What is Keto?

 

Ketosis is a metabolic state that forces our bodies to produce ketones for energy. The liver produces ketones, by breaking down fat, in the absence of carbohydrates. Ketosis is a natural process the body moves to when food intake is low.  The ketogenic diet, or Keto for short, forces the body into ketosis, not through starvation of food but by starvation of carbohydrates.

Keep your fat high, your protein moderate and your carbohydrates low.  Your intake should be around 70% fat, 25% protein, and 5% carbs.  Ideally, you should stay somewhere between 20-30 grams of net carbs.

Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols

You may find that you can go up to 40 grams net carbs and still stay in ketosis and lose weight.  Everyone is different and you will just have to monitor and experiment with where you feel best and your body functions best.  Some people function best at 20 net grams of carbs and some function best at a bit higher count. This is a lifestyle, not a crash diet to lose 20 pounds.  There are dramatic health benefits by following a Keto lifestyle so find the range that works best for you, that allows you to feel satisfied and energized so you can enjoy the benefits.

We highly encourage you to continue your research on this profound and impactful way of eating.

 

Benefits of the Keto way of eating

  • Weight Loss

  • Reduced Inflammation

  • Blood Sugar Control

  • Mental Focus

  • Lower Insulin Levels

  • Increased Energy

What Should I Eat

  • Fats – Avocados, Heavy Cream, Butter, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, MCT Oil, Salad Dressings, Cheese,

  • Meats – Beef, Fish, Chicken, Turkey, Bacon, Sausage, Eggs

  • Nuts and Seeds

  • Vegetables – Leafy Greens, Spinach, Kale, Broccoli, Asparagus, Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower, Green Beans

  • Berries – Raspberries, Blackberries, other low glycemic berries

  • Sweeteners – Erythritol, Monkfruit, Stevia and other low carb sweeteners

What Shouldn’t I Eat

  • Sugar – honey, maple syrup, corn syrup, agave, etc.

  • Starchy Vegetables – potatoes, yams, corn, etc.

  • Grains – wheat, rice, crackers, cereal, etc.

  • Fruit – oranges, apples, bananas, etc.

 

What is MCT Oil?

MCT, or Medium Chain Triglycerides, Oil is a refined form of coconut oil where the medium chains of fat are isolated.  The medium chains are better than the longer chain triglycerides because they are rapidly digested and metabolized immediately by the liver.  

You can see the myriad benefits of using MCT oil in your diet.  Kalifornia Keto products use MCT Oil powder which gives you all these benefits but in a convenient, easy to use powder form.  MCT powder can be added to hot beverages, cold beverages, baking mixes, salad dressings, guacamole, just about anywhere, to give you an added boost of healthy fats.  It is more easily digested than MCT oil liquid and it is easier to blend.

 

MCT Oil Benefits

  • Produces ketones

  • Boosts metabolism

  • Balances hormones

  • Improves mood

  • Appetite reduction

  • Increased energy

  • Improved mitochondrial function

  • Mental focus

  • Antibacterial

  • Antifungal

  • Boost immune system

  • Reduces gut inflammation