The Keto diet is a HIGH fat diet, with moderate protein, and low carbs.
When you reduce your cabs to such a low intake, your body turns to its fat stores as fuel for your daily activities.
Once your body is induced into a ketotic state, as a result of high fat and low carb intake, you begin to break down dietary fat, as well as your stored body fat into ketones, which are efficient molecules your body uses to continue functioning.
Normally when you eat something high in carbs, your body produces glucose and insulin.
Insulin is responsible for that dreaded energy CRASH you experience right after you eat something rich in carbs.
Glucose is a molecule your body harvests from carbohydrate rich foods such as bread, pasta, and potatoes.
On a normal diet, when your carbohydrates are relatively high, compared to the Keto diet, your body runs on glucose stores in your bloodstream.
However, when you reduce your carb intake, and increase your fat consumption, your body begins to transition into that prized metabolic state called “KETOSIS!”
When you transition into ketosis your body switches its fuel supply from running on glucose from carbs to running on fat.