By Callum @ AvocadoNinja
By Callum @ AvocadoNinja
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Getting your body to use ketones as a primary fuel source, instead of glucose, has major benefits. It leads to vastly increased energy, generates 225% more energy than glucose while producing 45-times fewer free radicals.
Some “keto” diets use ketones for fuel but are derived from foods that are acidic and inflammatory. However, in the Avocado Ninja Optimal Nutrition Plan, we use nutrient dense, low-acidity, anti-inflammatory, low glycaemic, fat balanced, and clean protein foods, along with enough carbs to supply your body with the necessary nutrients. In combination with using ketones as “rocket fuel” to supercharge your body and mind.
It is also very important to note that we don’t want to exclusively use ketones. It is important that we develop metabolic flexibility. This means that our body can effortlessly switch between burning different sources of fuel. This is how our ancestors would have functioned and is the healthiest way to run our bodies.
How to power your body in the most sustained and clean way. And you can do this without feeling “hangry,” distracted, or having your energy crash. Provide your cells with the most powerful form of fuel for continued, sustained high physical and mental energy all day long. Plenty of top performers have discovered this incredible source of energy, which is more than capable of powering 12–16-hour days at full steam.
“I feel as if I can move continuously, effortlessly, and forever. I am always full of energy and never hungry.”
Stu Mittleman, an ultramarathon champion, ran 1,000 miles in just 11 days, breaking a world record. He did this incredible feat by burning fat, not carbs, as a primary fuel source. His meals consisted of loads of veggies, plenty of healthy fats, and very little carbs. After the event, Mittleman said, “I feel as if I can move continuously, effortlessly, and forever. What I’m eating is providing me with the ingredients that release the energy I have stored within me. I am always full of energy and never hungry. The more simply prepared, less sweetened, and natural the food tastes, the more stable and dependable my energy feels.”
When Tony Robbins hit 40, he felt his energy wane. This led him to seek out Stu Mittleman and learn what he had been doing. He applied the same approach to his own daily routine and took his life to new levels. He now recommends and teaches this.
Actor Chris Hemsworth (who famously plays Thor in the Marvel franchise) reworked his body and energy levels with a diet largely consisting of fats and very few carbohydrates. Jocko Willink, one of the toughest human beings on Earth, and former commander of the most highly decorated U.S. Navy S.E.A.L. team, follows the same protocol. Russell Brunson, who grew his company from scratch to $70 million dollars in 4 years (now worth over $100m). His insane levels of energy he generated to do this were from using this same technique.
There are hundreds of other examples of people living at the very highest levels in all areas of life that do this. It is simply the way the body operates at its most effective. This was part of the secret formula to unlimited energy, that I had set out to uncover.
The Avocado Ninja Optimum Nutrition Plan gets into the specifics of optimizing fuel and metabolism, but for now, you just need to understand that you can power your body in the most sustained and clean way by using fat as a primary fuel. You don’t need loads of carbs. And you can do this without feeling “hangry,” distracted, or having your energy crash. It took me a while to get my head around this idea, but it really does work.
When you consume certain types of fat, they end up in your liver, which converts fatty acids into molecules called ketones. Your body then uses ketones as fuel in the cells.
Getting your body to use ketones as a primary fuel source, instead of glucose, has major benefits. It leads to vastly increased energy, generates 225% more energy than glucose while producing 45-times fewer free radicals.1
As well as being the cleanest and most optimal source of fuel for the body, ketones also deliver many other benefits.
Some “keto” diets use ketones for fuel but are derived from foods that are acidic and inflammatory. However, in the Avocado Ninja Optimal Nutrition Plan, we use nutrient dense, low-acidity, anti-inflammatory, low glycaemic, fat balanced, and clean protein foods, along with enough carbs to supply your body with the necessary nutrients.
In combination with using ketones as “rocket fuel” to supercharge your body and mind.
We supply the building blocks to create ketones by consuming a special kind of fat, called an energy fat. This is very different from normal fats, as it much less likely to be added on as weight8. It is sent straight to the liver to be converted to ketones and then used as the perfect fuel source for your body and brain.
It quickly and effectively converts into ketones in the body—the preferred fuel for mitochondria. By adding MCT oil to your diet, it effectively “hacks” ketosis. This means that your body goes into ketosis right away, rather than having to go without carbs for days, which is the normal way of getting into ketosis.
Think of this oil as an energy fat—it is not stored as fat but is used to directly fuel your cells. It also doesn’t raise your cholesterol levels.9 In fact, MCT oil turns into ketones even if carbs are present in your blood! It raises ketone levels significantly more than coconut oil.10 (Choose an oil that has the highest concentration of C8, as this is the one that works best to convert to ketones.)
Another form of ketones, are exogenous ketones, which are basically the ready-made ketone in powder form. These can be used to boost ketones in the blood even further, or to use if you don’t have time or just need a boost. I have found it is best to use MCT oil as a primary source each day, and then use exogenous ketones when required to boost energy levels.
It is also very important to note that we don’t want to exclusively use ketones. It is important that we develop metabolic flexibility. This means that our body can effortlessly switch between burning different sources of fuel.
This is how our ancestors would have functioned and is the healthiest way to run our bodies. The issue is, currently, that we only really use glucose from carbs and sugar, and no fats. So, we are just redressing this balance.
Just as it is very unhealthy to only use glucose, it is also unhealthy to just use ketones. In fact, maintaining a state of permanent ketosis can be dangerous, as it changes our body’s acid-base balance. It is also important to eat some carbohydrates in the evening, as these are critical to produce important hormones.
We are keeping our body flexible in its fuel use. This is why the Avocado Ninja Optimal Nutrition Plan is not the hardcore keto diet. Instead, it promotes an alkaline mineral rich, nutrient dense, clean, balanced and metabolically flexible diet.
When you wake up in the morning after 7–8 hours of sleep, you are naturally in a fasted state. Your body will already be burning fat instead of glucose to fuel the body at this time of the day.
By providing the body with more ketones at this point, but no carbohydrates, we will maintain the body’s use of ketones throughout the morning. This also introduces us to another incredibly powerful state that we will also tap into, called intermittent fasting.
Intermittent fasting is incredibly effective in promoting fat loss11, maintaining muscle12, defending against cancer13, and boosting the resilience of your body15. It can help you live longer15 and within weeks, many people report improvements in sleep.15 16
This is also one of the few ways that you can simultaneously lose weight17 and retain muscle mass12.
You may now be thinking - I'm all in on this, but how do I get started? Well, the best way, I've found, is to start the day with ketones as fuel. As mentioned above, you will already naturally be in a fasted state, so it's great to leverage this.
Here are the simple steps to integrate ketones into your diet:
This plan is super simple to follow and is alkaline balanced, anti-inflammatory, keeps blood sugar stable, has the perfect balance of fats. It has the right amount of clean, high-quality protein and provides the ideal source of fuel for high sustainable energy all day and evening.
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