Fad diets can sometimes come up with the most unusual things, and that includes partaking in a low-carb, high-fat diet. What stands out here is having a high-fat diet, which is unusual especially when you are trying to bring your weight down.
This is the “fad” diet called Ketogenic Diet, and yes, it is supposed to help you lose weight in addition to improving your health.
At this moment, you may have a lot of questions, and we do not blame you. So, let us get to know this strange diet.
WHAT IS KETOGENIC DIET
Again, the ketogenic diet dictates that an individual take in more fat as a replacement to the insufficient amount of carbohydrates that you will be taking if you will be observing this kind of diet. What it supposedly does is bring your body to a state of ketosis which helps burn fat more efficiently. The fat converted that was converted into ketones will also help generate energy for your brain.
Research suggests that those who has high levels of ketones in their body keep their blood sugar levels in control.
For those who are still speculative of this kind of diet, fear not. It also has a lot of variety which gives every individual who is curious to try it options if mainly having a high-fat diet is not enough.
• Standard Ketogenic Diet
It is a given that the dietary intake of the individual going through this diet is low-carbohydrate, and high-fat, as mentioned above. However, what was left out is the medium amount of protein that you will also be taking in. Simply put, you will be eating 5% carbs, 20% protein, and 75% fat.
This is the standard, and the most common of ketogenic diets.
• Cyclical Ketogenic Diet
This gives you the option to have two high-carb days followed by five ketogenic diet days, and this will go on in a cycle.
• Targeted Ketogenic Diet
You are allowed to eat carbohydrates with this choice. However, only when you are working out. Other than that, you will always practice the standard option.
• High-Protein Ketogenic Diet
Basically, it is the same as the standard option, but with a higher percentage of protein. Instead of 20% of protein, it is increased to 35% while fat content is brought down to 60%.
It is obvious by now that with the Ketogenic Diet, fat is important. Surprisingly enough, it is more beneficial than you think.
• Lose Weight
Ironically, the ketogenic diet helps in bringing your weight down. In fact, research suggests that it far superior than those which restrict your fat intake. They found out that those who are going through a ketogenic diet has lost 2.2 times more weight than those who are eating low-fat options.
• Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes
Ketogenic diet has been proven to increase insulin sensitivity by 75% allowing those who practice it to stop all diabetes-related medication altogether.
In addition, ketogenics are also linked to lesser chances of developing epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, polycystic ovary syndrome, brain injuries, and acne.
At the end of the day, this might be the most ironic diet choice known. However, whether the studies that they say proves its efficiency are randomized or not, numbers occasionally do not lie, as ironic as it still is.