Keto diet is the new mantra when it comes to weight loss and physical fitness. It is rightly said that physical fitness is a state of health and well-being and, more specifically, the ability to perform aspects of sports, occupations and daily activities. Today’s generation understands this and takes every possible step to achieve it.
Developed in 1920, the main motive of the keto diet was to cure epilepsy in children, however, it wasn’t long when its benefits in weight loss were identified. Since then, this diet has become a mantra to achieve weight loss.
So pleased to read Shivam Joshi explain the disadvantages of #ketodiet . Fancy this regime working because of lower overall energy intake? Pity he didn't emphasise the high GI food groups when referring to refined cabs. @WeDietitians @SallyMDietitian @eatright @GoodFoodInst https://t.co/p7KZP4w8WP pic.twitter.com/9gW0gWAykm
— John McDonald (@MaccaPolitical) August 29, 2019
How Does Keto Diet Work? Understanding the Mechanism
This keto diet works by feeding the body on an excess of fat stores.
This is easily achieved by limiting the supply of carbohydrates which are the source of energy to the body. This, in the absence of energy, the body meets the crunch through the breakdown of excess fat thereby resulting in weight loss.
This diet develops molecules called Ketones through the process of ketogenesis. This in no way is harmful to the body because of it being a normal physiological process.
Contents of the keto diet – What to Eat?
This diet is rich in protein contents such as fish, meat and poultry. Even cheese and butter, along with creat, and other fatty dairy products also form part of the keto diet. Vegetables that are low on carbohydrates such as green vegetables, tomatoes, and even onions and tomatoes also form a part of this diet.
Side Effects of the Keto Diet
However, there are some side effects associated with the intake of the keto diet. These include constipation, nausea, dizzy, headache, fatigue, and dehydration. All of this happens because of the improper intake of food leading to energy crunch in the body. They last for a few weeks until the body adjusts to the new developments.
The worst side effect of this diet is the keto breath. This is a result of ketones that are produced because of this diet. The keto breath usually lasts for about six weeks.