For a Healthy Metabolism, Vary Your Diet!

Intermittent Fasting

Fasting can resensitize your cells to hormones like insulin, decrease your risk of diabetes and heart disease, and protect you from neuro-degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. In addition, it decreases systemic inflammation, removes damaged cells from the body, and reduces your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

During a fast, your body breaks down old, damaged cells and replaces them with new, healthy ones!

Ketogenic Eating

“Keto” diets have become somewhat of a fad in the last few years, and people often utilize them to lose weight quickly. The truth is, though, that there’s not one specific “keto diet” you have to follow to achieve ketosis, which is when your body starts burning stored fat for energy instead of using carbs to do the job. You achieve ketosis by consuming a certain percentage of carbs, fats, and proteins each day. But many people don’t focus on getting foods rich in nutrients — instead, all they worry about is keeping their carb intake low.

Myself and others in the health community instead champion “clean” keto, which still focuses on hitting the right macronutrient breakdowns to enter ketosis, but doing so while eating whole, nutrient-dense foods that improve your health.

When done the right way, ketogenic eating does way more than help people shed extra pounds — it’s fantastic for clearing brain fog, reducing inflammation, improving energy, and generally helping your body operate at a higher level!

How to Achieve Ketosis

To achieve ketosis, aim for daily macronutrient ratios of 65–70% fat, 20–25% protein, and 5–10% carbohydrates. Eat 50 net carbs or less each day (net carbs = a food’s total carbs minus dietary fiber). If you find you’re still struggling to get into ketosis at that level, try dropping it to 30 net carbs per day. You can use the Carb Manager app to track these ratios with ease — it’s a wonderful tool that will calculate how many grams of fat, protein, and carbs you need for the day. And be sure you’re taking blood measurements to confirm whether or not you’re actually in ketosis — don’t rely on guessing! I don’t recommend using urine strips to test — instead, use a blood meter like Keto Mojo to test your ketone and glucose levels.

Training your body to utilize fat for energy through ketogenic eating is easier than you think!

Keep Your Body Guessing!

Don’t forget…when it comes to your eating, variation is key! It’s great for your body to introduce things like ketogenic eating and fasting into the mix, but you want to cycle high carb days in as well, and when you break a fast be sure to eat a good, nutritious meal. Keep your body guessing!

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