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How Many Carbs for Higher Levels of Fitness?

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In this video, Dr. Berg talks about intermittent fasting and higher levels of fitness. The first thing you needed to do is to get your body fat adapted and it could take some time especially if you’re an athlete. With Keto (Ketogenic Diet) you will have the flexibility to go from 20grams to 50grams on the high end for carbs. The type of carbohydrates are very important and you want to consume the carbs that are low in the glycemic index and also low in glycemic load.

Foods (Carbohydrates) to Consume:
• Berries – Blackberries and Raspberries
• Green Bananas
• Hummus

These foods are great to consume especially for someone that is doing a higher levels of performance whether it is for competing, crossfit workouts or long distance running.

I wanted to create a video on intermittent fasting and higher levels of fitness. I had someone asked me a question, they are body builders, they compete and they are having hard time doing this with their performance and they wanted to know should they increase more carbohydrates. So let’s just talk about that. The first thing you need to do is to really get in your body fat adapted. It could take some time especially when you are an athlete because with time, it becomes more and more efficient. The system becomes more efficient and you are less reliant on the stored sugar, glycogen and you can actually just burn fat and your performance will go up. But with keto (ketogenic diet) you have the flexibility to go from 20 grams to 50 grams on the high end for carbs. I would suggest definitely go to the higher and start with 50 grams of carbohydrates. Now if you are an athlete and you were like 20 years old or you are 18 years old, you can probably go to 60 or maybe even 70 without a problem. And still get into pretty hard core ketosis. But the type of carbohydrates are very important try to consume the carbs that are low in the glycemic index and also low in glycemic load. I am gonna put a video down below on more information about that. Berries would be very good to consume versus apple for example. The type of berry would be blackberries and raspberries. Green bananas is another option, not the yellow bananas but the green bananas because they are low on the glycemic index. Potatoes are not a good idea unless they are raw but who is gonna eat a raw potato. A raw potato has a very low glycemic index. Hummus is still a carb and is lower in the glycemic index. So consuming 50 grams of these I think would be a great thing for someone that is doing a higher level performance whether it is competing, or maybe crossfit workouts or long distance running. Alright, thanks for watching!

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 52 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University.

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