The keto or the Ketogenic diet has been around since the early 1900’s when fasting therapy became mainstream therapy for epilepsy, linked to a diet free of starch and sugar. Over the past 15 years, there has been and explosion in its use, and the scientific interest in the ketogenic diet.
Let’s look at what the ketogenic diet is, how it works and how you can get started.
Keto is a high fat, moderate protein and low carbohydrate nutrition plan which turns the body into a fat-burning machine.
The human body can function on 2 fuel sources carbohydrates and fats. Fats are a more sustainable fuel source as they burn slowly and for longer which means your appetite is in control. For the body to switch to burning fats for fuel it will need to go into Ketosis for this we need to look at certain parameters for macronutrients.
A typical guide of what is required is:
5 to 10% carbohydrates
20 to 30% protein
60 to 75% fats
The macro intake depends on an array of factors such if you are a beginner, someone trying to loose weight, someone who has been in ketosis for a while. We would also take into consideration your lifestyle as in how active or sedentary a person you are.
There is no point in following the diet without the inclusion of nutrient-dense healthy foods and following a healthy lifestyle, the keto diet is not your ticket to eating fried and processed foods. this is negate or completely undo the benefits of what you are trying to achieve.
This diet will train your metabolism to run off fatty acids or kettle bodies. This is called fat adapted or keto-adapted. This is when the body has learned to burn fats for fuel rather than carbs. when it runs our of fat that you have consumed it will then turn to the fat reserves stored in your cells for more fuel. Easy peasy.
There are many proven benefits of weight loss, health and performance when you choose to adopt this regime. It improves insulin sensitivity, cellular healing and reduces the risk of chronic diseases.
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