The Ketogentic Diet

The Ketogentic Diet

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We think we’ve heard them all and then another diet pops up which gets everyone talking, this time it’s the ketogenic diet.

The primary idea behind this diet is that you cut carbs and focus on a high-fat diet. The diet has proved promising amongst researches who have tested the diet. The carb busting diet is thought of as a way to shed weight quickly, whether that’s for your health or for an obsessive gym routine. The diet suggests that you should consume moderate protein and more foods high in fat at an average of 75% fat, 20% protein and only 5% carbs.

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There four types of the keto diet, the standards diet, cyclical diet, targeted diet and the high-protein diet. All of these variations of the diet differ in the amounts of carbs and fats you should consume in order to diet.

The Cyclical diet – Is a back and forth, spending five days on the standard diet and two days on the high-fat diet.

The Targeted Diet – This diet means you can add more carbs into your meals to work it around workouts.

The High-Protein Diet – This version of the diet allows for a ratio of 60% fat, 35% protein and 5% carbs.

Standard and high-protein version of the diet are the most common as more research has been carried out with them. Whereas the cyclical and targeted diets don’t have as much research around them and they are more often used with athletes and body-builders.

This Ketogenic diet has a pretty easy list of foods to follow when it comes to understanding what you should and shouldn’t eat. For instance, you should avoid sugary foods, root vegetables and sauces, and you should eat more meat, eggs and nuts.

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From research it has shown promising results when it comes to plenty of health conditions too, most promising is diabetes and helping people reverse the effects of type 2 diabetes. – Other related illness also includes Cancer, Heart Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Epilepsy, Parkinson’s, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, brain injuries and Acne.

Of course, when it comes to all dieting programmes the best way to see the most effective results is to accompany it with regular exercise. Although, from the research, it has also been found out that the whole diets are really more of a quick fix than a long term plan. Results have shown that the diet provides quick weight loss for up to six months and after then it steadies and its effects lessen.

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