Low Carb Diet vs Keto Diet – The Difference Explained by Dr.Berg

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I recommend the ketogenic diet, as long as you do healthy keto.

0:00 The difference between the ketogenic diet and a low carb diet
0:28 This is the problem with higher amounts of protein
1:30 But here’s what can happen if your protein is too low

In this video, I explain the difference between the ketogenic diet and a low carb diet. Of course, both of them are low carbohydrate. The only difference is that the ketogenic diet recommends a moderate amount of protein. Most low carb diets have a higher amount of protein.

The problem with higher amounts of protein, especially if you have liver damage, is that you start to build up too much uric acid and ammonia in your body, resulting in strong, smelly urine. That could be the waste because your liver and kidney can’t properly break down all that protein. Too much ammonia causes problems in your brain and kidneys due to the toxic effect of amino acids. As well, your gut microbes might not be able to break down the protein.

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You don’t want to add stress to your organs, including your digestive system and stomach.

On the other hand, if your protein is too low, you can feel weak, have immune problems, muscle loss, and hair loss. You can lose collagen and get saggy skin, or your gums can recede. So you want just the right amount of protein.

You want to consume generally 3 to 6 ounces of protein per meal, though you may need to go as high as 7 or 8. Make sure your protein is high quality. If you’re also intermittent fasting, your body will adapt by conserving protein, so you may not need as much.

The common denominator of why both a ketogenic diet and a low carb diet works is because you’re lowering your carbohydrates. A high carbohydrate diet creates damaging side effects especially to your eyes; to the lens, the optic nerves, and the optic fluid.

You also get damage to your liver from inflammation, leading to cirrhosis and fatty liver, along with damage to your heart, nerves, and brain.

I recommend the ketogenic diet, just make sure you’re doing healthy keto.

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Disclaimer: Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.


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I recommend the ketogenic diet rather than a low carb diet.

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48 thoughts on “Low Carb Diet vs Keto Diet – The Difference Explained by Dr.Berg”

  1. छत्रपति शिवाजी महाराज सबका भला करे ❤️

  2. If you want to lose fat, I recommend trying the Agoge diet. I lost lots of fat and felt great all the way.

  3. So … what is better to low the LDL cholesterol????…. Carbs burner or Keto???,
    Thanks 🙏🏻

  4. I am going to be doing keto eating 50g of total carbs almost every day but I may every once in awhile eat 60g of total carbs in a day.

  5. I went on very strict Keto for 8 month, I couldn't get into ketosis because I had insulin resistance, I just started low carb diet. The source of my carbs are diverse colorful veggies and small amount of fruits.

  6. From what i have learnt, body has 2 options as fuel – glucose and ketones. Ketosis can be triggered only on keto diet but in low carb diet body is still running on glucose..So my question is will there be weakness in people following low carb diet because body wants to run on carb but insufficient carb is there? . Is low carb still better than moderate carb or high carb??Please respond to this Dr Berg.

  7. So what's a diet where you have moderate protein, higher fat, with carbs are limited to some fruit/sweet potato/root vegetables (not regular potatoes)/regular vegetables called? I thought that was low carb?

  8. Im confused, i thought low carb means keto diet,, still i dont get the difference, im dumb

  9. Four weeks ago I started to keep track of my daily carbs. The first week I changed nothing and averaged 318 net-carbs per day. Week two I averaged 256.2 net-carbs per day. Week three I averaged 139.7 net-carbs per day. Last week I averaged 53.7 carbs per day. since I started to cut my carbs (starting 25 March) I've lost 13.4 pounds. My goal is to stay at 50-60 carbs per day while also keeping 1000 calories under my caloric needs. Is this an effective way to have consistent weight loss? My demographics are; 35, male, 6' 3" current weight 436.6 pounds, sedentary lifestyle (although I find myself with a lot more energy to move about the house quite a bit), stay-at-home dad (starting weight 25 March 2019 was 450 pounds).

  10. I'm just on a low carb/low sugar diet (intermittent fasting 16 hours and an eating window of 2-3 hours) , but this past week, my diet has been inline with keto rules (70% fat, 20% protein, 5-17% carbs from leafy vegetables only) and I don't feel great. I just feel pissed off all of the time. I snapped at my boyfriend yesterday for something mundane and I have never done that before. I also have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. I don't think this diet is for me. I'd rather stay low carb/sugar, high protien with moderate fat.

  11. Can someone please explain how we can have bacon and sour cream yet it has grams of sugar in it and keto is supposed to be without sugar I’m soooooo confused please

  12. A low carb diet is a keto diet without stressing out about whether you're in ketosis or not.

  13. Dear Dr Berg
    There’s a supplement that unnaturally elevates ketones Level despite a person eating high carb meals. Will the unnatural elevated ketone still cause the body to burn body fats despite high sugar n high insulin from the high carb meal?

  14. I started the keto diet, I was wondering the keto tone pills also from the shark tv show, which pills is good for the keto diet , theirs so many different kinds! Hope you could help me thank you so much 😊

  15. What about the big push for bariatric surgery? YouTube is being flooded with so called ”success stories” showing weight loss from this dangerous procedure

  16. just had news that my daughter has to have her gallbladder removed, is it possible to stay on a keto diet without one ?

