“Oh, you’re on Keto as well?” (Sounds familiar?)Short for “ketogenic”, there is definitely a growing trend of this lifestyle here in Hong Kong as more and more people are trying to swap out the carbs and embrace the fat! By essentially eating very little carbs, you are forcing the body to produce ketones and use your fat stores as the primary source of energy as opposed to glucose from carbohydrates.
This diet consists of eating: Fat: 70 – 80%, Carbs: 5-10%, and Protein: 20-25%
You can refer to the food pyramid below to see what your meals should mostly consist of!
(Image source: BetterFatBurner)
After about 2-7 days, Ketones begin to form when your liver breaks down the fat for fuel. When this happens, well…Congratulations, you are now officially in the state of ketosis!
The 3 main types of ketone bodies that form are:
- Beta-hydroxybutryate (BHB) (***Remember this one for later!)
Once the ketones are formed, your body can now use these bodies as alternative sources for fuel.
The 5 Key Benefits of Ketosis
1) Weight Loss
This is probably the most popular reason why people go on the keto diet. Although your body is now burning fat for fuel, it is important that your calorie intake is still being managed!
2) Better Mental Focus and Energy
Without the carbs, your body will not have those spikes in blood sugar levels and then crash immediately afterwards. Burning fat provides a more stable energy source for your body and mind so you can stay focused for longer periods of time.
3. Helps Fight Type II Diabetes
Because the Keto diet removes sugars from your diet, people who have Type II Diabetes won’t have to worry from the increased production of insulin. Many studies have shown how this lifestyle can actually reverse Type II diabetes.
4. Lowers Blood Pressure
When blood sugar levels spike from carbs, this will also cause blood pressure to increase. Studies have shown that individuals were actually able to wean off their blood pressure medicine when eating a keto diet.
5. Combats Inflammation
By simply removing the inflammatory foods such as processed foods, high-glycemic foods (refiend sugars, grains, and fruits), and refined vegetable oils on a keto diet, this will already help lower inflammation in your body.
Now, for the juicy part ;)
We can now accelerate our ketosis by adding a nutritional supplement called exogenous ketones. This is where the company Perfect Keto comes in as they have developed a high-quality beta hydroxybuyrate (BHB) mix that contains zero carbs, zero gums/fillers, and zero sugars.
Remember I mentioned the ketone bodies earlier? Well, you can now infuse your body with these exogenous ketones by drinking the Perfect Keto base and amplifying your body’s state of ketosis. Yes, by boosting ketone levels, that means EASIER and FASTER fat burning!
There are so many exogeneous ketones in the market now so why Perfect Keto? Here are 2 comparisons of Perfect Keto’s biggest competitors and you can see why their exogenous ketones are the best on the market!
So as you can see, Perfect Keto actually lists the amount of BHB ketones (*mentioned earlier) in their products as well as beats their competitors on the amount of carbs and calories in the product. It is also considerably cheaper than other competitors in the market, which overall makes this product one of the leading exogenous ketones brands in the industry.
How to Incorporate Perfect Keto into your Lifestyle:
When to use: Use Base in the morning, before workouts, or anytime throughout the day to raise ketone levels. (Best consumed on an empty stomach)
How to use: Mix Perfect Keto Base with water, coconut milk, almond milk, coffee, shakes, or any low- or no-carb drink. No blender required.
This base doesn’t contain any filler ingredients, so you won’t get that bitter taste found in other supplements.
So where can you get Perfect Keto’s Exogenous Ketones Base?
Want to check to if you are in ketosis? We also have the ketone testing strips available as well!
Go to our website today and start shopping! Your journey to ketosis awaits :)
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