Overweight has been an increasing problem in many countries. The food we eat (high carb, high sugar, unhealthy fats, the excess amount of protein) is a key factor that contributes to this as we are what we eat.
Making changes in our diet are essential to revert this problem. By following a ketogenic diet, our body can burn fat as the primary fuel instead of sugar -> to achieve a condition of nutritional ketosis.
Let’s find out what is ketogenic diet and its benefits:
The ketogenic or keto diet emphasizes on consuming high amount of healthy fats, moderate amount of protein and little carbohydrates
This diet can help burning and shed excess body fat. In on study, a group of obese subjects were given low carb ketogenic diet while the others were given low fat diet. The low carb group lost more weight than the low fat group (20.7 lbs vs 10.5 lbs) after 24 weeks.
The ketogenic diet doesn’t spike blood sugar and therefore can help to reduce insulin levels. High Insulin level makes it hard to lose weight.
High carb diet spikes blood sugar and make you feel full quickly but also feel hungry quickly too. The ketogenic diet can help to avoid this problem by reducing carb intake. One study shows subjects on low carb diet had reduced appetite and thus lose weight easier.
Here are some of the good fats examples for starting ketogenic diet (70% fat):
Coconut oil, pure olive oil, raw nuts and seeds, avocados, organic eggs, butter, wild salmon and sardines (rich in omega 3 fatty acids)
Fiber intake is also important to help proper detox which is also important in weight loss.
Supplement like MCT (medium chain triglyceride) can help to boost the ketogenic process. MCT is an ideal way to help squelch hunger pangs and boost satiety and satisfaction on a ketogenic diet. Dr Mercola Pure Power ketone Energy contains 95% caprylic acid which converts to ketones far more rapidly.
When you start eating high fat diet and cutting back on carbs, you may not be able to digest fat properly. Ketozyme contains 3 enzymes to break down fats and support proper fat utilization.
Organic Keto Cider (apple cider vinegar with ginger & turmeric) helps to increase the number of energy-producing mitochondria in cells when used during ketosis and helps with digestion. You may consider adding to the ketogenic diet to further enhance the weight loss result.
Fermented Apple Cider Vinegar with cayenne pepper helps to speed up metabolism and help to increase calorie burning.
In terms of a healthy meal, PureNourish meal replacement doesn’t spike blood sugar and also loaded with good fiber and probiotics that is a good food choice for weight loss. Adding the PureNourish Power Boost which contains branched chain amino acids further enhances metabolism.
To further enhancing weight loss results, adding a healthy weight management system that works by targeting the stubborn fat stores like EzFit or Slenderiiz to ketogenic diet would even speed up the weight loss effect and results.