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How to Tell if the Ketogenic Diet Is Working for You

How to Tell if the Ketogenic Diet Is Working for You

There are a lot of dietary lifestyles around today, but one seems to be racing to the head of the pack, quickly making a name for itself, from celebrities to your next door neighbor: the Ketogenic Diet (1). The ketogenic diet, also known as the keto diet, is a low carb diet that focuses on getting more calories from protein and fat, rather than carbohydrates. When you are eating less than 50 grams of carbs a day, your body runs out of blood sugar in about 3-4 days and will start to break down protein and fat for energy, thereby, making you lose weight. This process is called Ketosis. Ultimately, you end up consuming much less sugar, which can potentially, significantly improve a variety of health issues ranging from epilepsy to heart disease. Now that we’ve got the basics of keto down, let’s see if it will work, or is working for you if you’ve already started your keto journey. 

There are signs (2) your body will give you when you are in ketosis. Some signs on the more positive side are weight loss, loss of appetite, increased focus and energy, while alternatively (and hopefully temporarily), you may experience symptoms such as toilet issues and fatigue. 

There are some great ways to help you weather the mixture of symptoms that may present themselves when you start a keto diet or are trying to maintain a keto diet, one of them being Keto Boost by Parker Naturals. It can help aid in your transition and will make sure you get all of the nutrients you need. Ketone salts and beta-hydroxyburate ketones, help ramp up your metabolism and jumpstart the ketosis process while giving you more energy to have sustained workouts. Keto Boost is made with Paleo-friendly ingredients with no added sugars, carbs, caffeine, or empty fillers. And it tastes great too! BHB salts have a rep for not being great in the flavor department, but Keto Boost has two delicious flavors in Blue Raspberry or Black Cherry to make getting those ketones down, more enjoyable. 

A benefit of a keto diet is increased focus and energy. When you enter ketosis, your body starts to produce ketones, which act as a seemingly endless supply of energy for your brain. Conversely, you may experience short-term fatigue during the transition to a keto diet. Your body is looking for the glucose it’s used to having and hasn’t gotten used to producing ketones for you yet. Making sure you get a lot of electrolytes will help you weather this transition more easily. In addition to fatigue, while making the switch to keto, you may experience diarrhea or constipation and may need a fiber or magnesium supplement to help regulate things in that department. In addition to Keto Boost, Parker Naturals carries an array of natural health and wellness products that can help you feel your best whether experiencing Keto side effects, or focusing on improving your overall health, all of which can be found HERE

Weight loss is a clear and major goal of a keto diet, and you may typically lose the most significant amount on weight within the first week to month of starting keto, as your body is releasing water weight that was being held by fat cells. When fat cells release water, they can flow through the bloodstream to be used as fuel. As this process begins, you may start to lose your appetite, further contributing to the weight loss process. As you enter into Ketosis, your body starts to do a better job of regulating hormones that trigger your brain to eat, and you hopefully end up eating only what is necessary. Carbs make your brain ignore those hormones, so you were probably hungry more often and eating more frequently before beginning a keto diet. 

Starting a new diet can often be a challenge, but when you know what to look out for, and have the help of a reliable, trusted supplement like Keto Boost by Parker Naturals and other great Parker Natural products to help you achieve optimal healthy living, the transition can be easier and more enjoyable with great results. Good luck on your keto journey!


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