What is a ketogenic diet?      The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, moderate-protein, very low-carb diet. This diet generates the production of ketone bodies which pass into the brain and replace glucose as an energy source. Ketosis is a natural process created by using fat for energy which produces ketones.

  1. Reduction of Glucose
    In the absence of glucose the body turns to body fat for energy.
  2. Body Breaks Down Fat-
    The liver breaks down fat cells and makes ketones.
  3. Ketones Are Absorbed –
    Ketones are used by all the cells for a fuel source.

What is ketosis? The ketogenic diet causes the body to produce small fuel molecules called “ketones” which are produced from the breakdown of fats in the liver. The source of fuel and energy for the brain is glucose. Ketones are an alternative fuel for the brain, used when blood sugar (glucose) is in short supply. Ketones are produced if very few carbs and only moderate amounts of protein are eaten. On the keto diet, glucose levels are exhausted and the body is prompted to give the brain energy through an alternative method, ketones.

The body takes stored fat through the liver and produces ketones which is then used as fuel throughout the body, including the brain. When the body produces ketones, it is called ketosis. Exhausting the body of glucose on a ketogenic diet forces the body to run entirely on fat which burns stored fat more rapidly.

Ketosis benefits:

  • Fat Loss
  • Reverse Type 2 Diabetes
  • Control blood sugar
  • Reduce Insulin Resistance
  • Mental focus
  • Increased physical endurance/energy
  • Lessen stomach problems
  • Clear acne
  • And more!

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