Keto Diet and How Does It Work ??

How does it work ??

How does it work? Very simply said, when you eat food high in carbs, your body produces glucose and insulin. While glucose is used as the main source of energy, insulin secretion is produced to down regulate your glucose levels in the blood stream.

 Insulin is also responsible for storing fat in our body and if your body produces too much of it, you put on weight. Excessive carbs, typical in modern diets, combined with lack of physical activity will likely result in weight gain. Based on a comparison of several scientific trials, low-carb diets outperform calorie-restricted diets in terms of long-term weight loss and health effects

A common misconception is that our body, especially our brain, needs glucose. Although glucose is known to be the primary source of energy (your body naturally prefers glucose), it's nowhere near as efficient as ketone bodies, especially for the brain.

 Depending on your goals and on how much you exercise, you can follow any of the four types of ketogenic diets: standard, targeted, cyclical or restricted ketogenic diet. All of them vary based on the daily carb intake and the timing of your meals.

 Recent studies show that in fact, carbs before or after exercise are not needed once you get keto-adapted and your body will happily run on ketones