What’s the Difference Between Ketosis and Low-Carb?
When you’re going low-carb, you’re simply reducing your dietary carbohydrate intake and limiting or avoiding carb-heavy foods like wheat bread and pasta.
There are three macronutrients in the human diet: protein, fat, and carbohydrate. Every food is broken down into these nutrients. Some foods contain all macros (macronutrients), and others only contain one or two. With low carb, you’re just lowering one of these macronutrients.
Carbohydrates are a type of nutrient that can be used as energy in the body. Your digestive system turns carbohydrates into glucose or blood sugar, and your body uses this sugar for energy. Any extra sugar is stored in your muscles and liver for later use .
The ketogenic diet goes beyond just lowering your carbohydrate intake. It’s a shift in metabolism that can benefit your health. With keto, you increase your consumption of healthy fats, include a moderate amount of protein, and lower your carbs to around 50 grams or less a day. You can decrease your carb consumption, but not necessarily be in a state of ketosis.
How Do You Feel When You’re in Ketosis?
How has ketosis improved your health and wellness? Do you test your ketones?