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.
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.
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.