Achieving Optimal Ketosis
Following a low carbohydrate diet does not guarantee optimal ketosis. So how do you ensure you are reaching that top level of ketone production?
There are many guidelines to follow, firstly you need to avoid all sources of obvious carbs like bread, pasta, rice and potatoes. This doesn’t mean just switch to purely large amounts of meat either. Too much protein can cause the excess to be converted into glucose and raise your insulin levels which will affect you level of ketosis as explained earlier.
Secondly you must stick to a ketogenic approved food list. You can consume all types of meat as they are low in carbs but be careful to not just eat fatty cuts all the time as this will raise your cholesterol level. Also be careful with your portion size, the human body can only process around 20-30 grams per sitting and too much will raise insulin levels as stated above.
Avoid grain products (wheat, oats and barley etc) and stick to non starchy vegetable like leafy greens e.g spinach, lettuce and bok choy. Cruciferous veggies are OK too like cabbage, brocolli and kale. Generally speaking avoid root vegetables like white potatoes and onions but some like spring onion, garlic and leek’s are OK in moderation.
Be careful with fruits too as they can have very high carb counts.
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