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As you gain weight, your body becomes ever more reliant on sugar for energy. And as long as your body maintains its store of carbohydrates and sugars, it will find it hard to burn its fat stores. This is the key to why so many diets fail.

When you enter ketosis, your body’s store of carbohydrates and sugars is used up and you will start to burn fat instead.

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Effective fat-burning is the key to successful weight loss. However, people who are overweight often find it more difficult to burn fat, making it tough for them to achieve their weight-loss goals. By switching to a ketogenic (or "keto") diet, such as our revolutionary PronoKal PnK plan, you'll make it easier for your body to go into ketosis so you can start to lose those pounds quickly.

How To Induce Ketosis

To achieve ketosis you'll need to eat a diet that's low in carbohydrates (or "carbs"). When we eat carbs, our bodies convert them into sugars, which they use to generate ‘quick’ energy. The body does this before dipping into our fat stores, which in evolutionary terms are our long-term savings in case of famine – the body is reluctant to give them up without good reason.

When you reduce the number of carbs you eat, your body will turn to your fat stores faster and you will start to lose weight. This type of low-carb diet is known as a keto diet.

The Benefits Of Ketosis

The main advantage of putting your body into ketosis is that it will kickstart the weight-loss process. It also has several additional health benefits. When we burn fat, our livers break the fat molecules up into smaller fragments called ketone bodies, which we use as a source of energy. Ketone bodies act on centres in our brain to: Reduce appetite, Control cravings, Improve concentration, Reduce daytime sleepiness, Help us to feel more energetic and in good health.

The main ketone body that is produced, beta-hydroxybutyrate, has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. Reducing inflammation can also help us to lose weight.

Ketosis vs calorie control

Ketogenic diets are more effective than standard calorie-controlled diets. When following a traditional calorie-controlled diet containing significant levels of carbs, weight loss is slower and as much as 25 percent of the weight you lose could be muscle. This means that it will take you longer to reach your target weight and you'll be less healthy when you do. However, when you follow a correctly designed keto diet, such as the PronoKal PnK diet, your body will burn more fat and lose less muscle. Choose the PronoKal PnK Method, and you will get the best of both worlds. It is also low in fat, so you'll consume fewer calories than on many other keto plans.

Reaching ketosis – how many carbs should you eat?

To induce ketosis, you'll need to reduce your daily carb intake to a maximum of around 50g if you're male and 30g if you're female. Your body's existing carb stores will be used up within two to three days and the fat-burning process will then begin in earnest. If you then eat more carbs than your daily recommended amount, you'll come out of ketosis and stop burning fat. However, with the PronoKal plan, you won't need to worry about this. We'll make sure that your food and nutrient intake is perfectly integrated so you will stay in ketosis whilst still enjoying a varied and tasty diet.

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