The Ketogenic diet: weight loss, better health, better energy
The ketogenic diet is a high fat, low carb diet that can help with weight loss while keeping you energized and attentive. Here’s how it works:
- Consuming healthy fats and majorly cutting down on carbs puts your body into Ketosis.
- Ketosis occurs when your body doesn’t have enough glucose to give you energy, so it starts burning fat instead.
- Ketosis also turns fat into ketones in your liver, supplying the brain with energy.
Ketogenic diets can improve your cognitive function. The diet was first introduced in the 1920s to help treat epilepsy and can even have a positive impact on other brain disorders! It also improves cognitive function as a whole by amping up your brain’s mitochondrial biogenesis. And if there’s one thing we all remember from school, it’s that the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell.
Aside from giving you a nice mental boost, a Keto diet will help you burn more fat and less glycogen (which should only be used for a couple hours of intense activity). It’s a popular diet for weight loss because it suppresses your appetite and helps prevent overeating—two big reasons why most diets end in failure.
If you think you’re ready for the results a ketogenic diet can provide, make sure you prepare for the commitment. It can take around 3 weeks for your body to transition! It helps to have a meal plan ahead of time to make sure you’re sticking to an effective diet. If you need a little help figuring it all out, check out an M43 Fitness membership. Aside from getting a custom workout plan, you can get a custom meal plan as well and track it all through a powerful activity tracking app. Scott Abramouski, the founder of M43, said Keto and intermittent fasting are his go-tos depending on his client and their goals. He’ll even tell you why you should put butter in your coffee!