What Conditions that Promote Ketosis?
A lot of us need/want to know why? Why does this work. To appreciate why ketogenic diets work it helps to understand when/what/what leads to ketosis. Before understanding what conditions promote ketosis we must learn how our bodies beta-oxidize fatty acids for energy.
How does the body turn fat into energy?
Step 1: fatty acids are broken down into acetyl-CoA.
Step 2: Acetyl-CoA combines with oxaloacetate.
Step 3: The acetyl-CoA/oxaloacetate duo starts the Krebs cycle.
Step 4: The Krebs cycle produces ATP, the body’s energy currency.