For quite some time now I’ve known about ketosis and the ketogenic diet. I started out hearing about its benefits for weight loss.
Seemed very cool. I knew some people it worked for, but I didn’t need to lose weight, so I didn’t give it much thought.
But then I started hearing more and more about it, and as it turns out being in nutritional ketosis is incredible for you in so many ways. SO many ways
I just named some in the infographic.
What is ketosis?
Well, our bodies run on (make energy from) glucose or fat. When your bodies use fat, they break the fat down into ketones. Our bodies default to glucose because it’s easier to break down and use. However if there is a lack of glucose, such as in a low-carb ketogenic diet, you’re body will start running more primarily on ketones and you will move into ketosis.
When you’re in an ideal deep state of ketosis your blood ketone levels will be 1.0-3.0, but light ketosis starts a 0.5 (you can get a blood measuring or urine measuring kit on amazon).
Note: ketosis is not the same as ketoacidosis – a life threatening condition associated with diabetes, in which your body can’t produce enough insulin.
You could google pretty much any chronic health problem (or non chronic) and ketones or ketosis and you’ll likely get some results about proven or probable benefits.
It seems to me from my research and knowledge to be especially helpful for anything to do with brain health and clarity, energy, and weight loss (well actually fat loss but the 2 often coincide).
So again (just incase the infographic doesn’t show up for you) we’re talking.
Benefits of Ketosis:
- Fat loss
- Muscle preservation
- Fast and sustained energy
- Reduces brain fog
- Improved focus
- Strength gain
- Better digestion
- Clearer skin
- Appetite suppression
- Better sleep
- Decreased inflammation
And my favorite not listed is the science suggest ketones may improve insulin sensitivity.
That is HUGE HUGE HUGE.
Insulin resistance in the modern plague on society, and at the root of so many health problems.
Including mine (autoimmune arthritis). It also affects all your other hormones.
So obviously ketosis is awesome.
But until earlier this year I assumed you had to go on the ketogenic diet, or do some cyclical ketosis with Bulletproof Intermittent Fasting.
I did the intermittent fasting a couple days a week and like it, but doing it everyday didn’t work for me personally.
Thing is diets are hard, and different diets are right for different people.
So I never really tried the ketogenic diet.
I eat as I share with my clients, lower carb, low sugar, low processed foods. High veggies!!! But not full-on ketogenic.
An EASIER WAY
BUT then I learned about an exogenous ketone supplement that has been quite the game changer for me.
And I’ve been doing quite well, as I’ve been sharing. But hey, when you learn about something that can help you improve even more!! And support your ability to heal even more!!!
When it comes to health I believe our bodies are designed to heal, we just need to
- Get out of it’s way, and allow it to do its thing – AND
- Support it when we know how to.
And ketosis is a way to support your ability to heal by improving your energy.
And this gamechanger I was introduced to is a way to get into nutritional ketosis using exogenous ketones instead of going on the full-time ketogenic diet.
Taking an exogenous ketone supplement can get you into ketosis in under 1 hour regardless of your diet vs. the 2-7 days it can take on the diet. HOW COOL IS THAT.
So it’s great for those on the keto diet that want to get deeper ketosis, or stay in ketosis if they accidentally mess up their diet. But it’s also really for anyone looking to support and up their health, bodies, and performance.
And if you didn’t know this about me, I’ll tell you now. I’m a lazy ass person that hates lines. Hates lines. I’m impatient. I’m of the opinion that life should be easy. Yes, easy. It doesn’t need to be heard. So if you can give me a short cut.
Hells yes I’ll try it.
And I did, and I’m so so glad I did.
My results after just 1 month:
- I’m sleeping better – And sleep is huge for healing
- We’re talking energy boost and improved strength.
I’ve been doing push ups everyday – or most days – and I was plateauing at 18/19. Struggling to push through. Do push ups after my drink and bam – pushed right on through to 25, no sweat. What?!! Come on. Awesome. I love that.
- Serious craving suppression. Which is awesome. Desire for night time snacks totally gone. Which is one of the reason it supports such great fat loss – which I personally don’t really need, but I’m telling you has been such a big deal for so many people.
And I just feel better. I feel awesome.
(It must be said. Typical results unknown).
If your today doesn’t look like you want it to, decide to do something about it.
I did, and that’s why I became a promoter for the ketone supplement I take.
I know, I know. You’re asking what is it you take? How do I find it?
Go to lifeupgradenerds.com to give it a try.
The Short of It: