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What “keto” means

 

A keto or ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet which can help you burn fat more effectively. Tens of thousands of people have already experienced its many proven benefits for weight loss, health and performance.

 

The “keto” in a ketogenic lifestyle comes from the fact that it allows the body to produce small fuel molecules called “ketones”.2This is an alternative fuel source for the body, used when blood sugar (glucose) is in short supply.

 

Ketones are produced if you eat very few carbs (that are quickly broken down into blood sugar) and only moderate amounts of protein (excess protein can also be converted to blood sugar).  The liver produces ketones from fat. These ketones then serve as a fuel source throughout the body, especially for the brain. The brain is a hungry organ that consumes lots of energy every day, and it can’t run on fat directly. It can only run on glucose… or ketones.

 

When a person's body is a ketogenic state, the body converts its fuel supply to run mostly on fat, burning fat 24-7. When insulin levels become very low, fat burning can increase dramatically. It becomes easier to access your fat stores to burn them off.  This is great if you’re trying to lose weight, but there are also other less obvious benefits, such as less hunger and a steady supply of energy. This may help keep you alert and focused.

 

When the body produces ketones, it enters a metabolic state called ketosis. The fastest way to get there is by fasting – not eating anything – but nobody can fast forever.

 

A keto lifestyle, on the other hand, can be eaten indefinitely and results in ketosis. It has many of the benefits of fasting – including weight loss – without having to fast.

The “keto” in a ketogenic lifestyle comes from the fact that it allows the body to produce small fuel molecules called “ketones”.2This is an alternative fuel source for the body, used when blood sugar (glucose) is in short supply.

 

Ketones are produced if you eat very few carbs (that are quickly broken down into blood sugar) and only moderate amounts of protein (excess protein can also be converted to blood sugar).  The liver produces ketones from fat. These ketones then serve as a fuel source throughout the body, especially for the brain.

The brain is a hungry organ that consumes lots of energy every day, and it can’t run on fat directly. It can only run on glucose… or ketones.

 

When a person's body is a ketogenic state, the body converts its fuel supply to run mostly on fat, burning fat 24-7. When insulin levels become very low, fat burning can increase dramatically. It becomes easier to access your fat stores to burn them off.  This is great if you’re trying to lose weight, but there are also other less obvious benefits, such as less hunger and a steady supply of energy. This may help keep you alert and focused.

 

When the body produces ketones, it enters a metabolic state called ketosis. The fastest way to get there is by fasting – not eating anything – but nobody can fast forever.

 

A keto lifestyle, on the other hand, can be eaten indefinitely and results in ketosis. It has many of the benefits of fasting – including weight loss – without having to fast.

  • A lot of meal plans require prep, assembly, and actual cooking of the meals, are the FreshCatering Keto Meals ready to eat?
    Yes they are. Just microwave. (Each meal is in its own microwave friendly container, or toss in the oven, your call!)

  • Is this complicated, do I have to count calories?
    Simple answer no. FreshCatering counts all your macros for you, then you develop your own meal plan based on your personal needs and tastes. We'll help/suggest ways to improve your journey!

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