WHAT IS THE KETO DIET AND KETOSIS?
The keto diet is a high fat low carb diet which is rapidly growing all around the world due to its health benefits.
A keto diet is used to get the body into ketosis and use fat as fuel instead of carbohydrates. During this process, the liver breaks down fat and produces ketones.
WHAT ARE KETONES?
During ketosis your liver breaks down fat into ketones. There are three type of ketones:
- Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB)
BHB is the most abundant, making up to 78% of total ketones in the blood and is the main ketone used for energy
When you are in ketosis your body uses these ketones from energy rather than glucose from carbohydrate.
One of the major benefits people feel from being in ketosis and using ketones as fuel is a mental a sharpness they have not felt before. This is because the brain loves ketones and can use them for energy much easier than it can for carbohydrates.
WHAT ARE MY ELITE BHB EXOGENOUS KETONES?
My Elite BHB Exogenous Ketones are a supplement used to bio hack the body into ketosis within 60 minutes. This means our body uses it’s own fat stores as fuel. The keto diet can take weeks to achieve ketosis, drinking My Elite Exogenous Ketones will put the body into a state of ketosis within 60 minutes. Enjoy all the amazing benefits without following a full keto diet.
DO I NEED TO BE ON A FULL KETO DIET FOR KETONES TO WORK?
No! You do not need to be on a full keto diet to experience the benefits of the product. Once you take My Elite Ketones your body will be in ketosis within 60 mins and your body will use the ketones for energy. The beauty of this is you do NOT have to follow a full keto diet and you can still get the amazing benefits.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MY ELITE BHB KETONES?
When the body breaks down carbohydrates to use as fuel, each gram of carbohydrates is worth 4 units of energy for the body. However, when the body breaks down fat to use as fuel each gram of fat is worth 9 units of energy for the body. This is why people see such a big increase in energy levels.
FAT AS FUEL
One of the main draws for ketones and it’s growing popularity is they cause our bodies to use their fat stores as fuel.
To keep it plain and simple the brain loves ketones. It is a lot easier for the brain to use ketones for fuel rather than glucose (carbohydrates). This is why people see a big increase in mental alertness and a reduction in brain fog.
Being in a state of ketosis can help relax the nervous system which can in turn improve sleep.
Being in a state of ketosis can help balance blood sugar levels and in turn can improve mood.
Ketones have been shown to have a positive impact on gut health.
IF I WANT TO FOLLOW A KETO DIET WHAT SHOULD MY DIET CONSIST OF?
If you are doing the keto diet you should be using the following macronutrients:
70-80% fat from good, healthy fats e.g nuts, seeds, avocados etc.
5% or less from carbs
WHAT FOODS CAN I EAT AND WHAT FOODS DO I NEED TO AVOID ON THE KETO DIET?
The same question seems to pop up every time keto is mentioned, “well what can I eat? And what foods do I need to avoid?”. Below are some examples of foods that are good to consume when doing the keto diet and what foods you should avoid.
KETO FRIENDLY FOODS
- Nuts (almond, macadamia and nut butters)
- Grass fed better Full fat cream
- Hard and soft cheese
- Olive oil, coconut oil and MCT oil
- Swiss chard
- Berries (small handful)
FOODS TO AVOID
- Grains (wheats, pasta, rice, barley, quinoa)
- High sugar fruits ( apples, bananas, oranges, grapes, watermelons, peaches, mango etc)
- Starchy vegetables (potato, sweet potato, carrots)
- Sugar (biscuits, sweets, soda, fruit juice etc)
WHY DO I FEEL LIKE I HAVE A COLD WHEN I DO THE KETO DIET AND HOW DO I STOP IT?
When people first try keto the complain about a number of symptoms e.g.
- Brain fog
There a few possible reasons for this, one is they are dehydrated and need to replenish their electrolytes. Keto causes our body to get rid of fluids quicker and so we loose our electrolytes so it is important to replenish these.
Another reason may be they are not eating enough. It is difficult when starting keto to know what to eat, make sure you are not under eating!
Our BHB supplement can help skip this phase by bio hacking your body and putting you in to ketosis within 60 mins.
IS KETOSIS SAFE?
Yes. ketosis is a natural process for the body. Ketone levels of 0.5-5mmol/L are safe.