What Is Ketosis? Ketosis is a natural metabolic state in which your body runs primarily on fats and ketone bodies, instead of carbohydrates (i.e., glucose). What Is a Ketogenic Diet? Any dietary protocol that allows one to achieve and maintain ketosis (as described below) is the ketogenic diet for that person. The clearest explanation of … Continue reading Ketosis and Ketogenic Diets
The word "keto" has exploded all over the media and the marketing world. What does this mean? The word "keto" is short for ketosis and ketogenic diet. There are thousands of books and cookbooks on "the ketogenic diet" and a full spectrum of "keto" products to buy and eat, drink, and supplement your diet, with … Continue reading What Is Ketosis?
Those who have been most successful in lowering blood glucose, losing weight, and reversing other diabetes symptoms have eliminated (1) all refined carbohydrates (sugar and starches) and (2) transfats. Goal: To achieve and maintain an A1C of 4.0-5.6%, fasting blood glucose of 70-99 mg/dL (3.8-5.6 mmol/l), no blood glucose spikes above 140 mg/dL (7.8 mmol/l), … Continue reading Reversing Diabetes with LCHF
When I put this question into Google, the first article that came up was "The Ketogenic Diet 101: A Detailed Beginner’s Guide" (June 17, 2017). And it is, indeed, one of the best articles on this topic with a lot of references to documented studies. Simply put, a ketogenic diet is any diet that allows … Continue reading What is a Keto Diet?