When it comes to energy balance for the body, there’s a big difference between weight loss and fat loss. Whether you’re looking to lose some pounds, or maybe you’re already in great shape – this distinction needs to be made loud and clear, and it’s very important to understand why.
Think about it: if you could look the way you want to look, feel the way you want to feel, and have healthy biomarkers and blood work, you really wouldn’t care what the scale says. And that is the essence of fat loss. The scale can only measure weight. And when you understand energy balance and that keeping muscle is one of the easiest ways to lose fat, you realize the scale isn’t telling the entire story.
The Ketone Effect –
Ketones create compliance to energy balance, and that’s where it all begins. No matter how much or how little activity you do, the body continuously is using energy every second of every day. This energy in humans is measured in calories, calories come from food, specifically macronutrients. There’s three, and you know them well: protein, carbs, and fat. So it’s important to understand the only way to gain weight is by creating an ongoing energy surplus. Surplus meaning, we have extra energy from calories we didn’t use, therefore the body stores it as fat. Just like the only way to lose weight is by creating an ongoing energy deficit. When more energy is needed than what’s available in your body, you store fat as energy. This is called the energy balance equation. It’s the bottom line as it relates to body composition.
Now, there’s a lot of variables. Hormones, exercise, food quality, that all contribute to creating deficit or surplus. But for the sake of this conversation think of it this way, there’s two primary reasons people don’t lose weight:
- Because they can’t control their appetite. There’s a big difference between appetite, your desire to eat. And hunger, your need to eat. Very few people eat because they’re hungry. No, they eat because of their inability to control their appetite, or desire to eat.
- Most people don’t take any measures to keep muscle. Having muscle is very energy expensive, so the more muscle we have or the more muscle we can keep, and the more calories we burn.
What if ketones could control the quality and quantity of the food you ate?
If it could remove your cravings from processed carbs and sugars?
If they could program you to eat when needed and not when wanted?
Let me say that again, because this is important. What if ketones could program you when to eat, and take away your want to eat? That creates energy-in under control, and solves half of the equation.
But what about the other half, energy-out?
Ketones are calories and therefore provide energy – an energy source that can result in being more active, having more mental clarity, and focus. Ketones help to optimize energy-out by helping to retain muscle. Even if you never go to the gym or work out, you have muscle, and you need to keep it. In fact, the more muscle you have, the more energy-out you will create. That is energy balance. Now, combine the two, controlling energy-in, maximizing energy-out, that’s what leads to an energy deficit, a deficit that can be sustained.
That is how fat loss happens!
Notice this article doesn’t mention a high-fat, low-carb, keto, paleo, or any other kind of diet. That’s not what matters most. It all comes back to energy balance. Remember what I said at the start? What if you could look the way you wanna look, feel the way you wanna feel, and have healthy biomarkers along the way? That’s a reality with the help of ketone supplementation.
Ketones will help you eat better, sleep better, think better, keep muscle, lose fat, and ultimately help create compliance for a healthier, happier, more active lifestyle. That’s what you can expect and experience with quality ketone supplements.
Don’t take our word for it. Make yourself a believer and see what ketones will do for you!