Keto has truly gone mainstream! The ketogenic diet is trending and gaining popularity among people. People are highly intrigued by this diet as it helps in rapid weight loss. This fancy diet has surged in popularity over the past few years, although it is nothing new. Historically, in the 1920s, this diet was used to treat drug-resistant epilepsy in children. Now, it has been embraced for many of its other health benefits with weight loss being a primary one. In this world of immediate gratification, people are so desperate to see faster results on their weighing scale that they are always ready to try any fad diet.
People in NCR have become health-conscious and image-sensitive. So, in pursuit of fitness, they join the gym, thinking that the money paid will motivate them to get to the gym. But by the end of the month, after paying the money, they realise they have just visited the gym twice. Maybe because of the boring gym routine, it gets difficult to be regular. In that scenario, it is the good diet only, that helps. The trendy ketogenic diet is all the rage for weight loss and it seems to be one that everyone is asking most about.
Ketogenic diet commonly referred to as the keto diet is a high-fat, moderate protein, and very low-carb way of eating that induces a state of ketosis. Ketosis is basically a metabolic process that forces your body to burn fat for energy instead of glucose – by restricting the amount of glucose available to your body. So in order to reach ketosis, you may need to avoid all those food items which are high in carbs and contain a lot of sugar and starch. On your ketogenic journey, you have to cut down on carbs (less than 5% of your daily calories). Your diet is mostly made up of fats (75% of your daily calorie quota) and proteins (20%).
No doubt, this diet is very effective in treating certain conditions and accelerating weight loss in a healthy way. But this high-fat content of the keto diet isn’t for everyone, particularly when it’s implemented poorly. The keto diet is quite different from most of the other dietary patterns that many people are concerned about its impact on their health. So, it is advisable to consult a doctor before following any trend such as starting a restrictive diet like keto.
By Dr Seema Nanda
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