Health — Keto BodyTone & IF for Developers
Your health is your most valuable asset, should be your most practiced skill, and (despite the challenges) should be your most focused habit. The habits of a hardworking software developer were root cause of poor health for years, but also gave me the change management skills to re-engineer my body.
Eating healthy is one of the best changes that you can make in your life. It will not only increase your performance while coding but will help you reach your goals faster and make you happier.
A large and ever-growing percentage of the world’s population is overweight. Because of this, a lot of people are following a weight loss diet. There are hundreds of different diets to choose from, but, out of all of them, the low-carb keto diet is arguably the best.
Where most diets simply limit the amount of food you eat, keto limits your carb consumption to 50 grams or less per day. This forces your body to use more fat for fuel, and that speeds up fat loss. The keto diet literally changes how your body functions!
What Is Keto BodyTone?
Keto BodyTone is a nutritional supplement that is ideal for use in conjunction with the low-carb ketogenic diet. In fact, because of its formulation, this product won’t work unless you are doing a ketogenic diet.
Keto BodyTone is sold in bottles of 30 capsules, which is a 15-day supply. If you are currently on keto or are about to start, using Keto BodyTone will make your diet more productive and more pleasant to live with. And yes, that includes losing weight faster too!
How does it work?
KETO BodyTone is a natural process the body initiates to help us survive when food intake is low. During this state, your body is actually burning fat for energy instead of carbs. KETO BodyTone is typically extremely hard to obtain on your own and takes weeks to accomplish.
BHB (Beta-hydroxybutyrate) is the first substrate that kicks the metabolic state of KETO BodyTone into action. If you take it, BHB is able to start processing in your body resulting in energy and greatly speed up weight loss by putting your body into ketosis.
KETO BodyTone contains BHB, which forces the body into a constant state of Ketosis, helping you burn fat for energy instead of carbs.
KETO BodyTone also contains agents that help to regulate cholesterol levels, a common problem with overweight people.
Keto BodyTone Ingredients
A lot of nutritional products contain ingredients that simply do not work. They also use something called “proprietary blends.” Proprietary blends list the ingredients but not the quantities, which means you never really know how much active ingredients your chosen supplement contains. At best, these unproven products will not work, but, at worst, they could be harmful to your health.
In contrast, the ingredients information is much more transparent and are all designated by the FDA as GRAS, which means Generally Regarded as Safe. The main ingredients are:
BHB is the most abundant type of ketone produced by your liver. When you cut carbs from your diet, your body has to use more fat for fuel, but it cannot use fat in its current form. Subsequently, fat is turned into a more useable source of energy – ketones. Ketones produced inside your body are called endogenous ketones. Because BHB is a naturally-occurring substance, your body recognizes it and can use it the same way it uses endogenous ketones. The BHB salts are exogenous ketones which means they come from an external source. Taking exogenous ketones is very beneficial on the ketogenic diet and will enhance virtually every aspect of low-carb dieting.
Magnesium stearate is a “flow agent,” which means it stops individual supplement capsules sticking together. Like all the ingredients, it is 100% natural, despite its chemical-sounding name. In addition, magnesium stearate delays digestion. This means the capsules you consume will breakdown and absorb more slowly, ensuring the ingredients reach the right part of your digestive system for best results.
Silicon dioxide is a naturally occurring substance commonly found in leafy green vegetables, beets, bell peppers, brown rice, oats, and alfalfa. It’s used in powdered form as an anti-caking agent. In Keto BodyTone, silicon dioxide stops the active ingredients clumping together to form indigestible “bullets.” It does not affect fat burning or ketosis but is, none the less, a vital ingredient.
Rice flour is used as a filler to bulk up the capsule. It’s a very common additive, similar to Magnesium Stearate. The good thing is that rice flour is used as opposed to wheat flour – making this supplement gluten-free and high in protein.
