The Beginners Guide To Ketosis: Investigating Low-Carb, High-Fat Eating
The only hard and fast rule of health is that health is personal and what works well for one person may not work for someone else.
Aside from that rule, there are “frameworks” that seem to benefit large groups of people.
One more level down from that are alternative strategies that benefit smaller groups.
Ketosis is likely one of those alternative strategies that works well for certain, smaller groups of people. So, right off the bat I want you to understand that Ketosis might not be for everyone.
I’m going to lay out the case for potential benefits of Ketosis. If it sounds interesting and beneficial to you, then consider trying it.
What Is Ketosis
Ketosis occurs when liver glycogen gets depleted and the body burns fatty acids for fuel.
The primary driver of this state is a very low carbohydrate intake. Often, it also requires a low protein, higher fat intake. You can also achieve a state of ketosis by not eating altogether.
The creation of ketones is a byproduct of this metabolic state. Ketones are a source of fuel, just as glucose is a source of fuel. Ketones tend to have some added benefits, though.