Benefits of the Keto diet

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A ketosis diet is one of the fastest and most effective ways to lose weight for most people.

One reason is that the types of foods eaten within the keto lifestyle are more satisfying. Calories from foods such as bread, pasta and sweets are burnt up faster, leaving you hungry shortly after. Fats and proteins tend to be more filling than high-sugar items, curbing the appetite and ultimately preventing overeating.

Maintaining a keto diet has appetite suppressing advantages due to its effect on hormonal changes in the body.

The majority of studies conducted on the weight loss benefits of keto show, “subjects who follow a low-carbohydrate diet lose more weight during the first 3–6 months compared with those who follow balanced diets.” [1]

Another great advantage to the keto lifestyle is that you’re not enslaved to portion control or strenuous exercise regimens. If you’ve tried approaches that employ these methods, you know burnout is a real challenge.

When you start keto, you do not need to restrict calories. Eat as many approved foods as you like, keeping to the high fat, medium protein, and low carb levels. Once you’ve been eating a lot of fats and very little carbohydrates, you’ll transition into ketosis. Other ways to speed up your transition to ketosis include taking keto supplements, working out, and fasting.

Natural Focus Ability

In addition to assisting weight loss, the keto lifestyle may help improve neurological health. Fat feeds your brain and increases energy levels, resulting in less brain fog and more sustained energy throughout the day. Not surprisingly, the brain requires a lot of energy, and the ketones that your body releases while in a state of ketosis are a more efficient source than glucose.

Leaves you more Energized

On a normal, carb filled diet, your body has gotten used to running on carbs. On such a diet, carbs are your main source of energy, leaving you feeling tired and sluggish until you get your next refueling of carbs (aka sugar). When you are on a ketogenic diet, you are not fueling your body with carbs, but with healthy fats instead. The average person eats around 225 grams of carbs every day. A keto diet limits this to less about 30 grams per day.

This forces your body to switch to burn fat instead of carbohydrates, which enables you to kiss those afternoon energy slumps goodbye.

Please note: If you’re a diabetic currently using insulin therapy, it’s important to consult your doctor before beginning the keto diet.

1. Paoli. A, et. Al. : “Beyond weight loss: a review of the therapeutic uses of very-low-carbohydrate (ketogenic) diets” (European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2013 Aug; 67(8): 789–796), link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3826507/, accessed 25 April 2019

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