Benefits of Going on a Keto Diet

If you are trying to lose weight but haven’t had much success with your current approach you might consider going on a keto diet. Keto is short for Ketogenic and it has become one of the most effective ways to lose weight and keep it off.

What Makes Keto Effective

The body loves glucose because it can easily be turned into energy but it also creates a spike in blood sugar levels. If our body has more than 2 tablespoons of sugar in the entire blood stream it poses a serious health risk because sugar in high quantities is toxic. What the body does is release insulin which is a powerful hormone that tells all of your cells to scoop up the excess sugar and convert it into fat. The problem is this fat is stored inside the blood vessels and is the leading cause of heart disease in the country.

When a person goes on the Ketogenic diet what they are doing is restricting the total amount of sugar in their body to less than 20g per day. Sugar also referred to as Carbohydrates can be found in most processed foods so the person on the Keto Diet will only get their carbs from fruits and vegetables. During this diet the first couple of days an individual may feel withdrawal as the amount of glycogen in their body is expended but once this happens their body switches over to burning fat. When the body burns fat instead of sugar it burns more efficiently so you do not get the “highs and lows” which are common with glucose. Aside from always feeling hungry your body will burn fat even when you are sitting still. This is a huge benefit for individuals who are morbidly obese and need to shed fat rapidly.  If you are serious about losing weight then you should consider the Ketogenic diet.