Not exactly, but since each woman has her own life and needs, and is probably reallllly busy, I want to talk about ketosis, specifically with my ladies out there!
…If someone asked you, “who does keto,” do you picture a man? Why?? You shouldn’t, because not only is keto for us ladies too, but it makes us look incredible!
The problem is, we’re busy and on-the-go all the time. This leads to undereating, overeating or stress eating, and it can be hard to find a balance that allows for a full schedule and a healthy lifestyle.
That is where the high-fat, low-carb diet can fill the void…Keto!
What is Ketosis?
Ketosis is a state the body enters when you limit the intake of carbohydrates (low-carb) and increase the consumption of healthy fats (high fat). When your body lacks glucose that comes from carbohydrates to burn for energy, your body goes searching for an alternative fuel source and starts to burn excess fat.
By introducing a high-fat, low-carb diet, a.k.a. the keto diet for women, you can stay in control, feel satiated, and keep your metabolism up without the need for six meals a day, lugging around protein-rich foods, or being tied to an eating schedule. It’s a great way for women to lose the fat and feel good, with a much easier plan to follow.
Another tool to help you reach this state is exogenous ketones…
What are ketones?
When your body breaks down fat for energy, it produces a substance called ketones. By adding exogenous ketones as a supplement to your diet, you can put your body in a state of ketosis faster and easier.
Exogeneous ketones are a powder supplement that will make it easier to maintain a high-fat, low-carb lifestyle without being hungry and feeling tied to a strict regimen. A keto diet for women has other benefits outside of just fat loss. Since your body knows you are doing good things for it when ketones are present, other areas start to respond as well. Ketones have been shown to increase mental clarity, energy, and control while reducing appetite. They are another tool to make your life easier and staying healthy!!
Become a Keto Kween!
We know you’re busy, girl…but my diet guides, workout plans, fasting Keto Reboot, and all the tutorials I give you about my lifestyle are designed to be as QUICK AND EASY as possible!
I know you’re not just going to take my word for it, and I don’t blame you, you’re a smart lady! So if you want to see an example meal in action, the keto diet for women, and absolutely delicious/easy-peasy to make…
Check out my cooking video to see how it all comes together!!
Because, athletes sure do!
Exogenous ketones consumption among athletes continues to rise in 2018! A ketogenic diet has become the pinnacle of meal planning for many athletes.
Just as a refresher: keto = high-fat dieting and eating roughly fifty grams or less of carbohydrates per day. This is the same as eating only two slices of bread or a cup of rice.
What are Ketones?
Ketones are produced in the liver. They are small amounts of fat that amass from intense fat metabolism. This occurs when the levels of carbs are exceptionally low in the cells.
To increase the level of ketones in your body cells and tissues, do these two things!!
As long as you are not taking medications and are not diabetic, doing this will 100% (actually, way more than that) boost the ketones in your cells.
Why Should You Try a Keto Diet, and Take Exogenous Ketones?
If you are a professional marathoner or do high-performance exercises, you may wonder why keto would ever be right for you…Carbs = energy, right?
Being on keto = re-fueled body without the need to eat more carbs when running or racing.
Second, this diet reduces your chances of developing stomach issues like bloating, which you DEFINITELY GET when you eat carbohydrates during training…
Your body can rely less on the carbs stored in your liver and muscles (glycogen) and more on the carbs you consume in the form of drinks and edibles.
Are Exogenous Ketones a Super Fuel??
(Yes!) Let me break down a couple studies for you…
The first study shows that BHB can generate more energy per breath of air than you can on a diet.
Cyclists were given a 3D form of BHB (links a precursor with acetoacetate ketone molecules. Basically, it’s similar to exogenous ketones!)…Half of this drink was consumed before exercise and the rest during exercise.
The cyclists who consumed the ester drink didn’t experience gut issues while exercising!! At all! For some of us, that is just so huge!
The BHB ester also improved the cyclists’ performance over a one hour ride. So, basically, exogenous ketones = a big ol’ YES!
Starting on a Ketogenic Diet
Eating a diet that’s low in carbs and high in fat doesn’t always start smoothly for some people during their intense training sessions.
You’re gonna endure the SENSATIONS of hunger and irritability, but they’re just that, sensations.
Over time a short time, however, the body adapts to the diet, and a person leads a normal life.
Exogenous ketones will help you even more with getting your ketone levels up and thus adapting to the keto diet more quickly!
The main products on the market now are labeled “salts” of BHB, and this refers to calcium, sodium, and potassium —all related to the BHB ketone molecule. There’s also an ester called ketone pro-nutrient, as an alternative kind of BHB. In this case, the BHB is not connected to a salt molecule; it is linked with a precursor of another ketone and ketones are released during digestion.
BHB salts are readily available to everyone, but should be taken in moderation to avoid abdominal pain. Digestive distress is a slight concern if you decide to take ketone supplements containing MCTs (Medium Chain Triglycerides), as is a common additive in ketone supplements.
That’d be no good, but with my ketones and my diet plan, you don’t have to worry about over-consumption.
So go buy some keto sticks or strips, and meet me back here when you’re ready to get those levels up!