posted on Sep, 24 2010 @ 12:17 AM
reply to post by DevolutionEvolvd
I have to agree with you 100% about this. When I was younger I could eat any thing and would never gain a pound. I was always in tip top shape and
very atheletic. About the time I reached the age of 20 however, I started to become very sensitive to carbs and was beginning to gain weight even if I
felt like I was starving myself to prevent this from happening.
I am 25 now and about 2 years ago I came across the Ketogenic Diet. I am sure some of you are aware of what this diet is about but for those of you
who are not it is a very low carb/high fat/moderate protein diet. High Fat, I know right? Goes against every thing you have ever been told by doctors,
family, friends, etc. However, this is the best way of eating I have ever discovered and it has literally melted fat off of me like no other way of
eating ever has.
So, let me explain how it works. All of our lives, we have had this notion that our bodies and brains need carbs to function properly. Don't worry if
any of you fall under this catagory it likely isn't your fault, we have been taught this our whole lives. The truth is, our bodies are very adaptable
machines. What ever we feed it the most of, it will start using for fuel. This is why people who eat a lot of protein and very little fat/carbs will
find that they may actually begin to lose muscle and this is because the body is likely to start using protein for fuel as opposed to carbs or fat.
This is the concept behind the Ketogenic Diet. The goal is to eat a lot of fat and very little to no carbs with a moderate amount of protein. Doing so
will cause the body to eventually switch it's fuel source to fat. When this happens you are considered in Keto mode and your insulin stays in check.
The body now burns fat first as opposed to having to first work through all of those carbs you have on a high carb diet before getting to the stored
fat. This means the stored fat in your body is targeted right away throughout the day. 1-2 days out of the week can be dedicated to re-feeding your
body carbs, which is especially important to body builders aswell as helping to keep your metabolism in check. Best of all, this type of diet can be a
lifestyle and not just some temporary diet you lose 10 pounds on and then go off of and put it all back on like most diets. In other words it's an
easy diet to stay on. Carbs are also very addictive to most people meaning they actually make you want more very soon after eating them. This is
partly due to the fact that one gram of carbs has roughly 4 calories where as 1 gram of fat has 9 calories! This means fat is more filling and that is
exactley what the Ketogenic diet is good at, making you feel full for longer. It also has many other benefits such as lowering blood pressure, keeping
skin healthy and is great for diabetics or those who have epilepsy or other siezure problems.
I urge those of you who haven't heard of this diet or who are skeptical to do some research and see how successful this way of eating really is to
edit on 24-9-2010 by Final Solstice because: none