Apr 3rd, 2016
Category: Personal Trainer
Ketogenic Diet Benefits
One of the hottest approaches in weight loss that is sweeping the industry is the idea of the ketogenic diet weight loss programs. These are extreme low-carb diets where the aim is to be in a state of ketosis, meaning that the body is burning fat as fuel as opposed to glucose. This state is achieved, largely, by depriving the body of glucose via the food source available through the dieters nutritional plan.
This is a diet approach that works for many people, and here are 5 benefits of ketogenic diets that you may not be aware of.
1- Being in ketosis allows the body to process fat and use it as fuel in a way that no other state allows as easily. Carbohydrates are much easier to convert and use as fuel, so when you are providing plenty of these to your body, you need to burn and use all of those before your body will finally begin converting and using fat as fuel!
2- Another benefit of being in a state of ketosis is that excess ketones are not harmful to your system in any way whatsoever. Any key tones that you create which are not neede by your body are simply excreted through urine, eaisily and harmlessy. In fact, this benefit is the reason why you can check whether you are in a state of ketosis using urine testing strips in the morning.
3- When your body gets used to being in ketosis, it will actually begin to prefer ketones to glucose. This is the ideal state that you want your body to be in - no longer craving sugar whatsoever, and in fact preferring protein as a fuel source as opposed to sugar.
4- Another benefit of ketogenic diet weight loss is that being in a ketogenic state is useful for controlling insulin levels in the body. Insulin is one of the substances that make you crave food, particularly for those high in sugar, and so controlling it to healthy levels optimizes and is a key element in healthy weight loss.
5- Last but certainly not least, is that the majority of my clients who have taken advantage of ketogenic diet have reported that overall they feel less hungry then when not in a ketogenic state. This is significant when trying to stick to any plan that involves losing fat or excess weight. When you are not fighting cravings and hunger every step of the way you can focus on giving your best efforts and meet your goals! All around meeting your goals is why you are reading this in the first place.
Now that you are aware of all of the weight loss benefits of being in a state of ketosis, it makes sense that perhaps you will give this approach a try- After all, what do you have to lose except some excess weight?