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Difference between ketosis and "optimal ketosis"

If you are familiar with low carb dieting, you have probably heard of ketosis, a state when the body no longer gets its energy from carbohydrates and switches to fat burning. However, ketosis does not necessarily mean weight loss, as many believe. It differs from one person to another how much ketones one's body produces. If your body doesn't produce enough ketones, your weight loss might halt after a while, or you might not lose weight at all.

American research experts have found that there is an "Optimal ketone zone," which gives the best results when it comes to weight loss and the best performance in an exercise context. They found that the best way to measure the number of ketones is in a person's blood, where the optimal ketone level should be between 1.5 and 3 mmol / L in blood ketones. On a regular low-carb or ketogenic diet, one often ends up on a scale of 0.2 - 0.5 mmol/L. For many, these ketone levels are not high enough to provide significant weight loss.

Although there are some who lose weight on a regular low carb diet, there are others who are to sensitive to starch intake and will need a much more controlled diet before the ketone level can rise to the optimal levels. Most people, unfortunately, never reach the optimal heights.

Doctors Jeff S. Volek (PhD, RD) and Stephen D. Phinney (MD, PhD) are experts who found what is called the "Optimal ketone zone". These experts have over 50 years of clinical experience with the use of ketogenic diets and have published more than 200 research reports on the subject. The doctors discovered that the clients whos blood ketone levels were within a specific range got better results when it came to weight-loss and exercise performance.

There are several ways to increase ketone levels in the body. One is to eat more fat, but by doing so, another problem arises, namely a large excess of calories. As long as the body get too much fat, it does not need to burn the fat already stored on the body, meaning no fat loss!

Another way to increase ketone levels is to cut down on carbohydrates in your diet even further. Some might reach optimal ketone levels on merely 15 grams carbohydrates per day, while others have to cut down to extremely difficult 9 grams carbohydrates daily before they see results. You may have heard of people trying to reach these levels by doing egg-fasting or other fad diets circling on social media. But you probably do not want to live on only eggs and meat for the rest of your life!

Other important actions that may increase ketone levels are exercise and making sure you do not eat too much protein and dairy products. This is because both protein and dairy products cause an increase in insulin levels, and the less you exercise, the less protein you need before it has a negative effect on your blood sugar.

But the last and possibly most important way to increase ketones may surprise you! The best way to achieve higher ketone levels is actually by skipping meals. If you eat fewer meals in addition to a ketogenic diet, you may easily achieve optimal ketosis without having to eat too fatty foods, etc. But you need to eat the right foods, avoid the down-falls and skip the meals at the right time. By applying the proper intermittent fasting regime, you will be able to reach the optimal ketone zone in no time!

Are you one of those who tried a low carb diet or other lifestyle changes without seeing the results you wanted on the scales? Maybe you lost weight in the beginning, but then you stopped seeing results and the numbers on the scale did not move anymore. At worst, perhaps you even gave up everything and gained the weight back, and then some more.

Keto Watchers have finally developed a diet plan that allows you to control your ketosis to achieve the fat-burning you desire. It guarantees that you will end up in the «Optimal ketone zone», also called optimal ketosis. The diet plan is suitable for anyone who is struggling to lose weight or who wants a head start on a new lifestyle change.

Our e-book with a 6-week meal plan is specially designed to put you in the optimal fat-burning zone using the right composition of diet and intermittent fasting. If you follow our step by step diet plan, you may achieve a whole new life! Thousands of people have received a better everyday life, free from obesity and weight-related ailments.

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