Keto-adaptation and performance – how to burn fat for fuel

Did you miss the first and great Low Carb USA conference, held in San Diego July 29-31 this year? Fear not.

I was there with my coworkers, filming everything, presentations, Q&As and interviews with people who had amazing stories to share. And it will all be available to watch here at Diet Doctor. As we finish editing the videos we’ll release them, one by one.

The first video is one of the best talks of the conference, Professor Jeff Volek on keto-adaptation and performance. It’s a great overview of the benefits of making your body burn fat for fuel. Effortless loss of excess weight is just one of many benefits. Volek also discusses how to do it, while avoiding common mistakes.

Watch it

Watch a section from it above (transcript). The full 58-minute presentation is available (with captions and transcript) for members:

Keto-Adaptation and Performance – Professor Jeff Volek

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  1. 1 comment removed
  2. Kenneth
    Hi my name is Kenneth I've done the two week challenge in still going but hit. Speed bump I lost 26lbs in 8 weeks it's seem I'm not loosing any more weight it now going on 12 week just lost 2 more lbs but it took 4 weeks what can I do I was 278 lbs need to get to 200 lbs HELP please
  3. carol edwards
    I lost 10lbs in first 3 weeks-but last three weeks have lost nothing! What is going on-i feel very disillusioned
  4. Lenny
    What are you guys eating? How often do you usually eat? You get enough of healthy fats?

    Have you tried to eat less, or even stop eating/drinking dairy products (with the exception of butter, preferable grass fed butter).
    1. It's easy to get too much carb from dairys/milk products (1 Liter of milk could be about 30-50 grams of carbs).
    2. Many people react badly (more so even, than to the carbs in the dairy products) when eating/drinking dairy proteins (foremost casein). But regarding triggering hunger or/and halting weight loss (and possibly also halting health gains).

  5. Barbara Simoes
    I've found that I hit a plateau at the same places where I would stay when I was putting weight on. When I was eating everything in sight, it seemed like I could get away with it for a while--my weight wouldn't change, even though I was eating bad things for weeks on end. Well, I find now that I'm trying to lose, I stall out at those same numbers on the scale. Remember, it didn't go on in a day; it won't come off in a day. At least the general trend is that weight is coming off. Be patient with yourself. I have been at the same number for about a month. Once I get over this hurdle, I think I will start losing weight until I hit that next "stall" number. I figure that this will help my skin adjust to the smaller me! I don't want saggy skin, so I try to be patient.

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