Dr. Allie walked us through the ketogenic lifestyle, “It’s not a diet, it’s a way of life,” she explained at a recent workshop.
Some of the very basic lifestyle tips came to the forefront in the keto talk (see complete class video below), and attendees walked away with some awesome tips.
The ketogenic lifestyle includes the following for a healthy mind, body and spirit:
- High fat, moderate protein, very low carb, right nutrients, fatty acids
- Intermittent fasting
- Electrolytes and salt
- Food has dopamine effect, thirst and hunger center right next to each other in Hypothalamus… eating increases dopamine a lot, drinking stimulates much less (which may explain why many of us will turn to food for comfort)
- Gratitude. Be grateful for our lives, show forgiveness, and express love.
- Stress stimulates fight/flight. Find ways to cope with — or better yet — release and eliminate stress