So you’re thinking about trying out keto. Or maybe you’ve already tried it but feel confused if you’re even doing it “right.” Or maybe you’ve been doing it “right” but felt like it is complicated and unsustainable. Well...I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be that way. Keto can be sustainable, very simple, delicious and also incredibly healthy!
Before I jump into how to make keto simple, let's talk about what it means to truly be “keto”. While many focus solely on eating “all the fat”, there is actually a biological process, known as ketosis, happening. Ketosis is a state in which your body favors fat metabolism over glucose metabolism. To know whether or not you are in ketosis, you would use a monitor which tells you if the ketones in the blood are elevated above baseline.This means that “eating keto” may not be the same for everyone.
In other words, there is no “right” or “wrong” ketogenic diet.
Your ketogenic diet is right when you are burning fat which can be measured with a blood ketone meter. (Just a side note: there are breath ketone meters on the market but as of this publishing, their accuracy is still in question.) This also means that the right ketogenic diet for your neighbor may not be the right ketogenic diet for you.
Just willy nilly eating less than 50g of carbohydrates per day, which is a common recommendation, may or may not get you into a state of ketosis. And believe it or not, some people can eat over 100g of carbohydrates per day and still be in a state of ketosis.
What matters most is that you are burning fat and you’ll know if you are when you can measure ketones in your blood!
So, how do you make that happen...easily?!?
Here are three ways you can get started down the path to becoming a fat burner without a lot of fuss.
Tiana Rockwell is a certified nutritional therapist, avid endurance athlete and dark chocolate lover. She believes that by eating REAL food, we can balance our body and reach optimal health and wellness!