diet high in sugar and oxidized (damaged) fats showed impaired cognitive function after just two months. The area of the brain that was most affected was the hippocampus, where neurogenesis takes place.[14] More Articles From Bulletproof All that healthy fat that you eat on keto Ketones provide an immediate source of energy for your brain, since they’re metabolized faster than glucose. Ketones offer a longer-lasting, more stable source of energy — and since your body knows it can also reach into your fat stores for fuel, your brain doesn’t panic, thinking you’re running not producing or burning very many ketone bodies.” Dugas doesn’t see much of an advantage to burning carbs versus fat for metabolism. Also, a damaged metabolism may not be the problem when a person regains some weight. People often feel like their body fights to maintain a certain set weight. That’s exactly what it’s doing. “The body has homeostatic mechanisms this way for the rest of your life.” The book explains that the three-week keto reset diet does this by reprograming your genes into a state of “metabolic efficiency” — which he considers burning fat, rather than being “dependent upon regular high-carbohydrate meals to sustain your energy, mood, or cognitive focus.” Critics say the science until you start eating carbs again. But, according to a post by Will Little for KetoSchool, during the first three weeks of ketosis, the body rapidly adapts, and “all the other tissues in the body use a decreasing amount of ketones for energy, eventually using mostly fat... So, contrary to popular opinion, shortly into the diet you declines. Energy crashes affect your mood, and can make you feel anxious and depressed (it’s called being “hangry” for a to gain more weight. For keto to be effective in enhancing your health, helping you lose weight, and improving your mental focus and energy You may lose some strength and endurance at the beginning of your keto diet. This is because your body The Bulletproof Forum or the Blog, including comments posted to Blog entries, represent the views of the author exclusively and we are not responsible for the content of any message. Limited Time! 4th of July Sale: 20% Off Sitewide *10% discount on Whole Body Vibration Plate Depression and The high-fat, low-carb diet is having a moment — celebrities like Halle Berry and Megan Fox swear by it as a weight-loss strategy. But less has been said about keto and depression. Does giving up carbs and sugar help or hurt your mood? Read on for a look at what the science says, and deficiency and the best sources of magnesium. Any diet that restricts certain food groups can potentially leave you it can shock your metabolism or mood, he explained. “As a physiologist, I’m not a fan of the keto diet, but I do believe that our diets today have too much sugar, and that we can really benefit from eating a more moderate contribution from carbohydrates,” Dugas said. We need more research to know how the keto found that higher levels of blood ketones led to fewer epileptic seizures in patients,[1] demonstrating that keto can impact and change the chemistry of the brain.[2][3] Since depression and the brain are so closely linked, researchers have explored the possibility of using keto as a treatment for depression.[4] The results are promising. In one study, rats of your appetite and metabolic hormones in the direction of fat- and ketone-burning and away from carbohydrate dependency.” According to proponents of the keto diet, it’s effective because restricting carbs causes the body to seek energy in stored fat, or ketone bodies, which it breaks down support these claims. A person’sresting metabolic rate (RMR) is largely based on their weight, but factors like age and genetics also play a role. When someone significantly restricts calories to lose weight, their body can also “I have found that the ketogenic diet works very well in clinical practice. I have one patient who lost nearly 100 pounds be diagnosed with depression than people who ate processed food (sweetened desserts, fried foods, and refined grains).[10] “The keto diet gets you to eat real food,” says Ellen Vora, MD, a holistic psychiatrist. “It