The Best Solution for Weight Loss: Keto Diet

Carrie Chick
Dec 11, 2017 · 3 min read
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After trying several weight loss programs that have failed, people are not looking at a new solution to their predicament which is gaining popularity today and that is by using the Keto diet. In this method, you actually lose weight when the body uses the stored fats in it to give it energy, instead of using carbohydrates as its energy source. Weight loss will result if the body uses its stored fats to fuel it.

Ketogenic diet is a diet which includes very high fat content and low protein and your carbohydrate intake should either be minimal or nothing at all. Eighty percent fats and twenty percent protein should be the fat to protein ration of the meals that you are taking for the first two days. If you want to bring your body into the ketogenic state, then you should be strict and diligent in following this diet from for the first two days. After this stage, you need to slowly reduce your fat intake and increase your protein intake, and you can slowly add carbohydrates too. This is because your muscle tissues need protein for their sustenance and growth. The new ratio of fat-protein-carbs should now be 65–35–5 ratio which shows a decrease in fats, increase in protein and carbs at a low minimum. We must understand why carbohydrates are minimized and this is because this is the one responsible for making us fat when it triggers the pancreas to release insulin which stores the calories as ffats. Fats will not be stored in our bodies if there is no carbohydrate intake.

The thing with carbohydrates is that it is also the source of body fuel and when this is absent, the body looks for an alternative source. And since fat is stored in our bodies, this will be the natural alternative to give the body energy for its needs instead of carbs. This is what they call ketosis. So you body will then lose fat but at the same time maintain its muscles, giving you a wonderful physique.

If you are planning your diet, just remember the ratio of fat — protein — and carbohydrates to maintain this state of ketosis. In this now Keto diet, your body fats are being used to energize the body and soon enough your body fats will start to be used slowly which results in weight loss. In this type of diet, you don’t feel hungry because fat is slow to digest, so you will always feel full.

You can maintain this keto diet for the weekdays and then weekends can be your carbs up day. When carbs are taken in by your body, the insulin spike created will help get the nutrients you body needs for muscle repair and growth and refill glycogen stores. To know more ideas on how to select the best diet, go to

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