A Ketogenic Diet for Beginners

It is almost unbelievable that there is a way to get slim considerably fast, mainly based on meat consumption. Well, it exists.

Dangerous or not, it is used by thousands of people. Considered a sort of “return to origin”, the times when the human diet was more than 85% based on the consumption of meat, ketogenic diet works on very simple principles.

Where does the name ketogenic diet come from?

In popular terms, ketosis is a condition in which the body uses fat stores it has to produce energy because of not getting enough carbohydrates. Or because they resulted from glucose that can not be used.

Was based exactly on the ketogenic diet increased consumption of meat and other protein and depriving the body of carbohydrates, based on internal combustion ketosis as triggers.

What does the ketogenic diet?

Keeping the level of insulin, glucagon and the blood glucose can toggle the state of ketosis the body.

Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas, in the presence of carbohydrates. It acts in the body to “push” blood glucose into cells.

In the absence of carbohydrates and thus the insulin hormone antagonist same as pancreas will secrete insulin, glucagon.

Glucagon is designed to deploy in the liver stored in a form that can be used as glucose. But when glucagon ends, the body will secrete ketones, free fatty acids by eating processed in the liver which are fats in the body. Maximum number of calories – breakfast 300, lunch 350 dinner 500, 100 morning snack, evening snack 100.

And here we come to the main purpose of the keto diet. That of burning body fat and thus, consistent weight loss.

What are the effects of keto diet?

The first noticeable effect is a considerable decrease hunger. What it comes due?

Fats, in terms of nutrition, are more dense than carbohydrates and more nutritious. Fat also requires a longer time for digestion. So distressing sensation of hunger is much later.

You can complete absence of carbohydrate ketogenic diet?

No, and is not recommended. The focus is only on the determination of the body to consume fat instead of carbohydrates, and not their complete elimination from the diet, because without them, your muscles lose their tonicity and become painful.

Ketogenic diet should have 65% fat in the daily menu, 30% protein and 5% carbohydrate, obtained mainly from plant-fiber (vegetables or fruits).