  17. Dr. Berg, I think a good question for you is why do the Japanese (don't look at the Chinese, big difference) have the longest lifespan in the world yet they eat rice EVERY DAY. I think it comes down to much fewer calories, exercise (much more walking than Americans), and diet (not necessarily low carb). But I want to know what are the longevity/healthy analogies between the keto IF lifestyle and Japanese lifestyle?

  18. I need to up my protein. Being doing keto but I’m a 26 year old 6’1” male athlete and I lift weights and go biking and jogging and competitive skateboarding and extreme snowboarding.

  19. actually low carb also recommends low fat; keto recommends higher fat; the fat being the highest macro nutrient. That to me is a significant difference and the major difference and the best difference.

  20. Dr berg, please do a reaction video to the new jillian micheals anti-keto video…. PLEASE… I would love to see it.

  21. Dr Berg I want to know if keto will be good if I have hidradenitis suppurativa? Dairy seems to be one of the reasons I get flare ups

  22. I went from 12-16 oz ribeye with some asparagus to an 8 oz portion, asparagus and a salad. Just things like that can make a big difference and I am 50 and have had kidney infection that was damaging to me 10 years ago. I highly recommend Dr Bergs healthy version because as you get older nothing works as well (unless you followed a super healthy lifestyle your entire life – which is not true of most of us) so high fat, moderate protein, and low carb seems to work better for me then high protein. This is just my two cents worth but in the beginning if you need to eat a bit more protein until you get acclimated to not having high carbs I think go for it… I just naturally wanted less MEAT as I went along because at first your hungry and after you get keto adjusted your not hungry and your body is fueling on body fat. Listen to your body. If you feel hungry – EAT. If your protein amount isn't satisfying your body needs adjust it. I am not nearly as hungry for it. I do a really nice Kale Shake every day first thing. I am still on 3 meals a day soon I'll shift to 2 meals and IF. I've lost 38 pounds so far. I still a lot more to lose but it's working. I am losing about 2-3 pounds a week now. Like many I lost 20 pounds my first month which was a lot of water weight.

  23. Is it not the main difference ketosis with ketogenic diet and maybe only occasional ketosis with low carb diets??? For example – it makes difference to the brain because only ketones or glucose can enter the brain cells. Am I right?

  24. Hi Dr. Berg, what is your take on the 4 hour body diet vs healthy keto? I like the 4 hour body because I get a cheat day once a week. I also IF 7pm-2pm and only eat 2 meals a day. I’m 5ft 9” 145lbs. Trying to build muscle mass while doing StrongLifts 5×5 program. Thank you for your time. Erik

  25. Dr. Berg can you please give some info about children nutrition? As i see i’ve been feeding my 3 year old kiddo low carb🥺 what’s better for them? 🤯

  26. The ketogenic diet is commonly described as being under 50g Total Carbs, whereas a LCHF diet is more like 135g-150g Total Carbs. The ketogenic diet requires a moderate or adequate protein intake, and a LCHF diet actually requires slightly less protein intake because none of that protein need be utilized for gluconeogenesis.

    Making comparisons against various unknown LCHF diet recommended gram intakes or even "ratios" is of little utility.

  27. Higher protein is not bad as long you dont have serious conditions. Even if you want to lose weight its better to increase protein and decrease the fat because we want to burn OWN fat not dietary fat

  28. Dr. Berg, at the very end of your video you said, "Just make sure you are doing the healthy version of the Ketogenic diet". What's the "healthy version" vs an unhealthy version? Thanks for your daily videos on this topic!

  29. I appreciate this continuous instruction and guidance in eating correctly. People around the world eat different foods and in different amounts so we know not everyone should be eating the exact same diet, even keto. How ever, gluttony in America, the media, our corrupted food supply AND the dangerous advice from the FDA and the inept, big pharma controlled medical community all have contributed to extreme horrible health in this country. Dr. Berg is offering something very rare now a days, even on Youtube where so many pretend to be experts on health but are not. Dr Berg has a fresh approach that stimulates us all to pursue good health by natural means and also to research even further to find the truth about food consumption and our health. When was the last time any of us had a medical doctor face to face who on a regular basis taught us how to be healthy like Dr Berg is doing? You go into the Dr office and leave with a prescription in your hand even if you don't need it. Thank you Dr Berg for your channel, for your insight and for your diligence in teaching us on a continuous basis. Both my husband and I have made awesome progress following your information.

  30. My inflammation has drastically reduced thanks to keto! Love your videos! ❤️❤️❤️

  31. How Low Carb turned into High Protein diet ?
    Isn't, that "Low" means the lowest of the three macros and "High" is the highest of the macros ?
    For example 20% C, 25% P, 55% F it's not keto but also not high protein diet.

  32. How does your "too much protein" theory work with a guy like Shawn Baker who eats upward of 4lbs of red meat a day?

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