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🥩🥑“What Is the Ketogenic Diet?”🥩🥑
A lot of you have been curious on what the “Keto Diet” is and the science behind it. The Ketogenic diet is a high fat and low carb diet. It changes the way the metabolism works. Specifically, it causes the body to enter a state of ketosis. In a nutshell, ketosis is the state in which the body burns fat for fuel.
During normal metabolism, carbohydrates in food are converted into glucose, which is then used as the body’s primary energy source. But, when the body enters ketosis due to a very low carbohydrate intake, the main characteristic of this diet, the body is forced to switch over to burning fat instead. When the body is in ketosis and therefore burning excess fat for fuel, the need to eat food is greatly reduced, thereby reducing appetite. Plus, the increased protein and fat intake keep the dieter fuller, longer. Keto makes it simple and easy to eat less and lose weight.
Using this diet for weight loss has many other secondary benefits that are well-documented in medical research. This diet helps keep blood sugar very stable and can lead to a major improvement in type 2 diabetes even without factoring in weight loss. It helps cut down visceral fat, which is the fat surrounding the abdominal organs. This type of fat is more closely linked to heart disease than body fat in other locations. Lastly, people who follow the keto diet very frequently report very stable and high energy levels, along with improved mental performance and mental clarity.✨ at Portland, Oregon