The ketogenic diet goes back almost one hundred years, it is a high-fat, protein, low carbohydrate diet. To break it down very simply, it gets your body into fat burning mode, rather than sugar burning mode. You all know my motto, fat does not equal fat, sugar equals fat. (not just a motto, a true statement!)
Recently, scientists are linking the high-fat, low-carb,ketogenic diet to the treatment of certain psychological disorders as well as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and schizophrenia. How fabulous is that?
A big reason why I got excited about a ketogenic diet is because it reverses lactic acid in the body, which is a precursor for panic attacks, diabetes, cancer, and many other health problems plaguing the world today.
I also highly recommend getting the body into ketosis and following a variation diet, for overall health and well being.
The ketogenic diet focuses on high quality fats, which is going to keep you energized and mentally more clear. If brain fog, dizziness and low energy are some of your complaints you will need to amp up your healthy fats and protein and reduce refined carbohydrates and sugars. Yes even fructose found in fruits could be contributing to these symptoms.
It is called “ketogenic” because your body is actually burning ketones when done correctly. There is a specific protocol to getting your body into fat burning mode. I highly recommend following guidelines from a nutritionist who can get your body detoxed and properly ready. Since everyone is unique, getting into fat burning mode will be different for everyone.
When I changed over to a keto/variation diet, I immediately saw a surge in my energy (and enjoyed working out!) I was able to concentrate easily at work, and prioritize my schedule better because my brain fog had completely vanished. The benefits will show up in your body as well, my skin became acne free and for the first time my muscle definition was showing up quicker and with less work in the gym.