Diet plans like the Atkins Diet, Bulletproof Diet, the South Beach Diet, and others are popular because they have something very important that all overweight people need: fat. We need fat in our diet, but we also need a plan that can help us get enough healthy fats from plant sources (like vegetables and fruits) to make up for the fatty meats and other unhealthy foods we eat.
Some of the most popular diets include foods with a high glycemic index. This means they spike your blood sugar level within seconds and cause a surge of insulin, which causes it to spike even more. When you get to your insulin level again you’re on the path to ketosis, the best state of energy and health to be in.
No matter what kind of weight loss goals you’re aiming for, you can benefit from a low-carb diet plan. Ketosis is a metabolic state where your body burns fat for fuel. You get the benefits of burning fat with regular exercise but without the unwanted side effects of most other weight loss plans.
The bad news is there’s not much support for this kind of diet unless you’re willing to accept the fact that it doesn’t work. If you’ve heard the diet seems too good to be true, that might be true. For the most part, though, diets like the Atkins Diet are known for being as temporary as some drug treatments. The studies show that you’re burning carbs for fuel during ketosis, but you’re eating unhealthy carbs in the form of processed food and drinks.
This is the same idea that underlies the ketogenic diet and one that is used by athletes, weightlifters, and those who have a wide variety of medical conditions that require a specific diet. Another positive aspect is that this diet makes your body burn fat for fuel regardless of what your current health status is, or what you eat. If you find yourself struggling with illnesses such as heart disease or diabetes, then keto can be your savior.
When looking for a long-term solution for weight loss, keto is the best option, but it isn’t going to give you a permanent weight loss. In fact, you might even see a decrease in weight after your first week of the diet. The reason why you’re losing weight is that your body is adjusting to ketosis, the body’s natural state of being. In order to keep ketosis going, you have to continue to eat carbs.
The only way to truly stop the fat-burning process at the cellular level is to follow a keto diet for a short term solution, to lose weight quickly. You might see results quickly enough to convince yourself you’ll keep going, but if you don’t continue to avoid carbs, you’re only delaying the inevitable. You’ll see a decrease in weight that comes back to normal again.
On the other hand, if you continue to eat carbs on a regular basis, your body will be shifting its metabolism to burning fat for fuel and it will probably result in massive health risks. You’ll be less likely to get sick or worse, and you’ll have the weight to deal with, but it won’t go away permanently.
By not understanding this, you may be better off simply avoiding carbs entirely and getting rid of any idea that keto will give you a chance to stave off major health risks. It won’t, and all of your energy and health goals are based on something that’s no longer valid. You must be willing to get rid of the idea that keto will give you long-term health benefits.
This is an important consideration because you must get serious about making the most of your weight loss journey. It’s never going to happen unless you learn how to eat healthier on a consistent basis. Learning how to eat the right kind of foods and how to use these foods to your advantage should be the priority of any good diet plan.
Remember, the keto diet is not a magic bullet. It can help you lose weight if you make sure to stay away from the bad foods, but it’s going to take some time to get there. If you’re not serious about maintaining your new way of eating, then the keto diet will only serve to help you stay thin.