Ketosis (n.)

Ketosis is a metabolic state where your liver produces raised levels of "ketones" through healthy fats. Typically, glucose is the primary fuel source of the body and brain, but it can be replaced by these ketones. In this state of ketosis, your body optimizes fat as fuel and can lead to many health benefits. Because the fat is coming from high quality sources, it also leads to improved lipid labs (triglycerides, LDL, HDL, and more).

Although fasting is the quickest way to get to ketosis - it's certainly not sustainable. Instead, followers of the keto diet find a balance of what to eat (and when) to keep their body constantly producing ketones. This lifestyle - the ketogenic diet - is a balance of losing weight and performing efficiently.

A strict ketogenic diet is not for everyone. We recommend consulting with a doctor to make sure this restriction is for you.

Keto pyramid@2x

Low Carb

Medium Protein

High Fat

The Keto Plan

Though there are various definitions of a Keto diet, the general guidelines are as follows:

  • Very low carb intake
  • Medium level of protein
  • High levels of high quality fat as a major fuel source

At Factor 75, we have our own Nutritional Philosophy, based on cutting edge research and feedback from our advisory board. Though we aren't strictly Keto, we do provide some excellent Keto meals options.

Though we aren't strictly Keto, we do provide some excellent Keto meal options.

At Factor 75, the definition of Keto that guides us in creating our Keto meals is:

  • High Quality Fats 60 - 80%
  • Carbs at or under 20g of carbs
  • Protein 20 - 35%
  • Low Glycemic Carbs 5 - 15%
  • Less than 20 grams of net carbs per meal

This ratio - and no added sugars - burns fat.

Keto Benefits

Research has shown that adherence to a Ketogenic diet can:

Increase endurance

Increase endurance

Sustained energy

Increase energy

Increase mental focus

Increase mental focus

Lessen sugar craving

Lessen sugar cravings

Curb appetite

Curb appetite

Improve symptoms

Improve GI symptoms like acid reflux

Weight loss

Aid in weight loss

Improve blood pressure

Improve cardiovascular health

A few of Factor 75's favorite Ketogenic foods:

Steak with tomato basil salsa

Steak w/ Tomato Basil Salsa

Lamb Burger

Taco bowl

Taco Bowl

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