What if there was a way to turbocharge Keto?
Whether we're just starting out, or have been doing Keto for a while, we all want our fat loss to be as quick and easy as possible. Let's face it, patience is not our strength. We want it all and we want it now. These are advanced tips so beware, they might cause rapid fat burning.
“Synergy- The interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.”
The following tips might not be new, but when some of them are done together in a synergistic fashion, they can turbocharge your fat loss. This fat loss synergism is also a great way to redouble your efforts and push through the dreaded weight loss stall or Keto Stall.
1. Fasting and resistance training:
This study (1) showed a 44% increase in human growth hormone (HGH) after progressive resistance training. In addition, this study (2) showed a 24-hour fast raised HGH levels an average of 1,300 percent in women, and nearly 2,000 percent in men. Now imagine the HGH increase you could get when you fast and do resistance training together?
2. Medium chain triglycerides (MCT) oil, carnitine, and black coffee:
3. Prebiotics and probiotics:
4. Go to bed early on an empty stomach:
Going to bed on an empty stomach lowers insulin, and insulin stops the release of Human Growth Hormone (7) (HGH). HGH helps our bodies burn fat and preserve muscle and most of our HGH release occurs during the period of Stage 3 sleep. Stage 3 sleep occurs about an hour after you first fall asleep. It is estimated that as much as 75 percent of our daily HGH is released during that time (8). So if you go to bed on an empty stomach, your insulin will be low and you will be in a more favorable position to get the maximum benefit of HGH.
5. Detox and regenerate your mitochondria with Co-Enzyme Q10 and PQQ:
Co-Enzyme Q10 is essential for ATP (energy) production via the mitochondrial, it scavenges free radicals and prevents oxidative damage (9). Drugs such as statins and metformin have shown to deplete Co-Enzyme Q10. This study shows that Co-Enzyme Q10 improves liver functions tests (10) and helps lessen the severity of fatty liver disease.
- Broad bean
- Green soybeans
- *Sweet potato
- Green pepper
- Green tea
- Oolong (tea)
- Fermented soybeans (natto)
- Miso (bean paste)
- Tofu (bean curd)
*Sweet potatoes are high in carbohydrates, (27 grams per cup), however, eaten in small quantities as the only carbohydrate source of the day would still be acceptable.
In this study, PQQ supplementation (11) resulted in significant decreases in inflammation as seen in plasma C-reactive protein test. It also enhanced mitochondria-related functions. The potential health benefits of PQQ are pretty amazing. PQQ can regenerate new mitochondria with its growth-promoting activity. It also has an anti-diabetic effect, anti-oxidative action, and neuroprotective function.
This very lengthy study (12) demonstrated that oral administration of PQQ (20 mg per day) for two weeks improved impaired glucose tolerance in type 2 diabetics. PQQ clearly shows that it can be useful to improve insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetics. Improving insulin sensitivity is the key to the success of the ketogenic diet. The beauty of PQQ is dosed as low as 20 mg a day still produces health benefits.