NitroKeto or NK is a community of people dedicated to sharing the benefits of Nutritional Ketosis. This movement is redefining human performance as well as addressing the deficiencies of the Standard American Diet (SAD) which is increasingly being linked to a myriad of diseases caused by Metabolic Syndrome.
NitroKeto is committed to providing Real World Solutions for Sustainable Weight Loss, in an effort to stem the tide of obesity and Metabolic related diseases. In a world of GMO and processed “Franken Foods”, NK is committed to providing only “Real Food Products” not food like substances as well as training people on how to turn their bodies into “Fat Burning Machine”.
NitroKeto proudly supports the emerging science of Ketogenics and the Low Carb, High Fat (LCHF) lifestyle. As a leader in the Ketogenic movement, NK is dedicated to helping individuals become Keto Adapted. Although ketosis is not new, we believe this movement is a quantum leap forward in the evolution of health and human performance.
The 7 Steps to Nutritional Ketosis with NitroKeto
1. START YOUR DAY WITH A HOT DRINK
Contrary to popular belief, breakfast is not the most important meal of the day. One of the guiding principles of Ayurvedic medicine for health, is to have a hot beverage in the morning. Start your day by having 1 or 2 cups of Keto Cappuccino or a Hot KeTone Shake. Utilizing this intermittent fasting strategy, is a GREAT way to get and keep your body in the Fat Burning Zone.
2. DRINK MORE WATER
When you begin the NitroKeto Weight Loss Protocol, you will start to burn body fat for energy. Inside of that fat are many toxins that your body has been exposed to through the air you breathe, the water you’ve drank and the food you’ve eaten. Try to drink 1/2 to 1 ounce of water per lb of body weight to help your body flush these toxins. It is easy in the Low Carb/High Fat (LCHF) lifestyle to become dehydrated so make sure you’re drinking plenty of water.
3. DO NOT CROSS THE RED LINE
- No snacking, plan your meals ahead of time. If you’re hungry eat a high fat meal.
- Stay away sugary foods and drink this includes soft drinks, sports drink and fruit juices and most fruits, the exception being Berries, but remember to count your carbs!
- Avoid refined carbohydrates like bread, pasta and cereals. Refined carbs convert almost immediately in your body to SUGAR!
- Be careful with nuts and seeds. Nuts & Seeds are a great source of fat and protein, but they also have a pretty good amount of carbs. It’s very easy to have a couple of handfuls, which can equate to 4-5 servings which means you’re now over your 20g carbs/day limit (even using Net Carbs which is calculated by taking the Total Carb Grams and subtracting Total Fiber Grams = Net Carbs)
- Avoid Chemical artificial sweeteners like Saccharine (Sweet n Low), Aspartame (Equal), Sucralose (Splenda) instead opt for Truvia (In the Packets only), Swerve, and Stevia.
4. INCREASE YOUR SALT INTAKE
Your body converts fat in the liver to ketones for energy. In order to convert fat to ketones your liver needs plenty of salt. Many Ketosis experts recommend 4-5 grams of salt per day. Once you stop eating processed food, it is almost impossible to get this much salt with just a salt shaker. We recommend using KetoSalt and Trace Minerals as a supplement. Each Veggie Cap contains over 1 gram of organically mined salt that have over 70 trace minerals.
5. INCREASE YOUR HEALTHY FATS
A Ketogenic Diet is not just low carb but low carb, high fat (LCHF). While the Atkins diet was low carb, it wasn’t high fat; instead Atkins was a high protein diet.
The NitroKeto Diet strives to put your body into Nutritional Ketosis. To accomplish this we operate within the classic Ketogenic Macro Nutrient ratio of 80/15/5. This means 80% of your daily calories will come from fat, 15% from Protein and only 5% (or less) from Carbohydrates.
- Good Fats: Coconut Oil, MCT Oil, Avocados and Avocado Oil, Grass Feed Butter, High Fat Beef, Pork, Chicken, Bacon, Olives, Cheese, Sour Cream, Cream, Nut Butters, Dark Chocolate (at least 78% Cocao) NitroKeto Ketone Shake and Keto Cappuccino.
- Bad Fats: Margarine, Hydrogenated and Partially Hydrogenated Oils, Vegetable Oils (Corn, Canola, Etc.)
- Good Protein: High Fat Beef, Chicken and Pork.
- Bad Protein: Processed or Deli Meats, Tofu
- Maybe Protein: Beans make sure to count the Net Carbs
- Good Carbs: Vegetables (Grown Above Ground)
- Bad Carbs: All Junk Food and Candy, Sugar, Soft Drinks including Diet Soft Drinks, Fruit Juice, Pasta, Any Vegetable Grown in the Ground(Potatoes, Carrots, Beets, Etc.) All Grains (Gluten Free is still a Carb)
- Maybe Carbs: Fruit (Berries are an occasional treat)
*Remember… You will most likely need to keep your Carbs to under 20g/Day and your primary source of Carbohydrates will come from Vegetables. All Vegetables taste better with loads of butter and Hollandaise Sauce.
6. Test your Blood Glucose Daily
You will know you are Keto adapted (using Ketones as your primary energy source) when your blood ketones are between .5 and 3.0 millimolars. This is the sweet spot and higher doesn’t necessarily mean better, you just want to be in this range. The best way to check your blood ketones is with a blood ketone monitor; unfortunately ketone test strips are expensive. The second best way is to test your blood glucose. As a rule blood ketones and blood glucose have an inverse relationship, the lower your blood glucose the higher your blood ketones. When your fasting blood glucose gets in to the 80’s or even high 70’s you can pretty much be assured you have keto adapted.
7. Get Your BODY Moving
- Beginners: Start with walking at a pace where you can carry on a conversation with someone without being out of breath. Yoga is also a great way to get your body moving.
- Advanced: Look to do H.I.I.T, whether you are running or lifting look make it High Intensity Interval Training.