A keto diet is in general a low carb diet, with moderate amounts of protein and high fat where the body produces ketones in the liver to be used as energy. It’s referred to as many different names – ketogenic diet, low carb diet, low carb high fat (LCHF), etc.

When you eat something high in carbs, your body will produce glucose and insulin.

What Exactly Is Glucose?

Glucose is the easiest molecule for your body to convert and use as energy so that it will be chosen over any other energy source.

Insulin is produced to process the glucose in your bloodstream by taking it around the body.

Since the glucose is being used as a primary energy, your fats are not needed and are therefore stored. Typically on a normal, higher carbohydrate diet, the body will use glucose as the main form of energy. By lowering the amounts of carbs the body takes in, you are forcing the body into a state of “ketosis” where the body will turn to a different source for energy, your fat.

How will a Keto Diet help?

Ketosis is a natural process the body initiates to help us survive when food intake is low. During this state, we produce ketones, which are produced from the breakdown of fats in the liver.

The end goal of a properly maintained keto diet is to force your body into this metabolic state. We don’t do this through starvation of calories but starvation of carbohydrates. The main point here being that you can improve your health and increase your energy naturally simply by changing the way you eat.

Our bodies are incredibly adaptive to what you put into it – when you overload it with fats and take away carbohydrates, it will begin to burn ketones as the primary energy source. Optimal ketone levels offer many health, weight loss, physical and mental performance benefits.

7 Day Keto Diet Quickstart

Our laid out 7 day plan to get into Nutritional Ketosis is below. This bulletproof eating plan will get your body into a nutritional ketosis state in just 7 days. If you do not know how much you should be eating with the ketogenic diet please visit our Keto Diet Calculator here.

Keto Diet Quickstart