Crap! We’re not talking about Atkins ‘ diet. You’re probably in shock, but you may have been holding a Atkins diet that has four phases and gradually adding carbohydrates to your diet back in the allowed food. In fact, everything is going step by step according to what allows you. I believe those who hold a keto diet do not have a problem with this even this article is not for themand they can quietly go to another one.
Fact 1: The Keto diet has no phases. Keto Diet is a style of eating that is immutable and keeps on forever. It’s not that you put a keto for two weeks and then you start eating carbohydrates in each meal until you get into the maintenance phase.
Fact 2: There is no such thing as stabilization. Stabilize ketones with the correct ratio of 20% protein, 75% fat and 5% carbohydrates (I recommend you calculate the values according to your person). You burn unnecessary body fats and the body will have more energy on everything.
Fact 3: I don’t need to change the diet, so the yo-yo effect won’t appear. Dirty word-yoyo. Just not, you can eat richly and have a good time as long as you want and the weight gain is not there.
I won’t write the usual four facts. The aim of the short contribution was only to show that there is no need to be a member of the herd and you need to read something about the diet before you start attacking around (like me) that the keto diet is this and this. No! This is a Keto diet!
A very common view of the whole ketodiet is the opinion that this is a diet where you will have a lot of proteins, minimum carbohydrates and minimum fats. This trend is used as a good marketing thrust for different companies and of course go ahead, it’s got the effect because your caloric intake will fall to a minimum and proteins according to their words will keep your muscles free from loss. But is it true?
Fact 1: Keto diet is not a protein diet. The diet is based on the formation of ketones, which are formed based on low intake of carbohydrates and adequate protein intake.
Fact 2: If you accept too much protein, you are not in ketosis. Really. As stated in another my article, there will be a gluconeogenesis that will start melt proteins in the energy and thus throw you out of ketosis. Are you still wondering that your papers to control keto show negative results?
Fact 3: Proteins should only consist of about 20% of the daily intake. Don’t be alarmed that volume but energy intake. Use macrocalculator or some caloric table to make it clear how much protein you have received. If you go above 30%, then maybe you lost weight… more certainly, but it’s not a keto diet.
Fact 4: Proteins are stored in your body as an additional weight, but not muscles. If you have not burned all the excess proteins you have eaten, and I believe you have not practised, your weight will not go down. In the extreme case, proteins will begin to be stored as a defense against the loss of carbohydrates.
This is just a short list without unnecessary details on how to hold a protein diet is not a keto diet and how your efforts can harm you. You say you lose weight? So it is well, you lose it due to the reduced energy revenues you have been accustomed to, but you are holding a completely different diet that does not have such good effects on your body.
People who want to make money to you tell you that you have to eat this one and this supplement and to do a few peanuts and one avocado and probha only egg whites, but not much… Great, so you’re zhubnuli! But what happened to your body when you didn’t receive fats? (Of course, I’m going to miss that you didn’t have the energy and probably came diarrhea and other side effects we’ll talk about next time, especially how to deal with them).
Fact 1: Proper fats are fuel on a keto diet. It’s not carbohydrates, it’s not protein. Ketosis is the process of processing received and body fats and their transformation into ketones that give you energy.
Fact 2: If you don’t accept enough fats a day, the body will start searching for energy. Where will it find it? In muscle and it doesn’t matter if you have today had 80% of proteins in the whole diet. These proteins will start to store in the body as fat and you will not move anywhere in the long term.
Fact 3: If you lack fats in a keto diet, you lose your muscles. Are you excited to lose weight? Clearly! However, if you do not give the body enough of the right fat, you destroy the muscles and combine fact 1 to 3 together. You don’t have the energy because you don’t have fats and because you degenerate muscles.
Fact 4: When Keto diet, you must involve fats in each meal. If you remember in the evening that you were eating only chicken and vegetables today, it’s too late. It is not worth the cramming fats for the night because the body is no longer processing them and your sleep and fat loss is screwed. But it also applies to proteins that will save in you big time and immediately.
We’ve only been through basic facts about fat and keto diet. Only in the overview to make it clear that fats are the driving force of your organism, if you have taken this route. How I like to repeat: it’s not protein and it’s not carbohydrates.
Ketogenic diet is rich on fats with low level of carbohydrates and moderate proteins. Ketogenic diet not just only burns your fats and get extra water out of your body, but also helps your brain fuctions and prevents diseases.
But you are saying to yourself: How can fats be good for me? Go on reading!
What is ketosis
Methabolic process, where fats are taken as primary source of energy instead of carbs. This means your budy is burning own fats and turns them into energy instead of destroying your muscle cells and fats and transfering them into glucose as energy source. You will get into ketosis in the moment, when body doesn´t have enough glucose. That is the point your are looking forward to.
The ketones are byproducts of your body when burning fats and transfering them to energy and can only be produced during the ketosis phase.
How does it work then?
Step 1 – Cut down the carbs!
Like said seconds earlier, when you cut down the carb, your body will start looking for alternative to glucose…oh and it is fat!
Step 2 – Fat burn down
When the body starts to burn the fat into energy the beta-oxydation process is started. This process produces mentioned ketones which go to your blood and transfer energy not only to your muscles, but also to your brain.
Step 3 – Using the ketosis
See the benefits
- Weight loss: The moment the body starts burning down the fats it will burn your fats too! So you will get slimmer.
- More energy: As burning fats lasts longer and fat is better source of energy you will be given heaps of energy for longer time.
- Brain function: The ketones mentioned above are giving fuel to your brain all the time so you might get smarter over time.
- Healt benefits: Alzheimer, cancer, diabetes…a lot of them proven over the years.
- Physical performance gain: Ketosis can handle the oxygen you take in better so you won´t get burn outs like when you have burnt all the sugar you had.
More to come soon – like What to eat and how much, how to start and much more!