The most basic thing to know about the Ketogenic Diet is that it gets the body burning fats for fuel, instead of carbohydrates.
Burning Fats for Fuel
When someone eats food high in carbohydrates, the body converts it to glucose in the blood. Insulin is then excreted to move it from the blood and store it as glycogen (stored glucose) in the liver and muscles.
If glycogen stores are full, it then gets stored as fat.
Eating fat does NOT make you fat, excess SUGAR makes you Fat.
However, things are different on Keto Diet. On a Ketogenic Diet, your carbohydrate intake is kept very low. This means glucose isn’t present in the blood, therefore the body has to use another source for energy, ketones, which are derived from fatty acids. This is the ultimate goal of a Keto Diet.
- Better mood
- Improved Sleep
- Mental clarity
- Fat Loss
- Better Skin
- Optimises Cholesterol
- Increased Energy
- Helps Fight Type 2 Diabetes
- Lowered Blood Pressure
- Lowered Risk of Certain Cancers
The benefits of Ketosis truly are incredible!