My husband, Dave’s ketogenic diet (keto) had him avoiding most carbohydrates and sugars, even limiting his protein intake.
The “keto” in a ketogenic diet comes from the fact that it makes the body produce small fuel molecules called “ketones.” This is an alternative fuel for the body, used when blood sugar (glucose) is in short supply. Ketones in the body is a small fuel molecule, forced to be produced in massive quantities in the liver, from fat.
On a ketogenic diet your entire body is forced to fuel itself almost entirely on fat, known as ketosis. Your insulin levels become very low and fat burning increases dramatically. I won’t pretend I know everything about it at this moment, but evidently weight loss is just one of the benefits.
Dave’s version of this diet had us exploring foods we never thought we’d consume before.
Now am I saying cryogenic eating is for everyone and will cure everything? Absolutely not.
As with any diet, it’s better to consult your physician and do your own research before starting. Your genics traits, family medical history, age and current health should all be factored into how successfully you’ll lose weight.
I can give you all sorts of meal ideas, but what do you do when midday the munchies strike? Try a spoonful of homemade almond butter, or my Phat Fudge! recipe. It helps to keep Dave from eating a candy bar and stay on track towards reaching his diet goals!
We shared Dave’s success story with a few friends, and inspired a few people to give me to eating a try. Here’s Renee and Todd’s story.
Meal ideas: (recipes to follow soon)