It is a familiar concept: deprive the body of substances such as carbohydrates or sugar, and it will begin to burn through fat cells to gain fuel instead. This process is referred to as ketosis, and it is a key part of the KE Medical Weight Loss diet. But what is ketosis, and how can it help the body shed unwanted pounds?
What is Ketosis?
Ketosis is a metabolic process that the body goes through naturally when deprived of certain substances such as carbohydrates or sugar. Normally, the body burns these nutrients for energy and fuel. When the body already has enough fuel, the excess nutrients are kept in reserve and stored as fat cells. The theory behind inducing ketosis as part of a weight loss plan is that if you cut off the body’s supply of sugar and carbohydrates, it will be forced to burn through stored fat cells instead which is a distinct advantage over other types of diet plans. For instance, some weight loss regimens can lead to the loss of muscle mass, a side-effect that is not desired or particularly healthy. Ketosis, on the other hand, leaves the muscle tissue intact.
How the KE Medical Weight Loss Plan Triggers Ketosis
Ketosis is a key part of the KE Medical Weight Loss diet. By restricting the nutrients entering the body for a set period of time (in this case, 10 days), it is possible to trigger a controlled and monitored state of ketosis. A mixture of proteins, fats, and vitamins supply the body with the things it needs and helps it feel full while it continues to burn through fat cells.
To learn more about ketosis and how the KE Medical Weight Loss diet can benefit you, contact the Body and Mind Medical Weight Loss Center, today. We are here to help you think, eat, and exercise your way to health.