Recently, the keto diet has become extremely popular for its health benefits such as weight loss and preventing disease. The keto diet can be hugely beneficial, but how does it work to provide these benefits?
What is the Keto Diet?
Watch the short video below for a summary of what the keto diet is and how it works for Weight Loss.
How Does the Keto Diet Work?
It might seem counterintuitive that adding more fat to your diet can lead to weight loss. Normally, your diet is high in carbohydrates, which are broken down into glucose, or blood sugar, for use as energy. As glucose enters your bloodstream, your body releases insulin to store excess glucose as fat. The more carbohydrates, the more glucose. The more glucose, the more insulin, and the more insulin, the more fat.
The keto diet takes advantage of the fact that when your meals are high-fat and low-carbohydrate, there is no insulin spike, and you don’t add to your fat reserves. Instead, fat from diet and stored fat are broken down to ketones (“keto” is short for “ketogenic” producing ketones). Like glucose, ketones can be used for energy, keeping your body running without increasing blood sugar or putting on excess fat. The benefits of the keto diet can be huge.
Health Benefits of The Keto Diet
- Can help you obtain (and maintain!) a healthy weight
- Boosts brain function
- Can help manage or even reverse diabetes
- Reduces heart disease risk
- Boosts mental well-being
- Can be therapeutic for various neurological diseases
- May prevent and fight some types of cancer
- Can improve gut health and bowel disorders
Your Free Keto Recipe eBook!
Here is your easy to follow and jam-packed with delicious recipes Free Keto Recipe eBook to download to get you started (click on the pic).
Would you like a personalised keto meal plan to cut through all of the hassle?
Would you like a personalised keto meal plan that:
- Removes all of the guesswork in trying to create your own meal plans etc?
- Frees up the days you would spend trying to work it all out for yourself?
People with existing medical conditions, or who are worried about exercising or changing their diet, should consult their physician before embarking on any new level of activity or dietary changes.
From the editor…
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Remember, even small changes to your normal habits will have profoundly positive effects on your health and mental well-being. All small positive changes WILL result in you becoming the You that YOU DESERVE.
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