Ketosis 101

​What is Keto?

Keto is short for Ketogenic Diet which is a low carbohydrate diet that allows your body to transition its primary energy source from carbohydrates to fat and ketones, a state known as ketosis. Keto i…

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​What are Ketones?

Ketones are unique energy molecules that are produced when the body does not have enough energy from carbohydrates. When the body does not have enough carbs, it reacts by burning more fat for fuel an…

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​What is the difference between Keto and Low Carb?

While the Keto Diet is a low carb diet, it is much different from all other low carb diets. One of the biggest differences is the degree of carbohydrate restriction. Most diets that are classified as…

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​Do you have a Keto Macros calculator?

We get it, it's hard to figure out how to calculate your macros (fats, carbs, and protein) when starting out on a ketogenic diet. To make this all easier for you, we have a Keto Calculator that you c…

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What is the fastest way to get into ketosis?

There are several techniques that can can be used to help get you into ketosis quicker. HIIT HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training may help you get into ketosis faster by stimulating greater fat b…

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What can I eat at a restaurant on Keto?

Eating out on a Ketogenic Diet is very doable at almost all restaurants. Do your research before you pick a restaurant and check out the menu to ensure you can find something that is Keto friendly. D…

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What is Ketosis?

Ketosis is a state that occurs in our body when we restrict our carbohydrate consumption to a degree that requires our body to burn more fat and produce an alternative fuel source in ketones. When ca…

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What is insulin?

Insulin is a hormone secreted by our pancreas in response to an increase in blood sugar. Insulin interacts with the cells in our body to help move excess glucose from the blood into the liver, muscle…

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What is the most optimal Ketone range?

It is impossible to determine the optimal ketone range since there are so many factors that impact ketone readings and it is possible that the length you have followed Keto may impact your ketone lev…

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Is Keto the same as Atkins?

You may be wondering how Keto is different from Atkins. While both diets may restrict carbohydrates to similar levels, Atkins tends to be a higher protein, low carb diet, while Keto is more of a high…

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Can vegans/vegetarians follow Keto?

It is possible for vegans and vegetarians to follow a Ketogenic Diet; however, this dietary approach can be very restrictive and challenging. Typically, the foods used to replace meat on a standard v…

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What are net carbs?

Net carbs refers to the carbohydrates you have left when you subtract fiber and sugar alcohols from the total carb count.

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What is the best way to measure ketosis?

There are three primary ways that ketones can be measured. Through urine strips, blood ketone meters, or breath ketone testing. Each of these three techniques has their own pros and cons; however, bl…

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If I go off of Keto, will I have to go through Keto-Adaptation again when I start back up?

Typically, if you have been Keto adapted previously your body will more easily adjust to using fat for fuel. However, the amount of carbohydrates you eat and the duration you spent not eating Keto wi…

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Is Keto the same as Paleo?

The main difference between Keto and Paleo is the degree of carbohydrate restriction. While Paleo can be a low carb diet, the emphasis is not on restricting carbs but rather on avoiding certain foods…

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Should I count total or net carbs?

Net carbs are the carbs you have left when you subtract fiber and sugar alcohols from total carb count. The problem with counting net carbs is that it can lead to a higher total carb intake and a hig…

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How do I get my ketone levels higher?

Currently, research has not supported a reason for the general population to chase higher ketone levels. However, there could be a case for having higher ketone levels for certain therapeutic cases o…

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How long does it take to get into ketosis?

Ketosis can occur at different rates in everyone and is dependent on numerous factors; however, most people can see elevated blood ketones within 1-2 days of fasting and/or carbohydrate restriction.…

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If I get my ketone levels higher, will I lose more weight?

Higher ketone levels do not mean you are going to lose more weight. Ketone levels being measured in the blood, urine, or breath are indicators of the amount of ketones circulating in the body or bein…

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Isn’t fat bad for your health?

Fat has long been demonized as being the cause for poor health, especially heart health. However, most of this is based on flawed research from the 60s, 70s, and 80s, that has shaped our dietary reco…

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Is Keto safe/healthy?

The Ketogenic Diet is not a new diet and has actually been used since the 1920s for treating various conditions. This dietary approach has even been established as safe for women, children, and elder…

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How do I know if I am in ketosis?

The most common way to see if you are in ketosis is by testing your ketone levels. There are several different ways to do this but the problem is that each method has different pros and cons, it is u…

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Is Cyclic Keto an effective strategy?

The Cyclic Keto diet consists of consuming carbohydrates 1 or 2 days a week and following a Ketogenic Diet for the other days. Currently, the research does not support the effectiveness or usefulness…

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Can/Should I do a carb refeed on Keto?

Carb refeeds are not supported by research for increasing results on the Keto and are not needed. The premise behind a carb refeed is typically replenishing carbohydrate stores but this is not necess…

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What is insulin resistance?

Insulin is the hormone that interacts with the cells in your body to help you move the excess blood glucose out of your blood to be used for energy or stored for later use. When we chronically consum…

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What is Keto-Adaptation?

Keto-Adaptation is a term used to determine when the body is adapted to not only producing ketones but also utilizing them for energy. The body can respond very quickly to calorie and carbohydrate re…

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What is insulin sensitivity?

Insulin sensitivity refers to how much insulin your body needs to release in order to move glucose out of the bloodstream and into the cells. You are considered insulin sensitive if your body only ne…

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I want to start a Ketogenic diet, what should I do first?

This starter guide is a great resource for beginning Keto: https://perfectketo.com/guide/ultimate-start-guide-ketogenic-diet/

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