It’s summer time so time to step up your game!!
Keto is a hot word that gets thrown around quite a bit!! Don’t let it confuse you!!
The whole idea of the keto diet is to eat and drink fat so your body burns FAT as it’s primary fuel.
Currently, your body is burning sugar in your bloodstream for its energy requirements. You get this sugar by loading up on foods that are rich in carbohydrates such as:
- Enriched flour like white bread, and
- Grains like rice or
- Heavily processed corn.
All these starchy foods pump a tremendous amount of carbohydrates in your system. The problem with that is when your body detects carbohydrates, it starts to produce insulin.
Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that allows your body to use sugar (glucose) from carbohydrates in the food that you eat for energy or to store glucose for future use.
When you adopt the keto diet, you switch over from burning sugar to burning fat. This is a big deal, because when your body burns sugar due to insulin, you’re not burning fat. This is an either-or proposition. Either your body is burning sugar, or it isn’t.
If you always use sugar as your primary energy source that nasty spare tire that you have been lugging around for many years will remain there!
When you eat fat and less sugar or carbs, your body begins to burn fat for fuel and you get slimmer, lighter, and better looking. What’s not to love?
So Bottom Line – Avoid those carb rich foods I mentioned above and start implementing intermittent fasting in order to gradually get your body to use it’s own FAT as it’s main energy source. It takes time but that is why I am here for you and I created The Simple Intermittent Fasting Journal for you to use!
Have a great weekend!!