To understand how to incorporate ketosis into your diet you will need to understand what ketosis is and how it works. Ketosis is when your body burns fat for fuel instead of glucose. In general, your brain uses ketones as its main source of energy. Ketones are produced when glucose levels fall below certain thresholds or carbohydrates are broken down to produce glucose.
There are two reasons why carbohydrate levels get low in your bloodstream. The first reason is that your insulin levels are suppressed during the night.
The second reason is that carbohydrates increase your metabolic rate. Your body cannot burn fat for fuel unless it has energy. This is what carbohydrates do for you.
Since your blood sugar level is low because of ketosis, it is difficult to process carbohydrate foods like white bread, sugar, and potatoes. This means that all carbohydrates are broken down in your body before they can be used for energy.
This means that when carbohydrate foods are eaten, the large quantities cause your blood sugar level to spike which can cause problems for a person who is trying to lose weight. When the food gets digested by your body, it turns it into ketones, which have a more therapeutic effect than glucose.
There are 2 ways to achieve ketosis. The first way is known as fasting and the second is called carbohydrate cycling. You can have both and still lose weight.
It’s days since I last read anything about ketosis, but I am not surprised that it has been a subject of much debate in recent years. The carbohydrate myth was debunked in a lot of detail by Dr. Atkins in his book “The Diet Revolution” and The Atkins Diet DVDs were highly popular in the early 1990s.
Ketosis has many benefits depending on the type of person you are and the different circumstances. It is important to know all the facts before implementing keto into your diet.
Just like people who fast on alternate days or people who choose to stay on the same diet for an extended period of time, people with varying degrees of insulin resistance may also experience a metabolic shift to ketosis. If a person is already trying to lose weight, a transition may be necessary.
Most individuals do not feel a difference between regular keto and athlete’s high or any other form of fasting but if you are an athlete and are not comfortable in the way that you look when you are trying to lose weight, or if you are undergoing some form of medical treatment for a medical condition, your physician can adjust your carb intake. No one should attempt to figure out their optimal carb levels on their own.
For an average person, they can safely consume no more than 60 grams of carbs per day. If you are an athlete or if you are seriously concerned about insulin resistance, you may want to go higher.