5 Reasons Why the Keto Diet Is The Best Way to Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals

A ketogenic, or keto, the diet includes lots of butter, bacon, egg yolks, and cheese, while limiting meat and severely limiting carbohydrates — allowing only small amounts of them in green vegetables and mushrooms.

Macronutrient ratios of a keto diet vary slightly depending on your goals, but usually, 75% of your calories come from fat, 20% from protein, and 5% from carbohydrates. That brings you to less than 40 grams of carbohydrates per day. A medium banana contains 27 grams of carbs.

The keto way of eating has been used for years to treat seizure disorders, particularly epilepsy. It’s now a popular weight-loss strategy. Keto works. Follow this high fat, moderate protein, very low-carb diet to achieve your weight loss goals. Read on to learn its numerous advantages.

1.    Changes your fuel source

Eating a high fat, very low-carb diet causes your body to release ketones into the bloodstream. Your cells generally prefer to use glucose, which your body primarily gets from carbohydrates such as bread, pasta, starchy vegetables, and fruit.

When starved of glucose, your body starts to break down stored fat into ketone bodies – a process known as ketosis. The diet basically forces you to use stored fat, so you lose weight. But you’re not starving. You still get energy and nutrients from fat and a little protein.

2.    Keeps you feeling full

Fat takes time for your stomach to digest. When you eat lots of fat, you tend to feel full. Instead of diets containing miniscule, unsatisfying portions that leave you feeling hungry all the time, a keto diet fills you up. Hunger isn’t an issue.

3.    Good, satisfying foods

A ketogenic diet satisfies you with sumptuous foods such as nut butters, coconut, avocados, and bacon. You also get to eat moderate amounts of protein foods, including seafood, meat, and poultry. As a result, you have fewer cravings that you would on a typical low-calorie diet, so you can stick to the plan.

4.    Improves your overall health

A ketogenic diet can reduce your body’s level of inflammation. This means it helps lower your risk of chronic health conditions including heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Losing weight on a keto diet can also help improve symptoms of polycystic ovary disease and acne. You may experience improved brain function and a reduced risk of cancer, too.

5.    Helps you manage diabetes and prediabetes

A ketogenic diet can reduce insulin resistance and promote improved blood glucose control in diabetics. This greatly reduces the risk of complications that include eye issues, foot problems, neuropathy, kidney disease, and heart disease.

If you’re prediabetic, meaning you have elevated blood sugar levels but they’re not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes, a keto diet can help you avoid ever developing the full-blown disease. The very low-carbohydrate levels mean your blood sugar levels naturally.

A keto diet isn’t something you should just play with. Medical guidance from the team at Personal Primary Care ensures that you avoid nutrient deficiencies and follow the diet guidelines properly.

It's easy to end up eating too much protein and poor-quality fats from processed foods. We can also take care of any existing conditions you have, such as diabetes, as you follow the diet to enhance your health over time.

To learn how you can benefit from the keto diet and get started right away, call our office or schedule an appointment using this website.

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