Dr. Eric Berg: Should I Cycle Carbs on Ketogenic Diet

Dr. Berg answers the question, “should you cycle carbs on keto”. The answer is no. You don’t need carbs – there is no essential carbs. Your body can make glucose out of protein or fat. The goal is to build up your health reserve so high that you can afford an occasional deviation off your healthy eating plan.

Should I Cycle Carbs on Keto?

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hi guys dr. Berger I had another
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question about can I cycle my
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carbohydrates on a keto diet can I add
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these carbohydrates certain times every
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so often to try to somehow help the
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depletion of the glycogen or whatever
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reason that they’re trying to do so
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that’s a good question well first of all
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you need to know that your liver makes
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carbohydrates it can make glucose out of
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your own fat and your own protein in
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your diet so you really don’t need any
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carbohydrates and when you second point
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is when you mix carbohydrates into a
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keto program you basically block keto so
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where you get into keto is by avoiding
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carbohydrates or fasting which is also
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avoiding carbohydrates these two things
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will get you into ketosis so the point
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is that people have this idea that they
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somehow needed it’s going to create a
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problem if they don’t have carbohydrates
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you don’t you need the vitamins and
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minerals from certain carbohydrates like
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vegetables but you don’t need the actual
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glucose it doesn’t do you any good
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but overall the bigger goal is to build
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a health reserve so high that you can
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afford an occasional deviation from your
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healthy eating plan okay so I’m not
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saying you can never do it it’s just
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that you once you get to a state of
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where your body is so healthy and you’ve
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done so well you can afford to go off
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because you know how to get back on and
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that temporary deviation will not dip
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your help down at all it will barely
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create any negative effects okay so that
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way yes you can go off the program
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temporarily because you know you have a
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big reserve alright thanks for watching
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