There are a lot of buzz words thrown around when it comes to low-carb diets, “Paleo”, “metabolism” “fat burning” “carbs/carbohydrates”, it can be overwhelming to find a weight loss method that fits your taste, lifestyle, budget, and health needs.
Most importantly, before embarking on any kind of weight loss journey where you will be modifying your diet or adding a supplement, it is very important to check with your doctor and let them in on your plans.
That said, let’s go into some of the science behind the low-carb diet that works in tandem with Reactivate to induce the fat burning effect. How does it work?
If you’re like me when I started researching, you’re probably wondering what exactly are ketones, and what is ketosis? Simply put, ketones are produced by the liver to serve the body as a substitute for carbohydrates. This typically happens during fasting and prolonged exercise. Essentially, they are the product of the body using stored fat to drive the metabolism. For those of us who are trying lose our stored fat, it is the desired result of all our efforts.
Ketosis happens when our body is relying on ketones instead of carbohydrates to fuel our metabolism. It’s a metabolic state, distinct from glycosis, which relies on external fuels (food) to keep our bodies running. Every time you take a breath, every time your heart beats, your body uses fuel to provide the energy needed for the muscles and organs to function.
It’s really that simple. Every time you fast, your body responds by creating ketones out of stored fat.
Convincing your body to burn fat with your new high-fat diet does not happen over night… so be warned! Some people experience a short phase of digestive discomfort as their bodies adjust to the new regime.
As you do your research, you may come across raspberry ketone supplements. This is a completely different sort of ketone than the kind we are discussing in this article. Raspberry ketones are what give the raspberries their unique scent and flavor… which is of course delicious, but won’t help you burn fat quickly!
Where did the Keto diet originate? The Keto diet was originally developed for children with epilepsy. According to Jim Freeman in an article on the ketogenic diet says this: “This classic ketogenic diet contains a 4:1 ratio by weight of fat to combined protein and carbohydrate. This is achieved by excluding high-carbohydrate foods such as starchy fruits and vegetables, bread, pasta, grains and sugar, while increasing the consumption of foods high in fat such as nuts, cream, and butter.”
ReActivate is designed to integrate with a low-carb diet, which is nowhere near as extreme or as strict as the original keto diet. Keeping your carbohydrate intake down to 25-50g a day is a good range to be considered as a low-carb diet. How much food is that exactly? This website is designed to show what 20g of carbs looks like in various forms, and may be useful if you need a visual reference.
One thing people love about the low-carb diet is eating plenty of protein and fat rich foods such as meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, eggs, cheese, nuts, and seeds. In order to avoid high carb foods, it’s okay to fill up on other foods low in carbohydrates (e.g., most salad vegetables such as spinach, kale, chard and collards), although other vegetables and fruits (especially berries) are a good choice as well.
Are you often in a hurry and need a quick meal replacement to grab and go? Aside from a variety of protein shakes available in the market, RePlace is a protein shake that goes well with the ketone balancing ReActivate supplement. They are designed to fit together and can be used as one of your forms of protein in your daily food intake. It takes the guesswork out of finding the right balance of nutrients to have at one time and is a great way to feel replenished and satisfied.
No matter what weight-loss regime you decide to use, you will have more success if you plan ahead and prepare a list of healthy foods that you like to eat. If it tastes good to you, you are more likely to eat it. Plan for success, track your progress, and you will see results. After all, you deserve to be your healthiest self. What’s stopping you from starting today?
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