My Adventure with Keto
I STAY FULL, I HAVE ENERGY, EAT MY FAVS, I HAVE TIME TO WORK ON WHAT MATTERS
CoachjD here just wanting to see how you are doing? I hope you are finding my blog helpful and useful, but I want to do so much more with what I have been blessed with. Let me tell you something that is true to my heart. I have a weight problem. I have had it for over 30 years. I was worried about my weight alot with all this time we have been spending at home. I weighed 350 pounds and even though I carried my weight well for my size I lacked the energy to do anything other than the bare minimum every day. I have several members from my family that suffer or suffered from heart disease. I did not want to have those same worries anymore. I decided to start The Keto Diet, It really is a change of lifestyle. I don’t really think of it as a diet because I think it is a mindset now. Keto is changing my life for the better and I want to share that experience with you. I will be posting some pictures, favorite recipes, and favorite workouts to thank you for coming along with me on the journey. I have started blogging, vlogging, YouTubing, Facebooking, Twittering, InstaGraming, Podcasting, Affiliate Marketing, and still working my 7am -6pm Coaching job because I have so much more energy and self confidence thanks to KETO. There is so much information out there on the KETO diet, but I found that my head was just overflowing with all of it. But here is some important information from the people at Custom Keto Plan:
Keto Diet Benefits
Recently, the keto diet has become extremely popular for its health benefits such as weight loss and preventing disease. The keto diet can be hugely beneficial, but how does it work to provide these benefits?
What is the Keto Diet?
You may have heard of the high-protein, low-carbohydrate Atkins diet. The keto diet keeps carbohydrate levels low, but instead of ramping up the amount of protein in your diet, the keto diet increases the amount of fat. A typical keto diet aims for meals with 75% fat, 20% protein, and 5% carbohydrate. Eating a high-fat diet can still mean eating healthy. Keto diet menu items often include seafood, meat, dairy products, eggs, vegetables, and nuts. With the increased popularity of the keto diet, keto recipes are widely available.
How Does the Keto Diet Work?
It might seem counterintuitive that adding more fat to your diet can lead to weight loss. Normally, your diet is high in carbohydrates, which are broken down into glucose, or blood sugar, for use as energy. As glucose enters your bloodstream, your body releases insulin to store excess glucose as fat. The more carbohydrates, the more glucose. The more glucose, the more insulin, and the more insulin, the more fat.
The keto diet takes advantage of the fact that when your meals are high-fat and low-carbohydrate, there is no insulin spike, and you don’t add to your fat reserves. Instead, fat from diet and stored fat are broken down to ketones (“keto” is short for “ketogenic” producing ketones). Like glucose, ketones can be used for energy, keeping your body running without increasing blood sugar or putting on excess fat. The benefits of the keto diet can be huge.
Overall, the keto diet is an excellent way to burn fat and lose weight. Eating fewer carbohydrates suppresses appetite, and studies have shown that keto diet participants eat fewer calories overall because of this. Burning fat for energy can lead to rapid weight loss.
Reduced Blood Sugar and Insulin
Since carbohydrate intake is limited, blood sugar and insulin levels are lowered. This is particularly important for people with type 2 diabetes, which causes a buildup of glucose in the bloodstream. The keto diet can be used to reduce or eliminate the need for diabetic insulin injections.
Fat subunit molecules called triglycerides normally circulate in your bloodstream. High levels of triglycerides are a significant risk factor in the development of heart disease. In the keto diet, because fat is being burned for energy, the number of triglyceride molecules in the bloodstream decreases, reducing the risk of heart disease.
“Bad” (LDL) cholesterol is another risk factor for heart disease. Too much bad cholesterol in your bloodstream builds up in your arteries, narrowing them and causing atherosclerosis, a type of heart disease. The keto diet reduces bad cholesterol levels while increasing the level of “good” (HDL) cholesterol in your body.
The keto diet provides many health benefits. This diet can not only help you quickly lose weight, but can also improve your overall health and help prevent disease.
If you have read this far please take a few minutes to watch this short video.
Short Video explaining what KETO is? In 3 minutes it explains what I read over books for hours and never fully understood. Click the link below to learn if Keto is right for you too.
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