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Keto Manager For The Keto Diet

by Carly Neubert, BA, NC April 12, 2018

What is all the buzz around the keto diet? Are you “going keto?" Are you in ketosis? Here's what you need to know about the "keto diet” or Ketogenic Diet. From elite athletes to soccer moms, and cancer-patients to biohackers----it seems that everyone is going keto.   

A few years ago, keto products and supplements were a rare find. But now big box stores like Walmart and Amazon are teeming with ketone supplements, foods, and aids.

Keto Manager

Keto Manager is an important tool to use when easing into a keto diet and lifestyle. Your cells need a constant source of fuel. If blood sugar isn’t available, then your body will create ketone bodies. Most people operate in sugar-burning metabolism all the time. Switching to “fat-burning” (ketogenic) metabolism is where the challenge starts. Changing your metabolism is just like changing anything; it can be hard at the beginning.

There is definitely a learning curve and sometimes you get it wrong and have to go back to the drawing board. This is certainly frustrating, and in the case of the Keto Diet, can cause uncomfortable side effects.  

Are There Any Side-Effects When Using Keto Manager?

When you are going through the process of training your metabolism to get into and stay in ketosis, side-effects may occur regardless if you are using supplements or not. Those side-effects include but are not limited to:

  • Low blood sugar
  • Low ketones
  • Anger (Hangry)
  • Hunger
  • Weakness in muscles
  • Dizziness
  • Foggy thinking

When using supplements to help you in this transition, the most valuable supplements you should look for are BHB (Beta-hydroxybutyric acid) ketones and MCT oil. BHB ketone supplements are often called ketones, or powdered ketones. BHB supplements are manufactured in a lab and match the BHB your body produces while you are in ketosis.  

Keto Manager helps prevent all of these symptoms and lets you easily “get into ketosis.” Keto Manager is a proprietary blend of powdered BHB ketones sweetened with stevia.

How does Keto Manager taste?

One of the most notable characteristics of the keto diet is complete avoidance of sugar. Keto Manager is sweetened with stevia and includes no added sugars or carbohydrates. I recommend 10-12 ounces of water/liquid with each serving of Keto Manager. If the taste is too sweet, add additional water. Conversely, if the taste isn’t concentrated to your liking, add more Keto Manager powder.

There are other ketone supplements on the market. Many of them include green tea and caffeine. Both of these stimulants are not a necessary component of ketosis and may cause heart palpitations and jittery feelings. Keto Manager is stimulant-free and bestows an all-natural ketone high!

Will I Get Diarrhea When Taking Keto Supplements?

When a keto supplement includes ketones (most do), the ketone salts (ketones) can cause digestive upset in sensitive individuals. There is a very small risk of loose bowels or diarrhea so I recommend starting slow and building to a full dose.

If you haven’t attempted ketosis and you don’t want to experience any of the difficult side effects of “getting into ketosis,” you can use the following schedule:

Beginners’ recommended schedule:

Day 1:
Your regular breakfast plus:
½ scoop Keto Manager mixed with
12 ounces water

Day 2:
Your regular breakfast plus:
½ scoop Keto Manager mixed with
12 ounces water

Day 3:
Your regular breakfast
¾ scoop Keto Manager mixed with
12 ounces water

Day 4:
Your regular breakfast
¾ scoop Keto Manager mixed with
12 ounces water

Day 5:
1 full scoop Keto Manager mixed with
12-16 ounces of water

When Should I Use Keto Manager?

Most people are very rushed and often skip breakfast. This can be a bad habit unless you are doing intermittent fasting or another targeted fasting regime. Keto Manager is the perfect meal replacement or morning shake. It can also be used to activate ketosis prior to strength training or other high-intensity exercises. Starting your day with Keto Manager is an excellent way to combat hunger, low blood sugar, and cravings.

Here's a Great Pre-Workout Recipe:

How often can I use Keto Manager?

You can drink Keto Manager as often as you like. Keep in mind that it is an energy source without vitamins or minerals. Ideally, you will drink Keto Manager as a meal replacement one time daily.

What are the Long Lasting Benefits Of Using Keto Manager?

