My life lessons have always helped me figure out what I don’t want, and what I’m not willing to put up with. I felt I have always learned the hard way.
In my health lessons, I have learned that I am not willing to put up with bloating, stressing about food, calories, weight, feeling weak, exhausted and the lack of a sex drive. I was pushing myself to the max and punishing myself with unhealthy tools such as over exercising, digestive teas, weighing myself everyday...
A lack of connection to my body and presence in my life were consequences I was no longer willing to live with.
Through self experimentation I tracked, recorded and evaluated the cause and effect of different diets and workouts. I used multiple techniques and food experiments to find out the reasons I was suffering. I found partial answers and slight changes but nothing came close to the results I experienced in my recent research and testing.
The freedom I've...
Ketosis has gotten a lot of attention lately. What's the big deal?
Well...the big deal is the benefits!
Weight loss is probably the #1 reason most people start a ketogenic practice, and is honestly what got my attention. However, when I started researching about ketosis, how to achieve it, why people use it and the benefits...I was highly impressed. I craved more information.
There is a mountain of information out there on ketosis so I will keep this part brief and basic.
The body's primary source of energy is glucose. The body brakes down foods containing carbohydrates (such as bread, pasta, quinoa, fruit, sugar) into glucose. In the absence of glucose, the body uses fat to produce small 'fuel molecules' called ketones, allowing the body to switch its fuel supply to run almost entirely on fat. It can use either stored fat or nutritional fat.
Ketosis is achieved when the body produces ketones. There are 2 ways to reach a state of ketosis: nutritional ketosis and...