First things first, the ketogenic diet is not a "craze" or a fad diet. In fact, every registered dietitian had to create a ketogenic diet and various other therapeutic diets during their college or university training. Also, the ketogenic history and science both establish the fact that it is far from a fad diet; so let's do a quick review of both.
3 days ~ 3 weeks could alleviate just about any disease. In 1921 Dr. Woodyatt noted that acetone and betahydroxybuturic acid, (ketones that are a byproduct of fat metabolism), appeared in normal subjects consuming a diet too low carbohydrate/ too high fat ratio. With these findings and trials, the stage was set for the introduction of the ketogenic diet.
It is important to remember that following a ketogenic diet does not equal a high protein diet. In fact, proteins in the body are hydrolyzed (broken) at an accelerated rate in response to low blood sugar and ultimately converted into ketones. As the body continues to stay in this fasting state or moves towards a state of ketosis, bodily protein will eventually spare itself which eliminates the need for high dietary protein intake. Also, in the body's effort to spare protein, fat becomes the major source of energy which is why many people are successful at loosing weight on the ketogenic diet. If you're following a ketogenic plan and wish to know whether you're in ketosis, click here to for your test strips.
keto digestive complex. It's also important to remember that one can & should incorporate leafy vegetables
(non-starchy), into a ketogenic diet while keeping the carbohydrates low enough to achieve the desired goals!
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