A ketogenic diet is well known for being a low carbohydrate diet, where the body produces ketones in the liver to be used as energy. The idea is to starve your body of carbohydrates and sugar in order to tap into your fat stores for energy.
When you eat something high in carbs, your body will produce glucose and insulin.
- Glucose is the easiest molecule for your body to convert and use as energy so that it will be chosen over any other energy source.
- Insulin is produced to process the glucose in your bloodstream by taking it around the body.
Since the glucose is being used as a primary energy, your fats are not needed and are therefore stored. Typically on a normal, higher carbohydrate diet, the body will use glucose as the main form of energy. By lowering the intake of carbs, the body is induced into a state known as ketosis.
This diet usually consists of 70% fat, 15% carbohydrate and 15% protein. If you are interested in learning more about this menu, please contact us. 903-255-6398