If you have been trying to lose weight for quite a while, you may have heard about a popular diet named Keto.
It seems to be winning everyone’s heart because of its incredible results in a quick amount of time with comparatively less work.
Keto diet is not only a great way to lose weight but also improves health like blood pressure and diabetes plus the list doesn’t stop here.
It is also found in a study that Keto diet results in a increased amount of energy and focus due to High Fat intake .
So it must be something unique so let’s drill into some details.
1. What is Keto ?
Keto Diet is a strict low carb diet in which you lessen the consumption of carbs and substitute it with fats.
E.g. An Absolute diet should consist of High fat, medium protein, and low carbs.
Thus when you follow the Ketogenic diet, you force your body to take energy from fats instead of carbohydrates.
Due to the deficit of Carbohydrates, your glycogen stores remain empty because of which your liver produces ketones, and your body gets into the state of ketosis.
So let’s find out how does your body react when you take a conventional diet which is full of carbs vs. when you substitute the carbs with fat.
A. Effect of Traditional Diet :
When you have your usual meal which is rich in carbs your body breaks down those Carbs into glucose for strength.
Because of which the fats you consume become stored in your body hence making you fat.
As Carbs are the most quickly digested macronutrient among fat and protein, once your Glycogen stores get empty you start feeling hungry again.
Due to which you tend to eat more and because of repeated storage of fat, you become fat.
To burn the fat, you either have to exercise or consume fewer calories during the day.
B. Effect of Keto Diet :
However, the Ketogenic diet is almost opposite of this process, when you eat a meal high in fats and low in carbs.
Your body eventually moves from carbs to fat for taking the energy, and the fat never gets stored.
Is Keto Diet good for health ? :
1. Goodbye Tiredness :
Hence earlier in the article we discussed how Keto diet results in an increased amount of strength and helps you get rid of tiredness.
When you consume a diet low in Carbs, your body produces less insulin to transfer it into the bloodstream.
So decreased insulin levels results in increased energy levels and removed tiredness.
So if you are fed up with giving up on every task because of laziness, you might want to consider the Ketogenic diet
2. Cholesterol , Blood pressure ?
Well if you find yourself in this section, I am sorry you might be a little bit old but don’t worry keto will be helpful for you too.
When it comes to Cholesterol levels, It is found in a study that the ketogenic diet produces more Healthy HDL (high-density lipoprotein ) than traditional high carb diet which means keto diet improves Cholesterol problem.
Since keto diet results in weight loss, it improves blood pressure level as people who are overweight ultimately have more blood pressure concerns.
3. Mighty Weight loss powers :
Hence there are a lot of reasons to adore the Ketogenic diet, but the weight loss seems to be the most dominant one.
Considering Carbs are the most quickly absorbed fuel in your body and are digested very quickly which makes you feel hungry almost every time.
While when you consume a high-fat diet, it regulates your appetite and makes you feel full until longer.
Who should NOT do a Ketogenic diet?
A keto diet is usually pretty harmless, but under these three conditions, you will need to consult a doctor!
High Blood Pressure
What To Eat On A Keto Diet :
In a ketogenic diet, you should consume the lowest amount of carbs, because you will be forcing your body to switch from carbs to fats to get energy.
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