The Keto Diet
What is the Keto Diet? Why is everyone talking about it? Here’s our lowdown.
You’ve probably all heard of the Keto Diet recently. It’s replaced ‘Intermittent Fasting’ as the most trending Fad Diet of 2018. Should you follow it? Keep reading to find out.
What is a Keto diet?
To put it simply, the Keto diet is extremely low in carbs, but high in fats. Why are we avoiding carbs? Because when we eat carbohydrates, our body produces glucose & insulin. When this happens, glucose becomes the primary source of energy and everything else (if unused), is stored as fat.
What happens when you starve your body of carbohydrates?
When our bodies aren’t getting enough carbs, it needs to find other ways to make energy – one of these is called ketogenesis. During ketogenesis, the body relies on fat as energy as opposed to glucose. In turn, your body is burning more fat.
What are the Health Benefits?
These are just a few:
(1) Weight loss
(2) Reduced risk of diabetes
(3) Increased energy & normalised hunger
(4) Studies have shown Keto diet to help epilepsy patients
(5) Mental focus
(6) Controlled blood sugar
TL/DR – Like most diets, it works for some people and not for others. However, we always recommend tracking your macros based on your specific goals. In saying that, if you want to give it a go, why not?
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