The ketogenic diet was designed in 1924 by Dr. Russell Wilder at the Mayo Clinic. It has evolved into a scientific phenomenon in the health and science community. Now experts have noticed that this diet has many health benefits aside from just fat loss, great energy, mental clarity, appetite suppression, muscle preservation and more!
On a ketogenic diet the fat is converted in the liver into fatty acids and ketones which then are used for fuel to power the brain and bodily functions since there is no carb fuel source. Currently the north american diet is comprised of a lot of refined carbs, and highly processed foods which is aiding in the increase in obesity and disease in this country.
Ok, so back to keto – Once you have an elevated level of ketones in the blood you are in a state known as “ketosis”. This means that now your primary fuel source is your fat – not glucose or carbs. This aids in promoting a reduction of body fat, increased lean muscle, a stable level of energy all day and as well, skin and hair improvements.
When you are in deep ketosis you get the benefits of Fat Loss, Muscle Preservation, Fast Sustained Energy, Reduced Brain Fog, Increased Focus, Appetite Suppression, Strength Gain, Better Mood, Better Sleep, Better Digestion.
Even with so many benefits, people still wonder is keto bad for you? . In my personal opinion, this is best lifestyle to sustain a healthy and happy life. Many people mix up the Atkins diet for the Keto diet they are different. Take a look at this Atkins vs Keto diet comparison if you are researching that.
This video shows how ketosis happens and how it burns fat. Also, the benefits of using Keto OS by Pruvit.
Put it this way: Net carb is the total carbohydrates less with total fiber.
In this example, we have a total of 6 carbohydrates and 4 grams of fiber per 2 tablespoons, and to get the net carbs, you just have to subtract the 4 grams of fiber from the 6 grams of total carbohydrates resulting to 2 grams of net carb for 2 tablespoons.
This is the shortened term for macro-nutrients composed of carbohydrates, protein and fat.
They are the main nutrients you monitor on a ketogenic diet.
The balance of these macros are critical to success.
Keto experts say that your Keto food intake should be (Macro-nutrients) 80% fats, 15% protein and 5% carbohydrates.
In this case, you will want to maintain limited carbohydrate, which should mainly come from dairy, nuts and vegetables…
while avoiding refined, carbohydrates, such as pastas, breads and cereals derived from wheat, starch, including beans, potatoes and legumes or fruits; instead, dark, leafy green vegetables are what works.
As your body transitions into the ketogenic state, it will use what’s left of the glucose/sugar/carbs in your system causing some energy reduction and lethargy.
It is not unusual in the first couple of days for some people to experience mental fogginess, headaches, or “keto flu” as it’s called. This happens because your body is changing energy sources.
Until now you have been feeding your body sugar and carbs for fuel all this time and in order for Keto to be successful, it now needs to switch to fat for fuel. This change to get over to “ketosis land” causes this “keto flu” feeling but not to worry as it only lasts for a few days. Once your body is in a ketosis state, meaning your body is using fat for fuel, your energy will spike back up higher than before. This newfound source of energy will keep you going all day long!
If you are, then check out my Keto Diet Plan to get started!
I am here to help you get on with a new, healthier lifestyle with a keto diet! Think Differently.
* There is no guarantee of specific results. Results depend on a individual basis