For almost two years I was dedicated to the KETO way of eating and it did not work for me. Then I tried Plant Based, that made me gassy to the point of visiting a doctor. Every BODY is different, and my body was not receptive to the straight KETO because of the cruciferous veggies. Are you looking forward to weight loss, but you get headaches, muscle aches, and flu like symptoms when you change your eating habits? What is up with that? Solution: Magnesium Citrate pills, Powerade without sugar. Digest a cup of bone, chicken or beef broth! Take a cup of water and add tsp of baking soda to stop acid reflux. When we flush carbs we lose sodium. I am a well done meat eater, and giving up carbs was not hard. It is the month long adjustment that stop most people from pushing through. Considering the length of time it took me to pack on these extra pounds, I am willing to suffer a bit of discomfort to release the build up of toxins and sugars to reach my goal. Foods that please the taste buds are plentiful on the CARNIVORE OR KETO way of eating, keeps us satiated enough so that we never feel deprived! What about the risks for a cancer patient, a heart patient, a diabetic? Do your own research, but here are some benefits. This information will perhaps prompt more questions for your doctor. But be sure and watch the video below and consider the information about the American Medical Association regarding diet.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF LOW-CARB/ KETO/ CARNIVORE DIETS
#1. Weight Loss
The most common reason why people choose ketogenic diet is to lose fat. A LOW-FAT diet is NOT as effective as a LOW-CARB diet for Weight loss. A long-term ketogenic diet can reduce the body mass index and body weight, decrease the blood glucose and LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) level, and increase the HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) level. You can quickly lose weight in first few weeks, results are visible if you follow the diet plan. Don’t weigh daily, just monthly, you lose more inches, do not get discouraged. No to counting calories. Use the Carb manager app in the beginning to get an idea. Then relax and eat when you are hungry. Do the 16 hour fast weekly. Stop eating at 6 PM, have bulletproof coffee in the morning, do not eat next meal till NOON. Stay under 15 carbs a day to begin with, eat extra fat – butter, bacon etc. FAT BOMB recipes on this site.
#2. Better Control of Blood Sugar / Avoid Diabetes
Powerful way to reduce blood glucose levels is Combining a ketogenic diet with exercise and achieve weight loss. The benefits of going low carb or ketogenic don’t stop at fat loss or better glucose control. Following a ketogenic diet and exercising can also help maintain balanced cholesterol levels, especially higher levels of protective HDL cholesterol. KETO is a lifestyle CHOICE which controls blood sugar levels, while reducing insulin resistance.
#3. Improved Brain Function
Ketogenic diet can slow and even reverse symptoms of memory loss and cognitive impairment throughout all the dementia stages. There is a strong link between blood sugar disorders and the various dementia stages, including memory loss, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and Alzheimer’s. You’re likely to notice better concentration, faster thinking and problem solving abilities, and improved memory recall. LISTEN UP and WRITE THIS DOWN and get supplements: MUST HAVE Sodium – MOST IMPORTANT – 5000-7000mg daily
Potassium – SECOND MOST IMPORTANT – 1000-3500mg daily
Magnesium – Citrate THIRD 300-500mg daily – I take six 150mg capsules every evening. Start with 2-4 and see how you feel and see if things “get moving”. (remedy constipation) I get mine on Amazon.
#4. Improved Cardiovascular Health
Metabolizing fats into ketones has been shown to reduce the generation of reactive oxygen species that increases inflammation and cause oxidative damage to our cells. KD may help reduce pain associated with inflammation and could potentially reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease due to improved metabolic markers and reduction in inflammation.
#5. Reduced Risk of Many Types of Cancer
With ketogenic diets, lowering carbohydrates will reduce your levels of glucose, the fuel that feeds cancer cells. This will put your body into ketosis and will assist in depleting cancer cells of their energy supply.
#6. Improved Hormone Balance
The Ketogenic diet, in its initial phase, is all about rebalancing and healing your hormonal systems. The sudden presence of an excess of good fats and a scarcity of carbs and sugars triggers your body’s natural healing process. You’ve all heard of how good for your controlled fasting can be, well when you fast, your body goes into Ketosis. While in ketosis is beneficial for hormone balance while keeping inflammatory levels very low.
#7. Improved Physical Performance
Low carb diet may help you preserve muscle glycogen during exercise, because they can teach your body to burn more fat. Studies have found that low-carb diets can help prevent tiredness during prolonged exercise. They may also help you lose fat and improve health, without compromising low-to-moderate intensity exercise performance.