You heard the buzzword on talk shows and vlogs, the numerous articles online and in the grocery aisle, and the barrage of shared posts by your friends and others on social media. But what exactly is the Keto Diet?
The “keto” in a ketogenic diet comes from the fact that it allows the body to produce small fuel molecules called “ketones”.
This is an alternative fuel source for the body, used when blood sugar (glucose) is in short supply. On a ketogenic diet, your entire body switches its fuel supply to run mostly on fat, burning fat 24-7. When insulin levels become very low, fat burning can increase dramatically. It becomes easier to access your fat stores to burn them off. When the body produces ketones, it enters a metabolic state called ketosis. The fastest way to get there is by fasting – not eating anything – but nobody can fast forever. A keto diet, on the other hand, can be eaten indefinitely and also results in ketosis. It has many of the benefits of fasting – including weight loss – without having to fast.
Let us quickly state the Keto Diet is definitely not for everyone, and before you take on the Keto Diet you should consult with a medical professional.
The key structure of encouraging the Keto diet and process is how you eat. The main item you watch is your intake of carbs and sugars. Unprocessed meats, fish and seafood are great low carb proteins to add to your Keto diet success. For those looking for a tasteful and fun way to keeping this diet, grilling is a great feature to add to your meal planning.
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Our recipe for these flavors are both low carb as well as sugar free. Our sugar free sauces have been featured on several Keto YouTube videos, Keto Blogs, and other discussion boards like Reddit.
So if you are on the Keto diet and looking for a flavorful option to add to your next meal, order your selections today, and be to let us know what you think.