That’s right. I made up a new word.
Keto-Green. (Trademark, Mark C. Moran, 2017)
It is what I am calling my new nutritional protocol. It’s how I’m going to lose all this fat.
I touched on it briefly in yesterday’s video, but didn’t get into the details. And I’m still not going to get into the details.
Because there aren’t really any details. It is a super simple plan that will have super effective results.
Here it is in a (tiny) nutshell:
- Nutrition: yes
- Sugar: no
Here it is in a coconut shell:
- If it promotes healthy organ function, eat it
- Green veggies mostly
- Plus some healthy fats
- Plus a bit of lean proteins
- If it promotes insulin production, don’t eat it
- Starchy carbs
- Fruits and Juices
- Junk food
I know what you’re thinking.
What? No fruit? But fruit is good for you!
And yes, for someone who doesn’t need to lose the equivalent of a heavy toddler from their mid-section, fruit is perfectly fine. I look forward to the day when I can, once again, eat melons, bananas, mangos and the like with careless abandon.
But if you want to lose weight, and lots of it? Then fruit is detrimental to that process. Fruit is filled with fructose, which increases blood sugar levels, which promotes insulin production, which promotes fat storage and other bad stuff.
The exception to this are berries. Specifically blueberries, blackberries and some strawberries. But only in small amounts.
In normal doses, in a normal body, most fruit is fine. But my body stopped being normal a while ago.
Why this isn’t a ketogenic diet
Well, here’s the thing. It basically is. At least in terms of how ketosis is defined: the process by which you change from a sugar burning to a fat burning metabolism. (Totally paraphrasing.)
But the method of getting to ketosis, for many people who are on a typical “ketogenic diet” is quite different.
Here are some of the main differences:
- They focus on higher percentages of fats than I do
- They favor proteins over vegetables whereas I’m the opposite
- They’re okay with certain “keto” foods that I don’t eat
The typical “ketogenic diet” is extremely effective. But because it is fairly devoid of nutrition and doesn’t have enough vegetables to detoxify your liver from all that protein and newly burned fat stores, it is also rather unhealthy.
Think of this way: where do you think all that fat goes when you burn it? It is processed by the organs. The liver, to be specific. (Or maybe it’s the kidney? I don’t remember. I’m not a doctor.)
If you want to have good organ function so you can process all that stuff, you need to put good stuff in your system that promotes healthy organ function. (i.e. green, leafy and healthy vegetables!)
To be honest, this is all stuff I picked up from Dr. Eric Berg on his YouTube channel. Check it out if you don’t know who that is. This is the nutrition plan he recommends, although he calls it ketogenic, and I prefer to call it “keto-green” since there is so much emphasis on the vegetables.
I know … splitting hairs. Potato, Po-tah-toe.
You get the idea.
The Daily Protocol
So, what does this all look like on a practical basis. Here is the rundown of what I’m going to be eating each day:
- Meal 1 (around 11 AM): lean proteins with leafy greens (probably some eggs and kale)
- Meal 2 (around 4 PM): a huge salad (a BIG bowl) with some healthy oils (avocado or olive oil) and lean protein (6 oz of grass fed beef)
And that is basically it. If I want something in the morning I may make a green drink. If I’m still hungry in the evening I might snack on some celery sticks with almond butter. Or maybe another salad.
Super simple, fairly tasty, and super effective.
Dairy? I’m cutting it out. I like it, but it just makes me feel bloated anyway.
Bacon? Sure, why not? But not all the time. Just sometimes when I feel like it.
What happened to my breakfast? Well, it turns out that breakfast is actually not necessary. I know … it shocked me to find out too. But we’ll get into that in another blog post or video down the line.
For now, this gives you the basic framework for my Keto-Green protocol. It ain’t fancy, but it should get the job done.
But of course, while what you eat is what you become, there is still more to this whole program that I have yet to talk about. Specifically, exercise. How am I moving? What sort of exercise will I be doing? Stay tuned and I’ll get to that soon.