In essence, it is a diet that causes the body to release ketones into the bloodstream. Most cells prefer to use blood sugar, which comes from carbohydrates, as the body’s main source of energy. In the absence of circulating blood sugar from food, we start breaking down stored fat into molecules called ketone bodies (the process is called ketosis). Once you reach ketosis, most cells will use ketone bodies to generate energy until we start eating carbohydrates again. The shift, from using circulating glucose to breaking down stored fat as a source of energy, usually happens over two to four days of eating fewer than 20 to 50 grams of carbohydrates per day. Keep in mind that this is a highly individualized process, and some people need a more restricted diet to start producing enough ketones.
Because it lacks carbohydrates, a ketogenic diet is rich in proteins and fats. It typically includes plenty of meats, eggs, processed meats, sausages, cheeses, fish, nuts, butter, oils, seeds, and fibrous vegetables. Because it is so restrictive, it is really hard to follow over the long run. Consumers start to crave their favorite sweets, sugars and carbohydrates they’ve been raised on. Carbohydrates normally account for at least 50% of the typical American diet.
The Omaha Bakery was founded by Michelle Kaiser who has lost over 100 lbs in her KETO journey. Her goal is to continue to tell her story of weight loss and improved lifestyle while on the ketogenic diet. Kaiser knows better than anyone that the diet is hard to continue for an extended period of time simply because of the natural cravings we have. The typical American diet has over 50% of carbohydrates which include comforting foods like bread, donuts, rolls, etc. The Omaha Bakery is the leader in offering keto products for sale. Kaiser wanted to provide delicious tasting sweet treats that also followed the strict KETO guidelines. Kaiser knows that if it doesn’t taste like a donut, the customer won’t eat it. The Omaha Bakery has made a significant investment into expanding their KETO product line for those in the Omaha area. The Omaha Bakery now has over 40 keto items for sale every single day at their north 72nd street location.