5 Things You Should Know About The Keto Diet
5 Things You Should Know About The Keto Diet.
The keto (ketogenic) diet has become fashionable,
but can everyone really do it?
Lately, one of the most popular diets is keto,
better said: ketogenic diet. Many people have
come to it because it is known to help you
lose weight in a short time.
But most specialists point out that it should
not be taken lightly, since altering the body’s
metabolism overnight is not for anyone and,
above all, it is not a permanent diet, it
has its time limit.
To summarize the basic data you should know
about this diet, we consulted Paulina Cedillo,
a certified nutritionist by the Mexican College
of Nutritionists to induce ketosis in her
1. What is its origin?
As we indicated before, the word comes from
ketogenic. It was created for people with
epilepsy, “since being a diet high in unsaturated
fats improves the connection of neurotransmitters,”
2. What is it?
The diet seeks to alter the body’s metabolism
by causing a state called ketosis.
This consists in “the body finishing the first
source of energy (carbohydrates) to pass to
the second, which are fats.
The human body would normally depend on carbohydrates
for rapid energy, but in ketosis, the body
changes its source to the burning of fats,
“according to the specialist.
3. Who can do it?
“I recommend it for patients with insulin
resistance, obesity or overweight, with hypertriglyceridemia,
epilepsy and polycystic ovary.”
To another person who does not present any
of the above, “you must first evaluate your
biochemical levels, not everyone is a candidate,”
“I see that many people assume that the keto
diet includes all the fats and proteins they
want to eat but, in reality, even proteins
must be monitored because the body can break
them down and transform them into carbohydrates.”
4. What effects doe it have?
Doing this diet (like any other) of course
will affect your health. While doing it you
can experience the keto flu:
“When the metabolism changes from carbohydrates
to fats, symptoms of fatigue, headache, nausea,
constipation or diarrhea may occur in the
first five days. Not all patients have these
effects,” she said.
5. How long does it last?
“The recommendation is to be in ketosis for
two to three and a half months.
The mistake of many people is that they do
not return with their specialist and reintroduce
carbohydrates too quickly into the diet. It
is important to emphasize that it does not
have a rebound, as long as you continue the
instructions of your specialist “.
It is worth remembering that for any change
in your eating habits you must first go to
a health professional, especially for the
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