A new diet that’s currently in vogue has been generating a lot of buzz. The ‘Ketogenic’ diet involves limiting your carbohydrate intake to just a few select foods while boosting your protein intake through the consumption of fat-free cottage cheese, yogurt, and so on. Fast, short term weight loss is likely the main reason why the keto diet is so popular, dietitian Shahzad Daryanani told Global News.
Any diet that sounds hot, promises quick and easy weight loss, will capture your attention. “The Ketosis Diet,” also known as the Atkins Diet. It is a high protein, low carbohydrate diet that emphasizes restricting carbohydrates to just a couple of specific types of carbohydrates. Like brown rice, sweet potatoes, and sweet peppers, excluding the occasional pasta or rice dish. As with other high protein, low carbohydrate diets, the idea is to force your body into a state of ketosis. A condition wherein the body starts relying on ketones, a by-product of fats, for fuel. And ketones are actually what you’ll be consuming through the Atkins diet, for the most part. “Ketones give you energy, but you must know how to use it.
How does it work?
A keto diet may sound good in theory, but how does it work? To understand how it works, you first have to understand how diabetes and the keto diet work together. A person with diabetes often needs fewer carbohydrates than he or she did when diagnosed. Once those patients start following a keto diet, they may start seeing a decline in their blood sugar levels. Or experience other health benefits as a result. “Ketones can help control both diabetes and heart disease”.
Is Keto Diet Good for Diabetics?
Diabetics can benefit from the Atkins diet in two ways. First, they reduce the number of carbohydrates they take in, and second, they reduce the number of carbohydrates they deposit in their fat cells. However, there are some potential problems with these diets, primarily weight loss. “Ketones are quickly converted to fat,” according to Dr. David Jenkins, author of the book “The Atkins Diet Solution.” “So, if you take away carbohydrates, you will gain weight.”
The second side effect that occurs when people go on a keto diet is what’s called “ketone bodies.” Ketone bodies are basically fat. In fact, ketone bodies are among the primary reasons why people gain weight in the first place. People who go on high-protein, low-carb diets frequently develop ketoacidosis, a condition in which their body produces ketones for energy. This can lead to dangerous problems like kidney failure.
Is the keto diet the old news? Not really. There’s a new diet taking the nation by storm: the DASH diet, or Dietary Approaches for Starving Diabetes. The basic plan of this new diet is to limit the number of fats, sodium, and carbohydrates that you eat; increase your protein intake, and encourage increased physical activity.
Of the two most common forms of these diets, the modified diet, and the Zone Diet, the DASH diet is more closely related to scientific research. The DASH diet restricts the amount of saturated fat, salt, and carbohydrates per day. It also restricts the amount of protein. On the other hand, the Zone Diet consists of meals that consist of an unlimited amount of carbs per day. Although it doesn’t closely follow the scientific research, Zone Diet has been shown in some controlled tests to lower the blood sugar levels more effectively than the other two forms of diets.
To lose weight, one of the most important things you need is to eat the right kinds of carbohydrates. Most people are eating way too many carbohydrates – both in the form of bread and pasta, as well as fruit juice and processed foods such as candy. By cutting out those foods that contain a high amount of carbohydrates, you’ll be able to burn more fat. If you take these steps, you’ll be able to say goodbye to fad diets and keep off those pounds.