Recently the whole world is going nuts over the Keto diet. Did you catch the keto fever too? Here are some facts regarding keto diet that you should know before starting the diet.
A ketogenic diet is a low-carb diet that uses the fats present in your body to produce energy for other activities. It’s primarily based on the small fuel molecules called ketones which is an alternative source of energy in the body. Ketones are generated from fats hence increasing the intake of fats in a keto diet.
What Happens In A Keto Diet?
A keto diet is rich in fats that results in increasing the number of ketones in your body. Availability of excessive ketones in the body tends to switch the energy source from glucose to ketones. A keto diet tends to suppress your appetite resulting in weight loss.
It’s very important to know what a keto diet is and how it works. Here are some facts that can help you to know more about the diet and should keep in mind while starting the keto diet:
Fats are highly satisfying hence resulting in suppressing the appetite of the person on the diet. In some cases, keto dieters eventually start intermittent fasting that decreases the hunger and cravings over the time. This is the primary reason for weight loss through a keto diet.
Rather losing weight there are some other medical benefits under the keto diet. As the primary source is switched over from glucose to ketones it helps in decreasing the insulin levels in the body and eventually keeps diabetes in control. It also helps to keep the cholesterol levels in the bay leaving the body healthy and active
Ketosis Varies By Person:
Ketosis is a metabolic state in which the body uses ketones as a source of energy and burns the extra fats to generate energy. The rate of reaching the state of ketosis might vary from person to person which on which the rate of weight loss depends.
You Can Experience Keto Flu:
As the source of energy changes, your body takes some time to adjust and may react to the changes which are called a keto flu. Some common symptoms experienced during the keto flu are nausea, headaches, fatigue and moods swings.
The Rate Of Weight Loss Might Decrease:
The initial weight loss is rapid but eventually, you might experience a dip in the rate of weight loss. The initial weight that you lose is the water weight hence the first few pounds are easy to lose. After losing the water weight, it might be a little hard to lose the real weight.
You Can Customize:
There are many keto plans to choose from. There aren’t any specific ratio of carbs and fats intake you can customize the diet plan according to your requirements. As the state of ketosis depends upon person to person it is very important to customize accordingly. Generally, the ideal ratio for a keto diet is considered as 75% of fats, 20% of proteins and 5% of carbs.