You’re a carb addicted whore: you just don’t know it yet!

You’re cheating when you take exogenous ketones.

I’ve heard this before.

“People should just be disciplined enough to do a strict ketogenic diet to get into ketosis.”

Yeah, okay, so let’s talk about that.  That’s certainly how Cavewoman would have done it.  But let’s take a look at a few other things where you’re a cheating piece a work, but you’d rather not mention it.

Did you take a hot shower this week? What about shampoo? Conditioner?  Have you ever taken an over the counter drug, or a prescription drug? Post training, do you ever take protein? BCAAs? What about a pre-workout?

What about hunting? Do you hunt? Do you take a bow and arrow? Or do you take a gun? Do you even hunt? Or do you just go to the store and buy aimlessly, giving no regard to how the animal was treated that you’re about to consume?

This morning, did you use an alarm to wake up? Or are you following your natural circadian rhythms and waking with the rise of the sun? Did you run on a treadmill, or outside? Were you wearing shoes when you did so? Did you sleep in a bed last night or on the floor? Did you walk to your sister’s house in Ohio for Christmas, or did you fly? Or better yet, did you FaceTime to connect on Christmas morning instead of flying at all?

It’s not natural to eat as much sugar as we do, and even those that consume less carbs, are likely STILL eating too many carbs.

These are all modern day cheats. Every last one of them. And you can say that because it’s a “biohack” it’s somehow worse, but don’t tell me the blue light on your phone isn’t interfering with your biology (and that’s a NEGATIVE effect), and don’t tell me that your biology isn’t being impacted by the grossly disproportionate amount of carbs you’re eating, day in and day out.  It’s not natural to eat as much sugar as we do, and even those that consume less carbs, are likely STILL eating too many carbs. Yes, there are factors that affect everyone’s ability to tolerate carbs, and that makes sense as an evolutionary adaptation.

Here’s the best thing about the “ketone cheat:” it actually changes people’s lives FOR THE BETTER.  A lot of the cheats that modern day allows us has changed us for the worse – including some farming and food production methods. BUT NOT THIS ONE! Taking ketones is like showing someone the answer to a complex math problem. It’s like their eyes have been closed their whole lives, and then all of a sudden you get to give them the fuel their brain actually prefers. And I would argue that their eyes have been closed almost their whole lives. Because CARBS ARE INCREDIBLY ADDICTIVE, AND YOU ARE A CARB ADDICTED WHORE! You don’t know that yet, but if you took ketones, it would soon become clear. To be clear, none of that makes you a bad person, I’d argue you have just been a prisoner.

So, did I cheat to better health?

Here’s what the ketone cheat can do.  All of a sudden people are fueled better, rather than fueled by a cheap dirty fuel like the glucose most people are running on. Now that a higher grade fuel is on board, people feel satiated. Their brain, which drives all of their behavior, is finally sated – by a clean fuel that burns more efficiently.  All of a sudden people have more energy, more focus, and they just feel better. In my case, I almost completely quit drinking alcohol (a dietary staple for years, and one I often got carried away with).

Why did I quit? Because I didn’t want it anymore, my brain quit thinking about it entirely. So, did I cheat to better health? Did I cheat to eat a better diet, because I no longer crave carbs or even think about them, or tolerate them if I do decide to have some? I feel differently about food. I also have more energy and patience with my kids, less pain from old injuries, AND I’m sleeping the BEST I have ever slept in MY WHOLE LIFE.

The problem is, carbs are legal, and no one knows they’re even addicted.

Should I not take ketones?  Should I have attempted to do a ketogenic lifestyle without the ketones? I could have, I suppose. Does a meth addict succeed very often when going off meth? Does a heroine addict go cold turkey and succeed very often? No. And often they succumb to their addiction, as most carboholics do – diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, obestity, alzheimer’s/dementia, and liver disease (all related to sugar consumption). The problem is, carbs are legal, and no one knows they’re even addicted.

Even better question: as my Dad’s brain was starving during early onset dementia (no fuel present due to insulin resistance by brain cells), and due to those cells starving he had intense sugar cravings (easy fuel source it was adapted to), should I not have given him ketones (a fuel source that does not require insulin to get into the cell, and is actually preferred by the brain over sugar)? Should he have done a strict ketogenic diet, which was incredibly difficult with an angry, starved, confused brain? 

The answer to that question is obvious, but doesn’t really matter because ketones didn’t exist at that point in time, so my Dad’s intense drive to consume carbs, and futile attempt to fuel his brain, actually made him sicker, and jeopardized his health further.

…whether you think it’s cheating or not – this is the one cheat that actually takes us back towards our natural state, and better health.

With all the other bullshit modern day cheats that we use every single fucking day, why on earth wouldn’t I use one that will actually benefit me and every single person around me?

If I’m going to use a microwave to completely destroy the nutrients in my food (which I don’t own a microwave) or spray toxins on my skin (in the form of perfumes, deoderants, and lotions – which I also don’t do), then I think making choices that actually benefit my health are worth it, whether you think it’s cheating or not – this is the one cheat that actually takes us back towards our natural state and better health. It’s the one cheat in our modern day that actually restores some semblance of our ancestors.

What’s really cool, is that this cheat is so primal, that the second ketones get onboard and absorbed, you just start being more like cavewoman. You start eating less, you get into ketosis, you burn fat more easily, you’re less inflamed, you have more energy and mental clarity, you move more, you are more balanced…

Change your thinking, and give yourself a reality check if you think ketones are cheating. You’re being a hypocrite, and nobody likes those. Instead be compassionate, be flexible thinking, and ask yourself what would cavewoman do? She’d be in ketosis. End of story.

Contact me to kick your habit.