Now that we have all of the information on carbohydrates and how the body uses them, what do we do with it?
We manipulate it, of course. Information is pointless if it does not lead to some kind of action or change. So let’s talk about the goal, ketosis.
For the longest time, ketosis had been a word mostly associated with diabetes. As studies evolve, we are hearing about the process more and more from athletes and those trying to lose weight.
Ketosis is a metabolic process that kicks in when the body doesn’t have enough carbohydrates from food for your cells to burn for energy. Instead, it begins to burn fat for energy. This process will lead the body to produce ketones.
Even with proper nutrition and exercise, the body normally controls how much fat it burns. Rarely does the body produce, or use ketones. Cutting way back on carb and calorie intake will transition the body into ketosis.
This process normally take 3 to 4 days of eating less than 50 grams of carbs per day and eliminating sugar.
Fasting is another way to jump start the process, but I personally do not suggest that option to my clients unless the conditions are optimal.
When I host challenges or implement a Low Carb diet to my clients, I set the net carb limit to 20 net carbs per day.
By following this, i’ve had clients reach ketosis in 36-48 hours consistently. (We tested using those weird sticks that you pee on. You can find info on those in the tools & resources section.)
Some research suggest that Low-Carb diets can lower your risk of heart disease. Studies have also linked Low-Carb diets with helping people who are insulin resistant, or have type 2 diabetes.
I am not here to be your doctor. Therefore, I would never make any claims of diagnosing or curing disease.
Ketosis sounds like a small slither of heaven, doesn’t it? Well its scientific and quite particular. I would suggest you make use of all the tools outlined in the Tools & Resources section.
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