Now on to what you are going to be using to fuel your body, no not sugar or insulin, but rather . . .
Ketones, which are the fuel from fat, your fat and the good healthy fats you eat. Interestingly enough you do not need insulin to get ketones into your body cells.
And Ketones are more energy dense than carbs or proteins. They are like the energizer bunny . . . They just keep going and going and going.
In addition ketones do not need to be broken down into anything else, unlike carbs and proteins, in order to provide energy to your body.
Along those lines ketones can easily pass your blood brain barrier (protective shield for your brain). And provide your brain with more energy, than insulin and sugar could ever think about providing!
Interestingly Ketones can actually change white inflammatory visceral fat into healthier more metabolically active brown fat.
As a consequence of your brain changing over to primarily burning ketones, don’t be surprised if you don’t like what you used to like. When your fat adapted, your taste buds change. And you are using ketones not glucose for fuel. . . So, sugar, pasta, rice, cakes, icing all that will not give you that sugar high, that “whoo” -, no siree bobby . . try not to be depressed over It!
This is a simple test (anecdotal) - when you are not sure whether or not your fat adapted (keto), just wet your finger and dip it in white sugar (sucrose) and if you don’t taste anything or if it tastes like sheet rock dust . . . Congrats! You are fat adapted and in keto. If it still tastes sweet . . you are not adapted