What is Keto and a Ketogenic Diet?
Ketogenic diets are focused on increasing the amount of protein and fat in your diet and reducing the amount of carbohydrates. The idea is to make your body start burning the fat as opposed to storing carbs. Each body is very different and is more efficient and burning different types of calories.
What happens to my body on a Ketogenic diet?
Ketosis is a normal metabolic process. When the body does not have enough glucose for energy, it burns stored fats instead; this results in a build-up of acids called ketones within the body. Some people encourage ketosis by following a diet called theketogenic or low-carb diet.
On this diet, your body starts focusing on burning stored fats. In order to prevent burning muscle, you want to increase your protein and fat intake, while dramatically decreasing your carbohydrate intake.
When you ingest carbohydrates and have a surplus, your body can readily and easily convert those into fat and store them. The same is not true for fats and carbohydrates, it is more difficult for your body to process and store those as new fat. But everything in moderation, your body is designed to store energy in excess.
What can I find here?
I try to put in recipes that I’ve cobbled together from various sources and modified to my liking. I like a variety of foods and try to keep my options wide and varied. I also try to focus on QUICK AND EASY. I don’t have time to sit and wait for something to cook over the course of several hours. The only ‘time consuming’ dishes might be roasts or something in the crockpot. Otherwise, I do most of the cooking using the Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker.