Ketosis…………..Are You Testing?
Ketosis is a word you probably hear and see when you’re looking for information on weight loss, diabetes and even epilepsy. The ketogenic diet is not only ideal for people who are suffering from chronic illness or obesity, but also for those who simply want to optimize their health.
Ketosis is a normal process that happens when your body doesn’t have enough carbs to burn for energy. Instead, it burns fat and makes substances called ketones, which are then used for fuel.
The ketogenic diet is a dietary approach that focuses on minimal carbohydrates, moderate amounts of protein and high healthy fat consumption. Consuming healthy fats is one of the most important aspects of this diet, along with the intake of high amounts of fiber.
In the last few years there has been an increase in individuals utilizing ketosis for weight loss. However, if you do a simple search on the internet, there is a lot of misinformation and even dangerous practices going on when it comes to this diet or lifestyle. When consuming high amounts of poor-quality proteins and fats long-term, one can cause more damage than they realize. Studies have shown an increase in cholesterol and inflammation due to the improper implementation of a ketogenic diet. This is why healthy fats should be consumed and you should avoid foods high in saturated fat.
Another very important factor in the success of utilizing the ketogenic diet is monitoring your ketone levels. Urine, breath, and blood can be used to test levels, however blood testing is known to be the most accurate.
Keto-Mojo’s meter Is designed to test ketone levels in your blood — with just one drop of blood you can test in the convenience of your own home to ensure that you are optimizing the ketogenic diet by accurately monitoring your levels. Bonus, if you are diabetic or pre-diabetic you can use the same meter to test your glucose levels. The Keto-Mojo Mobile App helps track and monitor your progress as well as provide support on your keto journey.