Ketogenic diet lifestyle
The ketogenic diet lifestyle is when your body uses good fats as its primary fuel of source (as opposed to glucose that produces from carbohydrate intake).
The aim of the Keto meal plan is to keep your insulin levels low. This is the hormone that is released when we eat. Mostly when we eat carbs or sugars. When insulin is released it triggers fat storage and therefor your body is unable to burn your own body fat as energy.
By eating good fats, we don’t spike the insulin, and we get our body used to running on fat as a fuel. This makes it easier to burn your own body fat. Good fats keep you fuller for longer and stop the constant carb craving we have. This normally happens when we run out of carbs (Glucose) in our blood stream.
Carbs = converted into glucose for energy= which releases insulin
No carbs= no glucose =cells use fat as fuel = ketones are produced = your own fat is burnt
The first 3 -5 days of switching to the Ketogenic diet is going to be tough. Your body has been running on Carbohydrates for most of your life. In the transition faze you may experience the following, headaches, dizziness, lightheadedness and craving carbs. Once you just get through these days you will start to feel great.
Our bodies prefer to run off fats and ketones over sugars and carbohydrates. This means you will have increased energy and excellent mental clarity. So it is very important that the first week does not get you down.
It’s very important that you give keto at least a month, in order to really see the difference it makes to your body. This means it’s important that you don’t give up in the first week.