Ketogenic diet: Fantastic or Dangerous?

The ketogenic diet (or keto diet, for short) is a low carb, high fat diet.

KETOSIS

is a metabolic state in which your body uses fat for fuel instead of carbs.

! It occurs when you significantly reduce your consumption of carbohydrates, limiting your body’s supply of glucose (sugar), which is the main source of energy for the cells.

! It’s also important to moderate your protein consumption. This is because protein can be converted into glucose if consumed in high amounts, which may slow your transition into ketosis.

What may be eaten during the KETO diet?

meat: red meat, steak, ham, sausage, bacon, chicken, and turkey

fatty fish: salmon, trout, tuna, and mackerel

eggs: pastured or omega-3 whole eggs

butter and cream: grass-fed butter and heavy cream

cheese: unprocessed cheeses like cheddar, goat, cream, blue, or mozzarella

nuts and seeds: almonds, walnuts, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, etc.

healthy oils: extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, and avocado oil

avocados: whole avocados or freshly made guacamole

low carb veggies: green veggies, tomatoes, onions, peppers, etc.

condiments: salt, pepper, herbs, and spices

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You probably have heard that the KETO diet may help to lose weight without feeling incredible hunger, but is it such a great way to reach your weight goal?

Comments fitness instructor Tero:

"Keto (a ketogenic diet) is a great tool, when used in the correct place. For example, type 2 diabetes and cancer are perfect examples of good usage of this form of a diet.

However, while it can be used in order to lose fat mass, it can in the worst case scenario:

-->  reduce muscle mass, fatigue the body faster and may cause differences in digestive system (like intolerances).

If you wish to apply this as a weight loss tool, make sure to consult a professional before doing so to ensure the best possible outcome for you - individually."

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MyEMS Fitness Team

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