The Keto Diet

What is the keto diet
The Keto Diet is a very low carb diet, where the body produces ketones in the liver to be utilized as energy. The goal of a ketogenic diet is simple, to get your body to burn fat for energy all day long. The Keto diet plan is a super low-carb, high-fat, limited protein meal plan. The keto (short for ketogenic) diet works when your body produces ketones from broken down fats in the liver for energy, rather than relying on insulin to convert carbohydrates. The body enters a state of ketosis. Ketones are energy-carrying molecules in your body. When you eat carbs, your body uses the glucose in them to create energy. By following a ketogenic diet plan, you can put your body into a state of “ketosis” which means that your body is using fat to create energy instead.

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How does the Keto Diet work?
The keto diet makes the body burn fat instead of carbs for energy.  The Keto diet works by reducing insulin, increasing mobilization of stored body fat, and decreasing appetite. Most people eat hundreds of carbs per day. Our Keto diet meal plans include around 25 carbs per day. This drastic reduction in carbohydrate intake puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis. When this happens, your body begins burning fat instead of carbs for energy.

5 Ketogenic Diet Facts

 

BURN FAT NOT CARBS
Keto actually is short for ketosis. Normally a body will burn glucose from carbohydrates for energy. Since the glucose is being burned for energy, your fats are not required and are stored. While on the Keto Diet the body burns ketones from fat, instead of glucose for energy.

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How does The Keto Diet work?
The Keto Diet should put the body into Ketosis.

Ok why do I care if my body is in Ketosis?
Normally the body burns glucose for energy, when the body is in ketosis it burns STORED FATS instead.

What Conditions Promote Ketosis?

Can I eat too much protein on a keto diet?

Alcohol and Keto: Can I drink on the Keto Diet?

How do I put my body into Ketosis?
Eat less than 20 grams of Carbohydrates (carbs) per day. Carbs are found in things like starches, grains and foods high in sugar. Including, bread, flour, rice, pasta, beans, potatoes, sugar, syrup, cereals, fruits, bagels and soda.

Why do carbs matter?
Carbs are broken down into glucose in our bodies for energy. Normally the body burns glucose for energy, however when no carbs are available the body burns fat instead.

A ketogenic diet teaches the body to use fats as energy by reducing your consumption of carbohydrates. Normally the body burns carbohydrates for energy with a Keto Diet the body burns fat first.

The energy gained from burning food is used to drive all the processes going on in the body. Fuel for the human body takes three basic forms: carbohydrates (carbs), protein, and fat. We are capable of burning all three of these fuels, but do so under different circumstances. In general, the body burns carbohydrates, then fats, and then proteins, in that order.