Bad fats that make it hard to fast

2021-01-28T18:19:31+00:00Health|

If you are new to fasting and/or keto, one of the first things I educate on is that bad fats will make it hard to fast. The body has two options for creating energy. It can either burn sugar or burn fat for fuel. When you fast (especially longer fasts), the body is forced to burn up all readily available sugar, and when glucose is significantly used up, the body will begin to burn fatty acids from stored fat for energy. When this transition to burning fat for energy is made, the body produces ketones and is said to be in a state of “ketosis”. There are levels of ketosis, from light to therapeutic.  Now, there are some foods