Weight loss has been an extremely important part of a lot of people’s life and rightly so. Physical fitness is extremely important for a healthy lifestyle and weight loss is a step towards attaining that. There are various weight loss programs that have been doing the rounds like the GM diet, No carbohydrate diet, so on and so forth. In this article we intend to discuss an extremely effective and a tried and tested diet plan which has been recommended by experts and has also been extremely successful in attaining the desired results.
The keto diet, as the experts call it is basically a diet which consists of low amount of carbohydrates. This basically helps the body to burn all the fats stored in the body. Apart from being a high carbohydrate diet, it also empathises on consumption of proteins in moderate quantity and fats in high quantities. This is how the diet works. As you increase your fat consumption and decrease your carbohydrate consumption, the metabolism of the body increases substantially. This state that the body enters into is called ketosis. The body will then start to burn the fats into molecules called ketones which in turn will supply the energy required for the brain. The regular intake of this diet and a strict monitoring of the body will help the body become extremely efficient in the production of ketones and the body will now concentrate on burning fats and ketones instead of burning carbohydrates.
This diet has also proven to lower the insulin level of the body. Hence, this makes the diet a very healthy one also.
This diet has been extremely effective in weight loss. Apart from helping you in losing all the fat, the diet also helps in preserving the muscle mass and improving varied markets of many diseases. When the ketosis diet was compared with other weight loss diets with same calorie intake, ketosis diet had shown better results as far as weight loss is concerned. There was yet another study conducted in which it was found that people who followed the ketosis diet lost 2.2 times more weight than people who were following any other weight loss diet.
As per yet another study conducted by dieticians and doctors in which the ketosis diet was compared to the Diabetes control diet plan, the low carbohydrate diet plan (the ketosis diet plan) was 3 times more effective that the other plan.
The above graph shows the journey of weight loss in a ketosis diet.
The reason behind the better performance of the ketosis diet plan is mainly the high protein intake and the increase of metabolism at an unprecedented rate. People prefer the ketosis plan simply because they don’t have to keep a track of the calorie count and can loose weight only by avoiding certain kinds of food.
There are certain mechanisms behind the ketosis plan. They are as follows:
· Increase in the intake of protein
· Eliminating certain kinds of food
· The conversion of body fats into carbohydrates
· The reduction in appetite
· Helpful in increasing the sensitivity to insulin
· Reduces the fat storage amounts
· Increases the amount of fat burning
The staple food items of a ketosis diet includes the following: protein rich food like eggs, meat, butter, fish, oils, cheese, heavy creams, seeds, avocados, nuts and low carbohydrate vegetables.
The food items that should completely be avoided are as follows: beans, rice, grains, milk, sweets, potatoes, fruits and cereals.
The drinks that are allowed are as follows: Water, coffee (without sugar) and tea (without sugar). A small amount of milk or some cream s allowed but not a substantial amount
Moreover, if you are a beginner in the field of diets and weight loss and want to take it slowly and steadily, you can even choose from a variety of options like the Ketogenic (0-20), Moderate (20-50) and the liberal (50-100).
There are so many guides and training material available and is a click away. One of the
very famous and informative cookbooks to follow for affective results of the ketosis diet is the “Ketosis Cookbook”. Not only has this book won the “Webs #1 selling Ketosis cookbook 2016” but has also been refereed by experts in the field of health and nutrition.
It has around 400 extremely easy to make recipes and is full of nutritional and health information to be followed while on a Ketosis diet.
It also has a 12 meal plan which is a comprehensive guide of your entire meals so that you can only concentrate on your body and follow the diet to the T. The plan takes care of all your nutritional requirements, keeps the energy levels high, keeps you full and doesn’t let you starve.
An extremely impressive book and a must have for people who want to follow the ketosis diet.