KETO DIET PROS
What’s the deal with the bad buzz on the keto diet? Here’s what people who use it say plus the pros of going on it.
THE STORY:There have been a lot of articles lately trying to give the keto diet a bad rep and push other diets like Weight Watchers, but the fact is that the keto diet has plenty of pros to it.
WHAT IS THE KETO DIET ANYWAY? The ketogenic diet is a strategy that consists of eating 75% fat, 20% protein, and 5% carbs (though there is room for personal modification). By eating this way, you put your body into ketosis, a metabolic state that simulates fasting conditions to switch up your energy supply.
SO WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS? Going on the keto diet can help you lose weight, reduce inflammation from high blood sugar, and helps you kick the sugar habit.
LOSE WEIGHT Research has shown that the keto diet impacts the amount of body fat you use for energy and that following a high-fat diet can boost your feeling of fullness so you snack less throughout the day. This means you’re eating less calories which equals weight loss!
REDUCE INFLAMMATION The keto diet has been shown to help reduce insulin levels which prevents a host of health problems. There’s also evidence it can reduce insulin sensitivity which makes it easier for your body to process carbs correctly.
KICK THE SWEET TOOTH Addiction to sugar is a serious health issue for tons of people but since the keto diet makes you feel more full after meals, it makes it easier to fight off cravings. And since the diet allows for limited carbs, you’re already cutting your sugar down drastically.
WHAT’S THE WORD ON THE STREET? Well, Kourtney Kardashian said, “My body never looked better than when I did the keto diet two and half years ago, when I did it for two months. In my experience, I’ve found the best method to train my body to curb sugar cravings, burn fat and kick start weight loss is by sticking to a keto diet.”
Huda Kattan said, “I actually find it the easiest diet that I’ve done.”
And Vanessa Hudgens said the keto diet helped her lose 20 pounds in 2017.
THE WRAP-UP: Everyone’s body is different so you have to choose the diet that’s best for you, but don’t dismiss the keto diet as an option. It’s been proven to help you lose weight, reduce sugar cravings and inflammation and has people raving about it. If you think you’re ready to go keto, visit Top Chef Meals and check out our keto diet meal plans to get started!