9 Ways Dr. Berg BLOCKS the Side Effects Of Carbs While On A Keto Diet

Find out how to block the damaging effects of sugar, stress, and more.


0:00 Introduction: How to block the effects of sugar
0:17 What to do if you go off keto
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Sticking to keto and intermittent fasting is the best way to meet your health goals. But, if you make a mistake on keto, it’s not the end of the world. Today, I’m going to share how to block the effects of sugar and carbs, as well as other potentially problematic things.

1. Sugar
• Consume fiber
• Take electrolytes, B vitamins, and trace minerals

2. Grains
• Consume shellfish
• Take glutamine or consume foods high in glutamine
• Consume B vitamins (nutritional yeast)
• Take vitamin E
• Consume foods high in vitamin C
• Consume foods high in antioxidants
• Take benfotiamine
• Take alpha-lipoic acid
• Exercise
• Take berberine
• Consume cinnamon
• Consume apple cider vinegar
• Consume healthy fats
• Do intermittent and prolonged fasting

3. Alcohol
• Consume vitamin B1 or nutritional yeast
• Drink pickle juice or take electrolytes
• Take milk thistle

4. Certain medications
• Take milk thistle
• Take CoQ10 (if you’re on a statin)
• Take vitamin B1 and B12 (if you’re on metformin)
• Take a probiotic (if you take an antibiotic)
• Take betaine hydrochloride (if you took an antacid)

5. Excess sodium
• Consume foods high in potassium

6. Oxalates
• Consume cheese
• Consume foods high in magnesium

7. Excess water
• Consume sodium and other electrolytes

8. Keto and IF side effects
• Take electrolytes
• Consume B vitamins

9. Stress
• Take vitamin B1, magnesium, and zinc
• Exercise and physical work
• Sleep

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis and intermittent fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals®. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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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, 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.

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Thanks for watching! Follow these tips if you come off of your keto plan. I’ll see you in the next video.

Dave McKinnon

  • Ate JB Tv says:

    Blessed day Doc.
    I’m here again..
    I learned a lot of things from you in Facebook..
    So here also in YouTube I am following you .
    Thanks a lot for helping us to become healthy.

  • Samara S says:

    Hey, Dr. Berg. Please make a video on lentils, legumes and beans and how it impacts weight loss and blood glucose. As an Indian, its very difficult for me to do Keto because legumes, lentils and beans is staple for us.

    • [Vampi Sweden] says:

      I want to know that too for the same reason, but this is my current conclusion from trial and error in my personal journey so far: I don’t know how food is processed in India, but in Europe things like canned beans do often contain added saccaros for some reason that is one thing to check for, other than that it seem like the fiber content is somewhat self regulating in that it may cause runs or constipation if one owereat the less good things, for me it usualycause terrible runs if i owereat that type of food as bulk, same thing with grain products after i started my diet, but i can still eat my pancakes a few times a year, however now i can just eat two or tree of them before my stomac start to protest… which i think is good, beside grain products another thing i did not know about before if to not owerload the liver with fructos, which mean one should probably be careful with sweet exotic fruits, but as i understood it is ok to eat things like dates as long as one try to keep it a t minimum and not eating those praticular types of fruits every day. (i am not sure exactly which types of fruit does, but i assume it is primary those owerly sweet ones, or if one live on a diet primary based on sweet fruits, i think fruit like apples and cherries, etc are ok, at least i do not experience problems from them whan they are in season in my own garden, those fruits are also slef regulating in thet one gert runs if one eat too much of them anyway and they also do contain a lot of vitamins and minerals which are good for the general helath, i see gardenfruits (perhaps You can get them from local farmers if You don’t hawe a garden) as an important food supplement, way better then the artificial pills!). (Sorry for My English, it is not my native language)

    • david herzing says:

      Casino or red dot?

    • Dawn Elder says:

      I would be in major problems. One lugumes of any type and I blow up like a balloon. Love green and yellow beans and bean sprouts, but the started giving me major problems around age 55.

    • Ian Stuart says:

      Easy, yes they are staples. Just try to cut down as much as you can. Beans and lentils and grains all turn to sugar quickly!

    • TruthSeeker says:

      @[Vampi Sweden]What the heck are saccaros? There is no such thing.

  • Rick Thain says:

    Great video Dr Berg. Can you do another video on overcoming a sugar and carbohydrate addiction? My weakness is so called keto bread as well as dark chocolate. I usually eat OMAD or 2MAD, but i struggle with extended fast, and i used to do it easily.

    • aproductofboredom says:

      As a fellow addict I can only tell you what works for me and the only thing that works is not having any. If I have something like dark chocolate I’ll have cravings for sweet things for at least 3 days and my addiction wins(which happens a lot) and I have anything else those 3 days may end up turning into a week. Then I go through the phase where I feel horrible physically and mentally from the sugar and carbs again which I’m sure you know about and I get stuck in the I’m gonna stop the eating this trash and then failing loop. I don’t know if it’ll work for you but for me avoiding it is what works best and frozen blueberries are the only thing that can satisfy my sweet tooth without any side effects of cravings.

    • All about my cats says:

      The more you avoid high carbs, and stay on this version of keto, the less cravings you will have.

    • kathy bost says:

      yes, sugar is a drug, I was raised on it. I just don’t bring anything in the house. If I brought ice cream home I would eat the entire carton. Well fast forward and I don’t do that anymore, I look at things in the store and just am repulsed by most of it. It will get easier and then you won’t even miss it.

  • Patricia O'reilly says:

    Great video 😊 just what I need to know & be educated on with your advice 😊 appreciate Dr. Berg 😊

  • Tru'BeRRY More says:

    I absolutely love this information for my family and I .Thank you so much . ❤

  • Supagreatman says:

    To whoever is reading this keep going,you’re doing fine! No matter how slow your progress each new week is filled with tiny steps forward. Be proud of yourself you got this!

