Keto Diet Explained

Do you want a diet that you lose weight on while not feeling hungry? That gives you more energy and mental clarity? That gets rid of cravings and thinking of food, so you’re able to focus on things that matter?

A Ketogenic diet might just be the answer to your problems.

A ketogenic diet is a high fat, moderate protein, low carb diet that puts you into a state called Ketosis. Ketosis is when your body is burning fat instead of glucose

Protein which can be considered Ketogenic or Non Ketogenic depending on how many grahams you eat

Most people will be eating a 2 to 1 ratio which is not considered a Ketogenic Diet

Some variables that will affect how much fat to protein and carb ratio will be your health , age, physical activity level. The more physical activity you do, the more carbohydrates you will be able to eat and stay in Ketosis

– You eat a standard of 70-80% fat, 5-15 percent from protein and the other 5-15 percent from carbohydrates

The Targeted Ketogenic diet which is nothing more than a regular keto diet – with the exception of eating carbs around your workout times. That means any day you exercise, you will be consuming carbohydrates.

Cyclical Ketogenic Diet which is when you alternate a ketogenic diet with days of loading up on carbs

Ketogenic diet is used for many different reasons the most common reason being weight loss

Some athletes use it form improving athletic performance

Others use if for increasing Focus and mental clarity

Others use the keto diet to treating diseases such as epilepsy and Parkinson disease

IN order to fully know you are in Ketosis you can test for Ketones

There are 3 ways to do this, through a breath analyzer, keto meter, or keto sticks

A keto Meters draws blood, and is the most accurate way to test for ketones but also the most expensive

Keto sticks are the cheapest way but also the most inaccurate

Some people are afraid of going into Ketosis because they have heard the diet isn’t safe.

You should always consult with a doctor, but most people do just fine on the diet .

If you are diabetic Ketoacidosis may occur, but if you are not diabetic you have nothing to worry about. Nutritional Ketosis has been used for centuries and is perfectly safe.

Some other drawbacks are headaches, lethargy, nausea, brain fog and stomach pain which will go away in the first two weeks and can be fixes by drinking more water, taking exogenous supplements, adding salt, and adding more fat to diet

When adapted to a ketogenic diet the benefits are many. some of the benefits include better physical performance, more energy, better focus, and weight loss

Let’s recap, A Ketogenic Diet is a high fat low carb moderate protein diet

Your body is running on Ketones and not sugar which makes burning fat easier and gives you’re a continuous energy source which helps you with mental focus, and a constant energy throughout the day. Burning fat for fuel will also helps you with weight loss because your body Is able to switch from burning outside sources of fat to burning inside sources of fat much easier.


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