There have been many opinions voiced around this question … Is the keto diet healthy? Here are the facts behind how the keto diet works so you can see for yourself.
What is Ketosis?
Ketosis is a natural metabolic process that occurs when you restrict carbs. Rather than burning glucose for energy, it burns fat instead.
As part of this process, your liver turns this fat into ketones and sends them into your bloodstream. Your muscles and other tissues can then use them for fuel.
To lose weight and keep it off, you must do it in a healthy manner that is sustainable long term.
Unfortunately, most women approach losing weight all wrong. There is so much pressure from places including the media, big food, big pharma and society in general. This leads to flawed thinking.
Most women who are struggling to lose weight ask themselves “How can I get rid of this weight?”
Woman are bombarded everyday with the message that we should be skinny. This leads to quick fix choices and unproven solutions. The focus is on fast, and short term, as opposed to making well researched, healthy choices.
The outcome of this is failed results, frustration and heartache.
We often have a lack of understanding about how our bodies work, how and why we store fat and how to burn that fat. When you learn this you’ll realise that many of these weight loss choices are not only borderline absurd but very unhealthy.
Losing weight alone doesn’t make you healthy. Starving yourself on a low-calorie diet or exercising until you pass out aren’t healthy or sustainable.
When you are healthy … it shows. Not only in your body shape, but in your skin, energy, and enthusiasm for life.
Which Question Do You Ask Yourself When Considering Weight Loss?
When you ask the question “how can I get rid of this weight?” you are taking a quick fix approach. Your focus is on losing weight now.
When you’re desperately looking for a quick fix you’re forced to continually find new solutions because they aren’t sustainable.
We call this yo yo dieting because that is what you’re doing. You go up and down, up and down. What makes this approach even worse is you have a greater risk of putting weight back on again the minute you go off the diet.
The better question is “How can I lose the extra weight I am carrying, safely and in a healthy way that I can sustain for the rest of my life?” When you take this approach, you end up making choices in all areas of your life for the benefit of yourself and your families health.
Keto is a lifestyle, not a diet. It is also a natural body state – in fact you were born in Ketosis.
When you restrict carbs, your body shifts from burning carbs to a clean burning fat-burning machine, so you don’t have excess carbs that turn to fat.
The ketogenic diet has been around for decades. Experts in the medical community have long believed a diet high in fat causes weight gain and increases the risk of heart disease. Many studies and randomized trials though, have shown low carb to be more effective in not only the amount of weight lost, but in reducing markers and risk factors for heart disease.