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Aug
27

Keto Clarity (the benefits of low-carb, high-fat lifestyle)

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Keto

I always won­dered how can I burn fat effi­ciently using sci­ence. So I recently came across this book Keto Clar­ity which blew my mind.

Keto­sis, in gen­eral, kept com­ing up in my space. I heard the word sev­eral times from sev­eral friends. Finally I got the book to find out what this keto­sis is all about. Let me tell you, it’s quite inter­est­ing. That is why I decided to run a lit­tle exper­i­ment. I love chal­lenges! So I chal­lenged myself to induce nutri­tional keto­sis in my own body.

So what is keto­sis? Nutri­tional keto­sis pro­duces higher blood ketones and lower blood sugar, oppose to dia­betic ketoaci­do­sis where both blood ketones and blood sugar are ele­vated to extreme high level.

Ketones them­selves are a great, and in many tissues-such as the brain-far bet­ter, fuel source than the alter­na­tive of glucose.”

Keto­sis is also an excel­lent way to lose body fat. Ketones are merely a by-product of burn­ing fat for fuel. In other words, burn­ing fat gen­er­ates ketones at the same time. When you are keto-adapted, you gen­er­ate energy from your body fat and dietary fat. How­ever, when you con­sume excess car­bo­hy­drates, it turns into body fat, which can­not be eas­ily accepted for fuel. To be in a keto­genic state– it’s said to be in fat burn­ing “nir­vana.” Keto­sis causes your body to switch from sugar-burner to fat-burner. When you are keto-adapted, your energy level comes from body fat and the fat you consume.”

Ben­e­fits of Keto­sis are:

Nat­ural hunger and appetite con­trol, effort­less weigh loss and main­te­nance, men­tal clar­ity, rest­ful sleep, nor­mal­ized metab­o­lism, sta­bi­lized blood sugar, insulin sen­si­tiv­ity, lower inflam­ma­tion, feel­ing hap­pi­ness, low­ered blood pres­sure, low­ered bad cho­les­terol, end­less energy, elim­i­na­tion of heart­burn, bet­ter fer­til­ity, increased sex-drive, improved immune sys­tem, slowed aging, improved mem­ory, reduced acne, repaired skin con­di­tion, faster and bet­ter recov­ery from exer­cise, decreased anx­i­ety and mood swing.

So here is my experiment:

I got a Ketone Meter ($20) with Ketone sticks ($50/10) from Ama­zon. I mea­sure my ketone level every morning.

I started the keto diet on Mon­day 8/25/14. My keto level was 0.2mmol/L which is way below the opti­mal zone. This morn­ing Wednes­day 8/27/14 it was 0.3 mmol/L The goal is to have a num­ber between 1.5-3mmol/L.

This is very inter­est­ing since I always thought I was a fat burn­ing machine. Num­bers don’t lie. I super excited to see the num­bers growing.

ketonemeter

  • Below 0.5 mmol/L is not con­sid­ered “keto­sis”. At this level, you’re far away from max­i­mum fat-burning.
  • Between 0.5–1.5 mmol/L is light nutri­tional keto­sis. You’ll be get­ting a good effect on your weight, but not optimal.
  • Around 1.5 – 3 mmol/L is what’s called opti­mal keto­sis and is rec­om­mended for max­i­mum weight loss.
  • Val­ues of over 3 mmol/L aren’t nec­ces­sary. That is, they will achieve nei­ther bet­ter nor worse results than being at the 1.5–3 level. Higher val­ues can also some­times mean that you’re not get­ting enough food. For type 1 dia­bet­ics, it can be caused by a severe lack of insulin, (see www.Dietdoctor.com)

I have been eat­ing a very high fat, low-carb and mon­i­tored amount of pro­tein diet. By using the Ketone Meter I can see my pro­gres­sion. My goal is to move to 1.5–3 mmol/L ketone level.

