After having my third baby, I knew something had to change with the way I was tackling my weight loss. I had spent years prepping food, eating six small meals a day, and working out for hours at a time. This was feasible with one child, a little more difficult with two children, and damn near impossible with three kids. As someone who takes pride in being informed with everything that’s going on in the health and fitness industry, I got to work on finding a way to lose the weight quickly, without all the time commitment. That’s when I found ketosis.
What is Ketosis and how can it Help you Lose Weight?
What is Ketosis?
I’m going to keep this simple for you, because if you’ve done any research on ketosis already, you probably know it can be so confusing. Ketosis is a metabolic state of having ketones in the blood. So, what are ketones? Ketones are a byproduct of your body breaking down already stored fat and using it as energy. Typically, your body is using sugar (carbohydrates) as fuel. When you’re in ketosis, your body is deprived of those sugars and starts to use your already stored fat (belly pooch anyone) as fuel. When ketones are in your blood, it means that your body is successfully using your fat to create energy. Yay! If you’re still confused, I don’t blame you. Here is a short video that does a great job explaining.
Benefits of Ketosis
Besides the obvious benefit of burning stored fat, having ketones in your system has several other great advantages. They give you more energy, better focus, and have even been proven to help treat epilepsy and cancer.
How do I get into Ketosis?
Now that we know what ketosis is, how the heck do we get our bodies to work this magic? There are two different ways to get into ketosis. Let’s start with the ketogenic diet. The ketogenic diet is high fat, moderate protein, and low carb. Your diet should be made up of 70%-80% fat, 20%-25% protein, and 5%-10% carbs. Increasing fat and restricting your body of carbs will cause your body to start to use your already stored fat as energy. Now, when I say fats, I’m not talking about fatty foods, I’m talking about high quality healthy fats like olive oil, macadamia, flaxseed, and avocados. How much and what kinds of food really depends on the person. You’ll need to calculate your macros, create a meal plan, and stick to it if you want to see results.
The idea of using my body’s stored fat as fuel sounded like the answer to my post-baby problems, so I gave the ketogenic diet a run. After a week on the new diet, I quickly realized it was not for me. I have a lot of willpower when it comes to losing weight and getting healthy, but even I couldn’t handle a diet with 5% carbs. That’s when I discovered exogenous ketones.
What are Exogenous Ketones?
Exogenous ketones are the second way to put your body into ketosis. If you want to get into ketosis quickly, think the ketogenic diet is too restrictive, or want to avoid the keto flu, then exogenous ketones are for you.
After discovering exogenous ketones and having amazing results, I created the Fast Track to Fat Loss, a one of a kind weight loss program that simplifies nutrition and helps women tackle stubborn problem areas once and for all. Women who join the Fast Track to Fat Loss get a complete guide to utilizing exogenous ketones, 10 days worth of ketones, and one on one support, answers, and advice from me.
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