Ketosis is a condition characterized by the enhanced production of ketone bodies. Ketones are chemical substances that the body makes when it does not have enough insulin in the blood. When our body is fat-adapted, it starts using ketones as fuel instead of glucose, and we are in the state of ketosis.
You have heard of this “new diet” many celebrities (Adriana Lima, Vanessa Hudgens, Halle Berry, the Kardashian sisters, Megan Fox, …) are raving about. The ketogenic diet is basically a low-carb, high-fat diet where your body runs on ketones instead of sugars. Keto diet has numerous health benefits, apart from losing weight, but more about it here. When starting your transition from high-carb to high-fat, the first thing you have to do is, restrict your carbohydrate intake. Depending on how much weight you want to lose, what is your activity level, and how fast you want to reach your goal, you should...
There are several ways to know if you are in ketosis without going to the lab or buying expensive equipment for measuring ketone levels - check them out.
If you are not really sure what foods are allowed on the ketogenic diet, check out the basic list I've created for the beginners.
Not only can the ketogenic diet boost your weight loss, but it also reduces your appetite, lower your triglycerides, improve your cholesterol, blood sugar...
Holidays are over, carbs were magical, and now you are knocked out of ketosis. Chill, we have a few tips and tricks on how to get back to ketosis fast!
Egg fast is a quick way to kickstart your weight loss after a cheat day. It can also help when you hit the plateau and the scale won't budge!
Here you will find the answers to most frequently asked questions on the ketogenic and low-carb diets. The list will continuously be updated.
Keto diet has pretty simple and straightforward rules. However, we tend to forget some important facts which might affect our weight loss process.
Intermittent fasting is something you can do, no matter what you are eating. For the people following any form of a low-carb high-fat diet, intermittent fasting is what I wholeheartedly recommend for the best results.
When it comes to cholesterol, the first association is that it's something terrible. However, its role in the human body is, without exaggeration, irreplaceable.
Autophagy is a natural process of recycling cellular components during which the cells remove the unwanted molecules and dysfunctional parts.