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The Keto Diet: What You Should Know

The Keto Diet

Low carb diets are not a new fad when it comes to losing weight. In fact, most nutritionists tell you to stay away from carbohydrates in order to lose weight. What makes the keto Diet different from other low-carb diets is the prominence of high fat. The keto diet requires exceedingly low carb intake, moderate protein intake, and high fat intake. On the ketogenic diet, fat compromises 60-80% of your calorie count.

How it Works

When you essentially limit carbohydrates in your diet, you starve the body and the brain of glucose. Glucose is the main source for the brain, so when it is left to source fuel to keep functioning, it taps into the ketones reserve.

Ketones are compounds in the body created by the liver. When blood insulin is low, fat stores are activated and ketones are created. The liver is constantly making ketones, but the quantity of ketones correlates to your intake of proteins and carbohydrates. If you maintain a balanced diet (consume normal amounts of carbs and proteins) your ketone production will remain idle.

If there are no carbs to burn to create glucose, the body will start burning stored fat as fuel. Those who affirm the keto diet successful, have found that the keto diet regulates their appetite, enhances performance, and lowers insulin levels.

Although there are few studies that have shown the effects of the ketogenic diet over a length of time, it is reported to help weight loss. An Italian study published in 2005 found that people lose an average of 26 pounds in 3 months on a ketogenic diet. However, those who stayed on the diet for a year didn’t lose more weight after the initial 3 months.

What Do You Eat

Because you have to consistently stick to high fat and little protein,  the keto diet requires you to restrict your food choices,.Those who choose the keto diet to eat high-fat foods such as: bacon, avocados, steak, salmon, and many types of oils. However, the spectrum is limited. Fruits, milk, rice, pasta, bread, and starchy bread is all off limits.

Check With A Doctor If…

If you fluctuate with high blood pressure or diabetes, it is essential to consult with a doctor before starting the keto diet. Unpleasant symptoms can result from a body withdrawing from carbs. This can include weakness and headaches. If you are looking for the right regimen to help improve your health, look to a male health expert that can provide a roadmap. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Elist and his team have worked with thousands of men to help them get back on track and feeling good about themselves. Contact Dr. Elist to find out whether or not Penile enlargement surgery is right for you.

By | 2018-06-14T09:36:50+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Categories: general health|