One important term that you will need to fully understand when you’re in a Keto diet is a state called Ketosis.
To avoid a detailed doctors only summary that would probably just bore you (not to mention I am not a doctor) Ketosis simply means a state where your body is burning fat for energy instead of carbs and sugar (which are converted to glucose).
In short Ketosis is a good thing! Now don’t confuse this with KetoAcidosis, which is a bad things diabetes can get. They are two different things!
Ketosis = Your body is burn FAT for energy. How cool is that?
Here are other resources to give you an in depth information about Ketosis.
Now lets get into more details – See the information below for more information.
How Does Ketosis Work?
“Ketosis is a state your body will naturally move into if you follow a low carb diet. Watch the video to find out why and how it works.”
Original Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXT2otZ91Qw
Dear Mark: Ketosis
“Ketosis was crucial to our evolution. Given the relatively minor role of carbohydrate-rich foods (even the consumption of many tubers is thought to have come later with the advent of cooking practices), our bodies were fairly frequently operating in the arena of ketosis. Add to this the fasts and famines of primal living, and it’s clear that ketones served as an essential energy source.”
Original Source: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/dear-mark-ketosis/
What’s So Great About Being In Ketosis?
“What exactly is Ketosis? The metabolic state of ketosis simply means that the quantity of ketone bodies in the blood have reached higher than normal levels. When the body is in a ketogenic state this means that lipid energy metabolism is intact. This means that the body will start breaking down your own body fat to fuel the body’s normal, every day functions.”
Original Source: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/keto.htm
So do you think you’re already in Ketosis? If you are then good job!
Don’t be a worry wart though, if you are injesting less than 30g of carbs per day (20g is better) then you are practically guaranteed to be in ketosis (or will be within a day or so). Thats because there is literally nothing else for the body to burn for energy.
Ketostix can be a great idea to test if you like knowing these things.We hope that you learned a lot from the article above and we continue to wish you all the best with your Keto diet!