BB2019 – Week 4 – Monday – GKI

Hello Monday! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. This week is dedicated to fasting – types, reasons for, and tips. It’s a tool. We might as well understand it. One reason to fast is to get your ketones up so you can get your Glucose Ketone Index, GKI, down. Fasting will get your ketones up …

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BB2019 – Week 4 – Sunday, How Fast Are You?

Fasting! So this week I hope to break down the concept of fasting. It’s a great tool to use when you need a life boost. That said there are some common complaints particularly from those who have not fasted. ( **stink_eye**) What is Fasting? https://youtu.be/NuGefQV1Nxk This gets into why fasting helps your brain independently of …

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BB2019 – Week 3 – Friday

Weekends are tough when you’re the only one on keto in the house. Two choices: Along the lines of if mama ain’t happy ain’t nobody happy, get the whole family onboard. Find some family friendly recipes that keep the whole clan happy. For point 1 – strong recommend, hey, you pull the punches. Make your …

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BB2019 – Thursday – Eat, ppl!

Eat, people! – or – Eat people! Details matter. Today is a simple reminder that you need to eat. How and when may be subject of current debate, but eat you must. So here are some basic ideas for eating and a video playlist of recipes. Video Playlists: Brain Boost Recipes or the budding Kate’s Keto …

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BB2019 – Wednesday – Cool Brain things

The WHY for Brain Boost 2019: Hypothesis: Ketogenic diet for 6+ weeks will demonstrate cognitive performance gains on Logical IQ assessment. I figured it would take my motley crue of friends and family 1-2 weeks to get themselves organized, get pee sticks or blood ketone monitors, get the pantry cleared, figure out a few go-to …

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bb2019 – Tuesday – Lady Bits

The impact of nutritional ketosis** includes some hormonal changes. These impact both men and women, but women have a few more things going on so today is dedicated to the lady bits. Gents, you probably have ladies in your life so it’s still worth knowing (that should be obvious, yes?). **Again, you can only claim …

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BB2019 – Week 3, Monday – Macros for keto?

TL;DR You body doesn’t know what a calorie is. Your body recognizes carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. I really dislike people obsessing about precision when they aren’t even in the relevant space. “You don’t spend much time talking about macros and calories on keto. Why not?” Well, first, I’m not sure calories are a thing you …

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BB2019 Week 3 begins – keto vs ketosis vs low carb

Howdy howdy! Tonight’s edition addresses the often misunderstood concept of Low Carb vs Ketogenic diet vs being in Ketosis. These are NOT the same thing but the terms are often used interchangeably, especially among folks who think they’ve done the reading or are above average knowledgable about these things. If you’ve seen the other videos …

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BB2019 Week 2 – Friday – Ketones on the Mind

Heading out for date night? Check out yesterday’s eating out post in the left column. Ketones Protect and Heal Brains For those who want to journey down the rabbit hole of how ketones are demonstrating aggressively protective behavior in our noggins, check out Dom D’Agostino’s talk on ketone nutrition. He is a fan of exogenous …

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BB2019 Week 2 – Thursday, eating out

What does eating out on keto actually mean? Is it possible? Do I just take the buns off or ignore the bread basket? (Simple, yes, yes, and yes) Stick to Mains. In the early days especially, stick to the main dishes: Fish, Meat, Fowl. First they’re likely to be filling so you will hit your …

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BB2019 Week 2 – Wednesday – why check ketones

Many of your life choices are only measurable long after you’ve had to commit to months of effort. The Brain Boost challenge gives you realtime feedback. The stick turns pink or it doesn’t. And that data is based on how your body has been operating over the past 8-12 hours. If / When you switch …

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BB2019 Week 2, Tuesday – Fiber?

What about fiber on Keto? Do we actually need it? The whole idea of veggies scrubbing our insides is a thoughtful metaphor, but probably one to which we’ve attached far more meaning than is practical. You may not need plant-based fiber. You also may not need to “go” as often as we think. This is …

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BB2019 Week 2, Monday, ketones?

What is a ketone? Dr. Boz below will give some more stats, but to give you the 10,000′ level, ketones are a by product of fat (triglycerides) being pulled apart for use by your liver. So it is evidence that fat is getting converted to fuel because there is not enough glucose to provide all …

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BB2019, Sunday 1 – Actual Fuels for the Brain

Hi hi ! So you’ve officially completed your first week on the Brain Boost Challenge. The good news is, you’ve figured out some of your personal pain points. The opportunity for improvement abounds. 🙂 (for all of us) Tonight’s collection of videos center on the different kinds of Fuels the brain can use. Our brains …

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BB2019 Day 5 – Physical Performance

Our first Friday together but rather than the planned convo on Booze (and assorted brain fuels), which we’ll cover on Sunday, let’s talk power, strength and endurance. Lots of questions about athletic performance. Here’s a high level, short video with two research scientists. (5min) You’ll see more from each of them in the playlist. But also, …

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BB2019 Day 4

Quick concepts for getting into and staying in ketosis: Avoid sugars – natural or refined. Avoid Starches. Avoid Veggie oils. Measure your ketones! Eat enough fat to fell FULL. Eat only when you are hungry. Day 4 – Basic tips to remember for Keto

BB2019 Day 3

Well hello Wednesday. As we iron out the final details for getting started I can report that I’ve not just booked an appointment with the blood lab, I prepaid my visit! That’s sure to lead to more compliance. I’ve been pushing that appointment back for weeks. Tonight is a night of fasting. But Kate, do …

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BB2019 Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Brain Boost Experiment By now you really should have received the link from the assessment folks inviting you to take the assessment. If you have not, please hit reply on Kate’s email so she can do a tiny freak out dance then get that to you. If you haven’t …

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