My Key To Keto
For those of you who have been past clients of mine when I owned the Low Carb Centres across Canada, you'll know how much I believe in low carb and keto living. Not just for weight loss but for an overall feeling of wellness. One of the things that allowed followers of our low carb and keto programs to be successful was the ability to eat food that tasted good. It's hard to follow a program if you are either not feeling well during the diet or what you're eating doesn't taste good. I've spent a lot of time over the last year developing a program that provides results that will stay with you long term. At the beginning of this year, I started my detox/cleanse program and quickly dropped 5 lbs in that week. Next, I'm taking the 10 Drink Ketones Challenge. After several weeks of researching and understanding the dynamics of this program, I believe the goal of getting you into Ketosis quickly works when consuming this product.
What is Ketosis? Ketosis is a normal metabolic process where your body recognizes that it does not have enough glucose for energy (think carbs and sugar). It then burns stored fats instead; this results in a build-up of acids called ketones within the body. The idea of being in ketosis trains your body to go to fat storage for energy. This is good (if you don't believe so and wish to debate, please DM me and I can provide you with my 18 years of work I have in this field).
My years of working with individuals to lose weight through being in a state of ketosis have given me the tools to help others reach their goals.
Ketogenic, or keto diets are low-carb and fat-rich, and many people who follow such regimens do it to shed excess weight. However, a keto diet may bring other benefits, too. In particular, it may help keep the brain healthy and young, as new research seems to suggest.
Glucose, the sugar found in your blood, is usually the brain's main fuel. Unlike muscle, your brain can't use fat as a fuel source. However, the brain can use ketones. Your liver produces ketones from fatty acids when glucose and insulin levels are low.
Ketones are actually produced in small amounts whenever you go for many hours without eating, such as after a full night's sleep. During this time, the liver increases its production of ketones even further during fasting or when carb intake falls below 50 grams per day.
When carbs are eliminated or minimized, ketones can provide up to 70% of the brain's energy needs. The end result is more energy, better sleeping patterns and improved cognitive function.
So here I go, beginning the 10-day keto challenge. If you choose to join me (and many of my friends in the medical industry), let me know when you have hopped on board and I'll send you a 10-day shopping list, meal plan and recipe book for free to begin your journey in going Keto.