A Ketogenic Lifestyle is High in Fat, Moderate Protein and Low Carbohydrates.
The crux of Keto is that you convert your bodies primary fuel to fat instead of glucose. Your body converts the useable fat in your body to create ketones.
Ketones are the most efficient and clean fuel that your body can run on. It’s great for your brain, organs, muscles, etc. Running on glucose, or sugar fuel, burns hot and quick.
Ketones provide a long steady fuel. Think kindling (glucose) versus logs (ketones) in a fire.
In a nutshell, keto turns your body into a ketone fueled, fat burning, machine. Eating in a Ketogenic way allows your body to reach this fat burning process called ketosis.
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To avoid Keto being a fad and more of Lifestyle, focusing on nutrient rich, whole food eating is best. There are several “Keto Convenience” foods out there to choose from.
However, continuing to eat a diet that is primarily processed, can be a leading cause to suffering the Keto Flu.
Avoid letting these convenience foods becoming a crutch. Most people are not trying to replace one bad habit with another.
Instead, use some of these “Keto Convenience” foods to ease your transition, and become more confident in the Ketogenic Lifestyle.
Consider “Keto Convenience” foods to be a treat or a solution to help ease a craving while staying in line with your daily allotted macros.
Intermittent Fasting goes hand in hand with a Ketogenic Lifestyle. Why? Every time calories are consumed insulin is raised in the body. Too much insulin is very damaging and dangerous to the body.
With Intermittent Fasting excess insulin can be reduced, better controlled, and develop more efficient use within the body. The vast majority of the population has excess insulin.
Excess insulin is a killer of ketosis, autophagy, the immune system, fat burning, and optimal health. An excess in insulin is extremely damaging to a person’s health.
Keto’s role in keeping insulin levels steady has to do with the low carb consumption.
Consuming too many Carbohydrates spikes insulin, and the excess insulin then converts carbohydrates to fat. Increasing fat storage on the body.
Eating lower carb (Keto) and eating less frequently (Intermittent Fasting) allows for fat adaptation and fat burning in the body.
Getting your body into fat burning through Keto and Intermittent Fasting can quickly begin to remedy these ailments.
And even begin to reverse much of the damage done by excess insulin.
Meaning less body fat, healthier blood pressure, healthier cholesterol levels, sustained energy, increased cognitive function, better focus, better memory, stable elevated moods, sense of better calmness, healthier mental well-being, fewer and controlled cravings, with feelings of satisfaction after meals.
In summary, through Keto and Intermittent Fasting you can transition your body from a state of excess insulin, storing fat, to a healthier state of lower insulin and, burning fat!
Keto and Intermittent Fasting is a powerhouse combination to a fitter body, better health, reducing body inflammation, improving cognitive function and better mood.
Achieving better health and a better you!