Is a keto diet the best diet for successful weight loss?
Recently, the keto (or more correctly the ketogenic diet) has become extremely popular for its health benefits such as weight loss and preventing disease. The keto diet can be hugely beneficial, but how does it work to provide these benefits?
The keto diet refers to a form of dieting where high fats, adequate protein and low carbs are consumed. Its aim is to deplete the body's glycogen reserves so that it relies on fat and protein for energy. The body then undergoes ketosis, which is a metabolic state in which your liver produces a high number of ketones as an alternative fuel source for the brain. This form of dieting is quite popular, with dozens of pictures showing before and after results circulating all over social media. These are some benefits of the keto diet and how it may help in achieving your goals.
A little history. Let's start with some stats: 71.6% of American adults aged 20 and above are overweight, and of those, more than half are obese! Out of control weight gain all started 50 years ago as a direct result of when the sugar industry downplayed the risks of sugar and highlighted the hazards of fat in heart disease.
With fats removed from food, sugar and high fructose corn syrup, were increasing used in higher and higher amounts to add flavor... and people started gaining weight. And once you get a "sweet tooth", sugar is a very hard habit -- or is it an addiction -- to kick.
How to lose weight? It really helps if you can
- Increase your activity to burn more calories. (If you have little or no activity at the moment, a little exercise will reap big rewards. Just a 3o minute walk each day, say, after dinner will do wonders!)
- Cut calorie intake, especially from carbohydrates as the body stores excess carbohydrate as fat.
The keto diet works because it causes your body to use its own stores of fat first. But not just any keto diet will do. A good keto diet needs to be customized to the individual: taking into consideration body and physique, life situation, goals, and even your taste buds!
A customized diet plan is easier to follow because you choose the foods you prefer and they're matched to recipes. Not just run-of-the-mill recipes pulled together from random blogs, or meal plans many nutrition “gurus” sell for way too much money.
Instead, the entire meal is tailored to your own unique situation, needs, goals, and dietary preferences to ensure you experience optimal progress and follow a diet you enjoy. Easy recipes for preparing the meals, and portion sizes have been calculated specifically for you. And it's much easier on your wallet because you're not paying for expensive pre-made meals.
Each individual program is based the following criteria:
- Male or Female
- Level of activity -- from couch potato to extremely active
- Preferred Proteins -- also including a no meat option
- Preferred Veggies
- Other Foods
- Target Weight
The plan is fully automated & adjustable. Sophisticated algorithms are used to create these plans, so there is no need to talk with a consultant. And this means if you want to adjust something in your plan the system is sophisticated enough so that will re-calculate everything for you immediately.
Fast Food Bonus!
We understand people cannot cook for every meal, this keto plan allows you to occasionally incorporate 'keto friendly' fast food from places such as McDonalds, Subway, Burger King, In & Out Burger, Wendy's and many more.
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