You probably know someone who is or has been on the Keto Diet. And you may even be thinking about trying it yourself!
The Keto (or Ketogenic) Diet has gained a lot of popularity – and a lot of misunderstanding – in recent years.
“Going Keto” means adopting a diet with drastically reduced carbohydrates and replacing them with fat. Choosing fat sounds counterproductive to losing weight. But the reduction in carbs actually forces your body into a metabolic state known as ketosis. In ketosis, the body burns fat for fuel instead of carbs.
This process can significantly help with weight loss, curb hunger, and lower your risk of heart disease.
As an added perk, ketosis also converts fat into ketones in your liver, supplying more energy to your brain.
Studies are also being conducted to assess potential positive outcomes on symptoms for neurological disorders like Parkinsons, Alzheimers, traumatic brain injuries, and epilepsy.
Downfall? Because Keto is currently somewhat of a fad diet – people often jump on board without really understanding the level of commitment. In order to lose weight and keep it off, you can’t yo-yo back and forth from the diet – eating carbs one day and Keto the next.
Everyone also has different carb needs. So one diet or level of carb restriction does not fit all.
And lastly – fruits and veggies can be high in carbs but your body needs them. It’s important to include both in any diet. Mindfully selecting lower carb fruits and veggies instead of completely restricting is much safer and healthier.
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