Why the Keto Zone Diet?

DR. COLBERT: Most Americans
eat 30 percent of their calories as protein. When you eat
excessive protein, your body turns it into sugar. That throws
you out of the Keto Zone. (Singing) I know my God
has made the way for me. I know my God has
made the way for me. ANNOUNCER: Today we have
a special Believer’s Voice of Victory with Kenneth Copeland
and Dr. Don Colbert before a live studio audience. Learn
to identify what foods lead to disease in the body
and what to replace them with to improve your
overall health. KENNETH: Welcome to the
Believer’s Voice of Victory broadcast, everybody. I’m
Kenneth Copeland. Father, we thank You today for this
broadcast. Oh, my, my, my. We are so richly endowed with
spiritual presence and Your power and Your Word, and we
thank You that all things are possible to him that believes.
Ha-ha. And we’re in–in that place today, studying and
looking into Your Word in how to do something that has seemed to
be completely impossible. To me, at one time, it was like that.
And–and You set my life free. And we want everybody to know
how it works. We give You all the praise and the honor, Lord
Jesus. Thank You. In Jesus’ name, amen. Join me,
everybody, in welcoming Dr. Don Colbert to this studio.
(Applause) Love you, Don. DR. COLBERT: Praise God. Love
you, too. KENNETH: And, we’ve got a great studio audience
in here. Give yourself a hand. (Applause) Praise the Lord.
Amen. Welcome, everybody. Let’s go back to our–our
scripture that–our base scripture in the 23rd chapter
of Proverbs. “When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider
diligently–” Underline the word “diligently.” “–consider
diligently what is before thee: and put a knife to thy
throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.” You–if
you know that you’ve got a problem in that area, you
better do something about it. I mean, it is just like
putting a knife to your throat. Just don’t eat this. “Be
not desirous of his dainties, for they are deceitful meat.”
That’s deceitful food. Let’s look then in the 20th and the
21st verses. “Be not among winebibbers; among riotous
eaters of flesh: for the drunkard and the glutton shall
come to poverty: and drowsiness shall close–clothe a man with
rags.” Now, let’s look today at Deuteronomy 30:19. “I call
heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have
set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore
choose life, that both you and your seed may live.” Now,
apply that to what we just read. You’ve got a decision to
make here. DR. COLBERT: Yes. KENNETH: You’re sitting
down here, and I–I’ve got this set before me, or I’ve
got a tub full of starch and sugars and all of this. “Well,
it’s Christmas, I just–you know, it’s just Christmastime.”
Yeah, and you’re going to have the flu along about
the 1st of January, along in there, because you’re
going to pig out again New Year’s Eve. DR. COLBERT:
And it weakens your immune system. Sugars, starches,
and carbs weaken your– KENNETH: Yeah. And so– DR.
COLBERT: –immune system. KENNETH: And that–and
the flu season just goes through the roof. DR. COLBERT:
That’s right. KENNETH: They’re already talking about it on
television, “Biggest flu season ever.” Well–well, come
on, chubby, you ought to know what caused this.
(Laughter) I remember a little cartoon, this guy
was sitting at the table in a restaurant. And–and the girl
was sitting over here. He said, “Order anything you want,
Chubby.” (Laughter) In other words, “Hey, I ain’t got money
enough to pay for a lot of this.” Dr. Colbert, until this
happened in my life, by the grace of God, I was able to
manage my weight. As you know, I mean, you’ve been our family
doctor for many years now. But, it was always on this
cycle– DR. COLBERT: Right. KENNETH: –and when
this became my lifestyle, it’s stable– DR. COLBERT:
Praise God. Praise God. KENNETH: –for the first time
in 81 years. DR. COLBERT: Wow, that’s amazing. KENNETH:
Because I was given to appetite. And for reasons that
you and I know, I don’t–I don’t think my–my hormone
system was ever like it’s supposed to be. DR. COLBERT:
Right. KENNETH: One of the reasons, I got bitten by a water
moccasin when I was just a little boy. DR. COLBERT: Mm, mm.
KENNETH: But anyway, whatever the reason was, it was really
messed up. And I–I just gained weight just–just– DR. COLBERT:
Right. KENNETH: –hugely. This changed my life. DR. COLBERT:
Praise God. KENNETH: It’ll change yours, too. DR. COLBERT:
Now, let me explain what’s happening, because you
understand, with your engines, you have jet engines, you have
