The Ketogenic Diet
The Ketogenic diet, is very low in carbohydrates, moderate in protein and high in fat.
Through the restriction of carbohydrates your body is forced into a state called ketosis and essentially uses fat stores for fuel as the primary energy source instead of glucose.
The low-carb intake helps to keep your insulin and blood sugar levels from spiking -
Now your fat cells begin to release fatty acids, which your liver will then breakdown to produce what are called ketones.
Thus a ketogenic diet enables your body to access stored fat as a primary form of energy. Which leads to weight loss. When your body relies on fat as the primary fuel source instead of carbohydrates and sugar, your body can burn unwanted, stored fat in the absence of elevated insulin levels.
Ketosis is the physiological state that is achieved when your body breaks down ketones for energy rather than the glucose from carbohydrates.
Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet
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