Definition: Ketosis- is a normal metabolic process, something your body does to keep working. When it doesn't have enough carbohydrates from food for your cells to burn for energy, it burns fat instead. As part of this process, it makes ketones.
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?!
In simple terms, by restricting your body from carbs your body will start to use stored fat for energy.
Studies now show that there’s no reason to fear natural fats. On a low-carb diet, you instead minimize your intake of sugar and starches. You can eat other delicious foods until you are satisfied – and still lose weight.
How does it work? When you avoid sugar and starches, your blood sugar stabilizes and the levels of fat storing hormone insulin drop. This increases fat burning and makes you feel more satiated, reducing food intake and causing weight loss
SO WHAT CAN I EAT?!?
Don't worry! I have got you covered! LOW CARB FOOD LIST
WHAT SHOULD BE AVOIDED?
Read the nutrition label in the grocery store.
No more than 5% of carbohydrates in any food item is a good rule of thumb.
WHAT ABOUT SNACKS?
What low-carb snacks are good? There’s a simple rule: The best low-carb snack is no snack.
That’s right. Snacks are not really needed on the ketogenic way, the hunger should go away when doing it right. If you’re still hungry, you may want to add more healthy fat to your meals.
SO HOW MANY CARBS SHOULD I CONSUME?
Simply put- under 20g if you are trying to lose weight. Now this doesn't go for all (i.e: expectant/nursing mothers) CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE STARTING ANY NEW EATING ROUTINE