When I first heard about the low-carb high-fat diet, I was a little skeptical. How can you get all those benefits from a diet that I’ve heard so much about? I’m sure that the diet is really healthy, but it wasn’t exactly the diet that I had been looking for.
What is Ketosis and why is it beneficial to a low-carb high-fat diet? The Ketogenic Diet is based on a very simple concept. We know that the body requires a certain amount of fuel in order to function properly, and if the body is not receiving enough fuel, we have no choice but to look for other alternatives.
For example, if the body has not been receiving enough fuel, the body will look for an energy source that it can use. We can do this through a number of different mechanisms. We eat to try to replenish the fact that our body isn’t burning.
One way to get energy is to eat foods that contain sugar. Sugar is called “blood sugar” and it gives us energy. However, sugar also adds unnecessary weight to our bodies, which is undesirable for a long term goal.
Therefore, we can see that the end result is that sugar is an energy source that is needed by the body. However, the body also needs to regulate how much sugar it receives, because too much sugar can make us very ill. This is why we are told to watch what we eat, and make sure that we are not overdoing it.
So now that we know that there is a sugar that is needed by the body, it is the next step to find out where it is stored. If we didn’t have stores of glucose, then we would be in real trouble, because this is the fuel that the body uses to run the organs, including the brain. The brain is a complicated organ, and it requires lots of energy in order to run the whole process. If the organ does not receive the proper amount of energy, then it could stop working properly.
Unfortunately, our cells don’t store energy like we do. Instead, they store energy as fat. When a cell burns its energy, it produces ketones as a by-product. Ketones are chemicals that have the same chemical makeup as our bodies’ own fat.
As it turns out, ketosis is the natural state that our bodies should be in. Many times when we eat foods that are high in sugar, we convert it into fat, which is why we see those fasts or times when the body is either starving or using up more energy than it is making. However, when we follow a low-carb high-fat diet, we continue to receive the sugars, but we replace it with fat.
Many people have told me that they don’t understand how the keto diet helps them lose weight. When we talk about losing weight, we typically talk about weight in pounds. However, what we need to do is to look at it from the point of view of a ketogenic person. They will be able to understand that there is more than just weight involved.
Instead of seeing the simple act of eating to be part of a weight loss plan, they will begin to see it as an exercise in eating, and it will also mean the reduction of the consumption of carbohydrates. Ketones are needed to help our bodies use fat for energy, and for that, we need to have carbohydrates. But in the keto diet, carbohydrates aren’t going to be needed for weight loss, so we can see that our goal has shifted from weight to weight management.
In conclusion, the keto diet can give us the benefits of maintaining our body’s energy source by using fats instead of carbohydrates, while providing us with enough weight loss to improve our health and overall quality of life. Please consider all this.