Viscera 3 : Carbohydrates are the body's preferred source of energy, but on a strict ketogenic diet, less than 5 percent of energy intake is from carbohydrates. The reduction of carbohydrates puts the body into a metabolic state called ketosis. Ketosis is when the body starts breaking down stored fat into molecules called ketone bodies to use for energy, in the absence of circulating blood sugar from food. Once the body reaches ketosis, most cells will use ketone bodies to generate energy until you start eating carbohydrates again. Instead, there's more scientific support for another physiological mechanism that kicks in on the lowest-of-low-carb meal plans.
By following the ketogenic diet and implementing some of these suggestions, you can achieve incredible results. The most important part of the ketogenic diet is consistency. Approach this diet with the mindset that you will make it into a long-term sustainable lifestyle. When you hit a plateau, don’t give up — we all hit plateaus eventually.
Net carbs are the total amount of carbs you ingest minus the fiber. Fiber is an important dietary component needed for a healthy digestive system, but unlike sugars and starches it is not converted into glucose as it is largely undigested.