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A ketogenic lifestyle is a nutritional program based on high fat (75%), moderate protein (20%), and low carbohydrates (5 % under 20g per day). You will get your carbohydrates primarily from green fiber rich vegetables. Based on the significant reduction of carbs this forces the body to use the fat we've consumed and stored body fat as its energy source, rather than carbohydrates. This process is called ketosis.
Your body being in ketosis means that it is officially a fat burning machine!
Many people use the keto lifestyle to treat health conditions like arthritis, diabetes, and chronic inflammation. Change your fuel source from carbs to fats to experience the following benefits:
Ketosis is a natural process the body initiates to help us survive when food intake is low. During this state, we produce ketones, which are produced from the breakdown of fats in the liver.
The end goal of a properly maintained keto diet is to force your body into this metabolic state. We don’t do this through starvation of calories but starvation of carbohydrates.
Our bodies are incredibly adaptive to what you put into it – when you overload it with fats and take away carbohydrates, it will begin to burn ketones as the primary energy source. Optimal ketone levels offer many health, weight loss, physical and mental performance benefits
Ketosis occurs when your body switches from burning dietary carbohydrates as it’s primary energy source to burning body fat as a new source of fuel.