automobile engines. What I’m doing is I’m shifting the human
body from being a sugar-burning engine, like an engine,
not an actual engine, but a sugar-burning engine, to a
fat-burning engine. The way we do this, we put you in what we
call the keto zone, or a state of nutritional ketosis or keto
adaptation. Now, people said, “Oh, diabetic ketoacidosis.” No,
it’s not that. And don’t get in fear. It’s simply the keto zone
in which your body shifts from burning sugar as the primary
fuel to burning fat. Realize your heart and your brain
prefers fat as its fuel rather than sugar. Now, to get in the
keto zone, it takes you usually a few days to shift from burning
sugar to burning fat. It takes usually about two to three days.
For diabetics, it may take one or two weeks. And you say, “Oh,
my goodness, what’ll happen when I’m in that in-between zone
of burning sugar and burning fat?” Well, what happens is we
have now supplementation that enables people to get right into
the keto zone by putting them on exogenous ketones, which are
simply carbon compounds that your body burns and puts
you right into a state of nutritional ketosis. So that
way, it–you can go into that within an hour; within an hour,
burning fat. So when we shift you from– KENNETH: Did you
bring any of those with you? (Laughter) DR. COLBERT:
I stay–no. But for the majority–let me explain. For
the majority of people, if you just keep your carbs down to
around 20 to 30– KENNETH: Yeah. DR. COLBERT: –grams a day,
which is mainly eating some berries and eating salads and
green veggies and things such as this with healthy fats–and this
is the big problem people have. You’ve got to eat about 70
percent of your calorie intake as healthy fats. And a lot of
people have fat phobia, and they are afraid to enter into the
keto zone or nutritional ketosis because of their fat phobia.
Now, here’s what happens when you start eating a lot of
healthy fats. Number one, you’re not hungry for hours. Many of my
people say, “Hey, I only need to eat two meals a day.”
And–because it literally–the fat stays in your system for a
long time and leashes ketosis where your–it takes away your
appetite, and you start to burn fat. Now, this is the biggest
problem people have. They say, “Well, it doesn’t make sense. I
eat fat, and I burn fat?” Yes. When you eat fat, your
body starts to use that preferentially as its fuel.
KENNETH: Mm-hmm. DR. COLBERT: Okay? And
when you burn fat as fuel, all of a sudden, your brain
thinks clearer. KENNETH: Well, we’ve been brain-washed to
fat-free. DR. COLBERT: You’re right, you’re right. KENNETH:
That was a financial thing. (Audience Agrees) It didn’t
have anything to do with good eating. DR. COLBERT:
Yes, absolutely. And I have a whole — I can talk a whole
hour or two on that. But it’s the preferential–fat is the
preferential fuel for your heart. Now, here is a key thing
I learned. Each cell in your body is composed primarily of
fat. Now, here’s the breakdown of the percentages of fat in
that cell: 55 percent of the fat in that cell, in each of the
cells, most all the cells in your body, is composed of
approximately 55 percent monounsaturated fats.
Now, what foods are high in monounsaturated fats? Olive
oil, avocados– KENNETH: Mm-hmm. DR. COLBERT: –almonds,
macadamia nuts. Many nuts and seeds are very high in
monounsaturated fat. So 55 percent of that cell is
monounsaturated fats. 27 percent of that cell is
composed of saturated fats. People go, “Oh, oh,
saturated fats! That’s my enemy! No, every doctor has
told me, ‘Get rid of saturated fats.'” In fact, the U.S.
dietary food guidelines, 2015 to 2020, said we should only eat
less than 10 percent of our diet as saturated fats. KENNETH:
Well– DR. COLBERT: You’ve heard that, right? KENNETH: –been in
the business of killing people for a long time. (Laughter) DR.
COLBERT: Yeah. Now, here’s what– KENNETH: Like that
pyramid. DR. COLBERT: Yes. Yes. The dietary– KENNETH: That
dietary pyramid– DR. COLBERT: Well– KENNETH: –you read that,
that’s what they use to fatten hogs. DR. COLBERT: That’s right.
(Laughs) KENNETH: It’s the same plan. DR. COLBERT: Exactly
right. Now, here’s the last– KENNETH: I know. Ha-ha. DR.
COLBERT: Here’s the last bit. The last bit of fat that’s in
that cell is polyunsaturated fats, mainly your fish oil. And
again, your nuts and seeds contain healthy polyunsaturated
fats. So that’s the breakdown of the cell. So what I tell
patients, we should have about 20 percent of our diet as
saturated fats. That would be equivalent to approximately 25
percent of the cell membranes. About 20 percent is saturated
fats. What are saturated fats? Saturated are like grass-fed
