In a world where people are used to sedentary lifestyles, people gain weight and suffer from different fat related disease.
In the world of keto diet, we have two set of people you can find; the high fat lifestyle people and the low/no fat lifestyle.
But unlike other super polarizing trends the keto diet is not very popular, you would have read through reviews on keto diet, some will rate is good and few will rate bad.
Before making the decision of starting keto diet, kindly read through what exactly the Keto diet is.
Keto diet is the short term of the ketogenic diet. It is a form of eating plan that preaches minimizing intake of carbs and upping the intake of fat for energy.
Once you start the keto diet for about one week, you go into what is referred to as ketosis or the stage when the body is deficient of carbs for energy which makes the body burn fat for energy.
Why is the keto diet a trendy diet for weight loss?
It’s important you know that keto diet wasn’t initially for weight loss because the eating plan was firstly used for treating people suffering from seizure disorders. This is because ketones plus other chemicals in the body releases decanoic acid which is a sure way to minimize seizure.
A time passed, people following the diet started experiencing weight loss as a result of low car intake which allows the body uses fat and water weight. The weight loss is also attributed to the fact that ketosis stimulates the body to use fat when there are no carb to produce energy.
This observation birthed the keto diet and people embraced the diet more because the rules make sense.
What food can I eat when on a keto diet, what food should I avoid when on a keto diet?
The keto diet is a diet focusing on more fats and low carbs which means too much pasta will be out of your plan and you will be looking up to healthy fats (avocado and olive oil) alongside lean proteins and green vegetables.
You also need to stay away from starchy vegetables like potatoes and the good news is that there is no need to run away from your starch because there are quite a number of options designed for keto fans.
Is there any side effect of keto diet?
Before getting into ketosis, your body needs about three to four days to make use of the glucose stored in the body.
The typical complaints people make when switching to the Keto diet is the common Keto Flu, diarrhea and keto breadth. These side effects are not long term and are juts short term because of the body reaction to change in diet.
Diarrhea is linked to the way your body process fat
Keto breadth is a less harmful effect and more of a majot inconvenience because your breadth will smell like a nail polish
How will the Keto diet actually help with weight loss?
The keto diet reduces the calories intake for starters by about 1500 calories a day. This is because fats and lean proteins make you fuller and lasts you over a long period of time. The bottom line is that the long term effect of taking in low calories and using the body fat results in weight loss.
The result of Keto diet in A may be quite different from the result in B but on an average, you are expected to lose one or two pounds a week while on Keto diet.