What if I told you that you could eat your way skinny? You'd probably think I was crazy or assumed it had something to do with ingesting spaghetti made from tapeworms. Either way you'd be wrong. The fact is there is a way that you could eat your way to significant and long term fat loss results. It's called ketogenics.
Ketogenics is a term that's simply refers to the process required for your body to enter a state called ketosis. Ketosis occurs when your body begins using fat as its main source of energy above all other types of energy sources including proteins and carbohydrates. Once your body enters this state it becomes much easier for your body to utilize stored fat deposits for energy thus resulting in automatic and ongoing fat loss.
So, if ketogenics is so incredible and can be your answer to fat loss and why have not you heard of it? Well, you probably have. Ketosis is at the core of many fat loss programs and diets including the incredibly popular Atkins program. Some people fear this diet because it touts ingesting large amounts of fatty foods which some believe could be extremely harmful to your body. The fact of the matter is that when your body enters the state of ketosis it will burn most if not all of these fats for energy so very little will be stored in the body or broken down and result in fat in the blood stream.
To understand why this ketogenic diet can be so effective at burning fat you have to look at how your body normally operates. The body's preferred source of fuel is carbohydrates and is very effective at metabolizing carbohydrates to use for fuel. Because of this fact your body actually craves carbohydrates on a regular basis which usually leads to us over eating them. When the body eats too many carbohydrates than it can process and use, it breaks them down, converts them and stores some of them as fat for later use. If your body does not have a source of carbohydrates to use for energy, it will utilize the next available source. If you severely limit the amount of carbohydrates that you eat and instead replace them with fat, your body will go through a process and adjustment that will allow it to metabolize the fat for energy as well. In addition, once the body begins to use fat as fuel it will be much easier for it to metabolize stored fat as fuel thereby helping to speed up existing fat loss.
This article merely represents an introduction to the process of ketogenics and ketosis. If you are interested in pursuing this type of dietary plan for use in your own fat loss program, it is recommended that you do more research and get all the facts necessary to ensure a healthy and productive fat loss program. If followed correctly and monitored regularly, ketogenics can truly be your key to "VIP" fat loss success.