ONNIT KETO BOX
The Keto Box is a collaboration between Onnit’s CEO and founder, Aubrey Marcus, and one of our favorite clients, comedian Brendan Schaub. A former UFC heavyweight contender, Brendan Schaub is co-host of The Fighter and The Kid. Though his days in the Octagon are behind him, Brendan-who scored victories over MMA legends such as Cro Cop and Gabriel Gonzaga-still lives and trains like an athlete, and takes his nutrition seriously.
Both longtime keto dieters, Aubrey and Brendan have found that cutting back on their carbs and upping their fat intake has boosted their energy, focus, and overall health. They’ve also found that it’s hard to stay on a keto diet if you don’t prepare beforehand, especially if you’re a busy person who travels a lot. Now, with the Keto Box, they’re sharing their favorite snacks, supplements, and recipes to help keto dieters stay on track and enjoy the process.
WHAT IS KETO?
The ketogenic diet is a very low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet. By restricting your carb intake and increasing dietary fat, your liver converts stored body fat into molecules called ketones. When the number of ketones rises to a certain level in your bloodstream, you are officially in a state of “ketosis,” and your body is using fat as its primary fuel source.
The classic, medically-defined ketogenic diet has 75% of your daily calories come from fat, 20% from protein, and 5% from carbohydrates. However, for athletes and active people with greater energy needs, we like a version we call “Mod Keto” that lowers fat to 40-60%, increases protein to 20-40%, and bumps up carbs to 20%. Either approach can yield great results.