As the ketogenic diet gains more popularity in the fitness community you are probably wondering if you could actually stick to it or if any of the supposed benefits are true but you may suddenly think to yourself that you are not about to give up on cookies and bread.
I would encourage you to reconsider and give keto a chance as when it is done properly it can help increase energy levels, weight loss and longevity and the food you get to eat on it is delicious.
1) Energy Levels
We have all experienced a great sugar crash before, without realizing it, you get through a whole bag of your favorite candy whilst watching a movie and at first you are bouncing off the walls and able to run a marathon and then just half an hour later you feel like you’ve been hit by a truck and need a large multiple hour nap.
Eating the wrong type of carbohydrates can leave you on an energy roller coaster all day. These carbs spike your blood sugar instantly, leaving insulin to often clean up the mess by lowering blood sugars back to normal. As glucose is your brain’s main energy source, this ebb and flow manifests itself as frequent fatigue and lack of focus. What if you didn’t have to rely on a consistent influx of carbs to keep energy levels up?
On a high-fat ketogenic diet, your energy levels are less likely to be inconsistent as there are no dramatic shifts in blood sugar. There is no white rice or candy bar to create a sudden spike and then drop in energy levels, only an endless supply of energy in the form of fat (ketone bodies and fatty acids).
2) Weight Loss
When you think of weight loss, you usually think ‘low-fat’. Why would you eat more fat if you are trying to lose fat?
It turns out that high-fat ketogenic diets are highly successful fat-loss diets and may be better for weight loss than traditional low-fat diets.
A study from the Journal Of Nutrition and Metabolism split subjects into two groups. Each group was placed in a 500-calorie deficit, but one group followed a very low-carb ketogenic diet and the other followed a low-fat (25% of calories) diet.
Despite the same energy deficit, subjects on the ketogenic diet lost more total weight, body fat and abdominal-specific fat versus the low-fat diet group.
3) Longevity And Quality Of Life
A ketogenic diet can positively affect your chances of developing metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors that increase your risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), the number one cause of death in the world. These risk factors include abdominal obesity (excess fat in the stomach), high blood pressure, high blood triglycerides, high fasting blood glucose and low HDL (good) cholesterol.
Any of these risk factors increases the likelihood of CVD, not to mention diabetes and stroke. Fortunately, a ketogenic diet may support heart health by lowering your likelihood of having any of the aforementioned risk factors significantly.
How To get Started
It is important that you fully understand how a ketogenic diet works. There are many questions and lots of info that must be addressed such as the awful adaptation phase, to ensure you are set up for success. Once you have organised yourself though, you are ready to experience the many benefits that keto has to offer.
Try out this amazing diet offer that in 3 weeks will give you fantastic results.