There are a number of low carb diets floating around. But, the fact is that, most of them do not work the way they are supposed to!
This is because these diets not only ask you to go low carb, but also low fat. When you cut down on both the energy sources of your body, your body goes into survival mode and starts storing fats in an attempt to conserve energy, anticipating a further starving period. This ends up making you gain weight and makes you lethargic and lazy – all the things that you don’t want to happen to you!
We have been taught since we are born that fat is evil and should be avoided at all costs! Consuming lots of fats will make you obese and will lead to a lot of health issues. But, did you know you could lose the fat in your body by consuming more fat? Yes, you read that right!
The ketogenic diet aims to switch your body’s metabolic cycle from its usual glucose burning cycle to a fat burning cycle, by placing your body in a state known as “ketosis”. This fat burning results in the production of ketones in the liver, which are burnt by the body for energy.
The switch to a ketone burning cycle not only helps in fat reduction, but also in an increased physical and mental endurance, reduction of appetite, low levels of bad cholesterol, increased levels of good cholesterol, reduced blood sugar levels, lowered blood pressure levels and helps battle a number of metabolic diseases and their symptoms.