Gelatin is obtained from animal bones and hides. It’s a form of protein but, in Keto Body Tone, it’s what the capsules are made of. Because gelatin is made from animal products, Keto BodyTone is not suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
The benefits of Keto BodyTone
Now you know what’s in it, let’s look at what those ingredients do and how they can help you on your weight loss journey. The main benefits are:
Faster Descent Into Ketosis
keto bodytoneThe keto diet takes time to work its magic. When you cut carbs, it takes several days to two weeks for your body to use all of its onboard carb supplies and finally enter ketosis. During this time, you may experience some keto flu side effects and won’t be burning fat as fast as you will once you reach ketosis.
Taking exogenous BHB ketones tricks your body into getting into ketosis faster. When your ketone levels increase, albeit artificially, your body follows suit and starts producing the same ketones sooner and in higher amounts. This helps you get into ketosis faster, and also creates a deeper ketogenic state.
Less Severe And Shorter Keto Flu
When you first cut carbs, you’ll be low on glucose and your body will yet to have started producing lots of ketones. This puts you between a rock and a hard place with very little energy available. During this time, you will probably suffer from the symptoms of carb withdrawal, also called the keto flu. The symptoms of keto flu include:
- Muscle cramps
- Digestive upsets
- Lack of energy
- Brain fog
Most keto-flu symptoms are caused by low carb levels combined with low levels of ketones. After a while, your body will make the switch to using ketones for energy, and these symptoms will vanish but, until you start making ketones in abundance, you may feel unwell.
The exogenous BHB ketones will help alleviate the symptoms of keto-flu. By artificially elevating your ketone levels, your body has a ready source of energy it can use in place of carbs. In short, using it will reduce the severity and duration of keto-flu.
? Faster Fat Burning
Endogenous ketones are made from fat. The more ketones your body produces, the faster you will lose weight. Taking Keto BodyTone increases your ketone levels artificially, and this encourages your body to make even more ketones itself. More ketones mean faster fat burning, even if those ketones come from an external source.
? Less Hunger And Fewer Cravings
Hunger and cravings can derail even the most enthusiastic dieter. If you are hungry, you are much more likely to have unplanned snacks, eat more than you should at mealtimes, or otherwise break your diet.
With keto, eating carbs could set you back a week or more as it’ll kick you out of ketosis. You’ll have to go through the whole transitional period all over again. Two ingredients in Keto BodyTone are linked directly to preventing hunger and cravings – BHB ketones and garcinia cambogia.
? Increased Mental Clarity
A lot of keto dieters suffer a degree of brain fog during the keto diet. This includes things like memory loss, difficulty concentrating and reduced productivity. These side effects are directly attributable to low levels of glucose.
BHB ketones cross the blood-brain barrier, and your brain can use them for energy. This will enhance all aspects of brain function. Keto BodyTone is not just good for fat loss, it’s good for productivity too.
? More Energy
Your body uses ketones in place of glucose during fasts and low-carb diets. Ketones provide your muscles and brain with energy. More ketones mean more energy which is exactly what you need on a diet. A lot of dieters complain that they don’t have the energy to work out when they diet, and that can lead to slower weight loss. With plenty of ketones available, you should have an abundance of energy for whatever you need to do each day.
How To Use Keto BodyTone
Some exogenous ketone products are easier to use them others. Many are drink mixes that need to be added to water. That’s fine if you are at home but may be inconvenient or even impossible at other times. In addition, exogenous ketone drink mixes can taste really unpleasant!
Keto BodyTone is a breeze to use, especially compared to exogenous drink mixes. With Keto BodyTone, you just pop the recommended two capsules in your mouth and wash them down with some water. Easy as that!
You can take your capsules together or, if you prefer, split your dose and take one in the morning and one in the evening. This may be a good option if you find that taking two capsules together causes any unwanted side effects.
I’m a programmer and I was trying a lot of different diets. Keto diet is in my opinion the best choice for my brain and body. It keeps energy at stable level whole day long and keeps you satisfied so you don’t have to snack frequently.
Approaching the change like a software engineer: I realized I needed to refactor what worked and replace what didn’t. It wasn’t an end-to-end rewrite, but I definitely felt like I reprogrammed my mental habits. It starts deep in the operating system, but all the commits I made had a huge difference in the presentation layer. I particularly needed to make sure it was a “full stack” approach to making the change, because I work too many late nights and travel too much to make health just a “feature” in my Life eXperience Platform (LXP).