Monday, December 24, 2018

Eat meat and lose weight: What to know about the keto diet

There is this concept that eating very low amounts of carbohydrates will cause your body to use ketones, compounds created from fat by the liver when blood insulin levels are low. This process is known as ketosis, and the ketogenic diet revolves around it.
“Your liver produces ketones all the time, but the rate depends on carbohydrate and protein intake,” said a professor of human sciences at Ohio State University, Jeff Volek, further explaining that, “Without the low-carb stimulus, there is no net increase in ketone production, no decrease in insulin, and no net increase in fat oxidation.”
Being on a ketogenic diet means that fat must comprise 60 to 80 percent of your total calories, with 20 percent coming from protein and 10 percent from carbohydrates. In total, carbohydrate intake needs to be limited from 20 to 30 grams per day in order to maintain constant ketosis, which is about the same as half a bagel, according to Men’s Health.
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