Is the Isagenix Isalean Shake keto friendly?
Often I’m asked how I use the Isagenix Isalean Shake on my keto diet. Most ketogenic lifestylers will say the shake has too many carbs for their diet at 24 grams with 8 grams of fiber. Making it 16 net grams of carbohydrates.
What Most Keto People May Not Understand
I’ve encountered many on a keto diet who are attracted to the shake because:
Easy and Simple to Use
Vitamins and Minerals
Effectiveness for weight loss and building lean muscle
Opportunity to earn money sharing it with family and friends
Then upon looking at the food label say, “It has too many carbohydrates.”
In my experience working with hundreds of keto individuals and athletes, most do not understand their own level of insulin resistance or sensitivity based on the number of carbohydrates they can consume daily and remain in ketosis. Most simply do not test as I’ve done in the video.
It took me about a year to be 100% fat adapted. I’ve been on a keto diet since April 1, 2017. The above video was recorded on September 7, 2019.
In the video, the “dawn effect”, i.e., higher blood sugar in the early hours, raised my blood sugar to 82 and blood ketone level to 0.4 mmol. According to experts, a blood ketone level of 0.5 mmol is needed to satisfy fully the brains need for ketosis.
Because most people never test blook ketones they simply don’t know how many carbohydrates grams they can tolerate.
MCT oil (medium chain triglyceride) is immediately metabolized in the liver and creates blood ketones. When I became fat adapted after my first 30 days I could consume 5-8 tablespoons per day. I use it a lot to raise my level of ketosis.
Results of Experiment
Clearly one-hour past consumption of the shake raised my level of ketosis by raising blood ketones and lowering blood sugar.
Conclusion: For a person that is fat-adapted on a ketogenic or fasting-mimicking diet can use Isagenix Isalean Shake and IsaPro with a healthy saturated fat like MCT, coconut oil or even grass-fed butter can remain and/or increase ketosis level.
Certainly, the experiment is not scientific (n=1) but the results speak for themselves.
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