The world famous magician loosing 10 kg ( 120 pounds) in 30 days.
Yes, we all know it
All of us heard something about keto diet. Someone saying, “I lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks” I am on Keto diet.
What is the fact behind Keto Diet?
Is it really works?
The answer is Yes
Keto Diet is most trending way to lose weight in short schedule. When you are going to marry or wants to wear your pre pregnancy party wears, women are always very keen to know a way making them slimmer and slimmer without exercise in their busiest daily routine.
There is something very very Scary to remember before going on ” Keto Diet”.
What is Keto Diet?
A Ketogenic diet primarily consist of high-fats, moderate-proteins and very low or absent carbohydrates.
Someone can saying why we take just fats to lose fats?
Is this a nonsense?
No, basically Carbohydrates are the primary source of energy production in body tissues when the body is deprived of carbohydrates due to decrease intake. Insulin secretion is significantly reduced and the body enters into a catabolic state, “Ketogenesis” Glucose is not meeting energy demands.
Ketogenesis begins in order to provide an alternate source of energy in the form of Ketone bodies the end product of fat metabolism.
This State is referred as “Nutritional Ketosis”
The nutritional ketosis is considered quite safe as ketone bodies are produced in small concentrations in blood pH.
It greatly differs from acidosis. A life threatening condition where Ketone bodies are produced in extremely high level.
History And Origin
Russell Wilder first used the Ketogenic diet to treat Epilepsy(fits) in 1921. He also coined the term Ketogenic Diet. For almost a decade the Ketogenic diet enjoyed a place in the medical works as therapeutic diet for pediatric epilepsy.
The resurgence of the Ketogenic diet as a rapid weight lose formula is a new concept that has shown to be quite effective at least in the short run.
Short Term Effects
While in the short term the ketogenic diet may help one lose weight but this is not sustained over long run. In addition, countless studies show that the diet is associated with many complications that often lead to visit to an emergency room for dehydration, Electrolyte imbalance and Hypoglycemia (Very low sugar level).
Other Side Effects
Nausea, Loose of appetite, Decrease kidney functions, Insomnia (Loss of sleep), Mood Swings and Iron & Mineral Deficiencies.
Cosmo side Effects
Losing too much fat without exercise is resulting in non intact skin lumps, face dullness, Loosing skin integration, Hair lose and Sunky eyes.
Physiological Side Effects
Kidney stones, Hyperproteinemia (Too much protein in blood) Heart Diseases.
Clinical impact, Safety, Tolerability, Efficiency, Duration of treatment, and Finding after discontinuation of the diet is challenging and requires further studies to understand the mechanism close monitoring is necessary.
According to health care professionals
To counter the obesity epidemic some health care workers recommend ketogenic diet for short run. But most of them insist only on balanced nutritional diet with exercise and healthy life style. The dietary macronutrients are divided approximately in 55% to 60% Fat 30% to 35% Protein and 5% to 10% Carbohydrates in a 2000 Kcal per day diet contains 20 to 50 gram carbohydrates per day.
If we need to cut down our calories the we should reduce amount of artificial sweeteners and sugar amount. We should avoid cola, sweets and junks containing empty calories. A lot of carbohydrates converting in fat reserves. Take natural sweeteners like dates, honey, fruits etc. They contains much fibers and anti oxidants to enhance metabolism and reduce sugar level to converting in fat reserve.
Exercise can lean our body muscle and tone up body.
Use energy levels and burn calories, Regular exercising is very important for healthy life style instead of going for short cuts.
Change Life Style
Don’t use to sit for many hours on chair. You must change your posture for 10 minutes after every 2 to 3 hours if you have to work in front of a computer or in any office. Try to give you a break for walk at least 40 steps after 2 to 3 hours of constant work at a place.
Laziness is the worst enemy of your health . Move fast, Exercise daily and eat less. Do not fill your stomach up to your mouth.
Eat 3/4 of your appetite. Learn to stop your hands on windows meals. Drink plenty of water almost 8 to 10 glass a day.
Intermittent fasting is much better than fasting for too long period like 24 hours or 48 hours. Fasting for 16 to 17 hours shows better results to consume your fat reserves without leading to health hazards.
So, Eat well balance diet exercise and changing lifestyle can give better results.
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