Searching for that perfect diet amidst the sea of diet fads these days makes life harder and even more stressful, it’s no wonder most of us cannot stick to a healthy fulfilling diet. Everything you hear about is how to quit eating fats and calories! We are told these are the enemy. Really? Is this the healthiest way and does eating barely any fats and calories actually help the body to process fat correctly and reduce it or have we been duped by modern societies “skinny girl complex”? The answer is the latter, and even worse if you are putting your body into survival mode it begins to store fat (which we refer to as “stubborn fat”) because this is the kind that refuses to leave because your body is telling you that it’s trying to survive the delirious diet you are putting it through!
There is Insulin and then there are Ketones. Insulin is the one that will keep shoving itself into the fat cells that welcome it happily. These are the fat cells that fill up and won’t empty “ever” as long as you are eating a low fat, low calorie diet. What a high glucose diet does is cause our body to burn energy so quick that we need more and more, nothing is enough and at the same time our body is storing every bit of fat that it can in order to “survive”. “Ketones are produced when the body burns fat for energy or fuel. They are also produced when you lose weight or if there is not enough insulin to help your body use sugar for energy. Without enough insulin, glucose builds up in the blood. Since the body is unable to use glucose for energy, it breaks down fat instead.” -joslin.org
note: starting any new diet should be reviewed by a doctor if there are any pre-existing health conditions.
The Keto diet is much different, it’s all about eating healthy fats, which means a higher calorie diet. What does this do to our bodies:
Ketosis is a natural process the body initiates to help us survive when food intake is low. During this state, we produce ketones, which are produced from the breakdown of fats in the liver. The end goal of a properly maintained keto diet is to force your body into this metabolic state. We don’t do this through starvation of calories but starvation of carbohydrates.
What are the Benefits of a Keto Diet?
- Long Term Weight Loss
- Lower Blood Sugar
- Mental Focus
- Increased Energy & Normalized Hunger
- Helps to Manage Epilepsy
- Helps to Manage Cholesterol & Blood Pressure
- Lower Insulin Levels & Manage Insulin Resistance Including Symptoms
- Reduction of Cellulite
THE AUTHOR OF THE KETO BEGINNING LEANNE
“I eat 200 grams of dietary fat per day. And, in 2 months, I lost 20 poundsand reduced my body fat percentage from 32% to 20%.
I’m in the best (hottest) shape of my life. The kind-of-hot that makes you want to pinch yourself to validate if what you’re experiencing is actually real life.
I have achieved flawless health and hotness through a jacked-up version of paleo – high in whole foods, free of allergens and budding with ridiculously easy meal prep. No pack-along snacks, calorie counting or make-ahead craziness required. This is easy nutrition for real life.
My body has found its happy place. Perfect weight, no cellulite included. Normalized hormone levels, perfect blood pressure, balanced cholesterol and blood sugar, glowing skin, outrageous energy, and zero cravings.”
QUALIFIED NUTRITION SUPPORT
This whole food-based, low-carbohydrate, high-fat, moderate-protein approach to nutritional ketosis is the first of it’s kind, offering a unique approach to everyday meals using common, accessible ingredients that support the safe transition into; and maintenance of, nutritional ketosis – completely dairy and grain-free.
As a Holistic Nutritionist who prides herself in feeling liberated on a “restricted” diet, I am confident that the resources, recipes and plans that I’ve created here will empower you to switch to a style of eating that has the potential to radically change your health and happiness, as it has mine.
This is easy nutrition for real life. -Leanne (click here to find out much more about Leanne’s Detailed Meal Plans, Recipes and Shopping Lists!”
It’ all about lowering carbs and eating healthy fats. Did you know that good Fats can balance your hormones and this is the main key to health in general. Stay feeling fulfilled and happy! No more sugar shakes or drops, no more dizziness, headaches, nausea, bloat and heart burn.
You will be surprised what eating less sugar and carbs can do for you!