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What is a ketogenic diet?
The keto diet is known for being an advanced form of the low carb diet, where your body produces ketones in your liver to use as energy.
When you eat something that contains a lot of carbohydrates, your body produces glucose and insulin.
Glucose is the molecule that your body can most easily convert and use as energy, so it is preferred over any other energy source.
Insulin is produced to process the glucose in your bloodstream by transporting it throughout your body.
Since glucose is used as primary energy, your fats are not needed and therefore stored. In a normal, high-carbohydrate diet, the body generally uses glucose as its primary form of energy. Reducing carbohydrate intake puts the body into a state known as ketosis.
Ketosis is a natural process that the body initiates to help us survive when food intake is low. During this state, we produce ketones, which are produced when fats are broken down in the liver.
The ultimate goal of a properly executed keto diet is to force your body into this metabolic state. We accomplish this not by starving ourselves of calories, but by starving ourselves of carbohydrates.
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