Keto Diet – The Basics And Free Keto Diet eBook

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In the past few years, the Keto Diet, along with ketones have exploded in popularity due to the discovery and exposure of them on several health shows, such as Dr. Oz and The Doctors. Just as with anything else, some people love and swear by the Keto Diet, while others are not as trusting, souring on the diet. This article is about the basics of the Keto Diet, a few pros and cons and a free eBook link.

NOTE: This article (and this site) is not a substitute for sound medical advice. Please consult your medical care provider for any and all health-related questions.

Here are the basics of the keto diet:

This diet (and its many varieties) boasts of turning the body into a “fat burning machine. It is based on getting the body in a state of ketosis, or a survival mechanism that burns fat when food intake is low (akin to surviving starvation).

On this diet, the consumption of high-carb foods will produce glucose (easiest molecules in body to use as energy). Glucose is processed by insulin to mainline the glucose throughout the body via the bloodstream. Fats are stored as they are not needed- the glucose is the preferred energy source. Cutting carbs will induce the body into a state of ketosis, hence “Keto”.

The idea of a properly maintained Keto diet is to get the body in a constant state of ketosis or fat burning primarily through cutting carbohydrates.

BENEFITS OF THE KETO DIET

The Keto Diet in all of its forms offer quite a few health benefits. Here are a few of them listed (you can look up the rest via the links provided at the end of the article).

  1. Brain health and brain function
  2. Weight loss/maintenance
  3. Greater proportion of weight loss will come from abdominal area
  4. Reduction of Blood Pressure
  5. Reduction of Blood Sugars and Insulin
  6. Appetite Suppression

With its burgeoning popularity plus its benefits, the Keto diet will no doubt become more popular as time goes on. On the other hand, experts critically pan the Keto diet, citing it is unsustainable for sustained weight loss. One sticking point the experts will point to is the excessively high fat content of the diet itself (upwards of 70-plus percent) is diametrically opposed to the longstanding USDA recommendations that fat content of all food top off around 30-35%. There is no evidence that the Keto diet will lend to sustained weight loss, primarily for those battling diabetes and heart disease.

All in all, the Keto diet is not going anywhere. Please do your due diligence and determine if the Keto diet is right for you.

 

SOURCES

www.ruled.me/guide-keto-diet/

www.thedailymeal.com/healthyeating/keto-ranked

www.lowcarbdiets.com

www.reference.com/ketogenicdiet-benefits

www.ketodietebooks.com/freeebooks.aspx

www.thedailymeal.com/healthy-eating/keto-ranked-worst-diet-healthexperts/010418

www.charliefoundation.org

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Kente Bates

OSN Fitness Expert Kente Bates is a personal trainer, writer, and coach. He has been involved in sports and fitness for over 20 years. You can reach him on twitter: @halcyonfg16. His health/fitness blog, Halcyon Fitness Group : halcyonfitnessblog.wordpress.com and his email (where you can ask questions concerning health, fitness or anything relating): batesk47328@gmail.com

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  1. Excellent writing as always, Bates. Have you warmed up to the Keto universe or are you still proceeding with caution? While there are certainly good benefits to be gleaned from this plan, I feel it may be too restrictive for me to follow long term. Hence I’ve turned to a simple form of clean eating with leaner cuts of meat, natural fats, lower caloric intake. I’ve dropped five pounds in a week. Keep up the good work sir, it’s appreciated.

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