10 Day Keto Challenge - Day 5 - Am I in Ketosis?
What is ketosis?
Short answer: a metabolic state in which your body uses fat as energy instead of carbs. Ketones are a chemical your liver makes when you dont have enough sugar in your body for energy, so your body burns fat instead.
There is a difference in diabetic ketosis and nutritional ketosis. That's a topic in itself!
Am I in ketosis??
Yes!! Light nutritional ketosis. Even in light ketosis you can still burn fat.
How do you know?
If you are in ketosis, you should see ketones in urine. You can obtain ketone strips on Amazon. They are fairly cheap. I purchased these
These are actually really good! I love them. I buy a few boxes every week. I pair it with either broccoli or brussel sprouts. They are only 3 carbs per serving.
I drank my afternoon Raspberry Lemonade NAT.
Dinner: Quest Bar. I was busy with my son and lost track of time. To be honest, I really wasn't that hungry!
So far what do I think?
I'm half way through the 10 day challenge and I have tons of energy.
I feel great!
Ive lost a little bit of weight.
I don't feel bloated.
I actually feel smaller, and a little more confident!!