What is the Ketogenic Diet? – NutriBrain Des Moines

What is the Ketogenic Diet?

New to Ketogenic Diet? It is quite simple. 

The ketogenic diet is low carb, moderate protein, and high fat diet. The diet works by diminishing your carbohydrate intake to 30-50 carbohydrates per day which forces your  body into ketosis, a metabolic state where you burn fat as your primary source of energy (ketosis usually kicks in after 4-5 days of carb restriction). By entering ketosis, you are making your body receptive to a catalyzed form of weight loss. When you eat a diet that is high in carbohydrates, insulin is secreted in order to process the uptake of blood glucose. Since glucose is the easiest molecule that the body can process for fuel, your fat isn’t needed, and is therefore, stored. As you begin to adapt to a ketogenic diet, glucose starts depleting, and your body begins breaking down fat molecules and converting them into ketones, resulting in rapid weight loss. Not only are ketones optimal for losing weight loss, they have an uplifting effect on your consciousness!!