If you are researching a high fat, low carb diet then you have probably heard people talk about being in Ketosis.
But what is a Ketosis Diet?
Ketosis is a term used for what happens when the body uses fat for energy because there isn’t any glucose to use. And this is a good thing if you want to lose weight.
When you stop or limit the amount of sugar (carbs) and increase the amount of fat you eat, your body will begin to use your reserved fat for energy and this will help you lose weight.
So A Ketosis Diet is when someone limits the number of carbs that they eat and increase the amount of fat that they eat. When you eat more fat and fewer carbs you will be in a fat burning mode which means your burning fat, not glucose!
And this is great because you will see a difference on the scale and how you feel as well. This state of fat burning is called Ketosis.
I can pretty much tell when I’m in Ketosis because I see the scale move, however, an easy way to tell is to simply use some Keto Sticks.
Using a keto stick is pretty easy. The best time to use it is first thing in the morning. (You simply pee on a stick. It isn’t rocket science. The darker the stick is, the more keto’s you have in your systems, meaning you are in Ketosis.
The Keto Stick will tell you that you are in Ketosis, meaning you are now a fat burning machine! You don’t have to use Keto sticks, but I find them motivating.
Can you lose weight when you are not in Ketosis? Absolutely! But I find when I’m in Ketosis, I am a fat burning machine!
If you want to learn more about Ketosis, than I highly recommend watching “The Case for Nutritional Ketosis” where Dr. Stephen Phinney explains what happens to the body when you are in nutritional Ketosis (strict-low carb diet) and how to use it to lose weight and possibly reverse diabetes.
I hope this helps to answer the question, What is a Ketosis Diet?
What are your thoughts about Ketosis? Have you ever done an extremely low carb (Ketosis) diet before? What were the results? I’d love to hear from you.