Ketosis is a normal metabolic process, something your body does to keep working. When it doesn’t have enough carbohydrates from food for your cells to burn for energy, it burns fat instead. As part of this process, it makes ketones. Ketones are substances that are made when the body breaks down fat for energy. When you cut way back on your calories or carbs, your body will switch to ketosis for energy.
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A ketogenic diet is a way of eating that promotes a state of ketosis in the body. Generally speaking a ketogenic diet will have the following macronutrient ratios:
- High Fat – 60%-80% of total calories come from fat.
- Moderate Protein – 15%-35% of total calories come from protein.
- Low Carbohydrate – 5% or less of total calories come from carbohydrates.
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Not only is potassium a required mineral for ketogenesis (the process of turning fat into energy), it’s also critical for exercise because of its role in metabolizing foods, muscle contraction (including the muscles of the heart!).
The difference between “lazy keto” and “strict keto”
- Lazy keto: Not counting calories, only counting carbs, usually staying under 20 grams of carbs per day.
- Strict keto: Counting calories while following a keto diet (low carb, high fat).
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