The Basics of Keto - Eat Complete
September 11, 2019

The Basics of Keto

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Lots of people have heard about the keto diet, and have even been encouraged to follow it without truly knowing how it works. We thought we’d write a short article to explain the basics of what Keto and Ketosis is, the things you need to do to follow the diet correctly, and the things to watch out for to make starting off your research easier.


What Is “Keto”?

Keto is a diet where your body mainly burns ketones instead of the standard glucose for energy. How most people get energy is by digesting carbohydrates and breaking them down into a type of sugar called glucose. This is then used to power our cells and make sure we have the energy to go about our daily business.

By limiting how many carbohydrates you eat in a day to generally no more than 30g a day, your body is forced to turn to fat for energy. It breaks these fats down into ketones and your body then uses those to power you.

When your body is using ketones for fuel, this state of being is called ketosis. The aim of a keto diet is to keep you in this…

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