The famous ‘keto’ diet (also known as the ketogenic diet) has hit the world with a big bang! BUT Why is it so hyped?
That’s because instead of feeling deprived, irritated or HANGRY, like a person generally does in any other diet- when ‘keto-ing’- you’re actually filled with a lot of energy while your weight is melting away as well.
In one line:
Keto-ing involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. This reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state known as ketosis, hence giving the diet its name.
According to experts, ketosis is a natural metabolic state that can be achieved by following a keto-inducing diet. It has a variety of health benefits, including weight loss and lower blood sugar levels. Once in a state of ketosis, our body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy.
However inducing ketosis can be a difficult process.
What are Carbs?
Carbs or Carbohydrates are the sugars, starches and fibers found in fruits, grains, vegetables and milk products. They are termed to be our body’s main source of energy.
On the outset it sort of seems counter-intuitive –
How Does Keto Work?
The keto-diet shifts the body’s metabolism away from carbs & towards fats by lowering blood sugar and insulin levels in the body.
When you start eating more fat and cut out all the extra carbs (think sugar, bread, milk, pasta), you are more likely to stop experiencing any blood sugar swings or cravings that most people go through. Fewer cravings mean more energy and in turn more fat-burning.
Once you enter into the state of ketosis, your body will naturally produce ketones. Ketones fuel our body and brain with fat instead of carbs.
If you have steady, lasting energy, better focus, and a reduced appetite then congratulations, you’ve reached your state of ketosis!
A high fat but low carb (low energy) diet will force your body to find energy elsewhere such as from ketones. Thus you will be eating fat to eventually lose fat! Kind of fascinating, isn’t it?
The ketogenic diet is healthy, effective and backed by science. When done properly, the keto diet has been shown to support & enable weight loss while maintaining a steadier energy flow within the body.
Have any of you tried out the keto-diet? How did it work for you? We’d LOVE to know, do get in touch & don’t forget to give your feedback below!