Here is one recipe from the book:

Jimmy Moores Keto Eggs:

3 thick slices bacon or 2 sausage patties

1/4 cup grass-fed but­ter or coconut oil

4–5 pas­tured eggs

sea salt

1/4 cup grass-fed, full-fat cheese

3 T sour cream

1/2 avo­cado

http://livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog

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Oct
14

Nutrition Workshop November 17th

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Oct
14

Plank Clinic

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Sep
09

Planking Challenge

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Aug
08

Green Monster (After Workout Recovery Protein Shake)

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Ingre­di­ents:

1/2 C Water

1/2 C Coconut or Almond Milk

1 hand­ful of spinach

1 scoop of Sun­war­rior Vanilla Protein

1 T Chia

1 T Chlorella

1 T Spir­ulina

1 T Cinnamon

1 T Maca Pow­der

1 T Acti­vated Barley

1 serv­ing of Liq­uid Light

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Jul
29

Try Our New Classes

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Join us on Sat­ur­day, August 4, 2012 for our Open House where we will be intro­duc­ing four addi­tional classes to our schedule.

 

Pilox­ing — Pilox­ing com­bines Pilates and Kick Box­ing ele­ments to cre­ate a fast paced, mus­cle ton­ing, fat burn­ing, and heart pump­ing work­out which is designed to pro­duce long lean mus­cle mass.

Power Sculpt - Power Sculpt is a Vinyasa Flow with small hand weights. It is designed to cre­ate toned arms, toned legs and long lean mus­cles. The class will be done in the heated room.

Ket­tle­bells - Classes are done with 10 pound weights and with high rep­e­ti­tion. Classes are closely guided, focus­ing on form and technique.

Bikini Bot­tom — A class ded­i­cated just to the glutes. Expect to get that toned, round butt, you’ve been dream­ing of. I hope you like compliments!

 

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Jul
15

Sunwarrior Protein Shake

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Sun­war­rior Pro­tein Shake

Hi Guys,

I just came off the Mas­ter Cleanse a few days ago and I feel clean as a whis­tle! I made myself a pro­tein shake that was deli­cious! Yumm! I wanted to share it with you! Here is the recipe.

MORNING PROTEIN SHAKE

1/2 cup water

1 tbs agave

1 tbs spirulina

1 tbs chia

1 serv­ing Sun­war­rior Protein

1 tbs raw cacao

1 banana

1 hand­ful a spinach

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Mar
19

Spring Announcements

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Hi Every­one!

A lot has been going on at Inferno Pilates! We have made some improve­ments, we have added new classes, and we are hav­ing fun along the way!

NEW HOT ROOM! YES YES YES.… We heard your feed­back that we needed to get the Big Room much hot­ter. Well, we made this our #1 pri­or­ity and spent the last 2 weeks putting the pieces in place to cre­ate the best Hot Room in Las Vegas. You will be pleased to find that Hot-Pilates is back in full force with tem­per­a­tures up to 100F. Be pre­pared to work hard, sweat, and feel great.

LAP DANCE CLASS — You always wanted to learn, but you weren’t sure how.… Well on start­ing Thurs­day nights, you will get your chance. We are grate­ful to have Denielle Lucas, of Pole Katz Women’s Fit­ness, to teach the basics of Lap Danc­ing.  With only a few sim­ple moves, you will be able to flip your man’s switch (oops! that didn’t come out right!) Cau­tion — you may improve your rela­tion­ship and have a great night you will never forget!

TRX is a Suc­cess! We would like to thank every­one who made our first TRX classes last week a huge suc­cess. Yes­ter­day, we had way more peo­ple than TRX sta­tions so expect us to add a few more evening classes, espe­cially now that the Hot Room is up and run­ning. If you plan on tak­ing a TRX class, please sign up online to reserve a spot. If you are new to TRX and would like to find out more, click on the TRX drop­down on the menu to see a few videos I posted on our website.

I’m truly grate­ful for everyone’s sup­port and enthu­si­asm since the Grand Open­ing. Mak­ing a dif­fer­ence is extremely impor­tant to me and I hope I can make a dif­fer­ence in your lives as you have done mine. Be on the look out for Char­ity Sun­days. My inten­tion is to ded­i­cate the last Sun­day of the month to a cause or char­ity that is impor­tant to our stu­dents and com­mu­nity. I plan to open up the stu­dio for Hot Pilates classes for the com­mu­nity and through dona­tions we can help sup­port an impor­tant cause. Stay tuned, more details will be on the way.

 

Sin­cerely,

Gabi

 

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Feb
13

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Jan
25

Look Hot, Feel Hot, Be Hot

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