Glycemic Index with KetoFLEX 12/3
You might be curious about how to enter ketosis while consuming a substantial amount of vegetables. Achieving your daily intake of six to nine cups becomes quite manageable when you focus on non-starchy vegetables that have a glycemic index score below 35.
What is Glycemic Index?
The glycemic index is a scale that rates carbohydrate-containing foods from 1 to 100, indicating how quickly they impact your blood sugar levels when eaten individually. Foods with lower glycemic scores are less likely to cause rapid spikes in blood sugar, unlike higher glycemic foods such as cooked beets or white potatoes.
How KetoFLEX 12/3 Differs
The low glycemic options for KetoFLEX 12/3 are highlighted in green on the vegetable chart below.
Unlike some other ketogenic diets, KetoFLEX 12/3 doesn't solely rely on dietary adjustments to achieve ketosis. In fact, our primary objective is not to maintain a constant state of ketosis, unless it is essential for cognitive reasons. Instead, our main focus is on restoring metabolic flexibility. This means your body can efficiently utilize both glucose and fats as fuel sources, optimizing the energy supply to your brain.
You can become metabolically flexible by combining the dietary approach with a daily fast lasting at least 12 hours, with a minimum of 3 hours before bedtime, along with regular exercise.
This effective combination is known as the KetoFLEX 12/3 Lifestyle. It's important to note that these three strategies are built upon a foundation of high-quality, restorative sleep, and will be discussed further in a future KetoFLEX 12/3 blog!