  • Lucy Clink says:

    Thank you for yet another interesting and very informative and helpful video. I am a huge fan of yours and I follow your videos regularly. It’s really helped me to completely change my lifestyle and I have now graduated down to just one meal a day intermittent fasting. It’s been 8 weeks now and I have lost 28 lbs. It really works. I never thought I would be able to achieve just one meal a day but by following your advice and tips I actually find it really easy now. Although it was a bit tough to start with. Thank you. Thankyou. Thank you Dr Berg!

  • Brian Heflin says:

    That was a tour de force of Dr. Berg at his best, great video! I hope you and your family have a wonderful (and minimal stress!) holiday season. Does anyone know of a powder form/drinkable multi-vitamin that covers all the keto specific needs? (I struggle taking pills since I was a kid). It would be great to just put the powdered vitamin in a smoothie (with electrolyte powder, kale, lemon, ACV – get it all at one time). Thank you again Dr. Berg – I broke 200 lbs finally! down from 287 to 198, from May to now (Nov 21). This is my first holiday season and trying to build a strategy to enjoy the holiday, not be a weirdo, and also not lose my gains or more importantly restart bad habits. It is nice to have learned the skill of fasting and have that 2 day or 3 day fast in my toolbox (and not be scared by it having done it a couple of times) to reset.

  • Mary Sh says:

    That’s very helpful. I can suggest these points to people who are not strict on their diet. They can neutralize the bad effects then. Thank you.

  • Tim Hopper says:

    Thanks Dr Berg. Your great for America & the world, keep it going.

  • blackvulcan3 says:

    Thanks Dr Berg, I was on you IF & Keto for 4 months earlier this year, some great results but have been off for 3 months. Some, not all, bad habits have returned. I started back on keto yesterday. Great timing on this video.

  • Truthinpossibilities1111 says:

    Gaining balance appears to be the key. Thank you Dr. Berg.

  • GeorgiaPeach 1970 says:

    Someone was spying on me yesterday!
    I was prepping for Thanksgiving yesterday. I’m the chief chef.
    I totally fell off the wagon snacking on too many carbs.
    I didn’t even check my ketone levels thus morning because I just know I kicked myself out of ketosis and I nearly always stay in.
    Feeling disgusted w/myself!
    Thanks Dr. Berg and the encouraging words from the group.
    Today is a reset💪

    • samantha porter says:

      Same, I made Chex mix for the holidays and ended up eating some…. 😭

    • GeorgiaPeach 1970 says:

      @samanthaporter6662  It’s tough isn’t it?
      I crave both sweet and savory!
      I just know I feel so much better eating smart, and that has to be my motivation.
      Good luck. Stay strong.
      We’ve got this!

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC says:

      lol – yes, I notice you in the store as I was watching what you put in your basket::))

    • mike856ms says:

      My take on this. Life is to be enjoyed. Doing keto or eating right is important but 2 holidays a year and a birthday is to be LIVED. Enjoy what you want in moderation just get back in it the next day.
      Being so strict sets you up for falling off.
      Trust me. I did the same. Now I enjoy the holidays and an occasional splurge. I just drink ACV and cinnamon in water after I eat carbohydrates. It WORKS.

  • julia david says:

    I follow you Dr Berg and I have learned so much. I was excited to start nutritional yeast, unfortified, and did on Saturday. I started super slow with a 1/8th teaspoon. Almost immediately, I felt awful, and it lasted for several days. Wow, I was not expecting that. I even researched before my purchase. I learned we all can not do all the things we learn. Thank you

  • mekman4 says:

    Thank you Dr Berg!

    You pulled me through the corporate manufactured enigma of health.

    You gave me every piece. It’s pretty powerful and corporations do not want us to have independence or our dignity.

    You’ve given me that back.

    Bless you! Forever and ever!

  • Marnostrata Prześmiewcza says:

    Hi, Dr. Berg ! I’ve been on your healthy keto diet for 1 year now. I take suplements too. Everything is fine and I cured my acne, insulin resistance and PCO – everything thanks to YOU ! Your knowledge and kindness is amazing ❤ Greetings from Poland 🙂

  • Wuhan Wendy says:

    It works great ,my wife and I are down 165lbs together and have completely changed our lives. Don’t give up

  • Didi Reicharz says:

    Ugh ,have completely fallen off my diet this past week before Thanksgiving and I can feel it . I definitely feel like crap and really can’t wait for Thanksgiving to pass and get back on track and hopefully do better for Xmas

  • Damon McBride says:

    Dr Berg really does deserve Pulitzer prize nomination for his efforts in clarifying what good health is and what’s going on inside the body with regards with what’s in the label that we call ingredient list with the food we buy. He makes more sense than any doctor I’ve ever met in his field!!

  • Nadia ASMR says:

    Hi Dr. Berg. I just want to say that your videos and advice are so valuable and life changing! I’m a type 1 diabetic and I have been on the healthy keto diet for a little over two months now with intermittent fasting of 18 hours a day. The carbs I get is only from vegetables and nut butters and flours. Since I have been eating this way, I no longer experience sugar highs or lows and I was able to reduce my insulin doses! My blood sugar average for this period is 130! I lost 8 pounds, have more energy, my chronic shoulder pain from playing violin is almost completely gone and I have been able to sleep all through the night for the first time in YEARS! Thank you so much for your healthy keto videos and intermittent fasting and all your videos because they are life changing!! Anyone thinking about trying this, take it from me, it is life changing! You can live without consuming grains, sugar and carbs and feel amazing and improve your health dramatically!❤❤❤❤

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