What if told you there is a way of increasing your mental clarity, focus, concentration, ability to remember while getting ripped as a byproduct. And it’s all pretty easy to do. What you need to do is deplete the regular sources of energy your brain uses for fuel which restricts its true capacity. Then you need to tap into the brain’s preferred source of energy which is often covered up and locked away due our diets and eating habits. And by making some adjustments to these habits, you’ll be able to fuel your brain with another source of energy which allows it to run up to 70 % more efficiently than it normally would. So in this video I’ll show you how you can tap into this hidden super-fuel and unlock your true brain capacity.
The first thing you need to do is to forget about the regular food pyramid where you’re encourage to eat the majority of your caloric intake in carbohydrates and keep fat to an absolute minimum. Your body will break down carbs and excess protein into sugar known as glucose. And that glucose will force its way in as the first source of energy for both your brain and body leaving other better sources on energy untapped. And all that excess glucose will be converted into stored fat. So this way of eating will essentially make you fat and stupid.
Flip that food pyramid upside down and instead eat the majority of your caloric intake in fat while keeping carbs extremely low. This will not make you gain weight and become fat, unless you eat extreme amounts of course, but pretty much the opposite – it will turn you into a fat burning machine that uses that fat as the primary source of fuel as blood sugar and glucose are depleted from the lack of carbs.
This is generally known as the ketogenic diet and requires you to get around 70-80 % of your caloric intake from fat, 15-20 % from protein and inevitably some carbs. You’re now tapping into the preferred source of energy and instead of storing fat, you’re now using that fat as energy. And when that fat is broken down, ketone bodies are released to fuel the brain. And let me tell you something the brain fucking loves ketone bodies and studies have shown that the brain can run up to 70 % more efficiently on ketones than on glucose. So this new way of eating will essentially make you ripped and smart. However getting into this stage called ketosis can take up to 2 weeks if you’ve never done it before, so you have to stay consistent everyday with the macros.
But this is not really a new way of eating as it’s the way humans evolved to eat and it makes perfect sense from an evolutionary standpoint. And all these processed foods, excess sugar and carbs is a relatively new way of eating in the perspective of the human kind and it’s not a surprise that so many new diseases and cancers has been created recently. Cancer cells literally feeds of glucose but can’t get its energy from ketones.
The reason you don’t see this kind of diet promoted by major food corporations or pharmaceutical industries is that they would go fucking broke if they did. What are taught in schools and what most trained dietitians are advicing is essentially a food pyramid where they want you to eat most of your caloric intake in carbs and only a very small portion in fat. This is a recipe for obesity, diseases, cancer and a shorter life.
Right so the second thing you need to do is to forget about the traditional way of eating many small meals throughout the day and instead focus on eating fewer larger meals and fast for an extended period of the day, preferably for 16 hours leaving you with an 8 hour eating window. And this will also ramp up the process of getting into ketosis. This is known as intermittent fasting and is becoming one of most popular ways of eating and it’s not hard to understand why when you look at the benefits from it. It’s super convenient once you get used to restricting the hours you eat on and saves you time and effort that you can spend doing something else.
Fasting or consciously abstaining from food has been used throughout history by the some of the greatest people to ever live as a way of improving their quality of life. Plato, the great Greece philosopher has been quoted saying “I fast for greater physical and mental efficiency”, so if you don’t take my word for it take Platos.
And indeed the most fascinating aspects of fasting is the physical and mental benefits it brings, and I’m not talking about minor improvements here. I’ve talked before about the incredible effects fasting has on the body and how it increases the production of natural human growth hormone (HGH) up to 2,000 % for men which is absolutely ridiculous. HGH is responsible for muscle growth, fat loss, longevity, anti aging, cell repair and more. Releasing natural HGH is like the true fountain of youth. And it also brings insane mental clarity. A lot of research and studies have been made on this topic where they discovered an extensive list of health benefits to the human brain.
They discovered that intermittent fasting will ramp up that depletion of glucose and use ketones to fuel the brain which will increase your focus, concentration, ability to remember while simultaneously reducing the risk of alzheimer’s and parkinson’s disease.
It increases the BDNF, brain derived neurotrophic factor by up to 400 % which helps activate stem cells in the brain to make new brain cells, neurons and nerves. And BDNF is highly involved in your muscles and appears to be a huge reason for why a physical workout have such an impact on your brain.
Fasting improves neuroplasticity which is essential for learning and memory and as the brain ages it tends to become less neuroplastic. Intermittent fasting prevents this and you’ll be able to have great mental clarity even as you get older.
It improves gene regulation by activating a number of repair genes termed vitagenes, which is responsible for the delay of aging, decreased occurrence of age-related diseases, and prolongs a healthy life span.
So swapping glucose for ketones as the source of energy could have drastic effects on your overall health and mental clarity. As if that wasn’t enough it’s actually the preferred fuel for the heart making it operate at about 30 % greater efficiency. So this might seem too good to be true like I’m promoting some limitless pills that will make you superhuman and outsmart everyone like Bradley Cooper in Limitless, but c’mon the comparison is inevitable and it’s probably as close as you’ll get.
I could’ve probably made a 30 min video on this topic because I thinks it’s really fascinating and it’s just so much to cover but you know me I like to keep my videos short and packed. As always I do encourage you to do your own research and I hope I managed to get you curious about this concept.