Ketones: What is their role in weight management?

In my last blog post, I briefly went over what ketones are. If you haven’t read it, you can click HERE.

In this post, I will briefly talk about how ketones help you to manage your weight.

When your body enters into a state of ketosis, it is using ketones as a primary source of fuel instead of glucose. What does that mean for you? It means that you don’t get hungry as often.

Think of it in terms of race styles. On the one hand, you have the sprint. On the other hand, you have the marathon. The sprint is running really fast over a short distance; the marathon is running at a steady pace over a long distance.

Glucose is like the sprint: gives you a really fast burst of energy but lasts for just a short period of time (maybe a couple of hours). Then it’s time to refuel, and you may be “about to starve.” Or you crash and burn in the middle of your day.

Ketones are like the marathon: give you a steady stream of energy that will last for several hours, if not all day.  When it’s time to refuel your body, you may not feel hungry (or if you do, you’re not “about to starve), and you have energy to finish your day.

Appetite suppression is one of the many positive benefits of being in ketosis or taking exogenous ketones. Don’t take my word for it, though. Do your own research!


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