The benefits of a ketogenic diet are similar to those of other low-carb diets, but its more powerful than liberal low-carb diets. Think of keto as a super-charged low-carb diet, maximizing the benefits.
Turning your body into a fat-burning machine has obvious benefits for weight loss. Fat burning is vastly increased, while insulin the fat-storing hormone levels drop greatly. This creates ideal circumstances in which body fat loss can occur, without hunger.
More than 30 high-quality scientific studies show that, compared to other diets, low-carb and keto diets result in more effective weight loss.
On a keto diet youll gain a new control over your appetite. When your body burns fat 24-7, it has constant access to weeks or months of stored energy, dramatically reducing feelings of hunger. Its a very common experience, and studies prove it.
This makes it easy to eat less and lose excess weight just dont eat until youre hungry. This makes intermittent fasting easy, super-charging efforts to reverse type 2 diabetes and speeding up weight loss. Plus, youll save tons of time and money by not having to snack all the time. Many people only feel the need to eat twice a day (often skipping breakfast), and some just once a day.
Not having to fight feelings of hunger can also potentially help with problems like sugar or food addiction, and possibly some eating disorders, like bulimia, as well. At least feeling satisfied can be part of the solution. Food can stop being an enemy and become your friend or simply fuel, whatever you prefer.
Ketosis results in a steady flow of fuel (ketones) to the brain, and you avoid big blood sugar swings. This often results in the experience of improved focus and concentration. Any brain fog will be long gone!
A lot of people use ketogenic diets specifically for increased mental performance. Also, many people experience an increase in energy when in ketosis.
On keto, the brain doesnt need carbs. Its fueled 24-7 by ketones, a perfect brain fuel for focus and energy.
A ketogenic diet controls blood sugar levels, and is excellent for reversing type 2 diabetes. This has been proven in studies. It makes perfect sense since keto lowers blood-sugar levels and reduces the negative impact of high insulin levels.
As a keto diet may even reverse existing type 2 diabetes, its likely to be even more effective at preventing it, or reversing pre-diabetes.
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There are many studies showing that low-carb diets improve important risk factors for heart disease, including the cholesterol profile (HDL, triglycerides), while total cholesterol levels are usually impacted minimally. Its also typical to see improved blood sugar levels, insulin levels and blood pressure.
These commonly improved markers are connected to something called metabolic syndrome, and improvements in weight, waist circumference, diabetes type 2 reversal etc.
My health markers after 10 years on a keto diet
Keto can result in a calmer stomach, less (or no) gas, less cramps and pains, etc.
For quite a few people this is the top benefit, and it usually only takes a day or two to experience it. Learn more
Ketogenic diets can vastly increase your physical endurance by giving you constant access to all the energy of your fat stores.
The bodys supply of stored carbohydrates (glycogen) only lasts for a couple of hours of intense exercise, or less. But your fat stores carry enough energy to easily last for weeks or even months.
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The ketogenic diet is a proven and effective medical therapy for epilepsy that has been used since the 1920s. Traditionally it was used primarily for children, but recently adults have benefited from it as well.
Using a ketogenic diet in epilepsy can allow people to take less or no anti-epileptic drugs, while still remaining seizure-free. This reduces drug side effects and thus increases mental performance. More
The benefits above are the most common ones. But there are others that are potentially even more surprising and at least for some people life changing. Did you know that a keto diet often normalizes blood pressure, results in less acne, controls migraine, might help with certain mental health issues and helps with a lot more?
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Theres even science-based speculation that a ketogenic diet could increase longevity and help treat or reduce the risk of cancer. Its also being used as an experimental treatment for some people with Parkinsons disease.
Were always happy to receive stories from people whove used a keto diet to revolutionize their health. Weve been sent thousands of such stories, and we publish some of the most amazing ones over 250 so far for anyone to read.
Here are a few of them:
Keto and intermittent fasting: "I am completely blown away by the changes"
How Melissa lost 100 pounds with a keto diet, and kept it off for 15 years
Reversing type 2 diabetes in only 2.5 months with keto and fasting
Minus 125 pounds and no more binge eating on a keto diet
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