Ketosis in a nut shell

Ketosis is a alternative form of energy for the body that runs off of fat. All glucose stored in the body, which is supplied by carbs, must be used up before the process of ketosis can begin.

The more one is keto adapted, the less time it takes to re-enter ketosis. Carbohydrate intake has to be severely restricted to less than 50 grams per day. One cannot eat large amounts of carbohydrate and protein (yes, too much protein can kick you out of keto is), and expect to enter ketosis regardless of what the ketone meter reads.

Chocolate and Cheese

I use chocolate and cheese to spice up my Low Carb diet. A sustainable diet is the best diet.

One small thin square (about 10 grams) of 85 percent chocolate contains about 2 grams of carbs.

Chocolate, especially dark chocolate, contains high levels of antioxidants, as well as a natural mood enhancer.

Hard cheeses (e.g. cheddar, gouda, Emmental) are high-fat with little carb.

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Building muscles on Keto

For those who want to build muscle while on Keto Diet, you may want to consider adopting a cyclical ketogenic diet. This involves following the standard ketogenic diet from Monday through Friday, then eating a high carb, low fat diet at weekends. Replenishing your carb stores at the weekend will give you enough ‘juice’ through the week’s workouts. You also will not have to be a social ‘outcast’ during weekend. How can you reject a bowl of steam rice from your Mother-in-law?

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