First, let me start off by saying that I hate diets, mainly because of all the negative connotations associated with them. The restriction or subtraction of food and has increasingly become a byword for the state of dysfunction that many North Americans find themselves in. We follow these regimented eating plans which inevitably fail because they become too hard to stick to for a number of reasons. And now…just when we thought we were safe, there’s a relatively new one that’s taking North Americans by storm…The Ketogenic Diet.
The Keto diet is a low-carb, high fat diet that shares many similarities with the Atkins and South beach diets. It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. The reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis.
When this happens, your body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy. it also turns fat into ketones in the liver. Keto diets can cause significant reductions in blood and sugar and insulin levels.
Although the ketogenic diet can have numerous health benefits, I’m not a huge fan of it or diets in general. I especially dislike diets that include a lot of animal protein, saturated fats and have countless restrictions. Diets can be very difficult for people to sustain and very restrictive ones often set people up for failure. For this reason, I’m hesitant to say that the keto diet is suitable for all or even most people.
For more in depth info about the ketogenic diet click here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3945587/