Sweeney does not stick to a specific macronutrient balance when he begins his own ketogenic diet plan. Instead, he maintains a diet that includes no more than 50 grams of carbohydrates per day. When he has reached his goal weight, he eats at 200 calories per hour (roughly the same as your metabolism burns over the course of an entire day) or less. He also has four main strategies for maintaining his suggested food intake:
Ketogenesis has existed as long as humans have. If you eat enough fat and few carbs, your body will switch its fuel source to where you can choose from an abundance of fat-burning proteins called ketones. These proteins serve up an extra kick of energy very quickly—and help you stay energized throughout the day—regardless of how much sugar is in your bloodstream*.
Additionally, these protein molecules protect us against cancer by helping our bodies produce β-hydroxybutyrate (BOHB), an important part of the metabolic process known as ketogenesis. Don’t worry about getting too many protein scoops; lifting weights helps your muscles recover between high carb meals so it’s always best to include protein during/after rather than before meals if possible (preferably both).