Ketosis: What is ketosis?
These health benefits could be due to the loss of excess weight and eating of healthier foods, rather than a reduction in carbohydrates. Longer-term adherence to the ketogenic diet does not appear to yield great benefit.
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... is a natural state of the metabolic process. When a person has reached ketosis, their body is burning stored fat instead of glucose.
The end goal of a properly maintained keto diet is to force your body into this metabolic state
Is a metabolic state. Think of being in or out of ketosis like the settings in a hybrid car; you can rely on gas or electricity to different degrees.
In ketosis, we rely on fat instead of carbs for energy and do so to such an extent that we start making ketones from fat.
Ketones aren’t just a form of energy, they’re powerful signaling molecules. They regulate the expression of genes and dampen inflammatory processes.
Your body is always producing a very low level of ketones, irrespective of your diet. You start producing more of them when following a diet that’s high in fat and low in carbs.