG have on a ketogenic diet?

Greg

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2. Will a ketogenic clear up my heartburn? Would taking digestive enzymes help?

Hey Jimmy and The Doc,

I’m a 31-year old female and I’ve been obese for most of my life. But over the last 2 1/2 years I’ve been able to lose about 70 pounds on a mostly low-carb Paleo diet. My weight has been stuck for the past 8 months and I’m thinking of trying keto to lose the last 30 pounds. I have pretty bad acid reflux and have been taking Prevacid every couple of days for a few years to keep the heartburn at bay.

I have two questions for you guys to address:

1) Do you think my heartburn is caused by my previous unhealthy diet which included grains, beer, and more and that it will clear up on it’s own with keto? I’m worried that the Prevacid might be disrupting my ability to break down all the healthy fat i’m eating due to lowering my stomach acid.

2) Could my heartburn be a result of a disrupted microbiome? And if so, should I stop taking heartburn medicine altogether and hope it clears up? Would digestive enzymes be advisable? Any help or insight would be much appreciated.

I love listening to your show! Your podcast has inspired me to pursue a career in nutritional neuroscience (I’m currently finishing my Ph.D. in auditory neuroscience. I’m thinking about writing my dissertation on what causes heartburn).

Thank you for the help!

Jessica

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3. CDoes a ketogenic diet lead to impotence for middle-aged men?

Hi guys,

Love your podcast and it’s inspired me to look into the keto way of life. But I am concerned about impotence from eating a ketogenic diet. I have read a lot about this way of eating and unfortunately there seems to be a lot of comments from men in my age range (mid-40’s) having impotence problems. Can you shed some light on this and tell me if it is a real problem for men when eating keto?

Thank you for your help,

John

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– Is it normal to gain body fat percentage transiently when you first start eating keto?

Hi Jimmy and The Doc,

I read Keto Clarity and have been recommending it to many of my patients! I am a naturopathic doctor and have been running a weight loss program in my clinic where I started teaching patients the principles of ketosis. We have 8 participants and in the first two weeks of the program the majority of them lost weight. However, there were 2-3 people whose body fat percentage actually increased slightly. I can’t seem to find much info on this online and was wondering if you could tell me what’s going on. We use the Tanita scale to measure body fat changes. Could this be a transient thing as people begin increasing their fat intake initially? I’m not really sure how to explain this to my patients. Overall, everyone we have put through the program is feeling great and moving in the right direction. YAY!

I really appreciate any insight you may have. Thanks!

Dr. Inna, ND

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  • Steph

    Re the heartburn question – someone already has worked out the cause, at the behest of Dr Michael Eades, who also found low carb did help his patients’ heartburn. See Digestive Health Institute website of Norm Robillard! Not to discourage someone from doing a thesis on the question, but they should be aware of Norm’s own research and the solution he found – which worked for me. Such a shame this knowledge is not more widely known.