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.
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:
This ratio - and no added sugars - burns fat.
Increase mental focus
Lessen sugar cravings
Improve GI symptoms like acid reflux
Aid in weight loss
Improve cardiovascular health
Steak w/ Tomato Basil Salsa