Lets Review :-
Is Ketogenic Diet Good For Losing Weight ? We are often confused by the new trends and endless promotions of weight loss diet plans ?
What is Keto Diet?
The Keto diet is the most popular new diet trend prevailing today. It is low carb, high fat diet plan basically used as a therapeutic diet to treat specific medical conditions like diabetes ,epilepsy, alzheimers disease.
If we compare Keto diets with other diets like Paleo, South Beach diets , Dukan diets , Atkins all are high in protein but moderate in fat. In contrast , Ketogenic diet has a high fat content – 70% to 80%, though with only a moderate intake of protein because eating too much of protein can prevent ketosis. The amino acids in protein can be converted to glucose and hence used as a source of energy .
The principle of the keto diet for weight loss is to deprive the body of glucose -the main source of energy for all cells in the body , the body begins to use fat as its primary fuel. The liver produces ketone bodies from fat , which is used in the absence of glucose. When these ketone bodies accumulate in the blood , this is called ketosis.
Healthy individuals will produce insulin to prevent excessive ketones from forming,however, the number of ketone bodies that are form are variable from person to person.
Lets check carb rich foods – which are banned : starches -refined – whole grains ,breads , pasta, rice,cookies,potatoes ,corn , vegetables , fruits, juices,etc
Fat rich foods allowed are : meat, butter, cheese, nuts,avocado,seeds, ghee, fish,plant oils
Keto diets can be followed for weightloss for a very short duration under expert guidance , if followed for long term will have metabolic disturbances in the body. Transition from a high carb diet to a low carb diet should be gradually .