butter, coconut oil, organic –and I like to use organic or
free-range heavy whipping cream. And people say, “Oh,
my gosh, that’ll cause plaque in your arteries.” That’s why
you need to read the book. When you combine saturated fats,
about 20 percent, with about 40 percent of monounsaturated fats,
it elevates your HDL, your good cholesterol. It lowers your
triglycerides tremendously. It lowers your sugar tremendously.
It lowers your C-reactive protein, inflammatory mediators
significantly. And it lowers the bad pattern B-LDL cholesterol
significantly. The cholesterol that causes plaque in your
arteries is not the pattern A. The pattern A is neutral,
doesn’t–doesn’t cause plaque in your arteries. It’s the pattern
B. It’s more susceptible to oxidation. And so again,
this–this program, with the right amount of saturated fats,
about 20 percent of your diet, and about 40 percent is
monounsaturated, and then you need your fish oil. You need
healthy fish, salmon. Or I take fish oil capsules every day
because those are the key fats we need that keeps us in the
keto zone. You’re eating 70 percent. So you say, “What do I
do? How do I do this?” That’s why I put recipes in here. And
simple recipes are like chicken salad. You can make chicken
salad, but do not get the mayonnaise from the grocery
store because most of it’s soybean oil. It’s interesting.
We feed–most of our animals that are grain-fed, we feed
them corn, which is 90 percent genetically modified, and
soybean, which is over 90 percent genetically modified.
So we turn healthy meats into inflammatory meats. But you
can have grass-fed beef in moderation. Again, I tell
people, quit eating the huge–don’t be ravenous eaters
of meat. You don’t have to get that huge T-bone. Just a little
petite filet is all we need because it also–or you can
have a rib eye, a small rib eye because it’s got–as long as
it’s grain–pasture raised and not–or is fed by grasses and
not by grains. If it’s fed by grasses, you have a lot
more healthy fats in it; monounsaturated fats, omega 3
fats, CLA that helps prevent cancer. So the right amount of
fat is critical. We need about 70 percent fat. And we show you
how to do that. So you can have chicken salad with olive
oil-based mayonnaise or you can have avocado oil-based
mayonnaise. Avocado oil is high in those monounsaturated fats.
And it’s real filling. We need lots of the fat– KENNETH:
Tastes good. DR. COLBERT: Yeah, it tastes real good, but you
don’t eat the bread. We wrap it with lettuce wraps. Or we use
our seed bread. We have the most amazing seed bread recipe where
we put five different kinds of seeds, we grind them up–or if
you don’t have diverticulosis, you can–you can eat, you know,
just the whole seeds, and you–you bake it, and you have
the most delicious, filling seed bread that sweeps the colon
clean. So the other thing–so we’ve got 70 percent fat,
healthy fats, mainly, primarily, monounsaturated, fish oil, or
fish oil fats and–or–and polyunsaturated fats, small
amount, about 18 percent or–excuse me–15 to 18. And
then we have the power–the powerful saturated fats in
moderation. And then we have 15 percent of our calories as
protein. You don’t need a lot of protein. Most Americans eat 30
percent of their calories as proteins. When you eat excessive
protein, your body turns it into sugar, and it throws you out of
the keto zone. And then you need about 15 percent of your calorie
intake as carbs in the form of berries, about a quarter cup a
day of any berry, or you can have lemons, limes. You say,
“well, they’re not sweet.” That’s right, they’re not
sweet. But you can add Stevia to it if you want. And
then salad, salad, salads, every kind of salad you can think of.
You can have romaine, you can have cabbage, you can have
arugula, any kind of salads, as well as your green veggies, all
the green veggies. And you can add grass-fed butter to your
green veggies, and olive oil. I like to balance those out. And
that includes broccoli and green beans and asparagus. And most
all the green veggies are fine. And so when you do that, you
have put the right combinations to enter into the keto zone. You
shift your body from burning sugar as its fuel to burning fat
as your fuel. And in doing so, you just close the door to most
chronic diseases because it literally stops–it lowers the
inflammation tremendously in the body, lowers the sugar
tremendously. And you don’t get those–those swings of insulin.
Your insulin goes low–most of my patients, when I check their
fasting insulin, it’s 3 to 7, which is low. When your insulin
