No. 22 | Are Carbs the Devil? Carb Cycling & Carb Ups.


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No. 22 | Are Carbs the Devil? Carb Cycling & Carb Ups.

In this final episode in the 5-part Keto Conversation series we are chatting ALL about carbs!! Are carbs the devil? Should we fear carbs? Can we never eat them again?

Au contraire – I actually want to share that you CAN actually eat carbs and they may work synergistically with your low glycemic approach to support some important functionality within the body, to reset and rebalance, as needed.

After you've given your body the time and space and taught it how to become fat adapted, it's in that nuanced lifestyle and your personalized approach that you create where the real magic happens, in my opinion.

Topics Covered and Questions Answered in Episode 22:

- disclaimers on who should take care when carb cycling

- possible symptoms that may indicate a need for carb cycling or carb ups

- why imbalance can happen with a ketogenic approach

- first and most major question you need to ask yourself – are you eating enough?

- what is leptin?

- how does leptin signaling get messed up?

- why does leptin depletion happen?

- can we reset leptin synthesis?

- why carbs might be the answer.

- the benefits of carb cycling.

- how-to carb cycle

- is carb cycling with intense workouts necessary?


Some of my personal favorite recipes for carb cycling / carb ups:

Shoestring Smoky Sweet Potato Fries

Garam Masala Roasted Acorn Squash Wedges

Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Maple Turmeric Roasted Pepitas

Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Smoky Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

Baked Plantain Fries with Garlic Avocado Dipping Sauce

Plantain Tortillas

Wilted Kale Salad with Warm Mustard Shallot Vinaigrette and Spicy Butternut Squash Croutons

Apple Bites with Pumpkin Spice Coconut Butter

Listen to the Other Episodes in the Keto Conversations:

Episode 18 - Why I am Not Keto

Episode 19 - Fatty Fatty Fat Fat - Everything You Need to Know About Fat

Episode 20 - Keto vs. Fat Adapted vs. Low Carb

Episode 21 - No. 21 | Should I Eat More Fat? Am I Eating Too Much Protein?



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