Many Benefits Of A Low Carb, Keto Diet.

What exactly is a ketogenic diet

When you hear about the ketogenic diet, the first thing you perhaps think of is what could possibly make it as good as people say. The answer is, there are enough benefits to change your life.

 

A Keto Program recommends

The keto program recommends a diet that is low on carbs, moderate on protein and high in fat. The idea is to fine-tune nutritional intake in order to send the body into the metabolic state known as ketosis.

The body enters a state of ketosis when it no longer has stores of glycogen sugar to fuel its energy needs.

With sugar out of the way, the body has no choice but to tap its stores of fat to get by.

The liver converts fat reserves into ketones to present to the body as an energy source. This is why the keto program is a good way to lose fat.

Many Benefits of a Low Carb, Keto Diet.

Unlike other diets that offer practitioners a weight loss benefit and little else, the keto diet comes with several benefits.

Weight Loss
Without a doubt, weight loss is the primary goal of the keto diet. It works because it makes the body look to its fat reserves to power its metabolism.
 
When the body is deprived of carbs, it enters a state of ketosis. Blood sugar and insulin levels fall when that happens. As the body taps the energy in fat cells, they release considerable quantities of water, making for some great weight loss. The fat cells are then able to enter the bloodstream and make their way to the liver, where they are turned into ketones for energy processing. As long as your diet allows you to stay in a caloric deficit, you get to enjoy the weight loss benefits of a low carb, keto diet.
 
Appetite Suppression
When your diet isn’t heavy on carbs, you’ll find that you don’t crave as much food as before. Many people who get on the keto diet are able to fast most of the day, and only eat at mealtimes. They are simply not as hungry as before.
 
Improved Focus
When you choose a regular diet that puts carbohydrates into the body, your brain has to deal with the rise and fall in sugar levels that happens as a result. Inconsistent energy levels can make it hard for the brain to focus. With the keto diet, however, the energy source is constant and consistent. The brain is better able to stay focused.
 
More Energy
When you are on a regular diet, your body is always on the verge of running out of energy. You need to constantly eat and refuel. With a keto diet, however, the body taps its fat reserves, a nearly unending energy source. The body, then, is able to maintain constant energy levels throughout the day. The result is, you end up feeling a lot more energetic.
 
Helps Fight Diabetes
When you suffer from Type II diabetes, your body experiences high levels of insulin. Since the keto diet takes excess sugar from your diet, it helps stabilize HbA1c counts, and can help reverse Type II diabetes.
 
Improved Levels of Good Cholesterol
HDL cholesterol helps get rid of the body’s bad cholesterol reserves. When you’re on keto, your body’s triglyceride levels fall and your HDL cholesterol levels rise.
 
Better Blood Pressure
When you’re on the low carb, keto diet, it drops your blood pressure. Many people on the keto diet find that they are able to stop taking blood pressure medicine altogether.
 
The keto diet can change a person’s life. It isn’t a difficult diet, either. There are plenty of great recipes for the healthy keto lifestyle. All it takes is the willingness to give it a shot.

6 thoughts on “Many Benefits Of A Low Carb, Keto Diet.”

  1. I have tried a low carb diet but this sounds more focussed and effective. It makes a lot of sense that without the carbs and sugar your body has no choice but to use its fat stores. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Hey Catherine!

      Thanks for reading! I like the fact that I can control my weight. Instead of just hoping a low calorie diet alone can produce results. Some people use a low carb diet to lose weight like once a year. Like a correction just before summer. But moderating carbs in general is very smart since most of us consume WAY more sugar and carbs than our bodies will ever need.

      Thanks!

      Jim

  2. I’ve been told in the past that a Keto diet is one of the worst types of dieting, this article had changed my perspective on that.

    It sounds like something that I would try myself or recommend to others through this article.

    Thank you for sharing!
    -Joseph

    1. Hey Joseph!
      It’s really very natural, but I can see how some people think it’s too hard to give up the mass amounts of sugar we all were consuming. I feel so much better! Thanks! Jim

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