level, when you’re fasting, is 3, you are going to burn fat,
and you are going to burn–you’re going to lose
weight almost guaranteed, okay? So then we put the key–key
combination of foods together in simple-to-do recipes, like what
you’re taking. This is pretty much what you do. And as a
result, you don’t get the highs and lows that the sugar causes
and the carbs cause. You literally become a fat-burning
machine, and it provides the best fuel for your brain, for
your heart, for increasing energy. The energy level goes up
amazingly when you get in the keto zone. And you’re telling me
about your wife, Gloria, how she put on some pounds. KENNETH:
Mm-hmm. DR. COLBERT: And then she– KENNETH: Well, Gloria, all
she–her metabolism and so forth, just–just really, truly
amazing. It used to just– DR. COLBERT: (Laughs) KENNETH: Man.
And she could–she would go in washing dishes or something, and
she’d take a piece of candy. If it–say it was a bar candy. DR.
COLBERT: Right. KENNETH: She’d bite the end off of it and sit
it in the window sill there in the kitchen– DR. COLBERT:
Mm-hmm. KENNETH: –and then the next meal, she’d take another
bite. DR. COLBERT: Now, very few people can do that. I don’t know
of hardly any women that can do that. KENNETH: And eat on that
piece of candy for three or four days. Just, “Gloria, if you’re
going to eat the thing, eat it.” (Laughter) But she–her weight
was stable all the time. DR. COLBERT: That’s amazing.
KENNETH: And when she did go out and eat, she never did put on
any weight. You know, her–her hormone structure and everything
was so–so well balanced. DR. COLBERT: Right. KENNETH: Well,
then in later years, she began to gain weight. And she began to
really crave sugar. And she moved up to–she always weighed
around 123, 24. DR. COLBERT: Right. KENNETH: And sometimes
she weighed down around 118, but that’s after the kids were born,
and she took that weight off– DR. COLBERT: Right. KENNETH:
–immediately. And she kept saying, “I’ve got to lose 10
pounds. I’ve got to get this off me.” But it wasn’t happening.
DR. COLBERT: Right. KENNETH: And then this happened. And her
blood sugar just went down where it was supposed to be. DR.
COLBERT: Right. Right. KENNETH: Her blood sugar was high. DR.
COLBERT: Sure. KENNETH: Her–and went down, and she–now
she weighs around 121 to– DR. COLBERT: Praise God.
KENNETH: –to 123 all the time. DR. COLBERT: Now, this
is– KENNETH: All the time. DR. COLBERT: –a common thing I
hear all the time, is, patients say, “Hey, I used to could eat
all of this sugar, all of these starches, all of these
carbs. But now when I eat it, I gain weight.” What
happens, between 40 and 50, our metabolism changes. We
become more insulin resistant. As your waist, women, gets
35 inches or higher, you’re insulin resistant. You’re
probably prediabetic. Men, as your waist gets to be
40 or more, you’re insulin resistant. If you eat sugars,
starches, and carbs, you’re going to gain more weight, and
you’re headed for diabetes. And you probably have
prediabetes. So we are becoming, as a society, more insulin
resistant. And as a result, that sets the stage for every
disease. But, when we enter the keto zone, or nutritional
ketosis, we have just shifted from burning sugar and being
insulin resistant or insulin–or carbohydrate sensitive to
burning fat as our fuel. And again, I tell people, you can’t
do this unless you clean your fridge and cupboards out. You
can’t be having ice cream in the freezer, donuts in the cupboard,
crackers and cookies and chips and candy and everything there,
because at night, something happens, especially to most
women. Around 8:00 or 9:00 or 10:00 o’clock, all of a sudden,
they get what we call the munchies. (Laughter) And let me
tell you, you can’t eat just one chip. They pull that chip out
and they say, “I’m just going to eat one, just one chip.” And one
leads to another leads to another. Why? And people say,
“Why can’t I eat just one chip?” That food was manufactured by
processed food companies who use the brightest chemists, they use
the smartest advertisers, the smartest psychologists to create
a food with a food chemistry so that food is so addictive to
your five senses that it’s impossible almost to eat just
one. And that’s what’s happened. When you get a packaged food,
that packaged food is full of sugars and carbs or starches
that literally program–they get an addict, a food addict, every
day, every–you know, just–they have an addict for life. And
that’s what’s happened. Realize, from the 1950s–and this is
what all happened. If I can get through this real quick. In the
