What is Ketosis?
The metabolic state where the body burns fat for energy instead of carbohydrates and sugars.
Glucose vs. Fat
Our bodies have two main energy sources: fat and glucose. Glucose is produced from sugars, carbohydrates and excess proteins. Fats come directly from many foods and oils, and indirectly from excess glucose the body does not burn.
The typical American diet is high in carbohydrates which the body converts to glucose. The body will metabolize the glucose first, but what the body doesn’t burn will then be converted to excess fat. Add this fat to ingested fat, and you compoundthe problem. The converted fats and the ingested fats are stored for future use causing weight gain
Ketogenic living is maintaining a diet high in healthy fats, moderate amounts of quality proteins, and limited carbohydrates.
Dietary Ratios Guidelines on a Ketogenic Lifestyle
Healthy Fats: 65-80%
Avocados, macadamia nuts, grass-fed-animal meats, eggs, healthy seafood, and other healthy oils.
Healthy Protein: 15-25%
Grass-fed-animal meats, eggs, healthy seafood, and healthy nuts like macadamia nuts.
Healthy Carbs: 5-10%
Many vegetables and limited fruit.
Ketogenic Living vs. ABLE’s weight loss program. “ABLE 40”
During Phase 2 of our plan, we limit ingested fats so that your body metabolizes its stored fat. After Phase 2, we increase ingested healthy fats, transitioning you to ketogenic living.
Benefits of a Long Term Ketogenic Lifestyle
The benefits include, but are not limited to, cognitive mental clarity, increased confidence impacting all areas of your life, more energy, reduced daily pain and inflammation, and a leaner body. Therapeutically, the medical profession utilizes ketogenic diets for many patients with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Cancer, Epilepsy, etc. Finally, the ketogenic diet has been studied and found to diminish, and in some cases, reverse Type 2 Diabetes. Whatever your motivation is, being “keto” is a great long-term plan.