Ketones have proven to manage brain disorders from epilepsy to dementia. Ketones are rapidly gaining interest from medical researchers. At the time of this writing, there are over 700 medical studies showing benefits from using powdered (exogenous) ketones. The studies show benefits such as:

  • Better body composition (less body fat)
  • Blood sugar control (for diabetes)
  • Hormone regulation
  • Cognitive improvements (think smarter)
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Cancer protection and tumor reduction
  • Acne reduction
  • Epilepsy control
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome reversal 
  • Improvements in neurological diseases (Parkinson's, dementia, Alzheimer's) 

Whether you know it or not, you have “gone keto.” In fact, everyone’s body “goes keto," often during sleep. Keto is the shortened nickname for the Ketogenic Diet. Ketogenesis is a normal metabolic process that can occur on a daily basis.

Doing the Ketogenic Diet means you eat so that your body stays in ketosis for longer periods of time.

History of Keto

It may seem that the Ketogenic Diet is a new or passing fad, but it has been medically studied since the early 1920s. Some suggest that it has been used since 500 B.C. for treating epilepsy. Modern research shows that a keto diet may help manage dementia, Parkinson's, and ALS.

What is the Keto Diet?

The Ketogenic (Keto) Diet is a type of low-carbohydrate diet. Of all of the low-carbohydrate diets, the Keto Diet recommends the LOWEST intake of carbohydrates. The Keto Diet is a LCHF (Low Carb High Fat) plan that allows you to burn fat as energy instead of relying on carbohydrates and blood sugar.

The diet may sound somewhat familiar. In the 1990's and early 2000s, the Atkins Diet was a popular low-carbohydrate program. Dr. Atkins based his diet recommendations on the Ketogenic Diet. The Atkins Diet is a type of Ketogenic diet or another type of low-carbohydrate diet.

How Does the Keto Diet Work with My Body?

All the cells in your body require energy (ATP) to perform their function. Energy can be created by eating macronutrients: carbohydrates, protein or fat. Each macronutrient requires a different process in order to convert to energy.

During glycolysis, your blood is full of sugar molecules. In contrast, during ketosis, your blood is circulating with ketone energy molecules.

Most people rely on carbohydrates (CHO) for their energy source.  After you eat carbohydrates, they turn into sugar (glucose) in your bloodstream. The process is called glycolysis. When you eat a lot of carbohydrates, you end up with high blood sugar. Some of the blood sugar is used for energy, while the rest is pushed into fat cells by insulin release. Diabetes, premature aging, and inflammation are downfalls to this metabolic cycle.

Lipolysis and Ketosis

If you eat a diet high in fat (50% or more) your liver will produce ketones to fuel your cells. When you are in a state of “ketosis” the ketones will be delivered to your cells to be used as fuel.

"Lipo" means 'fat' and "lysis" means 'to release,' therefore, Lipolysis means releasing fat. When blood sugar is depleted, by not eating carbohydrates, your liver begins to break down stored fat. The fat molecules are released from storage in your cells and converted to ketone bodies (ketones). The ketones enter your bloodstream and are shuttled to cells. Your cells use the ketones to produce energy.

Once lipolysis occurs, you are in the metabolic state called ketosisThe ketones are measurable in your breath, urine, and bloodstream. The most accurate testing is by blood monitoring.

Protein for Energy

When you eat a large amount of protein without fat or carbohydrates, your liver will create blood sugar from the amino acids found in the proteins you eat. This process is gluconeogenesis. "Gluco" means 'sugar,' "neo" means 'new.' and "genesis" means 'to produce.' The word literally means, creating new sugar.

Right now, at this moment, your body is either working by ketosis or glycolysis. There is only a low likelihood that your body is producing energy by gluconeogenesis.

Ketosis is the preferred metabolic state for your body and brain. The keto metabolic state has far more health benefits than the glycolysis metabolic state (sugar burning). The SAD (Standard American Diet) has made most people dependent on sugar and carbohydrates for energy. Switching your metabolism to a fat burning state (keto) can be challenging. Your best tool for success is Keto Manager.



Are you ready to go keto?  Email Carly@HealthyHabitsLiving.com for your personalized keto program.

For additional recipes, biohacking tips and lifestyle hacks -- check out my other blog on my coaching site www.cleancoachcarly.com! I post weekly about nutrition and lifestyle topics, all backed by science. Happy Reading!




Carly Neubert, BA, NC
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