Most of the foods that people eat on keto are great for kids - lots of great protein for their growth, lots of good fats for their brains! Personally I wouldn’t worry about some carbs if they’re in the form of a decent food (squash, sweet potatoes) as long as that’s not their main source of energy. Little kids - especially if they’re as active as kids should be - go back into ketosis pretty easily. I’m not sure about 12 and 14 year olds but I think that their bodies can probably keep that as a default state more easily than we can.
Wonderful ! I heartly agree with each !
Societies whose diet was traditionally very low in carbohydrate produced extremely healthy children, who grew up to be extremely healthy adults.
The low average lifespan in such societies was the result of infectious disease, especially the “childhood” diseases. People who survived to adulthood tended to live long lives—the Plains Indian tribes, for example, used to be noted for the high percentage of them who remained active into their nineties and even their hundreds. To me, this indicates that a ketogenic diet has to be healthy for children, or else the long-term health of the adults they grew into would not have been so good.
A number of low-carbohydrate tribal societies have been documented, and on their traditional diets the chronic diseases that plague “modern” society were extremely rare. In every case where the transition to the “modern” diet has been observed, the rate of chronic disease has quickly risen to worldwide levels. For example, George Mann, in the 1960’s, documented the far better health of the Maasai who remained on their traditional diet, as compared to the health of their cousins who moved to the cities, adopted the “Western” diet, and started developing chronic disease at the same rate as the rest of us.
Or keep the carbs out and let your body finds it’s own healthy equilibrium. Can’t outthink millions of years of evolution
Just heard about this post from the 2Keto Dudes podcast from last February, so I had to read it myself. Thanks for the great info!
Hi can you please help me to understand how to work out my macros based on the above?
Ignore the percentages. You want to keep your carbohydrate quantity under 20 g/day (80 cal/day), whether that is 3% or 30% of your total calories. You want to keep your protein somewhere in the neighborhood of 0.6-2.0 g/kg lean body mass/day—again, regardless of what percentage of your total calories that works out to be. If you then eat enough fat to satisfy your hunger, you will meet your energy need for the day, whatever that might be. The most important part is keeping the carbohydrate low, because the rest of it won’t work, if you don’t do that.
Best. Post. Ever!
“becoming fat adapted, more acute mental clarity and sleep less disturbed and (especially) food no longer dicating life” is exactly why I am here.
I 've only been around here for 4 1/2 weeks and have become totally addicted to listening to the two keto dudes podcasts!! Now on podcast #53 - the AnniversaryShow - and staying so motivated. I have noticed some improvements in my energy and differences with sleep…even if I have losts of little wakeups during the night, I find I do finally wake up fully and don’t feel fatigued any more. I don’t get nearly as sleepy durning the day either. Can hardly wait for more of that to happen.
Now, there’s an addiction that is probably not very detrimental. Much better than a sugar addiction, in any case!