Organic Protein Powder Keto Diet

Organic Protein Powder Keto Diet

Organic Protein Powder Keto Diet | Keto Diet Tip: Can Protein Kick You Out of Keto? Thomas DeLauer

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Gluco: Glucose
Neo: New
Genesis: Origin or creation

Gluconeogenesis (GNG) is a metabolic pathway that allows your liver and kidneys to make glucose from non-carbohydrate sources. It’s always happening in your body, but its rate can increase or decrease depending on your metabolic state (although seems to stay relatively constant) It’s the creation of glucose from anything but carbs – this means that even when you are on a low carb diet, your body still manages to make enough glucose to survive by breaking down other compounds, which are called gluconeogenic substrates (gluconeogenic = can turn into glucose)

Gluconeogenic substrates:

Lactate: Lactate or lactic acid is the major gluconeogenic substrate. It’s derived from pyruvate – the direct product of glucose or glycogen breakdown.

Glucogenic amino acids (aka protein): Amino acids can be divided into ketogenic (stimulate ketone production), glucogenic (stimulate glucose production), or both. Every single amino acid can be turned into glucose except for lysine and leucine, which are exclusively ketogenic.

Glycerol: After lactate and glutamine, glycerol is the third most used substrate. It comes from fat breakdown

Gluconeogenesis is Necessary… Your cells use gluconeogenesis to ensure you don’t die when there are no carbs in your system. Our body can’t ever drop glucose levels to zero, even on ketosis – just as too much glucose is toxic, too little can kill you. Gluconeogenesis is always happening, however, it increases significantly when your carb consumption is low.

This happens after a meal, while you sleep, during a fast, during an extended fast total glucose goes down only because glycogenolysis declines as glycogen stores run out, but GNG stays the same
*when your body runs out of glycogen, it relies completely on gluconeogenesis*

Protein, Gluconeogenesis & Ketosis:

Study – The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

6 healthy males (aged 29–55 years) were studied on three separate occasions after an overnight fast. Researchers quantified gluconeogenesis and glycogenolysis after 11 days of high carbohydrate (85% carbohydrate), control (44% carbohydrate), and very low carbohydrate (2% carbohydrate) – Diets were eucaloric and provided 15% of energy as protein. Researchers found that when on a high fat diet containing 83% of calories from fat and 2% from carbs for 11 days, they had a decrease in total glucose but a 14% increase in gluconeogenesis. So, despite this increase, people on a keto a diet can still run on ketones without a problem.

*Researchers found that on keto, excess glucose made from gluconeogenesis was stored as glycogen instead of being used as fuel*

These findings prove that you can actually replenish glycogen through the GNG that happens during ketosis. This doesn’t happen during fasting or in the fat adaptation period because your body is using all the glucose from gluconeogenesis for fuel. On keto, your body already has a better fuel – ketones – so it can afford to store up excess glucose as glycogen.

Hormonal Response & Gluconeogenesis (Insulin & Glucagon)

“Excess protein is mainly oxidized and burned for energy. This results in lower ketone levels because ketosis relies on ‘fat derived’ fuels. The body will not create many ketones when there is an excess amount of non-fat derived energy.

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25 Replies to “Organic Protein Powder Keto Diet”

  1. Ok so if you need to lose excess body fat (50-100 lbs) and utilize low carb (under 20 net) and intermittent fasting, do you eat exogenous fat sources and moderate protein (.5 grams per pound of lean body mass) Or do you up the lean protein (1 gram of protein per lean pound of body mass) and let the body rely entirely on its own fat? I can’t see the reasoning behind eating fat if one has a huge banked reserve.
    Also, is Gluconeogenesis from protein supply driven or demand driven? If one is fat adapted and they need (x) amount of glucose, does excess protein convert to (xxx) glucose and get stored as fat, or does the body just convert (x) and eliminates the rest?

  2. I just realized i'm always watching these videos twice…once while i'm cooking and think i can multitask and learn at the same time, and again once i realize i didn't actually hear anything over the sizzle of bacon :'D

  3. Thank you Thomas for a great video. A quick question on fat to protein ratios. Are these based on grams or calories? So if I consume 100 gms of protein should I be consuming 200 gms of fat or keep it at 100gms so the calories ratio is 2 to 1?

  4. This guy is better looking and also smarter than everyone in the room. Not fair. You're supposed to just be one or the other. All fun aside I have a question. My two favorite keto meals are probably salmon with high-fat tartar and asparagus and the other is a nice juicy ribeye, with melted butter added to steak and asparagus or cauliflower mashed potatoes… is that a good example of a fat to protein ratio?

  5. Hey Thomas, how much protein can you digest per meal, and I asume it's a lot (more than 30g), but won't that "huge" amount taken at once be hard on the kidneys? Also, isn't coffee hard on the stomach or the heart taken on an empty stomach (hot coffee not cold brew) ? PLEASE ANSWER, big fan 🙂

  6. Thomas, thanks for popping out the positive videos! I would love to see a video on BCAAs specifically with leucine! There's a lot of Buzz around leucine and branched chain amino acids. I take a pre-workout with leucine beta-alanine L-Carnitine. My bulletproof coffee sometimes contains these as well. With protein. I'm trying not to spike my insulin too much but there is a lot of concern with leucine in a BCAA pre-workout drink

  7. i have notice in his every video this guy always talk something which we dont understand like he seems even healthier food is unhealthy i bet you guyz he he talk always diffrent from other fitness channels i dont belive this guy you guyz notice how he made his body he said .6 gm of protein is enough to build body lol do you guyz ever belive how much protein does he take how he made his body then?

  8. I have a question about body fat and getting kicked out of ketosis. If you are eating high protein and not tons of fat. Will your body use body fat or will it kick you out of ketosis and start turning to much protein in to glucose. For example very extreme 100% protein intake whel in ketosis and 20% body fat what will happen this is only a example to help understand my question.

  9. Concerning TEF: Protein has the highest metabolic burn, then Carbs (especially fiber) and the lowest is FATS….Something to keep in mind when trying to remain in a "caloric deficit". Grant it TEF is just one part of the "TDEE equation" but it is still relative from a CICO standpoint. Also at 9 calories per gram of fat, fat is also the most caloric dense macro out of the 3, with the lowest thermal effect upon consumption…..HOWEVER, having said that, if you consume enough fat your body will inherently burn more fat so long as your carbs are in deed kept in check. Just something to be aware of while on the "keto diet".

  10. Thank you for all your great videos! Just love them and learned an awful lot of them!
    Can you talk about glycine at some point please? Is it keto safe to use it as a sweetener?
    Thanks a lot in advance!

  11. love youre channel and i have a few questions.. i have lost 77lb since may folowing keto and youre advise.. I have some trubble keeping the fat at 75% but but im almost always at at 1000 kcal defecit everyday.. and i am droping weight so something is working. Why do i have to keep the fat so high i did it an the fist few months but so im prettu sure im fat adapted. Wont my body just burn my own fat as its energy sorce.. also im at max 30grams os sugar per day you think thats to low ? .. lost of questions sorry .. and i do understand if you dont have time to awnser .. keep ut the good work /jon

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