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Ketogentics – A Real Anwser to Permanent Weight Loss And Acheiving A Healthy Lifestyle

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In the United States, the obesity epidemic continues to grow. 38% of our adult population is considered obese. Another 33% of people are considered overweight. This is according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For women, the numbers are even higher. Because of our reproductive bodies, women have other feminine factors that we have to deal with. Increased estrogen levels and various female hormones already lead to a higher proportion of fat in our body. Obesity is medically defined as a body index (BMI) of more than 30%. Personally, I’ve been on a diet for most of my adult life. I am now over 50 years old. I started looking for a better way to approach food.

A ketogenic diet is what is known as a very low-carb diet. It is a high-fat, moderate-protein, and low-carbohydrate diet. It turns your body into a fat burning machine. There’s a much more scientific explanation, but basically you’re forcing your body to produce ketones in the liver to use for energy. On the other hand, by eating foods high in carbohydrates and sugars, the body produces glucose and increases insulin levels.

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Although ketogenesis is new to many, it has been around since the 1920s. Many studies have been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Studies concluded that weight loss was documented and participants were able to eat less food. The Mayo Clinic has confirmed that the keto lifestyle can have a healthy impact on serious health issues like cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It improves HDL cholesterol levels.

To get into ketosis, you need to reduce your carbs to under 50 grams per day. Ideally 25-30 carbs max. Your fat intake should be around 75% of your meals and around 15% protein. It varies from person to person, but with consistency, you should be able to get into ketosis within 3-14 days.

When you eat a large amount of carbohydrates, your metabolism spends most of its time burning carbohydrates for fuel. You can never burn stored fat. When you decrease the amount of carbohydrates available, your body has to switch to burning fat.

Seven tips to get into ketosis.

1. Minimize your carbohydrate intake to 25-50 net carbs per day.

2. Include coconut oil in your diet.

3. Increase your physical activity.

4. Increase healthy fats.

5. Short periods of fasting,

6. Maintain protein intake.

7. Test ketone levels.

If you are considering this diet change, it is always recommended that you check in with your doctor. Keto is a lifestyle change. You change your eating habits. In order to be successful, you should be consistent and consider the long-term consequences.

Thanks to Anita Fowler

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