Keto (short for the Ketogenic Diet) is a low-carb diet that trains your body to burn fat for fuel instead of glucose. When your body is burning fat instead of glucose, your body is in a state of Ketosis.
You may have heard it referred to as a LCHF (low-carb, high-fat) diet. Maybe you’ve heard Keto-ers talking about things like MCT oil, fat bombs, or Bulletproof coffee. Perhaps you’ve been told that adopting the Keto lifestyle means you’re going to have to do weird things like test for ketones and give up ever going out to eat again.
With the recent popularity of the Keto diet, we're seeing an influx of Keto articles, cookbooks, and products. And that's great! But it can also be overwhelming. Information overload can make the Keto diet sound way more complicated than it is.
CUTTING CARBS TO BURN FAT
At its most basic, Keto is about cutting down your daily carb intake so that your body no longer has the option of breaking down carbs into glucose (sugar) for fuel.
When your body runs out of glucose, it turns to fat for fuel instead.
If you have a hard time picturing what that looks like, I'm here to tell you: it looks pretty delicious! You can easily cut carbs by filling your meals up with tasty, REAL foods... think chicken, steak, eggs, bacon, avocado, and even Keto-friendly versions of pizza or cheeseburgers or desserts! (and yes, they taste just as delicious as their high-carb counterparts)
THE SCIENCE BEHIND KETOSIS
So why doesn’t your body just burn fat along with glucose on a regular basis?
Our body's goal is to be as efficient as possible. Converting carbs into glucose to burn for energy is an easier process than converting fat into energy -- specifically, it takes more mitochondria to turn fat into energy than to turn glucose into energy. Our bodies are very capable of both, but given the option, they are going to choose the path of less resistance.
So, you have to eliminate the option of burning glucose. By reducing our net carbs (total grams of carbs minus total grams of fiber) to less than 20 grams per day, we achieve a state of nutritional ketosis -- side effects include fast weight loss, increased energy, better focus, more quality sleep, and even random bursts of happiness!
And again, you get there by eating delicious, satisfying meals.
Sounds awesome, right?
WHAT LIVING A KETO LIFESTYLE IS REALLY LIKE
But maybe you’re still skeptical. How is this different than other low-carb diets (like Atkins) or modern popular diets (like Paleo or Whole30)? Is it truly sustainable? How expensive is the Keto grocery bill? How much fat are you really going to have to eat?
I am here to tell you that after a lifetime of loving food and feeling like it didn’t love me back, I am now in the best shape of my life thanks to the Keto diet. I love the food that I cook and eat every day, I feel so much more energy than ever before, and I have saved a ton of money!
This is why I’m so passionate about sharing what I call the Damn Good Keto lifestyle with you… because it truly changed my life.
Imagine cooking easy, delicious meals every day. Imagine never feeling hungry, but watching the weight fall off anyway. Imagine finding new recipes to satisfy all of your cravings so you never feel deprived. Imagine putting on those clothes hanging in the back of your closet or bottom of your drawer that you never wore because they were too small but kept just in case… and discovering that they are now the only clothes that fit you!
I’m here to get you started. I’m here to tell you what you need, what’s nice to have, and what you do not need (aka: marketing ploys) to successfully start Keto. I’m here to forewarn you about potential tough situations and tell you how to get through them.
And more than anything, I’m here to see YOU achieve your goals!
I know Keto can change your life, and I want you to feel as happy and healthy in your own, beautiful skin as I do.
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