In essence, it is a diet that causes the body to emit ketones into the bloodstream. Most cells prefer to use blood sugar, which actually comes from carbohydrates, as main source of energy for body. In the absence of circulating blood sugar from food, we start breaking down stored fat into molecules known as ketone bodies (the process is called ketosis). Once you reach ketosis, most cells will use ketone bodies to produce energy until we start having carbohydrates again.
The shift, from using circulating glucose to breaking down stored fat as a source of energy, generally happens over 2 to 4 days of eating less than twenty to fifty grams of carbohydrates each day. Do remember that this is a highly individualized process, and some people require a more controlled diet to start producing enough ketones. Since it lacks carbohydrates, a ketogenic diet is rich in fats and proteins. It usually contains plenty of processed meats, eggs, meats, sausages, fish, cheeses, nuts, butter, seeds, oils, and fibrous vegetables. As it is so restrictive, it is really hard to follow over the long run.
Carbohydrates usually account for at least fifty percent of the typical American diet. One of the main criticisms of this diet is that many people have a tendency to eat too much protein and poor-quality fats from processed foods, with very few vegetables and fruits. Patients with kidney disease have to be careful because this diet could worsen their situation. Moreover, some patients can feel a little tired in the beginning, while some may have vomiting, nausea, constipation, bad breath, and sleep problems.
Have you noticed how high-key people are being about the ketogenic diet?
A ketogenic diet could be an interesting substitute to treat some conditions, and can accelerate weight loss. But it is quite hard to follow and it can be heavy on red meat and other processed, fatty, and salty foods that are extremely unhealthy. We also do not know much about its long-term effects, most likely because it is so hard to stick with that people cannot eat this way for a long time. It is also important to remember that “yo-yo diets” that lead to rapid weight loss fluctuation are related with increased mortality. Rather than engaging in the next popular diet that would last for just a few weeks to months, try to embrace change that is sustainable over the long term.
Kardashian nutritionist, experts weigh in on the celeb food fad
The high-fat, low-carb diet has recently caught the attention of celebrities, and made its way to their social media feeds. Kourtney Kardashian wrote about how she detoxes in a condition of ketosis on her app. Marie Claire UK linked the food program to Adriana Lima, Megan Fox and Mick Jagger, and Business Insider says you can also count Halle Berry as a fan. According to Dr. Eric Kossoff, director of the Child Neurology Residency Program at Johns Hopkins, it is low carb but high fat so that your body will break down the fat as the main fuel source and if you keep carbohydrates low enough, that’s what the body has to do. Dr. Eric says those who are on a classic ketogenic diet are eating a lot of oils, and butter and mayonnaise and whipping cream.
They are eating many different fats, not just nuts and avocados and things like that.” Dr. Eric also told that the classic ketogenic diet has been related with epilepsy treatment since the 1920s. According to Dr. Eric, the body will create ketones, and either the ketones, or keeping your carbohydrates low, or perhaps something even more than that helps suppress seizures in people who have epilepsy.
“When in a state of metabolic ketosis, the body will shed pounds quickly,” says celebrity nutritionist Dr. Philip Goglia, who calls Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Christian Bale and Kanye West clients. He says the plan is “used for short-term but quick weight loss.” He also feels people are inaccurately using the term “keto” for Atkins. According to Dr. Philip, it is just so hilarious for the reason that people take (Dr. Robert Atkins’) brand and then re-brand it and call it something different and then add a slightly different slant to it. “I have neighbors and friends who say, ‘Hey, I am on your diet.’ I am like, ‘What are you even talking about? Have you epilepsy?’” he shares. “Mostly when I hear what they are doing, they are not.
They are on much more of a stricter Atkins diet where they are pushing fats and that’s most likely healthy, you just got to be careful.” Debating whether you should avoid the forthcoming smorgasbord of carb-heavy holiday treats to give it a whirl? Like Dr. Philip, Dr. Eric has concerns. He advises against diving in without taking family history and one’s health into account. Dr. Philip also explains that just because Paul, your buddy, lost fifteen pounds on a ketogenic food protocol, it does not make sense that you just jump on it and start it without taking a look at a lipid profile for example and looking at your heart health history.
According to Dr. Philip, Kim has a dual structure where she uses fat, carbs, and proteins in a balanced way. He says though a food program might help you lose weight, what decides if it is a sustainable diet depends on how well your body uses fats, proteins and carbs. Weight loss is the main reason people use the ketogenic diet. Research shows good evidence of a faster weight loss when patients go on a very low carbohydrate or ketogenic diet compared to participants on a more traditional low-fat diet, or even a Mediterranean diet. But, that difference in weight loss seems to disappear over time.
A ketogenic diet also has been shown to improve blood sugar control for patients with type two diabetes, at least in the short term. There is even more debate when we consider the effect on cholesterol levels. A few studies show some patients have increase in cholesterol levels in the beginning, only to see cholesterol fall a few months later. But, there is no long-term research examining its effects over time on high cholesterol and diabetes. Reference: usatoday.com/story/life/entertainthis/2017/11/08/what-keto-diet-kardashian-nutritionist-experts-weigh-celeb-food-fad/835509001/ For support and Discussion join the group “Living with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Illness” Subscribe to our website for Email notification of our new Posts. Like and Follow us on Facebook. Swipe Left to Read more on Fibromyalgia or Click Here ..