A Keto diet or ketogenic diet and generally a LCHF diet is, in essence, a high natural fat, moderate protein and low carbohydrate dietary plan. The Keto diet has been used medically to reduce type 2 diabetes and there is evidence that it is effective in Autism, epilepsy, cancer and Alzheimers treatments, and most significantly Insulin Resistance (IR)
The single most important thing you can change in your life is the food you eat, meaning your diet. More important than exercise!
So, the Keto diet involves significantly reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with natural fat. This reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis.
This is a natural process where your body uses fat as its energy source rather than carbs.
When this happens, your body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy. It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which can supply energy for the brain.
Ketogenic diets and LCHF diets can cause massive reductions in blood sugar and insulin levels. This, along with the increased ketones, has numerous health benefits.
Fat is the energy source
Reductions Insulin Levels
The Keto way is not a diet fad and is NOT a “lose weight in 1 week fast” type deal. Although if you follow keto correctly, weight loss is a benefit to the keto way.
For nearly 50 years Nutritionists got it wrong, low-fat diets are unsustainable and detrimental for your health and metabolism. The science now shows that this so-called conventional diet has been the single reason for increased obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
Noakes amongst others were able to show that the current acceptable healthy diets had their research funded by those who made their money through sugar, carbohydrates and the pharmaceutical industry. In fact, there is an amazing piece of research done in support of the low-fat diet that actually disproves its own theory. Noakes was able to explain this in his book, (Lore of Nutrition). I would highly recommend reading this as it changed my mind instantly and was an eye-opener on just how powerful the above industries are in controlling our Doctors.