A ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carb diet. The goal of this diet is to drastically reduce your carbohydrate intake and replace it with fat. This carb reduction puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis (hence the “Keto Diet”). The Keto Diet is aimed towards getting 70% fats, 25% protein and 5% carbs (from a fibrous, leafy green source) in your diet.
While the Ketogenic Diet has been around for decades, it has experienced an extreme increase in popularity just in the past few months. With its growing fame, we wanted to do some research and present to you all the benefits of this intriguing diet.
When it comes to dieting, “weight loss” is usually one of your primary goals and the keto diet does just that (quickly, may we add). Cutting carbs in one of the most effective ways to lose weight. Research shows that people on low-carb diets lose weight faster than people on a low-fat diet.
While you may shed pounds quickly with this diet, if you don’t properly commit to the Keto Diet, your weight will not stay down long term. Jared Graybeal, CEO of SuperFit Foods, stated the following: “The Keto diet is great! As long as it is sustainable. The research has proven its effectiveness over time – with the key being “over time”.”
Improve Heart Health
There is evidence that the keto diet can improve heart health due to its reduction in cholesterol. One study even found that “bad” (LDL) cholesterol levels decreased significantly in those participating in the keto diet, while “good” (HDL) cholesterol levels greatly increased.
When you eat a diet high in processed and refined carbohydrates, you are causing your blood sugar to fluctuate. This fluctuation leads to an adverse effect on your skin, bringing on acne flare-ups. When you decrease your carbohydrate and processed food intact through the keto diet, you are instantly providing your skin a breath of fresh air.
Increase in Energy
Say goodbye to emergency snacks…By cutting carbs you’ll also be cutting sugar, which means you’ll be providing your body with a steady supply of energy. This constant supply will erase your awful sugar highs and crashes.
Is It Worth It?
Our team at SuperFit Foods strongly believe that participation in any diet that you can commit to is at least worth trying. With this being said, if you can dedicate your time and stick to the diet long term, you may find the Keto Diet to be the weight loss initiative of your dreams.