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The ketogenic diet has caught on in recent years, but why? A ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet that many experts say can help you lose weight, lose belly fat, and improve overall health. From bodybuilders to moms who care for their families at home, they appreciate the benefits of keto. This diet changes the face of the weight loss and fat industry. For years, publications and doctor recommendations told us that fat is the enemy and that the more you eat, the more you have. Research has shown otherwise. In many cases, when you do the ketogenic diet correctly, the fat will begin to decrease. I invite you to learn more about the ketogenic diet and discover five ways it can benefit you.

1. Better body balance

We continuously look for an effective way to promote weight loss and fat loss, mostly if we eat what we like. Diets that restrict calories can be beneficial, but many people struggle with cutting calories.
The most popular reason someone will engage in a diet change is to lose weight and burn fat. Research has shown that a low carbohydrate diet can effectively promote weight loss and effectively burn more fat throughout the day.

2. Brain health and fuel

Much of the internal systems use blood glucose as energy for running, but when you don’t get enough carbohydrates, how would they work? Our bodies are much smarter than we think. When carbohydrates are not present, the internal system will search for other fuel sources, namely ketones (from stored fats). Eating a high-fat diet will provide your body with a tremendous dietary ketones source to help fuel the brain. Many experts believe that ketosis’s primary purpose is to ensure that we always have a reserved fuel source, especially when carbohydrates are not immediately present. On keto, the brain doesn’t need dietary carbs. It’s fueled 24-7 by ketones along with a smaller amount of glucose synthesized by your liver. There is no need for dietary carbohydrates. Some studies have even shown that a ketogenic diet can promote focus and alertness.

3. Helps with type 2 diabetes

For many people, diabetes is a daily challenge in controlling blood glucose levels. When your glucose gets too low, you eat quick forms of carbohydrates. When glucose is too high, you may need to take insulin. This daily challenge can lead users to search for an alternative. A high-fat ketogenic diet appears to help control type 2 diabetes and lower blood glucose levels. This can be very beneficial for managing diabetes. Still, it is essential to pay close attention to your medication dosages and to speak with your doctor before significant dietary changes.

4. Promotes healthy skin and reduces acne

Acne build-up is mostly the result of a poor diet. If your diet includes many processed and sugary foods, they negatively affect beneficial gut bacteria and cause your blood sugar to rise. In contrast, a low-carb ketogenic diet is highly beneficial in promoting healthy skin, nails, and even hair due to its higher intake of B vitamins and a lack of processed sugars.

5. Reduce the risk of cancer

The leading causes of death in North America are heart disease and cancer, which correlated with poor diets with high intakes of processed foods. That’s why researchers are always looking for ways to promote a healthy diet. A low-carbohydrate diet has stood the test of time. A low-carb diet is a useful tool to aid in cancer treatment; that is why researchers consider it a practical addition to chemotherapy.

Is The Ketogenic Diet Right For You?

There are several benefits to the ketogenic diet. However, it is essential to understand that you should eat everything in moderation. Just because you’re allowed a lot of fat doesn’t mean you need to start eating at your favorite spot for ribs every night. Eat clean, whole foods and watch the weight drop and the health implications disappear.  

4 Comments

  1. Everyone has been talking about Ketogenic for quite some time now and I just have to know what is the hype is all about. Thanks for the info! Oh wow, I love the fact that it can help with our brain health and also help with cancer, that is always a plus! Is it for me? I guess I am just going to have to give it a try and take it from there. 

    1. Hi, Nuttanee. Thank you for your comment. I’m glad you are leading the keto diet in your life. I can share with you that more than a diet, it is a lifestyle that can stay with you forever and ostensibly improve your health. I started keto in 2018, and I can tell you that the results were terrific. I invite you to read my story to know how I implemented the ketogenic and almost immediate results. I also confess that I was not constant, nor did I persist, so now I am in a new beginning. I prepared a short yet comprehensive course, including a 28-day challenge, which you are most welcome to check. 

  2. Awesome read! I’ve done the keto diet for a short period and loved it I had no idea it helps your skin and reduces acne.  Does the keto diet worked for me in the past I think it’s time to try it again. Where do you recommend I get recipes and tips to stay disciplined on the diet as I run triathlons at the same time. Would it be a problem to be on the keto diet while doing long endurance? Thanks again and all the best!

    1. Thank you, Mikeawish! Indeed, a well-implemented ketogenic diet has been shown to significantly reduce acne breakouts and conferred positive effects on preventing acne development. As reported in several studies, there is persuasive, although not yet conclusive, clinical and physiological evidence that the ketogenic diet could effectively reduce the severity and progression of acne. I think the biggest challenge is sticking to the ketogenic diet, along with other lifestyle elements. I suggest you check out a course we just launched at Dr. Gala Health; it includes a 28-day challenge, which in turn allows you to set a precedent for a long-term lifestyle change.

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