“Ketosis” is the state your body is in when it is converting fat into energy. When a diet is referred to as “ketogenic,” it only uses a particular combination of foods that puts your body into ketosis using a process called ketogenesis. This food combination is:
|70% Fat||20% Protein||5% Non-Starchy Vegetables||5% Other Carbs|
The goal of the ketogenic diet is to get your body into ketosis and keep it there. When you are in ketosis, your body creates better fuel for itself and for your brain.
The foods that throw you out of ketosis are excessive carbs, sugar and high protein. Frequent eating will also throw you out of ketosis.
Getting your body into ketosis is like flipping a switch from using energy from carbs to using energy from fat. The result is that you start burning fat automatically as you go through your day.