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What is Nutritional Ketosis?


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Nutritional ketosis is a healthy state in which your body burns fat as its primary fuel rather than glucose. Whether you are trying to lose weight or just restore your health, removing sugars and starches from your menu plan is essential to health and wellness. A keto-friendly menu plan is designed specifically to result in ketosis and deliver a host of healthy benefits. In ketosis, most of the body's energy comes from ketone bodies in the blood that were produced by the liver, rather than glucose from eating carbohydrates. It is important to remember that a significant percentage of the protein consumed will be converted to glucose, so eating a high protein diet can prevent you from attaining a state of ketosis.

Ketones Burn Fat More Efficiently

Since ketones can burn fat more efficiently than carbohydrates, eating low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) meals contributes to your energy levels, keeps you satiated, and helps automatically correct a lot of bad eating habits you might have picked up over the years. It’s best to include all types of fats in your diet, with an emphasis on saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Know what you shouldn't eat on a keto diet... trans fats, processed foods and starchy foods like bread, pasta, rice and potatoes. All of these can prohibit ketosis. It normally takes 3 to 4 days to reach ketosis after following a low-carb, high-fat diet based on eating keto-friendly foods.

Let MRC Personalize Your Menu Plan

Originally, the ketogenic diet was developed to help juvenile patients with epilepsy to better control their seizures. In ketosis your body switches its fuel supply to run almost entirely on fat. Following a keto menu plan, your fat storing hormone levels drop greatly which will turn your body into a fat burning machine. Fats are shown to be the most effective molecule to burn as fuel. By giving your body a better and more reliable energy source, you will feel more energized during the day.

Whether you're interested in losing weight or restoring your good health, or both, the Metabolic Research Center can personalize a menu plan that will work best for you. Our consultant will meet with you one-on-one to discuss your unique needs. Call the MRC nearest you to get started today.

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