In this video, Dr. Berg talks about the 10 reasons why your belly might not be shrinking while doing a ketogenic diet plan.
1. Not doing it correctly
Some people are just trying it halfway and doing it partially. If you have a slow metabolism, you probably have to bring your carbs down to 10g/day. We must counter that slow metabolism. Carbs: 20 to 50g Protein: Moderate Amount (Between 3 to 6 ounces / Day) Large Quantities of Vegetables: Fat: In the beginning consume more fat to allow yourself to go from one meal to the next. But as you start getting into it, you have to cut that fatback. Links: http://bit.ly/2MRDAiy http://bit.ly/2Gcu3C6
2. Not doing Intermittent Fasting
Eating triggers insulin. By doing intermittent fasting, you will greatly accelerate the results and decrease insulin bigtime. Start doing 3 meals then 2 meals by pushing the breakfast forward to the point where you are not hungry in the morning and then take the lunch and dinner together to the point where you want to go one meal a day.
3. It is working – 1-2lbs / week
It is working but working slowly. A healthy person can lose is 2lbs a week. An average person can lose 1lb / week. The goal is to get healthy then lose the weight. Focus on other indicators like energy, tolerance for sleep, memory, focus, and inflammation.
4. Fatty liver
The capacity to make ketone and growth hormones work is going to be less. Improve this fatty liver (http://bit.ly/2Gd4gtG) – You need to get some choline, a type of B vitamins that strips off fatty liver. The body will have to get rid of the fat in the liver before the fat underneath your abdomen area.
5. Gaining Muscle Mass
If you are female and menopausal, chances are you are getting a lot of atrophy or loss of muscle. In the process, muscle by value weighs more than fat so you will find no loss of mid-section and yet you are getting stronger.
6. Not exercising correctly
Exercise is not the big tool to help you lose weight but it can really help increase growth hormone, toning and a little bit of weight loss. “High Intensity, Low Duration” – Short little burst of high-intensity full-body exercise is the best.
7. Bloating from food
If you bloat from the vegetables that you are not used to consuming, or too much fat, that can make your stomach stay big. Modify the type of vegetables that you consume and make sure that you have no bloating.
8. Other Health Problems
It can inhibit your ability to lose weight because as you get healthy sometimes the body will focus on other problems first before losing the weight. Get rid of all the weak links of your body and focus on that. 9. Medications – All have side effects of preventing weight loss. In fact, a lot of the symptoms of medication will develop more insulin resistance which increases more insulin.
Sleep – Lack of sleep can severely inhibit your ability to lose your belly.