The ketogenic diet is nutritional program which involves restricting your carbohydrate intake to under 50g per day. Your carb source should primarily come from green fibrous vegetables. All Carbohydrates higher in carb grams must be eliminated from your daily meal consumption to reach Ketosis.
Ketosis is where your body goes from burning dietary carbohydrates as it primary energy source to burning body fat as a new primary source of fuel.
You must eat 80% fat, 15% protein and 5% carbohydrates in the first stage of trying to reach ketosis.
Fat. It’s all about high fat consumption. 80 percent is what you should hit the first 4 weeks, the more the better to get your brain to make that metabolic shift from carb burning as fuel to fat as your primary source of fuel.
Protein. Protein is also a very important. We need our essential amino acids from protein. Warning: Eating too much protein can be tricky to adapt in the first 4 weeks. Your protein should be 15% of your total calories in the first stages of trying to reach ketosis. If you eat too much protein, the excess amino acids you eat can convert back into sugar blocking ketosis.
Carbs. Your carbs should come from most fibrous or cruciferous vegetables. Most keto veggies are above ground veggies
To reach ketosis we need to train the brain to understand that fat is a better source of fuel. It burns long and even. Eating high fat gets the brain to realize there is no famine or starvation going on once you cut out your starchy carbohydrates and sugars. Once your glycogen storages are depleted and blood glucose is lowered, the brain is forced to find a new source of energy.