We recommend a Keto diet for long-term weight loss
Keto is short for ketogenic and is a low carb, high-fat diet. It is a diet that has helped thousands of people reach their fitness and health goals. The keto diet works by forcing your body to burn fat for fuel instead of carbohydrates.
More than 2 in 3 American adults are considered to be overweight or have obesity in the United States. Unfortunately, carrying more than a few extra pounds is a common scenario we see not just though North America, but around the world.
What contributes to obesity?
Just like most health issues, there’s an array of different factors that contribute to obesity. The factors most responsible for the obesity epidemic seem to be our:
These two factors interact to create our eating behavior.
Our evolving brains
Our brain controls everything. Our thoughts, our movements and our instincts. Genetically evolving over millions of years and adapting to changing environments, our brains are completely different to the first humans.
The first humans didn’t have Walmart, IHOP or grocery stores around every corner, instead, they had to find and hunt down their food. To adapt to this uncertain food environment, humans (and all other animals) developed a highly motivating and rewarding relationship with food.
As a result of not knowing when the next meal will come, humans and most animals tend to eat much more than their body needs. This primal type of thinking means we are wired to eat as much as possible when food is available. More specifically, we are wired to seek out foods that are made up of different combinations of fat, carbs, protein, and salt. The better variety of food means more nutrients and in turn, better survival.
Why is keto good for weight loss?
The ketogenic diet puts your body into a state of ketosis. Ketosis is a normal metabolic process that helps your body to keep working. When our bodies don’t have enough carbohydrates from food, to burn energy, it burns fat instead. This which ultimately allows you to use fat for energy.
Fat burning is just one of the many benefits of ketosis that can improve your overall health which makes it much easier for patients to loose large amounts of weight.
Being in ketosis makes you feel great. Patients on the keto diet feel more satisfied throughout the day and have increased energy levels, both physical and mental, leading to:
- Fewer cravings
- Lower caloric intake
- More self-control
- More physical activity.
The Keto diet refers to a ketogenic, low-carb, high-fat diet. The diet works by forcing the body to burn fat instead of carbohydrates and puts the body into a state of ketosis —a normal metabolic state in which there is an increased breakdown of fat as well as reduced insulin levels.
The Keto diet boosts the body’s ability to burn fat, improving overall health and making it easier to lose large amounts of weight. Some other benefits include increased energy levels, fewer food cravings, and lower caloric intake. The Keto diet is an effective option for long-term weight loss.