Have you thought about trying the keto diet? Eating keto has become popular, and for many great reasons. People are breaking through difficult weight loss barriers with much success. They feel more energetic, happier, clear-minded and even have better workouts. Through eating keto, the body is trained to burn fat for fuel, rather than sugar. This happens naturally when no sugars are present in the bloodstream. However, did you know that taking a supplement like Exogenous Ketones can be helpful as you transition into ketosis? It can help you get into ketosis much faster, and can even help you stay there.

The body starts producing ketones as you stop eating sugar and start eating more healthy fats. It can then burn the ketones for fuel. If you take Exogenous Ketones (ketone salts), the body will start burning them sooner. You won’t lose as much weight until you stop eating sugar, but a supplement like Exogenous Ketones can help you transition into a state of Ketosis a little easier and faster. You may not even have as many symptoms of the “keto flu.” This is what you may experience as your body detoxes from sugar addiction. You can get headaches, fatigue, nausea, or mood swings. When no sugar is present in the bloodstream, but you replace them quickly with supplemental ketones, then your body has fuel to burn, and you don’t miss the sugars as much.

Having a smooth transition into ketosis has a lot of benefits. If your transition is smooth, you are more likely to keep going with this eating program. Some people quit within the first few days, just because it’s uncomfortable. The Exogenous Ketones help reduce the discomfort. They can also help you lose more weight, because the faster you get into ketosis, the sooner the weight starts dropping off.

With keto eating goals, the name of the game is getting yourself into ketosis, so many people ask “How do you know you are in ketosis?” 

4 Ways to Know You are in Ketosis

  1. Your breath may smell. This fruity essence is from the acetone in your bloodstream which ends up in your breath and urine. It’s not convenient for your social life, but it’s excellent for your health. Just brush your teeth after each meal, and keep in mind the health benefits.
  2. You’ll start losing weight. This is a sure sign of ketosis that many of us know and love. When the pounds start dropping off, you know you are doing something right. During your first week on the keto eating plan, you may experience significant weight loss. You could lose 5-10 pounds in one week. This is from the body losing some of its extra water weight. Hydrate and keep going.
  3. Decreased appetite. One of the very best side effects of keto eating is not being as hungry. Your body turns into a lean, mean, fat-burning machine, and doesn’t crave the constant carbs it once did. However, you may crave healthy foods, which is sure to make you happy!
  4. Increased focus and energy. Some people do keto just for the brain benefits. It’s helpful with overall brain health because the brain is about 60% fat, so eating keto is perfect brain fuel. Also, when you don’t have sugar pumping through your veins, your body and brain can use the nutrients it would have needed for carbohydrate metabolism on other things like improved focus, memory and energy.

What can I eat on the keto diet?

Eating keto is all about going super low on carbs, and replacing those calories with healthy fats. According to Dr. Hotze, ideally while eating keto, you get about 70% of your calories from fat, and the other 30% from carbs. Meat should only be a very small percentage of your diet. You only need about 2-6 ounces of meat at a time.

  1. Low carb vegetables like cauliflower, zucchini, bell peppers, broccoli, etc.
  2. Cheese
  3. Avocado
  4. Meat
  5. Seafood
  6. Eggs
  7. Coconut or olive oil
  8. Cottage cheese and unsweetened Greek yogurt
  9. Blueberries are very low carb, so you can have them on keto!
  10. Nuts

What happens if I cheat?

We do not recommend cheating on the keto eating plan, because it can easily take 1-3 days to get back into ketosis, but if you do cheat, here are a few things you can do: 

  1. Go back to very low carbs.
  2. Focus on healthy fats, moderate meat/protein intake and leafy greens.
  3. Eat fewer calories the day after you cheat. This helps your body recover.
  4. Take Exogenous Ketones to help you get back into ketosis!

We hope this information helps you maximize your keto eating experience and get the most benefit from your planning and extraordinary efforts. You are doing great. Stick with it!

Is it safe to do Keto long-term?

The short answer is…YES! A study of 83 obese patients revealed that the keto style eating plan reduces body weight, blood sugar and triglycerides. It also helps increase HDL (good) cholesterol! (1) You will feel better while eating keto, and your body will be in a much healthier state. Your heart health and brain health will improve. As long as you also eat a good amount of vegetables, your cancer risk will also be reduced.