Recently I wanted to explore the world of Ketosis. I thought I knew slightly about ketosis, but after doing a bit of research I soon realised how wrong I had been. 90 days later, after looking at numerous books, paying attention to countless podcasts and tinkering with various diets I know have a sound knowledge of ketosis.
This resource is made as being a reference guide for anyone seeking to explore the fascinating arena of ketosis. It is a resource that I wish I needed three months ago. Since you will soon see, many of the content below is not really mine, instead We have linked to referenced to professionals who use a greater knowledge of this topic than I ever will.
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A leading expert in the field of ketosis, defines it as: A state where your liver makes enough ketones to counterbalance the brains reliance upon glucose – P. Attia. For further of any detailed explanation make reference to Dr Peter Attia’s interview on the Tim Ferris Show. At regarding the 20minute mark, Peter does a great job of explaining ketosis. It is possible to listen to this HERE.
Otherwise I have paraphrased a number of his comments below: “Our ancestors lived in a time once we would go without food for extended periods. The human body can only store a finite level of glucose (sugar). Some within the muscles, and a few in the liver. Just the glucose kept in the liver could be utilised by the brain.
The mind uses about 20% in our daily metabolic fuel needs, and ordinarily functions using glucose. So there exists a problem, your brain is influenced by glucose, but we could only store a tiny amount of glucose in the liver.
The body needed a process to fuel the mind (and the body) even in times and then there was no readably available food. Converting protein to glucose was one possible mechanism – but this could mean a lot of muscle wasting which isn’t wise for our survival.
One other option – the superior option – will be the breakdown of fat in to a fuel that can be used by the brain. This can be a beautiful solution, because including the leanest individual could have weeks and weeks’ amount of auwenz stored as body fat. Your body stops working this fat within the liver and converts it into ketone bodies. Your brain can then utilise these ketones as a fuel source – forgoing the need for stored glucose or constant consumption of carbohydrates. These ketones could also be used to make ATP.
The body begins making ketones when either we go extended periods without food, or we restrict usually the one dietary component that stops ketone formation – this being carbohydrates and also minimising protein intake as this may also halt ketone. Subsequently, your primary way to obtain food is fat, with hardly any carbohydrate and a small amount of protein.”
Meanwhile Ben Greenfield, a physical fitness guru who also has a lot of experience with ketosis and athletic performance defines Ketosis as: Ketosis is actually a metabolic state where a lot of the body’s energy supply comes from ketone bodies inside the blood, as opposed to a state of glycolysis where blood glucose provides most of the energy. Ketosis is characterised by serum blood concentrations of ketone bodies over .5 millimolar with low and stable amounts of insulin and blood glucose levels. However, with ketone supplementation (as you’ll understand later in this article) ketosis can certainly be induced even though there are high degrees of blood glucose levels