Obesity is a growing concern. The number of people that succumb due to being overweight or obese outnumbers deaths as a result of being underweight. As per a survey carried out in 2016, nearly 1.9 billion adults were categorized as overweight of which a staggering 650 million were grouped as obese. To say the least, nearly 2.8 million people die every year globally, with obesity or being overweight as the root cause. To address this concern, one of the most popular resorts is the “keto diet”. Let us learn in this article about the diet and how it helps one lose weight.
The keto diet has a good reputation for helping one lose those extra inches for an upcoming occasion or simply for one who has hit a plateau in their weight loss journeys. In addition, it has also seemed to be beneficial to people having Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Diabetics. It is apparently a great resort for the ones trying to go on a detox.
What Is Keto Diet?
Keto diet is a high-protein, high-fat content, low-carbohydrate diet. When on a keto diet, the body derives its energy from fat as opposed to the carbohydrates. This fat is obtained when the liver functions to convert fatty acids to ketone bodies.
Keto is short for ketogenic is the adjective of ketogenesis which corresponds to “ketone bodies production”.
Interesting fact: The keto diet is believed to have surfaced back in the 1920s to aid in the treatment of epilepsy.
How Does The Keto Diet Work?
The primary goal of a keto diet is to enter the state of ketosis via fat metabolism wherein fat is used up by the body instead of carbohydrates. With fewer carbohydrates, the body can be fuelled by ketones as a result of the conversion of fats.
When a person consumes fewer carbohydrates, lesser than 50 grams a day, the body gradually enters into a state wherein it is deprived of fuel that is readily available to use up (blood sugar). This process usually takes three to four days after which the body starts disintegrating fats and protein to produce energy. This is called ketosis which helps one lose weight.
Some Benefits Of Being On A Keto Diet
- Helps lower cholesterol and improve blood pressure
- As per research, lower levels of insulin help protect against some types of cancer. Keto diet helps you burn stored sugar quickly so that it does not need to be stored hence enabling the body to produce less insulin
- As per studies, ketogenic diets can help lower the risk of heart diseases
- In addition, the ketogenic diet might also help people with metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and other major ailments
- Aids in reducing hunger pangs
- Apart from weight loss, it also seems to help children with epilepsy in preventing seizures
As too much of anything is too bad, the “keto diet” is a short-time diet after all and may have its repercussions. One is strictly advised to seek medical supervision or guidance before opting for the ketogenic diet.
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