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Keto – The Key to lose weight


If you have been on social media, you must have come across people reducing weight faster than normal, and this might have made you think of what they have been up to!

Well, this is nothing but Keto diet.  Keto is a low-carb, high-fat diet and it is all about drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. This process speeds up the metabolism of your body by sending it into a state called ketosis.

However, before you actually start thinking of adopting this diet, read how can this help you reduce weight and stay healthy.

Here’s what the Keto Diet does:

  • Reduces Weight:It helps you burn weight faster. The primary objective is to reduce weight. One of the main reasons behind this is, that the low-carb diet reduces your appetite. Because you eat less, you retain less and lose weight faster.
  • Removes Excess Water: The first two to three weeks are the most effective. The science behind this is the removal of excess water in your body due to a reduction in carbs. This lowers your insulin levels which in turn, reduces weight.
  • Burns Abdominal Fat: The focus is more on abdominal fat, or the fat present around your abdominal cavity. Excess visceral fat is associated with inflammation and insulin resistance — and may drive the metabolic dysfunction. A low carb diet helps in reducing abdominal cavity fat.
  • Increases the Good Cholesterol:Yes, there is a thing called good cholesterol. The higher levels of good cholesterol and lower levels of bad cholesterol lower your risk of potential heart diseases. And your Keto, or low-carb diet increases the levels of good cholesterol in your body.
  • Lowers Blood Pressure: One of the most common problems these days might be solved by reducing the carb intake in your diet. This in turn, decreases the risk of hypertension, stroke, and even kidney failure.

Now that we know the benefits of Keto, here are a few suggestions on what you can and what you cannot eat if you plan to go on a Keto diet.

You can eat:

Seafood, Cheese, Avocados, Meat and Poultry, Eggs, Coconut Oil, Plain Greek Yoghurt and Cottage Cheese

You must avoid:

Processed foods, starch, foods with a high amount of sugar.

While Keto is great for if you are trying to lose weight quickly, it should be done with great care and persistence. A lot of times, the quick weight loss might make you feel that you’re back on track. During this time, some people tend to sway away from the disciplined approach and hence, lose track. The trick is to carry it with consistency and slowly evade carbs from your diet even when you go off Keto.

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