The ketogenic diet (also known as the keto diet) is a way of eating where you
actively help your body burn the excess fat that it has already stored. In order to do so, the amount of carbohydrates that you consume per day is limited (to 20-25 g of net carbs/day), and fat and protein make up the rest of your caloric intake.
When you limit the amount of carbohydrates that you are consuming, you enter a state called “nutritional ketosis”: your body can no longer rely on carbohydrates for its energy needs, and it now needs to start burning fat as its primary fuel source.
As a result, blood glucose remains much more stable throughout the day, and many people report INCREASED ENERGY and DECREASED APPETITE, which makes it easier to control the amount of food you’re eating.
The ketogenic diet has multiple benefits that go beyond weight control, such as reducing the risk of heart disease, fighting type 2 diabetes, improving blood sugar regulation and insulin sensitivity, fighting brain cancer and neurological disorders, and more.
Within a few days after beginning a ketogenic diet, your body will enter a metabolic state called “ketosis”. Ketosis is a completely natural and normal biochemical process that occurs in our bodies when fats are burned for fuel instead of glucose. This metabolic state only happens in the absence of carbohydrates in our diets.
When you eat carbohydrates, they get broken down into glucose and is used for fuel. Simultaneously, these carbohydrates will raise your insulin level. However, once you reduce your consumption of carbohydrates to less than 20-25 g of net carbs per day (for most people), blood sugar and insulin levels will remain much lower, and your hormones will signal to the fat cells in your bodies to release fatty acids. These fatty acids will be burned for fuel in a state called Ketosis.
As fatty acids are released, the liver converts them in to ketone bodies or ketones. This is the “magic” of ketosis. In fact, ketones are the by-product of a more effective fat burning process in our bodies than what we have been normally used to.
While beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) is the most abundant naturally occurring ketone in the body during ketosis, you can supplement exogenous BHB in the form of an exogenous ketone supplement. These ketones provide your body with immediate energy, increases cognitive function, improves blood sugar control and heart health, helps you burn fat while in ketosis, and helps alleviate cravings.
In order to successfully follow a ketogenic diet, you need to avoid foods that are high in carbs, and concentrate on the ones that are high in fat and protein. While fats and oils will be the majority of your caloric intake, you should try to aim for natural sources like meat and nuts, and use saturated and mono-saturated fats such as coconut oil, olive oil, and butter. Additionally, your protein sources should come from organic, pasture-raised and grass-fed meat. The rest of your diet may consist of different healthy fats, eggs, fish and seafood, non-starchy vegetables, and some berries.
You can, however, make a ketogenic version of a lot of dishes that are normally high- carb by substituting some of the ingredients. For example, you can replace all-purpose flour with coconut or almond flour, or replace sugar with natural sweeteners, such as stevia, and so on.
AMPD KetoPure provides a ready-to-use ketone body that acts as a natural energy supplement, increases performance, and improves focus. As briefly mentioned before, ketones are ideal for people on a low-carbohydrate diet (aka the Keto diet), however anyone looking to manage their weight and feel more energetic throughout the day can also greatly benefit.
I have been on the Keto diet for 3 months now and have incorporated AMPD KetoPure into my routine. However, I also practice intermittent fasting, so I don’t eat until about 10 am each day. I mix 1 scoop in 12-16 oz of water every 4-6 hours and am able to feel more focused and suppress my appetite until lunchtime! Two scoops throughout the day has made a huge difference in my energy levels while sticking to a low-carbohydrate diet. I have noticed a measurable increase in my energy levels and alertness, while avoiding any shakes or jitters like a caffeinated drink would typically cause.
I am NOT on a Keto diet – nor have I ever been, yet I still take KetoPure and feel its benefits. I to mix 1 scoop first thing in the morning before I head to the gym and feel energized, alert, focused, and ready to take on my workout! I typically mix another scoop when I get to work and need my second pick-me-up of the day. I truly love the way KetoPure makes me feel, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for extra energy throughout their day. You have my word – you do NOT need to be on a Ketogenic diet to benefit from the ketones in KetoPure! Works like magic.