The ketogenic diet is a trendy topic these days. It’s been touted as the weight loss magic bullet by some, and as a potential health risk by others.
In reality, the diet is neither of those things. The ketogenic diet can lead to weight loss, as well as improvements in certain health conditions such as diabetes. In this post, I will share my personal experience with the diet and what I discovered.
The Ketogenic Diet
The ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, moderate protein, and high-fat diet. It has many different names, including the low-carb diet, low carb high fat (LCHF), and keto diet. The goal of this type of diet is to get your body into a state of ketosis.
This happens when your body burns fat as its main energy source instead of carbohydrates. When this happens, you will experience weight loss as well as improvements in certain health conditions such as diabetes. You can learn more about ketosis here: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/ketosis#section3
My Personal Experience with the Diet
I started keto on the 4th of July. I did it for two reasons: weight loss and to control my blood sugar.
The first few days were rough for me, but after that I felt like a different person. I had more energy, I was sleeping better and my anxiety was at bay.
I also lost weight in the beginning which is what I was going for. As time went on, I didn’t lose any more weight, but that could have been because the holiday season hit and being in an office all day made it difficult to stay in ketosis.
ection 3. What I learned about the diet
I learned that the ketogenic diet is not a fad diet. It’s been around for nearly 100 years, and has been used to treat epilepsy in children since the 1920s. The ketogenic diet was created as a way to mimic fasting, which research has shown can have positive effects on the brain.
As an adult looking to lose weight, I also learned that going into ketosis may be a good option for me. I have high levels of lipids in my blood, which makes it more difficult for me to lose weight. Going into ketosis could help me reach my target weight as well as improve my lipid levels.
In addition to those benefits, the ketogenic diet also helped me reduce inflammation in my body and reduce symptoms from autoimmune diseases such as fibromyalgia and migraines.
ection 4. The Truth About Keto
There are several misconceptions about the ketogenic diet, which I will discuss in this section. The first is that the diet is not sustainable. This is false. While it may take some time to get used to, the ketogenic diet can be sustained for an indefinite period of time. The second misconception is that the diet leads to low energy levels. Again, this is false. Once you have adjusted to the diet’s lifestyle changes, you will feel more energized than ever before!
The keto diet is not for everyone. But if you can make it work for you don’t be afraid to try it.
It’s really important to understand the diet and what it means for your body. Find out more about it before trying it. Read up on the diet, do your research and talk to your family before making any decisions.