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The 10 Great Benefits of the Keto Diet

Updated: Jul 21, 2023



 

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Losing weight is a long process. It's not something that happens overnight, and it's not something that can be magically accomplished.

It's time to lose weight, you know it, we know it. But it doesn't have to be a miserable, grueling process that makes you feel like you're starving. Instead, you can use science to help you lose weight quickly and easily while protecting your lean body mass, so you don't look skinny or frail when you finally reach your goal weight. /p>


The first step is knowing what type of weight loss approach will work best for YOU ! Are you someone who needs a slow and steady approach or do you need something fast and intense ? Do you have trouble following a diet? Are there foods that keep you on track ? These are all things that should be considered when choosing a weight loss program.


Once you've decided on an approach, science can help you on your weight loss journey in several ways .




Here are 10 benefits of following the keto diet:




1. Helps suppress appetite:


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You are more likely to lose weight on a keto diet than on any other diet. The reason for this is that the high fat and protein intake keeps you feeling full and not prone to overeating. The result ? You can eat fewer calories and still feel satisfied.



 

2. Blood sugar control:


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The ketogenic diet reduces insulin levels by approximately 50%, which reduces insulin resistance and helps stabilize blood sugar levels in sufferers.

type 2 diabetes or prediabetes.





 


3. Reduce food cravings:


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The keto diet has benefits that go beyond just weight loss. It helps lower blood sugar levels, which means it also helps reduce cravings for sweets and other junk foods. It can also help improve mental focus and energy levels by providing more consistent energy throughout the day.



 


4. Improves heart health:


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In addition to helping lower blood sugar levels, the keto diet may also help improve heart health by reducing cholesterol levels and inflammation in the body - two risk factors for heart disease.





 

5. May prevent the growth of cancer cells:


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This is a slightly more controversial benefit of the keto diet, but some studies suggest that carbohydrate restriction may benefit people with certain types of cancer cells in their bodies (like breast cancer). By cutting out carbs completely or significantly reducing them in your diet, you might be able to starve those cells and make them die out, or at least slow their growth enough that they don't cause of cancer.



 

6. Increased Energy


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When we eat fewer carbohydrates, we don't have enough glucose available to meet our energy needs. So, instead of burning carbohydrates, our body burns fat! You may feel more energized because this gives your body an alternative fuel source to glucose that it can use in times of shortage. And since fat stores are much larger (hundreds of thousands of calories vs. 1500-2000 daily calories) than glycogen stores, they are also much more efficient at using them!




 


7. Better digestion:


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Keto has been proven to help people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition characterized by abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and frequent diarrhea or constipation. Keto can help reduce some of the symptoms of IBS.


Many people with IBS have difficulty digesting sugars and carbohydrates. These foods can cause bloating and gas, which can be uncomfortable for anyone, but especially unpleasant for those with digestive issues. The ketogenic diet is low in carbohydrates, which means it reduces the amount of sugar your body has to digest.



 

8. Cure type 2 diabetes:


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Over the past decade, there has been a significant increase in the number of people with type 2 diabetes. This increase is due to poor diet, lack of exercise and aging.


Type 2 diabetes affects more than 400 million people worldwide and accounts for 90% of all diabetes cases. This disease is characterized by high blood sugar levels because the production of insulin does not work as it should.


In 2016, researchers at the University of Mississippi Medical Center found that this condition could be reversed by following a low carbohydrate (keto) diet.



 

9. Improved skin, hair and nails:


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So if you want shiny hair, strong nails that don't break when you try to open a jar of pickles (or whatever), and beautiful skin that doesn't break out under stress or hormonal changes, the keto diet is for YOU!

Eating foods high in healthy fats like avocados and salmon (both of which are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids) will help reduce inflammation in your body, which will improve the health of your skin and make it soft and smooth. The ketogenic diet can also help improve skin problems such as acne, rosacea and eczema (but for this kind of autoimmune disease I recommend the carnivore diet more)


Collagen protein helps your body produce keratin, which is the raw material for your hair. Following a ketogenic diet doesn't just make your hair look better, it can also make your nails stronger than ever. Nails are also made of keratin.

The best way to get collagen-rich foods is to eat plenty of protein-rich foods like fish, chicken, and eggs. You can also get collagen from< strong>bone broth or gelatin, both of which are high in protein and amino acids.


 

10. Overcome sugar addiction


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Sugar addiction is a reality.


This is one of the reasons why you can't quit sugar overnight and expect to be fine, because your body has become addicted to sugar. And when you start eating less sugar, your body is craving it. Your brain will crave it, and you'll feel like you can't live without it.


There is hope! You can beat your sugar addiction by taking some basic steps, like eating more fats and fewer carbs, exercising regularly (not just for weight loss, but also because exercise boosts endorphins), and learn to manage stress.



 


If all these advantages have convinced you that the Keto diet is for you, do not hesitate to consult my personalized coaching offers. I will be delighted to accompany you in this new adventure and help you to be the best version of yourself. It's here:



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