HOW KETOGENIC DIET AIDS WEIGHT LOSS?
Welcome, if you are here because you heard that the ketogenic diet (keto-diet) can help individuals lose weight, you have come to the right place! So, let me start by telling you a little about what keto-diets are.
What are ketogenic diets
The Ketogenic Diet is a high-fat and low-carb diet, which involves the drastic change of replacing all carbohydrate intake with fat. It is this reduction of carbohydrates which place the body in a metabolic state called “ketosis”. Ketosis is a metabolic process that occurs when your body converts fat into compounds called Ketones, which is then used as a main form of energy in the body aside from carbohydrates and sugars. Now that we covered what keto-diets are let me share a little with you guys on how keto-diets promote weight loss.
How keto-diets promote weight loss
One major way keto diets aid in weight loss is through the body converting its stored fat into ketones. Now as we know ketones play a big part in ketosis. As more stored fat gets converted into ketones for the body’s use of fuel, the more weight one will lose as fat is reduced in the body. Another great thing about ketones is that they suppress ghrelin the hunger hormone and increase cholecystokinin (CCK) which makes you feel full! Convenient isn’t it! This means that reduced appetite will make it possible to go without eating for longer periods. This will result in the body tapping into its fat stores for energy. Even though much more research is needed in the area of ketosis and appetite, a lot of people do inevitably experience reduced hunger during ketosis! Lastly just by simply eating fat which is a satiating macronutrient you will feel fuller longer!
And that concludes this article on how ketogenic diets aid in weight loss. Good luck on your keto-diet journey and remember anything is possible with a little hard work, commitment and dedication!