What Is Ketosis?
There has been much hype about Ketosis and the keto diet, yet most of us are not familiar with what it is or how it can benefit us.
What is Nutritional Ketosis
Ketosis is a natural metabolic process in which the body uses fat instead of its primary fuel source glucose. Our bodies obtain glucose from the dietary carbohydrates that we consume, including:
- Sugars: Such as milk, yogurt, and fruits
- Starchy foods: such as bread, cereals, pasta
We can achieve nutritional ketosis when we reduce the number of carbohydrates we consume in our diet, and the body doesn’t have access to enough glucose to meet the body’s energy requirements.
When this happens, the body switches over from burning sugar to breaking down fat stores to provide glucose from triglycerides.
Both the fat from our diet and our body’s stores is broken down into ketones in the liver. These ketones are an efficient energy source for many organs, particularly the brain.
Everyone has very low levels of ketones (a type of acid) in their blood under normal conditions; however, when the body enters ketosis and switches to burning mostly fat, the levels of ketones in our blood increase.
Is Ketosis Dangerous?
Ketones are a byproduct of ketosis, and in small amounts, ketones serve to indicate that the body is breaking down fat, but high levels of ketones can poison the body, leading to a process called ketoacidosis.
Because of the potential dangers of high levels of ketones in our blood, we recommend that any ketogenic diet is followed under the supervision of a qualified doctor.
Some people are at higher risk of developing ketoacidosis including those with:
- Type 1 diabetes
- Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes
- Type 2 diabetes with minimal pancreatic function
This does not mean any anyone with these conditions can’t benefit from a diet like Lean Protein which is supervised by certified doctors who are aware of the patient’s condition and can help monitor ketone levels to prevent ketoacidosis.
Benefits of Nutritional Ketosis
Most individuals will obtain significant benefits from following a healthy, balanced, scientifically proven keto diet like the Lean Protein program.
The Lean Protein protocol will help you to achieve nutritional ketosis, which is known to improve:
Blood glucose control in diabetes
Overall metabolic health
Research also suggests that nutritional ketosis may have benefits for people with Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and may help to reduce the chance of developing certain forms of cancer.
Optimal Ketone Levels
If you are interested in our Lean Protein protocol, it is safe to say you want to lose weight in a safe, healthy way.
Achieving regular nutritional ketosis is not easy, but, with the help of our doctors and the scientifically designed Lean Protein protocol, you can make your weight loss goals a reality, faster than you think possible.
In terms of weight loss, achieving “light nutritional ketosis,” or 0.5 mmol/L-1.0 mmol/L, is a good starting point. From there, our specialists will help you achieve “optimal ketosis,” which is when your ketone levels are between 1.0 mmol/L-3.0 mmol/L.
The following graph will help illustrate the optimal ketones levels to achieve your weight loss goals.
Source: The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance by Jeff S Volek, Ph.D., RD, and Stephen D Phinney, MD, Ph.D.
The Ideal Protein diet plan offered by Revivify Medical Spa is the leading Keto diet that combines an easy to follow the meal plan, educational resources, physician supervision, as well as nutritional and emotional support from our diet coaches.
For more information book a consultation with Dr. Elahi or follow our Revivify Lean Clinic Facebook page for the next Free Weight Loss Event.
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