The more fat you eat, the more fat you burn. What?! Doesn’t that sound like a diet that would be right up your street? It means you can eat butter and ghee and cheese and full-fat yoghurt all to your heart’s content and lose weight at the same time. Doesn’t that sound like magic? The Ketogenic (Keto Diet for short) is all the rage right now, and though it get’s some flack, it can be extremely effective. But is it right for you , the keto diet review?
What is the Keto Diet?
If you do need to drop a few kilos and quickly, then the Keto Die might just be one that could work. It was initially designed to reduce epileptic seizures in children, as by increasing your fatty food intake, but drastically decreasing your carb intake, your liver will convert your fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies and puts the body into a state of ketosis; the ketone bodies pass into the brain and fat is now used as an energy source, rather than carbohydrates. It means you can get all your calories from fat rather than carbs, whilst still losing weight keto diet review.
What are the benefits?
YouTuber ‘One Big Happy Life’ saw progress in two weeks, had a reduction in cravings and an increase in energy. A lot of the initial lost weight is water weight, but advocates of the Keto Diet have claimed to have lost about a kilogram a week on the diet. You don’t need to go hungry on the diet and it’s not too restrictive; you can eat delicious foods like avocados, steaks, salmon, chicken and anything high in fat, low in carbs and sugar-free. There’s plenty of room for variety and when coming off the diet you might even find that your cravings have been reduced too, and sugary foods are now too sweet, meaning they’re no longer an option for a late-night snack. This shift in food resources means you could get more inventive in the kitchen too, as you’re no longer relying on carbs to fill your plate keto diet review.
This all sounds fab, so what could possibly be the downside?
What are the drawbacks?
Well, no sugar and no carbs- the premise of the diet- is a pretty big one. No cake. No doughnuts. No pizza!!! Desserts are mostly off the menu, to be honest. If you’re willing to sacrifice that you might be okay, but withdrawal symptoms caused by a lack of sugar can be a mood killer. If your reintroduction to sugar isn’t gradual, your initial reaction might be that you feel groggy and wrecked. Not fun.
The cravings at the beginning of the diet require a lot of discipline too. And eating out can be a pain. There’s only so many times you can beg your mates not to go to that Italian place you all love. If you’re an athlete or a gym bunny, you might experience a loss of muscle too which might be a turnoff. Buying a lot of protein can get expensive, and excessive meat consumption is not good for the planet. If you’re a vegan or veggie this high fat, adequate protein and low carb diet might not be the one for you. The diet also requires a lot of calculation- 20 grams of carbs a day is the recommended limit for the Keto Diet so an app is extremely useful if you’re keeping track of your intake. Lethargy and flu-like symptoms can be a side effect of the start of the Keto Diet. And constipation and funky breath that smells like nail polish remover. Yay.
Food to eat and avoid
Bun-less beef burgers, organic peanut butter, eggs, nuts, broccoli, cheese, tofu, chicken, coconut, avocados, olives and all low-sugar fruits are on the good list. Bread, rice, grains, pulses, root veg and even bananas are on the avoid list keto diet review.
Is it worth it?
That’s the ultimate question really. If fast and effective weight-loss is the goal, then yes, but you must be extremely disciplined. The list of side effects is long but nothing too serious, so if you’ve got time to struggle on the loo, go without bread and dessert and scoff consecutive mints for a while, then I would recommend it as one to try.
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