BOOK TIP: KETO CLARITY (JIMMY MOORE, ERIC C. WESTMAN)

Keto Clarity bring the information you need to understand what a ketogenic diet is. It is a guide to eating ketogenic diet. This book includes exclusive insight from twenty-two of the world’s foremost authorities on nutrition and medicine with deep experience in using this nutritional approach.

Although ketogenic diet seems as a diet of modern time, actually almost a century has passed since the ketogenic diet was first used:

  • In the early 1900s, the ketogenic diet was actually a primary treatment for diabetes mellitus (before insulin discovery).
  • Since the 1920s, the ketogenic diet has been used as a very effective control for seizures in childhood epilepsy (before discovery of antiepileptic medications.
  • The ketogenic diet has been promoted as a weight loss diet by Dr. Atkins since the early 1970s, and for this reason it is still known.

The ketogenic diet as a weight loss diet has a great advantage: Counting calories is unnecessary if you pay attention to satiety signals.

Many studies supports the use of ketogenic diets for a variety of health concerns like epilepsy, polycystic ovary syndrom, diabetes mellitus II type, gastroesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowl syndrome etc.

WHAT IS KETOSIS?

Ketosis is a metabolic state that happens when you consume a very low-carb, moderate-protein, high-fat diet that causes your body to switch from using glucose (sugar) as its primary source of fuel to running on ketones. Ketones are produces when the body burns fat, and they are primarily used as an alternative fuel source when glucose is not available.

When you are keto-adapted, your energy comes from body and dietary fat. The purpose of ketosis is not weight loss. Weight loss is one of the great side effects of a ketogenic dieat.

There is no such thing as an essential carbs. Anyone who tells you to start eating carbohydrates in order to fix a health problem is totally missing the point. (Nora Gedgaudas, a widely recognized expert on the “Paleo diet”)

Health benefits from being in ketosis:

  • natural hunger and apetite control
  • mental clarity
  • effortless weight loss and maintance
  • stabilized blood sugar and restored insulin sensitivity
  • using of stored body fat as a fuel source etc.

There are three primary reasons for entering a state of ketosis: 1) the metabolic superiority of fats as a fuel; 2) the mental enhancement that takes place with adequate ketone levels; and 3) the greater
health and longevity that come from controlling blood sugar levels naturally in the presence of higher ketones. (Ben Greenfield, an elite triathlete who uses ketosis as a means for optimizing his athletic performance)

Most information we hear about ketosis is incorrect. Confusion about the difference between ketosis and ketoacidosis is a major issue.

Keto Clarity (Jimmy Moore and Eric C. Westman)

As my first book about the ketogenic diet, it wasn’t the worst but I expected much more from the book. I don’t like the constant repetition of information (On the other hand: repeating the mother of wisdom.). I really liked a chapter dealing with using technology to measure for ketosis.

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