Being in a state of ketosis allows your body to use fat as its primary fuel source, rather than carbohydrates.
What is ketogenic diet?
What is a ketogenic diet?
A ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carb and moderate protein diet that puts the body into a state of ketosis. Ketosis occurs when you eat fewer carbohydrates than you need, so your body breaks down fat stores to get energy instead of using glucose (sugar). The idea behind the ketogenic diet is that by switching to burning fat as fuel instead of glucose, it will help you lose weight and reduce your risk for certain diseases such as diabetes or heart disease.
How to get into ketosis
The first step to getting into ketosis is to start a low-carb, high-fat diet. This means that you should be eating less than 50 grams of carbs per day, and preferably around 20 or 30. The second step is to increase your intake of healthy fat sources like olive oil and coconut oil while reducing your carbohydrate intake as much as possible.
The third step involves increasing protein intake while still keeping carbohydrates low (to prevent gluconeogenesis). To do this effectively, eat lean cuts …