🥓 How Your Body Converts Food Into Energy! 🥑
Have you ever wondered about the way your body converts food into energy? On a strict ketogenic diet, your food converts that food differently.
Normally, your body uses simple sugars in food to give you quick bursts of energy. This is because those simple sugars are easiest for your body to break down. But because your body is primarily using sugar as energy, everything else (including fat) gets stored in other places throughout your body.
When you switch to a ketogenic diet, however, your body doesn’t have access to the same amount of sugar. This sugar shortage forces a shift in how you process food. Your body will soon enter ketosis, which is a process that your body uses to convert fat (not sugar) into long-lasting, sustainable energy.
To keep your body in ketosis, it’s important to keep your macro ratios consistent. Approximately 75% of your caloric intake should come from fat, 20% from protein, and only 5% from carbohydrates. Sticking to this way of eating helps encourage your body to burn fat and build muscle.
Recipes and inspiration for keto cooking will help you prepare delicious nutritious food with the proper macronutrient ratios. Jennifer Winder’s new cookbook, Make it Keto is a good resource to have in your kitchen library. Get your copy here.