#1 Most Effective Weight Loss Program To Cut Fat?
By The Infamous Hannibal Krueger
There are tonnes of ways to lose weight and cut fat. But today, we want to focus on one particular kind of diet that’s been around for almost 100 years or so.
It was originally developed for children with Epilepsy. It was used as a way to calm the brain. But, the diet has a powerful ability to shred fat. Often, in just days and weeks.
The diet we’re talking about is the Ketogenic Diet.
The diet in its pure form is VERY unusual. It consists of eating 90% of your daily calories from FAT! And the rest from protein. And there are practically ZERO carbohydrates.
How does the ‘KETO’ diet work then?
Most of us use carbohydrates as our main energy source.
However, when you stop eating all carbohydrates, the body switches to fueling itself using FAT instead. The body enters a metabolic state called ketosis. In ‘ketosis’, the liver breaks down stored fats for energy.
Instead of using glucose for energy, from carbohydrates, the body converts fat stores into energy. Effectively, because your body no longer is ‘eating’ carbs, it instead starts to use the fat on your body (and from your food) to FUEL itself instead.
If you have fat to lose, especially around the belly, the keto diet is worth bearing in mind.
What are the benefits of a keto diet?
There are several benefits of the keto diet. Here is a quick overview of how a keto diet can help change your body for the better.
- Weight loss: – As stated above the keto diet burns fat as the main source of energy. Instead of using glucose from carbohydrates fat stores will be turned to ketones in the liver. This is then used as the main source of energy. The use of fat stores as energy will result in a lower fat percentage in the body. This will lead to weight loss.
- Moderation in cholesterol levels: – Studies have shown that a keto diet benefits overweight and obese people with high levels of cholesterol. Even over a long period of time it has been shown that a low carbohydrate diet is safe. Over time it helps moderate cholesterol to safer levels.
- An increase in energy levels: – When you start a keto diet the body turns to using fat as energy. Research has been proven that this is a more efficient use of energy. This is because there is less of a reliance of glucose. Muscle glycogen decreases and the more efficient production of ketones takes place.
- Moderation in blood sugar levels: – As noted earlier glucose is converted into energy in the bloodstream with the use of insulin. A keto diet can lower blood glucose, improve insulin function, lower triglycerides and increase HDL levels (the good cholesterol). These are great signs for those suffering from type 2 diabetes or heart issues.
- Suppression of Appetite: – Eating more protein and less carbs will make you less hungry. One of the worst side effects of dieting is always feeling hungry. The keto diet ensures that you will be feeling full more often.
- A reduction in visceral fat: – Visceral fat is the dangerous fat that tends to sit around the organs. Also, it mostly lodges around the stomach. Visceral fat has been proven to lead to a number of health issues including diabetes and heart disease. A keto diet has been shown to burn visceral fat. So if you are struggling to lose weight around the belly, the keto diet is worth a go.
- Lower blood pressure: – A keto diet has also been shown to lower blood pressure. High blood pressure can lead to an increased risk in a number of diseases. Lowering blood pressure is also good for stress management. It will lead to a happier and healthier you.
Should you give the keto diet a go?
If you’re looking to lose weight or cut fat, it can definitely be worth a try.
To help you, we’ve put together a special report that outlines the BEST FOODS and SUPPLEMENTS to take if you’re going on a ‘Keto’ diet.
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Benefits of ketogenic diets Nicholas J Krilanovich 2007 American Society for Clinical Nutrition.