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Ketogenic is the new Paleo (for me)

Since March 6th of 2017, due to some pressing health issues of myself and my husband we have been doing the keto way of life. This will how things will be for at least me for the future. I can not imagine this way of life will change ever for me. I was diagnosed with 1. pre-diabetes and 2. Celiac. I was weighing in at 265 pounds and wearing a woman’s plus size of 24. I do not have my gallbladder which made me a little apprehensive that I would suffer quite a lot of problems eating high fat, low carbohydrate and medium protein. And to be honest, I had a couple wrinkles, but things have been going really well for me and even better for the husband, who has A-Fib. I have become a moderator on a keto page out in face book land and have been personal chefing for a dear friend of mine who I found chefing, she started out as a client and is now also a good friend. The basics of keto.  A ketogenic diet is a very low-carb diet, which turns the body into a fat-burning machine. It has many potential benefits for weight loss, health and performance, but also some potential initial side effects

The “keto” in a ketogenic diet comes from the fact that it makes the body produce small fuel molecules called “ketones”. This is an alternative fuel for the body, used when blood sugar (glucose) is in short supply Ketones are produced if you eat very few carbs (that are quickly broken down into blood sugar) and only moderate amounts of protein (excess protein can also be converted to blood sugar).

Ketones are produced in the liver, from fat. They are then used as fuel throughout the body, including the brain. The brain is a hungry organ that consumes lots of energy every day, and it can’t run on fat directly. It can only run on glucose… or ketones.

On a ketogenic diet your entire body switches its fuel supply to run almost entirely on fat. Insulin levels become very low and fat burning increases dramatically. It becomes easy to access your fat stores to burn them off. This is obviously great if you’re trying to lose weight, but there are also other less obvious benefits, like for example less hunger and a steady supply of energy.

When the body produces ketones it’s said to be in ketosis. The fastest way to get there is by  fasting – not eating anything – but obviously it’s not possible to fast forever.  A ketogenic diet, on the other hand, can be eaten indefinitely and also results in ketosis. It has many of the benefits of fasting – including weight loss – without having to fast.

To read more about this please go to https://www.dietdoctor.com/

They have a wealth of information, and join up I did. They have great lists of what to eat, recipes, and even offer a membership that gives great information and video’s.

Now down to the nitty gritty, I have lost 37 pounds and I have gone from a size 24 to a 16 or 14 I was in a XXXL top and now wear XL. I did that in eight months, I am not a spring chicken anymore (55 years young) and I have a under active thyroid so this is stellar! I am going to start doing how to video’s and honest reviews on products that I try. So stick around and lets see what goes on in my little part of the world!

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