What Does Living Ketogenically Mean?
What Does Living "Ketogenically" Mean?
What does living Ketogenically mean? Well, I have been using the word Ketogenically in my videos and on my blog when I am talking about my ketogenic lifestyle. I looked up the word in several dictionaries to see if it had been defined, but I could not find a definition.
So, I attempted to define it here. Keto (the beginning part of the word “Ketogenic” is a diet that consists of high fat, a moderate amount of protein, and a low amount of carbohydrates. “Gen,” as a prefix, means birth, and “cally,” well… I could not find a definition for it.
So, I defined Ketogenically as having a new healthy Ketogenic lifestyle or regimen both physically and mentally.
When people eat Ketogenically, their body goes into a state called Ketosis, which is a normal metabolic state the body transitions to; it is also known as a fat burning state.
When you eat keto, the body transitions from a glucose burning state to a fat burning state and results in people feeling revitalized, clear-minded, and for many, feeling lighter from losing weight.
The change can be challenging for some individuals as their body shifts from burning glucose to burning ketones. But (I know… never start a sentence with but), but, for many, going through that keto flu phase is worth it when you are feeling healthier. I will talk more about the Keto Flu in another post.
What This Lifestyle Helps
Merriam-Webster (2017) defined healthy as “free from disease or pain: enjoying health and vigor of body, mind, or spirit” (p. 1). When you eat Ketogenically, the outcome results in having more energy, more stamina, more mental clarity, and for many people more weight loss.
Will it get rid of the aches and pain? For some people, yes it may and for others it may not, but the lifestyle may provide enough relief to deal with disabling disorders such as obesity, type II diabetes, depression, mental illness, polycystic ovary syndrome and so much more (Moore & Westman, 2014).
Stay healthy and keep eating Keto-genically!
Dr. Z PhDNatural Me, signing off!
Merriam-Webster. (2017). Healthy. Retrieved from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/healthy
Moore, J., & Westman, E. C. (2014). Keto clarity: Your definitive guide to the benefits of a low-carb, high-fat diet. Las Vagas, NV: Victory Belt Publishing Inc.