1950s, there was a study that came out, the Seven Countries
Study, that branded fat a killer. And then from the 1960s
on, we had a conglomeration of big food, big pharma, and big
medicine that literally cashed in on this. And they started
developing processed foods loaded with carbs, and they
created an obesity epidemic, a disease epidemic. But it was
huge profits for the processed food companies, for big food,
huge profits for big pharma, because with more disease comes
more medicines, comes more profits. And guess what? Doctors
and hospitals making tons of money because cancer is a cash
cow. Heart disease is a cash cow. The way many hospitals make
their money is with their cancer treatment centers, or it’s with
their diabetes and dialysis centers, or it’s with their
cardiac centers, with their bypasses, with their stenting.
That’s huge money. So what’s happened is, fat was branded a
killer. People switched to low fat, and look where it’s gotten
us. KENNETH: Yeah, yeah. AUDIENCE: Yes. DR. COLBERT:
Epidemic of disease is occurring. KENNETH: Diet this,
diet that. DR. COLBERT: That’s why we’ve got to–and what’s
happened now, that same study that was in the 1950s, the Seven
Countries Study was actually refuted by the main researcher,
Dr. Menotti, who actually reanalyzed the data and said it
wasn’t fat that was the primary enemy, it was mainly sugars and
carbs. So again, we have–so that’s what I lay out. I explain
to people–because so many people have a phobia of fats.
And if you do have a phobia of fats, and if you want to lose
the weight, lose the weight, get it off, and then they can
switch over to let food be your medicine program, which is–is
very healthy. And some people are afraid. They’ll say, “Oh, my
cholesterol will go up.” As long as you follow the program —
and I’ve got it out — mapped out in the back for high
cholesterol. It’ll usually prevent cholesterol from rising.
That’ll–sometimes the neutral pattern A cholesterol will go up
some, but the pattern B that causes plaque goes down most of
the time. KENNETH: How long have you been practicing this
medicine? DR. COLBERT: 31 years. KENNETH: 31 years. DR. COLBERT:
A long time. KENNETH: I want to say this: Don’t go to the world
to get your information. AUDIENCE: That’s right. Yeah.
KENNETH: Don’t go there. AUDIENCE: Amen. KENNETH: Don’t
walk in the counsel–when you see the word “ungodly,” it’s
un-God-like. AUDIENCE: Mm. KENNETH: Don’t go to the
people that don’t think like God. They’re not interested in
your health. Well, some of them are. But–but you go to–you get
the money part involved and all that. Go to the Word. Go to
men like Don Colbert that spent their life with one thing
in mind, and that’s getting Christians healthy, well.
There’s a difference between being well and not having pain.
You can stop pain with pills. DR. COLBERT: Yes. KENNETH: And
you’re still not well. Wellness is when there is no sickness or
disease in your body or about to have any. AUDIENCE: Amen.
KENNETH: I don’t–I remember the last time I had the flu was–I
don’t remember what year it was. I remember where I was. It was
Wichita, Kansas, about going into recurrent training on the
Citation X. And I picked this thing up somewhere. And–but
that’s the last time. That’s years–several years ago.
DR. COLBERT: Praise God. KENNETH: We’re out of
time. (Both Laugh) Yeah, Jeremy’ll be here in
a minute. (Laughs) ANNOUNCER: We hope you enjoyed
today’s teaching from Kenneth Copeland Ministries. And
remember Jesus is Lord.


  1. This is great thank y’all.

  2. Am bless
    This morning

  3. Hmmmm. Doctors Fuhrman, McDougall, Gregor, Colin Campbell and others would disagree on some of what dr Colbert is advising.

  4. Quisiera saber si esta en español.

  5. Thank You Dr. Don Colbert, Because I Just Bought You Book: The Keto Zone Diet Sir!!!

  6. Amen and amen!

  7. OK, I’ve watched all of the keto zone lifestyle programs aired on YouTube. I still have a lot of questions and concerns about this doctor but I trust Brother Copeland. It looks like I have to buy the book to get further information and that makes me raise an eyebrow but I will give it a try. I really hope Brother Copeland isn’t getting sucked in by a money changer in his temple. I’m going to keep saying my prayers and try to find this book.

  8. I'm a type 2 diabetic and started Keto 25 days ago and never felt better already! Consistency is key!

  9. Thank you to my beloved Kenneth Copeland Ministries. This is definate God confirmation of my Keto Diet now 16 days strong! God is GREAT and still on the THRONE!!!

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