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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Going Keto? What is Ketosis and how does it work

What is Ketosis?

The first thing we all need to know is that our body naturally has the ability to create energy from different sources. But however we slice and dice it, it's main source of energy is Glucose. We need it and it is vital for our bodies to operate, without a steady supply of Glucose we CANNOT live.

The easiest source to get Glucose is from Carbohydrates, which are easily broken down into Glucose. Sugars, Breads, Starch, grains, noodles.... all that easy to digest and ready to be broken down into this vital fuel. Glucose we don't use gets transformed into Glycogen and can be stored in the liver and your muscle tissue. Ready to use when we have the need for it, for example during workouts, hard work etc.

A normal Human will deplete Glycogen Storage within about 24 hours, faster during hard and prolonged exercise. If then it is not fed any Carbohydrates, the body will have to start making energy from other sources.... namely stored fat. This process is called Ketosis.

Ketosis is a natural process, if there is not enough glucose to meet the demand, the body will then adapt and find an alternative source in order to meet the demand. Specifically the body begins to break down fat stores to provide glucose from triglycerides.  This process produces Ketones as a by-product.

Ketones are acids that build up in the blood and are usually eliminated in urine. In small amounts they serve to indicate that the body is breaking down fat, but high levels should be avoided, as they can poison the body and lead to Ketoacidosis.

Research shows that a good level of  Ketones to stay in nutritional ketosis is defined as blood ketones ranging from 0.5 - 3.0 mmol/l, and measuring blood ketones is more accurate than what you could do with urine strips. But I'm giving you both options below, all you do is click on the image all the way at the end of the post to order.

When you start out on your Keto Journey, it is important to be prepared, make a list of keto-friendly foods you love to eat, eliminate temptations, like candy, cookies, chips (I'm not saying you can't ever eat a slice of cake again, because who wants to live without cake), but transforming your life is easier when you're not constantly tempted. Don't fret though you still get to eat lots of yummy stuff, like grilled fish and veggies and  even desert like Cheesecake!

Get into a supportive group like Simple.Proven.Results on Facebook, to check out the results people have, get support and recipe ideas, learn about a great supplement that will help you get into ketosis or start a Keto Reboot with me.

Our Reboot takes place once a month, the community as a whole starts at the same day, and we all support each other during this 60 hour Keto Reboot. You can purchase your kit on my website

Keto Reboot System

If you like to be added to Simple.Proven.Results please send me a message on FB @ktootlepizka or Instagram @KateNice67.

Now get started on getting healthy what are you waiting for.....

Below are your options for either a Keto Blood Meter or Keto Test Strips. Like I said the Blood Test is more accurate, but personally I don't like to poke myself, so I use strips.