About Keto & Weight Loss
This page includes tips on getting started with the Ketogenic lifestyle. Click each button to navigate directly to that section.
What is keto?
Keto was originally used, starting in the 1920’s, to treat epileptic patients. Keto results in ketosis, a metabolic state, meaning your body produces ketones for energy, rather than using carbohydrates (glucose) as the main energy source. You are probably aware of Atkins, something similar to Keto. They differ in that Keto doesn’t include “phases,” but is a lifestyle.
How do I begin keto?
How Will I Know if I'm in Ketosis?
Trust me, you will know! It’ll be obvious by your sudden energy and lack of cravings. I don’t personally use ketone urine strips or ketone meters. I am not ‘chasing ketones’, so to speak. Easily enough, if your carbs are tracked and kept below a certain amount, you will be in ketosis.
Some other immediate signs that you’re on the right track may include:
- Bad Breath (Temporarily)
- Dry Mouth
- Increased Urination
How can I lose weight with keto?
WHAT I AVOID ON KETO AND WHY
WHAT IF WEIGHT LOSS ISN’T MY GOAL?
Consume closer to 30 – 40 total carbohydrates a day, depending on how many stop your weight loss. You should still be in ketosis, consuming this many carbs.
Be sure to consume enough calories to maintain your weight.