What is Ketosis?
Ketosis is when your body shifts to using fat as energy, and yes, it uses YOUR fat. (No I didn’t say you’re fat). But if you’re here because you’re looking to lose your fat, then say hello to Ketosis.
Well, no, you don’t achieve ketosis that way.
Asprey says “Ketosis is a state your body enters when you have a lot of ketones in your blood, and you are burning additional fat.”
Normally, you’ll achieve ketosis by avoiding carbs/sugar for at least 3 days, (like with the Atkins diet). With Bulletproof Coffee, even if you had some carbs the night before, the MCT in the coffee makes it easier for your body to achieve ketosis– almost immediately after drinking Bulletproof Coffee. And that’s why we don’t recommend just plain coconut oil. And of course, lesser carbs at night = higher levels of ketosis
Why can’t I eat carbs or sugar for lunch?
Who says you can’t? You CAN eat lots of carbs, but it will take you out of the fat-burning state (ketosis) because once you have carbs or sugar, your fuel source shifts back to carbs/sugar as fuel. So you stop burning fat.
Reintroducing carbs and sugar at lunch will cause a spike in your blood sugar, causing you to crash quickly — tiredness, sleepiness, lack of productivity, and the worst of it all: more food cravings.
So if you want to burn fat throughout the day, then avoid carbs/sugar during lunch and hold off til nighttime.
A moderate amount of carbs will help your body sleep and regenerate better. Asprey recommends white rice (YES!) over brown or red rice because it’s better assimilated by the body. It is low in antinutrients and is one of the lowest sugar starches. Brown rice contains antinutrients.
Lastly, when you do have carbs, you’ll hear this a lot from us — stay away from gluten. Gluten causes a host of body issues all stemming from inflammation.
Dietary restrictions exist to be taken in conjunction with the coffee. Taking the coffee without the dietary changes recommended such as lowering carb and gluten intake could have adverse results on your health.
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