Debunking Myths about Keto Diet
Its 2019 and we have reached at the point already where we are not taking our resolutions seriously or maybe we do not proper idea how to stick to them. We are pretty sure most of you reading this have made weight loss as their resolution for 2019 (it is ours as well!). Needless to say, there are various ways through which weight loss can be achieved and keto diet is one of them. But are you planning to five up on keto diet just because of some myth stories? If these myths are holding you back, you must read further to see how we are going to debunk them. Let’s get started!
Basically, a keto diet is a high-fat, very low-carb diet which offers benefits such as sharper memory, elevated energy levels, blood sugar regulation, less brain fog, and of course faster weight loss. Before you start with this new weight loss sensation, you need to learn the myths and facts about the same.
Myth 1: You enter ketoacidosis.
Reality: Your body gets into ketosis and it helps in burning fats
This diet often makes your body goes into ketosis – a process where the body uses fats to obtain energy rather than glucose. During ketosis, the body metabolizes fat cells to form ketone bodies. This is entirely different from a diabetic complication called ketoacidosis where the ketone levels are dangerously high and the body gets not enough insulin.
Myth 2: You can be on Keto diet as you please and still keep the weight off.
Reality: You will gain weight again.
Keto diet has become a trend which everybody wishes to follow bit does not wishes to stick to it. Staying loyal to the diet is the first step towards successful weight loss. People often stay on keto diet like for a week and then they start eating heavy carbs which are not allowed in the keto diet. If you wish to lose weight and get leaner, you need to stick to the keto diet.
Myth 3: We all have similar carb needs.
Reality: The proportion of daily carb intake varies from person to person.
The major goal of the keto diet is to make your body gets into ketosis which further leads to fat burning. To initiate the process, one has to consume less carbs. Usually, the keto diet follower goes for 20 to 50 grams of carbs to induce ketosis. However, experts say that the daily intake of carbs should be decided on the level of physical activity you are engaged into. It is better to talk with the dietician to make keto diet a success.
Myth 4: You can eat as much fat and meat as you wishes to.
Reality: Keto diet is to make unsaturated fats your priority.
The keto diet allows one to consume fatty food but it should not mean that you can eat as much fat as you can. This diet doesn’t give you the freedom to go for any kinds of fats. You need to limit the intake of saturated fats like bacon and get more and more unsaturated fats such as olive oil, avocados, flaxseeds and nuts in moderate quantity.