Why Ketosis Works
After the first few days of your keto diet, your body starts to make a transition. It transitions to something called ketosis. Because of the lack of carbs your body starts to burn fat instead of sugar. This is a a good thing in case you were wondering.
your body adapts to using fat for fuel as the liver produces ketone bodies (“ketones”) for energy to replace glucose (sugar).
Ketones are a slower, much more efficient source of energy than glucose. Your body needs to break down fat from your diet and within your body in order to make ketones, unlike glucose, which is created when you consume carbohydrates.
Let’s look at it this way: ketosis converts your body into a fat-burning machine. You don’t have to use up all your energy stores before you lose fat, like on a standard high-carb diet.
Producing ketones does not guarantee the weight loss however it will result in you having more energy. You will also begin to feel more satisfied in between your meals. This means no late night binge eating, snacking between meals or even waking up hungry.
Ketosis isn’t just for fat burning, though. The way your brain gets energy on a ketogenic diet is one reason it’s so effective for seizures. You see, the brain needs far fewer ketone bodies than it needs glucose molecules. This super efficient energy means that people on a keto diet often eliminate brain fog and are able to think more clearly.
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