Recently I wanted to discover the world of Ketosis. I figured I knew a little bit about ketosis, but after doing a bit of research I soon realised how wrong I had been. 3 months later, reading numerous books, paying attention to countless podcasts and testing various diets I know have a sound understanding of ketosis.
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A respected expert in ketosis, defines it as a: A state where your liver makes enough ketones to cancel out the brains dependence on glucose – P. Attia. For further of the detailed explanation make reference to Dr Peter Attia’s interview on the Tim Ferris Show. At about the 20minute mark, Peter does a great job of explaining ketosis. It is possible to listen to this HERE.
Otherwise I have paraphrased a few of his comments below: “Our ancestors lived in a time once we would go without food for prolonged periods. The body can only store a finite amount of glucose (sugar). Some within the muscles, plus some in the liver. Just the glucose kept in the liver can be utilised from the brain.
The brain uses about 20% in our daily metabolic fuel needs, and ordinarily functions using glucose. So there exists a problem, the mind is dependent on glucose, but we are able to only store a modest amount of glucose inside the liver.
Your body needed a method to fuel the mind (and the entire body) even in times where there was no readably available food. Converting protein to glucose was one possible mechanism – but this would mean plenty of muscle wasting which isn’t wise for our survival.
The other option – which is the superior option – is the breakdown of fat into a fuel which you can use from the brain. This is a beautiful solution, because even the leanest individual could have weeks and weeks’ worth of auwenz stored as unwanted fat. Your body stops working this fat in the liver and converts it into ketone bodies. Your brain can then utilise these ketones as being a fuel source – forgoing the need for stored glucose or constant consumption of carbohydrates. These ketones can also be used to help make ATP.
The body will begin making ketones when either we go extended periods without food, or we restrict the main one dietary component that stops ketone formation – this being carbohydrates as well as minimising protein intake because this also can halt ketone. Consequently, your primary supply of food is fat, with almost no carbohydrate and a tiny amount of protein.”
Meanwhile Ben Greenfield, a fitness and health guru who also provides extensive knowledge about ketosis and athletic performance defines Ketosis as: Ketosis is a metabolic state where a lot of the body’s energy supply arises from ketone bodies in the blood, in contrast to a state of glycolysis where blood sugar provides the majority of the energy. Ketosis is characterised by serum blood concentrations of ketone bodies over .5 millimolar with low and stable amounts of insulin and blood sugar. However, with ketone supplementation (as you’ll learn about later in the following paragraphs) ketosis can actually be induced even if there are high degrees of blood glucose