The ketogenic diet has sparked a lot of interest within the fitness community this past decade or two. Celebs from The Kardashians to LeBron James swear by its benefits and the role its played in firing their careers. The full version of this post can be found here.
What’s the fad about?
Well, I wouldn’t consider the keto diet a fad diet. It has been around for a long time, initially as a treatment for epilepsy in children in the 1920’s.
The keto diet dictates that you minimize the
How it Works
Under normal circumstances, the carbohydrates you consume would be converted into glucose- your body’s main energy source. However, when your body senses there isn’t enough sugar in the body, it switches to an alternate source of energy: fat.
This can only be achieve in a low-carb, moderate protein, and high-fat diet. If your fat intake isn’t high enough, your body will use up protein sources for energy, and you will lose a lot of muscle mass.
There are plenty of proven benefits that a keto diet provides. These include:
- Rapid Weight Loss
- Increases healthy, HDL cholestrol
- Slows brain aging and improves mental performance