Ketogenic Diet and Weight Loss
A healthy diet is essential to weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight. Obesity and metabolic diseases are major health problems worldwide. Numerous diets have emerged to combat these problems. The Ketogenic Diet is proven to help lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. It has soared in popularity over the years and has been around as an intentional way of eating for over a century.
Many people argue that it is just a different type of Adkins Diet. This is not true. A proper keto diet includes large amount of produce. Ketogenic diet promotes weight loss in a number of ways. Some of the ways include higher protein intake, gluconeogenesis, appetite suppressant, improved insulin sensitivity, decreased fat storage, and increased fat burning.
Keto is a Natural Appetite Suppressant
A keto or ketogenic diet is a very low carb diet that restricts carbohydrate consumption enough to allow the body to enter ketosis, which is a metabolic state that converts fat into ketones. These are used by the muscles, brain, and other tissues of the body for energy. Instead of your body using glucose for energy, your body will use fat and ketones. Using glucose for energy gives you the up and down feeling during the day. The carbs you eat should come from vegetables instead of “white and tan” food.
Ketones are being studied and scientists have learned that they signal the body to eat less by affecting appetite hormones. Ghrelin and Leptin are the appetite hormones and work in opposite of each other. Ghrelin levels rise when you are hungry to increase your appetite while Leptin is turned on after a large meal signaling to your brain that it is time to stop eating.
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As carbs are reduced and fat is increased, the body enters a metabolic state called ketosis. Ketosis is magical because it blocks the increase in Ghrelin levels making you not feel hungry even when you are losing weight. This is why the ketogenic diet leads to food and appetite reductions.
The macronutrients found in all foods are fat, protein, and carbohydrates. When eating keto, you will consume protein, fat, low carb vegetables and fruit. After a few days or weeks on the keto diet, the body and brain adapt and become efficient at burning fat and ketones for fuel instead of carbs.
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The ketogenic diet has many benefits and has been proven to be safe for everyone including obese children, obese adults, athletes, diabetics, those with metabolic syndrome, and those that are healthy. Keto diet health benefits involve improving all the markers for metabolic syndrome relating to cardiovascular heart health and stroke likelihood, such as LDL/HDL ratio, cholesterol, insulin, sensitivity, blood pressure, weight, BMI, and waist circumference.
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