A new year sometimes comes with resolutions and fresh goals. Of those, diet and exercise regimes are often on the list.
Everyday Health’s January 2019 article, A Detailed Guide to the Potential Health Benefits and Risks of the Keto Diet includes a statistic on how popular the keto diet is:
“ There are more than one million searches on Google every month for the keto diet. ”
If you’ve been thinking of going keto, there are variations to this high fat, moderate protein, low carbohydrate diet. A simple Google search can tell you that the keto diet suggests an average of 70-80% fat from total daily calories, 10-20% protein, and 5-10% carbs. For a 2000-calorie diet, this translates to about 165 grams fat, 75 grams protein, and 40 grams carbohydrate.
True, a keto diet can lead to weight loss and lower blood sugar, but it can also put you at risk for some undesired outcomes.
After eating this way for a few days, your body enters the state of ketosis and is then able to start using fat for energy. It’s not uncommon for people to experience the “keto flu” which can include symptoms of fatigue, nausea, muscle cramps, and headaches – all a possibility for your body on its way to ketosis while running on fewer carbs.
Due to potential nutrient deficiencies, a lack of fiber, and consuming an increase of saturated fats, some side effects like dehydration, lack of electrolytes, kidney stones, heart damage, or other risks can occur.
However, with proper balance, planning, and supplementing, it might be a good fit. There is no shortage of keto diet success stories. The keto diet can be a great option for those looking for a significant loss in weight. Thanks to eating more healthy fats, one can easily feel satiated longer and less hungry throughout the day.
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Why dairy free? Increasing research from successful studies is pointing to health benefits from a dairy free diet. Such results include benefits that may:
- Prevent milk allergies and sensitivity reactions.
- Increase healthy digestion.
- Help develop stronger bones.
- Identify or resolve medical mysteries.
- Contribute to weight loss.
It’s important to remain in the state of ketosis while on a ketogenic diet. This means avoiding sugar is critical. Consuming increased fats AND sugar can amplify the dangers of saturated fats to work against the body and in so doing, bring about additional health concerns.
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Whether you’re on a keto diet, semi-keto, or not at all, plôs™ Thermo delivers health benefits for overall health, and healthy weight management. Go ahead and safely bring the heat to your coffee and your goals this year with plôs™ Thermo.