The absolute biggest question that I have gotten asked since I’ve made my weight loss journey public is “how do you get started?”. So I thought that having some of the information that I have learned publicly accessible would be helpful!
What is the Ketogenic Diet?
The Ketogenic diet is often referred to as keto, or the keto diet so from here on out I will be referring to it as such. The keto diet is based around eating a high amount of your daily calories in healthy fats. This will train your body to use fat as a source of energy instead of carbs or sugars instead of carbohydrates. Personally, my daily calories consist of about 75% fats, 20% protein, and 5% carbohydrates. Eating like this will turn your body into a fat burning machine, also known as being in a state of ketosis.
What is Being in a State of Ketosis Mean?
Ketosis is a natural state for the body, when it is almost completely fueled by fats. This is completely normal when being on a very strict low carb diet also known as the keto diet. It normally takes about 3-7 days to reach ketosis. Once reaching this point your body converts fats into something referred to as ketones. Ketones are byproducts of the body breaking down fat for energy that occurs when your carbohydrate intake is very low.