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Topic: Ketogenic Diet: A diet for weight loss (Read 261 times)
Ketogenic Diet: A diet for weight loss
January 20, 2021, 03:55:02 AM »
ďKetogenicĒ is a term for a low-carb diet. The idea is for you to get more calories from protein and fat and less from carbohydrates. You cut back most on the carbs that are easy to digest, like sugar, soda, pastries, and white bread.
When you eat less than 50 grams of carbs a day, your body eventually runs out of fuel (blood sugar) it can use quickly. This typically takes 3 to 4 days. Then youíll start to break down protein and fat for energy, which can make you lose weight. This is called ketosis. It's important to note that the ketogenic diet is a short term diet that's focussed on weight loss rather than the pursuit of health benefits.
Insulin is a hormone that lets your body use or store sugar as fuel. Ketogenic diets make you burn through this fuel quickly, so you donít need to store it. This means your body needs -- and makes - less insulin. Those lower levels may help protect you against some kinds of cancer or even slow the growth of cancer cells.
It seems strange that a diet that calls for more fat can raise good cholesterol and lower bad cholesterol, but ketogenic diets are linked to just that. It may be because the lower levels of insulin that result from these diets can stop your body from making more cholesterol. That means youíre less likely to have high blood pressure, hardened arteries, heart failure, and other heart conditions.
Carbohydrates have been linked to this skin condition, so cutting down on them may help. And the drop in insulin that a ketogenic diet can trigger may also help stop acne breakouts.
Low-carb diets seem to help keep your blood sugar lower and more predictable than other diets. But when your body burns fat for energy, it makes compounds called ketones. If you have diabetes, particularly type 1, too many ketones in your blood can make you sick.
A ketogenic diet may help endurance athletes -- runners and cyclists, for example -- when they train. Over time, it helps your muscle-to-fat ratio and raises the amount of oxygen your body is able to use when itís working hard. But while it might help in training, it may not work as well as other diets for peak performance.
The more common ones arenít usually serious: You might have constipation, mild low blood sugar, or indigestion. Much less often, low-carb diets can lead to kidney stones or high levels of acid in your body. Other side effects can include the keto flu, which may include headache, weakness, and irritability; bad breath; and fatigue.
If anyone like to know anything else about keto, feel free to ask. All the information about Keto-diet has been taken from a reliable sources. Yet before starting this diet for weight loss, just consult with your doctor first.
Cecile J. Nason
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