Just a few years ago, everyone was going crazy for carbs-free diets. Then, the carbohydrate-free diets have been confounded. It seems that the pendulum finally stopped rocking: nutritionists agreed that the best diet for a smooth and safe weight loss is the ketogenic diet.
Let’s see three main points about the ketogenic diet:
We will only tell you how it works, what are ketogenic diet results for the digestive tract, and what nutrition principles lie in its basis.
For the normal functioning, our body need glucose. It is not capable of producing it on its own, and it gets it from the carbohydrates that come with food. The body forms a small reserve of glucose in the liver and muscles, but it will be enough for a maximum of twenty-four hours.
If the body gets enough protein, it will be breaking it down and extracting glucose from there. If protein amount is also not enough (wait to be frightened, we will explain everything more in detail), the body finds a glucose substitution: ketones.
This substance brings much benefit to our body:
Now this is the most interesting part. Our own liver, in a shortage of glucose, begins to produce ketones... by digesting fat deposits. Our own, of course.
The ketogenic diet involves eating foods, containing large amounts of fat (animal fats and some vegetable oils) and animal proteins with a very low carbohydrate content.
The general principle - 4 parts of fat to one part of proteins and carbohydrates.
Once again we remind you that exact recommendations, the proteins-fats-carbs balance and the specific foods should be prescribed to you by a doctor-nutritionist or a dietitian, based on:
What exactly should be excluded from the ketogenic diet plan for a week:
The ketogenic diet allows consuming not more than 200 grams of green vegetables in a day.
What exactly can be eaten without restriction:
In the first day, you will have to fast and drink only water, so that the body completely uses up the glucose reserves.
Then, the next 2-3 days you will have to eat only protein and fat:
Often, at the beginning, people pitch in an omelet or scrambled eggs with bacon: suits just fine!
In the remaining 3 days, you will have to add allowed foods:
The ketogenic diet should be interrupted after a week, so that the body recovered carbohydrate metabolism and recovered itself. The cycle may be repeated 2-3 times until you reach the desired weight. Reviews on ketogenic diet show that most people lose 5 to 8 kg in the first week.
An interesting fact is that the ketogenic diet is prescribed for a the term of life (!) to people:
Besides, ketogenic diet is often suitable for the cutting phase.
So, if you like this idea, address a dietitian for an individual advice and declare a real fight to obesity!