WHAT IS THE KETO DIET?
The keto diet, also known as the ketogenic diet, is a low-carb, high-fat and moderate-protein diet. The goal of the keto diet is to shift in to a nutritional state called ketosis – where your body changes from using carbohydrates to fat to fuel weight loss.
HOW DOES KETO WORK?
Keto works by starving the body of carbohydrates. When only fat is available, your liver uses fat as an alternative fuel and turns fatty acids in to ketones. These ketones are then used by your body and brain for clean, effective energy that keeps you full – without slowing you down.
From your brain to your blood cells, glucose is typically the most readily available source of energy. We get glucose from the foods that we eat – whether that’s breads and refined sugars or those found naturally in nature, like fructose from fruits. But to keep the body and brain functioning in times of starvation when carbohydrates weren’t available, the human body can adapt to using ketones, instead of carbs for fuel. While the shift from using glucose to ketones might seem unnatural, your brain actually processes ketones more efficiently than glucose. Your brain is like a luxury car – why put in economy fuel if you can afford premium?
But don’t just take our word for it. The keto diet was originally created to treat epilepsy in children, and is still used today in treatment for children and adults with drug-resistant forms of epilepsy.
| Ketosis: when your liver converts fats in to fatty acids and ketones
DOES THE KETOGENIC DIET WORK?
No doubt that there is strong supportive evidence that the use of ketogenic diets in weight loss therapy is effective. In fact, there are many other positive benefits too, like improved mood and protection from cognitive impairment caused by obesity. For some, the keto diet can be easier to maintain than other diets because you get to eat delicious foods like nuts, avocados and cheese, while still feeling full. Really full!
WHAT DO YOU EAT ON THE KETO DIET?
You should aim to have 70% of your calories come from fats, 25% from protein and 5% or less from carbs. This means you’ll need to exclude sweet or starchy foods from your diet – not just sweets but also grains, potatoes and high-carb fruits like grapes or bananas.
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Smart Keto healthy benefits:
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Reduced risk of type 2 diabetes
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