The ‘Shake it’ Diet, Ketones, Fat Burning, and weight loss
The body has three main sources of energy: carbohydrates, fats and protein. The preferred nutrient for energy production is glucose, derived from dietary carbohydrates, followed by fat, then protein last. A high consumption of dietary carbohydrates results in increased blood glucose levels, which, if not used up as energy, will be stored in the body as fat for future use. In contrast, a marked reduction in carbohydrate intake leads to a shift in metabolism from the use of glucose as the preferred fuel source toward the use of fatty acids and ketones for energy.7 This is the physiological process that is encouraged during the Shake It program.
This is why measuring ketones on the Shake It program is advised, to confirm that fat burning is occurring at a healthy and steady rate. It is important to note however, that this process can only occur if dietary intake of carbohydrates is moderated, forcing the body to burn stored fat for energy. This is why carbohydrate intake is reduced. The higher percentage of protein in the Shake It program also increases satiety, increases thermogenesis and supports healthy insulin signaling – essentially supporting fat burning without any hunger pains!
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If you would like more information on the Shake It Professional Weight Management Program visit A Natural Self. We will discuss the physiology of weight loss in detail and will provide you with all the tools you need to implement clinically proven, safe and effective weight loss programs.
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7 Grabowski T. Principles of anatomy and physiology. 10th ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc; 2003