Your Keto Guide
Searching for the right meal plan and diet can get exhausting. It is also important to remember that diets can vary from person to person. Then there’s reading up calorie counts online or simply trying to avoid everything that people tell you not to eat. The big Do’s and Don'ts of the world of eating right. Well, look no further and stop thinking so hard, the Keto diet can help change all that with a simple way of understanding the process of what Keto can do to help you live a healthy, happy life.
WHAT IS KETO?
The ketogenic diet, or keto diet, is a diet that uses high-fat, low-carb diet that that helps our body intake go into the state of ketosis. Ketosis is the state in which your body’s prominent source of energy is produced through fats rather than carbohydrates. Now I’m sure you're wondering how does it do that?
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Well the way keto works is when your body has no available glucose and glycogen in the body, the blood sugar levels decrease as the body searches for another way of finding energy, and that is done through fats. Our body depletes and breaks down our fatty acid at an accelerated rate to convert acids into ketones. In turn, we go into the state of ketosis.
THE BENEFITS OF KETOSIS
Remember how diets vary from person to person? Well with keto, it is almost safe to say that it is a universal diet being the fact that for most people the body accepts and goes into ketosis, by creating ketones as aforementioned. The benefits of keto help decrease body fat, improve your mental health, and gives you more energy, making you more efficient in your daily life. By exercising while going into ketosis, your weight loss can be become faster as your body burns your fat as the prominent source of fuel. Therefore, exercise is also important for weight loss as well as for a healthy state of mind.
JUMP START WITH EXOGENOUS KETONES
Exogenous ketones are found in supplements that help give a kick start to your body going into ketosis. These supplements help the body recall the fats to break down into ketones that your body is not creating. Exogenous ketones are not internal ketones made in the body but they do help the transition to ketosis quicker as well as give you energy. These ketones can also help the body go back into ketosis after you consume carbs. The best time to take the exogenous ketones is in the morning or between meals, especially a meal with a lot of carbs, or before exercising to give you the right energy needed. It is important to remember that exogenous ketones do not help lose weight but their use is to place the body into the state of ketosis.
THE KETO BREAKDOWN
To breakdown the keto diet, you must know there are 3 main sources of that are necessary for the process and those are: fats, protein and carbohydrates. More importantly it is collectively having high source of fat (70-80 percent), moderate amount of protein (20-25 percent), and low carbohydrates (5 to 10 percent). Using this mindset and method can help with calculating your calories as well, in order to properly get to the foreseen goal of weightloss.
HOW TO KNOW YOU'RE IN KETOSIS
There are three ways to know if you’re body is in full ketosis, yet only two of those ways are more common. The first is through urine which can help measure the amount of ketones in your body. This is the most common way as you can easily do this at home. The other way is through blood testing which can be done by pricking your finger and place it one a blood test stick, which is typically used by people with diabetes. The last way, which is not very reliable, is through a breath meter as it reads the amount of acetone in your breath which is created usually when your body goes into ketosis.