Seems like everywhere you turn, someone is talking about a Ketogenic way of life. But what is Keto and could it be right for you?
a ketogenic lifestyle is known for being a low carbohydrate, moderate protein, high healthy fat diet. By restricting carbohydrates (sugar), we take the biggest stimulator of insulin out of the diet. This decrease in insulin levels increases fat burning and reduces inflammation. The combination of these three changes addresses the primary drivers of many chronic diseases – insulin resistance, inflammation and fat accumulation.
Though there may not be one perfect diet for everyone or every condition, regardless of how many people “believe” there is, the Ketogenic diet has plenty of solid research backing up its benefits. In fact, it has been found to be better than most diets at helping people with Type 1 and 2 Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Chronic Inflammation, Heart Disease, Obesity, P.O.S., Fatty Liver Disease and more. After the body has adapted to burning fat, most people report increased energy, clearer thinking and better sleep patterns.
Is this the best path for you? There is only one way to know. Give it a try. One thing we can all agree on, is that getting sugar and excessive carbohydrates out of the body, can only enhance your health and well-being.
For additional information on how to do a healthy Keto plan, www.dietdoctor.com is a great place for information and resources.
As for me… I’m going to Keto on!!
~Robin Janis, Certified Life Coach and Weight Loss Mentor