In case you haven't heard of the Keto craze let me get you up to speed...
Curious to try the keto diet? The “keto” in a ketogenic diet comes from the fact that it allows the body to produce small fuel molecules called “ketones”.
"Your entire body switches its fuel supply to run mostly on fat, burning fat 24-7."
Ketones are produced if you eat very few carbs (that are quickly broken down into blood sugar) and only moderate amounts of protein (excess protein can also be converted to blood sugar). The keto diet aims to force your body into using a different type of fuel. Instead of relying on sugar (glucose) that comes from carbohydrates (such as grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits). The liver produces ketones from fat. These ketones then serve as a fuel source throughout the body, especially for the brain. The brain is a hungry organ that consumes lots of energy every day, and it can’t run on fat directly. It can only run on glucose or ketones.
When the body produces ketones, it enters a metabolic state called ketosis. The fastest way to get there is by fasting – like literally not eating anything – but who want to do that.
The most important thing for reaching ketosis is to avoid eating too many carbs. You’ll probably need to keep carb intake under 50 grams per day of net carbs, ideally below 20 grams.
"Eat under 20 grams."
Coffee & Tea
Water, water, water!!!
"Carbs are not your friend!"
High Saturated Fats