A lot of people having been hearing the buzz word “Keto” and many of you may be wondering exactly what it is all about. Well I’m here to help you figure this Ketosis Lifestyle out. Hopefully, after this article you will consider yourself a pro.
The Keto lifestyle is a diet that is designed to force your body into a state of Ketosis. Just what exactly is that you may be asking yourself? Ketosis is a metabolic state in which the liver organ of the body produces ketones when the body does not have enough carbohydrates. Ketones force our body to use our fat stores, in essence the burning energy fat instead of the energy provided in carbohydrates.
There are three types of energy the body consumes and they are carbohydrates, protein, and fat. The human body works in finite ways. When we consume food our body turns that into energy. The easiest thing to break down for the body is carbohydrates due to the molecular structure of glucose and fructose. Once the carbohydrates are consumed if it is not enough then the body will turn to the protein and then fat in that order. By de-voiding your body of carbs and maintaining a level of under 20-30 grams per day your body will kick in and say, Whoa! Wait I need more energy and I have that here in stored energy reserves! That could be your tummy, thighs, or buttocks, which is where most people, store excess energy.
So now that you know what it is you are probably asking yourself, how do I do that? The answer is to start removing carbs from your diet. But wait? Everything has carbs in it is what you are telling yourself. Well actually that is not true. Everyone has a different opinion on what the percentages should be for consumption of these energy types but a general rule should be 75% of your calories should be from fat, 20% from protein and 5% from carbohydrates. This is not an unobtainable goal even though it seems like a mountain to hurdle. Most whole unprocessed vegetables have a low amount of carbohydrates in them. There are several things you can lake at home that are cheaper and faster than going to the store. If you’re wondering about bread you can check out my 90 second keto bread recipe!
If you follow tis guideline it will take approximately 2 days to enter a ketogenic state. The liver can only process and hold on to glucose molecules for 48 hours before it releases them or stores them. I hope you learned a lot and I was able to help you understand this lifestyle and you choose to try it and see if it can help you achieve your goals. The benefits are amazing, I promise. I lost 6 pounds in the first twelve days I was on it and you can see those results too with my help.