What is the Ketogenic Diet?
The ketogenic diet or “keto” diet is a low carb, high fat diet. Essentially making your body burn fat as a primary energy source by turning those fat cells into ketones.
During this diet, your body enters a metabolic state known as ketosis. Due to your low-carb intake, your body is not producing the glucose it needs to energize or fuel itself. Ketones are actually found to be a more efficient source of energy than glucose.
Ketosis can take anywhere from 3 to 7 days to enter. Once you’ve entered ketosis, you will then begin burning fat into energy.
Signs You’ve Entered
You can tell if you’re in ketosis a few different ways. Look for changes in the strength of your breath and urine odors, mood, alertness, and even how well you’re sleep is. You may also purchase a ketone test strip, similar to drug test strips. You urinate into a cup, dip the strip, and then you’ll know if you ketone levels are high enough. Thus meaning you’re body is in ketosis!
- A long-term diet that can be enjoyable
- Employs you to only eat wholesome, and fresh foods like whole grains, meats, poultry, vegetables, etc.
- Gives you a much more stable energy source
- Cuts weight fast and in a healthy way