How a Ketogenic Lifestyle is the Secret to Sustained Energy.
Are you always tired?
Do you have spurts of energy and then you crash – like after you’ve taken an Energy Drink?
Do you always have snacks around so you don’t become the Food Monster?
If you can relate to any of the above, then you need to read further.
SAD (Standard American Diet)
The SAD often consists of high intakes of
Refined flours (white bread, white rice, pasta)
Lots of boxed foods(processed) that contain ingredients cooked up in a lab.
So when we eat a diet consisting of mainly carbohydrates the starches are converted to simple sugar molecules or glucose. Your body then absorbs the glucose and gives you a spurt of energy. Then there comes a crash so we automatically go eat some more carbs and sugars and get that extra burst of energy and then crash. This goes on and goes on and becomes a vicious cycle. And for every time we eat more to get that little burst of energy out bodies are storing all those extra calories as fat.
We are definitely not doing our bodies any favors. This increase in energy and crash affects our bodies in different ways. In most cases, if nothing else, you are left feeling sluggish and craving that energy in the form of carbs and sugar.
Step into the world of a Ketogenic Diet. It consists of about 5-10% carbohydrates, 15-25% Protein and the balance in healthy fats. The average person on a SAD eats around 225 grams of carbs every day. A keto diet limits this to less than 50 grams a day.
This forces your body to stop burning glucose and switches to a “fat adapted” state where it is burning fat for fuel – Ketosis. So this helps to eliminate the rise of energy and the crash that follows. It gives you a consistent flow of energy as it burns fat for fuel.
The only thing I recommend is that you don’t go cold turkey on the carbs and sugar, this leads to the keto flu and it isn’t fun. So each day eliminate a few more carbs and sugars so that you don’t run the chance of getting the keto flu.
If you have a sweet tooth like I do, then you will want to buy almond flour, swerve and/or erythritol to bake with.
Part of our blog each week will be recipes for desserts, breakfast ideas, lunch and dinner. There is a lot of good food out there. Organic meats that don’t have all kinds of fillers or antibiotics or hormones given to them is the best way to buy healthy meats. I especially love Butcher Box. Their choice of meats is all organic and you can structure the program to fit your needs and your choice of meats. AND best of all it delivers right to your house. Before I started using Butcher Box the only organic meat that I would eat was wild game once in a while. Once you start eating organic you may never go back to the grocery store for meat. It has amazing flavor that store bought meats don’t seem to have.
If you should have any questions about a Keto Lifestyle, please feel free to contact us or comment on our blog. I love helping people feel BETTER.