Daily cyclical ketogenic diet modified cyclical keto diet overview guide electricity balloon experiment


We recommend DCKD because it solves the #1 issue with the Standard Ketogenic Diet (SKD) – which is that people are not consuming enough micronutrients, which leads to common complaints like constipation, bad breath, muscle cramps, low electrolytes, low vitamins and low intake of the foods with the most health benefits.

The SKD has a complete lack of focus on micronutrients (e.g. vitamins, minerals, anitoxidants, phytochemicals, etc.). It only focuses on the ratio of macronutrients (carbs, fat, protein) that you should be eating. And that ratio is high fat, low carb. Low carb means low fruits and vegetables; and fruits and vegetables are known to be dense with micronutrients. Hence the problem.

The Daily Cyclical Ketogenic Diet (DCKD) solves these problems. In this diet, you are in ketosis for ~20 hours per day and out of ketosis for ~4 hours per day. During the ~4 hours per day that you are out of ketosis, you are eating a high micronutrient foods (like superfoods, vegetables, and fruits).

• Best Seafood with Low Mercury: anchovy, butterfish, catfish, clam, crab, crawfish, croaker (Atlantic), flounder, haddock (Atlantic), hake, herring, jacksmelt, mackeral (north Atlantic), mullet, oyster, plaice, pollock, salmon (canned or wild), sardine, scallop, shrimp, sole (Pacific), calamari, trout (freshwater), whitefish, whiting.

This meal category is meant to pack in dense micronutrient foods. We want these loaded with antioxidants. Just remember that the more carbs you consume during this meal – the longer you will stay out of ketosis. So you still want to watch your carbs, because our goal is to have you in ketosis for as long as possible.

• That “1.4” number from above can differ per person and represents how many minutes it takes your body to burn off 1 gram of net carb. The real number is dependent on a.) your metabolism rate and b.) how your body reacts to burning carbs vs. fat vs. protein. If you want, you can adjust this number based on your metabolim rate (Steps 3 and 4).

Your body is so used to being fueled by carbs/glucose, that it isn’t efficient at using fat as energy. Try skipping a meal sometime. If you are not fat adapted, your body will make meal skipping very painful because it’s too used to getting glucose for energy and not efficient at using stored fat for energy.

For the first 10 days, we want you to to follow the Standard Ketogenic Diet. This means that all of your meals should be coming from the Very Low Carb and Ketone Booster food categories. Your total net carb intake for the day should be less than 10% of your total calories.

To make this process easiest, we do not recommend fasting or being calorie deficient during the adaptation period. Allow your body this time to adjust to using the fat from food for energy. After the fat adaptation period, then you can lower your calorie count or implement intermittent fasting – which will have your body using your stored body fat for energy.

The reason why most people say, “I could never skip a meal or I would feel terrible” is because they are not fat adapted and their bodies are not efficient at pulling energy from stored fat. We want to get your body to a place where the metabolic pathways can easily switch between getting its energy from glucose (from food), fat (from food), and fat (from your stored body fat).

Matt and John, your presentation here of a diet that cycles ketosis daily is I believe extremely powerful, sustainable, and easy to apply. It could positively change the lives of thousands or millions of people if it gains the attention that it deserves…

One idea for Vegan DCKD is to utilize a High Micronutrient Meal of raw non-starchy vegetables and a small amount of nutrient-dense fruits or berries, just like you described above. … This would be followed 30-60 minutes later with a Very Low Carb Meal of cooked greens, cooked (presoaked) beans, MCT oil, avocado, spices/herbs, lemon, and sea salt. And finally, wonderful, vitamin-B-laden, complete-protein nutritional yeast, such as in tablet form.

This Vegan DCKD might be an unbelievable, almost inconceivable combination of the positive research and data that surrounds ketosis and intermittent fasting, in combination with the notable life-extension, and performance-enhancing research and application of Dr. Nun S. Amen Ra, the (Vegan) World-Record-Holder of the Non-Steroid Dead-lift: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR1FCJS8DoM

2. … If so, would it be possible to replace the application of exogenous ketones, with about liquid, minimalistic, non-protein, non-carb Ketone Boosters spread over a period of 6-10 hours … such as just flavored MCT oil powder in water, to maintain get as many fasting-type benefits during that time period as possible, while still getting the Ketone Booster energy?

Your ideas are interesting. Very similar to what I was wanting to try out after I met with a company that sells the exogenous ketones.. I spent about 2 hours at an expo last year speaking to the owner of a company that sells these products to doctors. We even talked about doing some type of joint venture with a program that used his exogenous ketones

I still have a couple of unopened packages here from him that I am going to try something like you described. This isn’t an insult in any way to him personally, but one thing that I didn’t like was how bad his breath was when he was drinking his exogenous salt mixture during the expo. It was so bad that it turned me off from going forward with trying out his product. I think I will test this out on a day off and see how I feel and how my breath is.

As far as substituting the exogenous ketones with oils etc… I have done it with our version of superfood keto coffee and also MCT oil in matcha tea. It works very well doing this strategy. When I first tried this, I went 3 days just drinking the superfood keto coffee and tea without anything else. I felt great and it was very effective at reducing hunger. Then I tried having a superfood smoothie in the morning and a few hours later had a superfood keto coffee, then a few hours later had a keto tea. I am always playing around trying different things, so I like what you have suggested.

Funny you attached that video: It was produced by my former neighbor. Markus lived next door to me for several years with his girlfriend and just recently relocated. I was very intrigued by that interview when I first saw it. I don’t think we have the full story on that guy or he is a complete genetic freak.

Like you and Dr Matt Fitzgerald, Dr Rhonda Patrick seems to be an especially resourceful and objective nutritional scientist. So I’d love to know your response to her video on this subject of increased muscle anabolism and increased nutritional metabolism (if I said that right) with time-restricted eating:

… Dr Nun Amen-Ra seems to be combing the counter-intuitive, seemingly improbable time-restricted-eating health benefits that Dr Phonda Patrick describes, along with the very intentional timing of workouts to access even more obscure human capabilities in self-regeneration. … He recommends intentionally doing some cardio in the morning to deplete glucose level, fasting all day even through discomfort, doing a strength training exercise, and then having the one meal of the day.

Tapping into even half of these human self-generation benefits and objectively self-catabolizing benefits that Dr Amen-Ra is utilizing, in a way that is easy and does not interfere with quality of life (such as by using exogenous ketones perhaps) would be a nutritional masterpiece.