The Ketogenic diet has been around in western medicine since the 1920’s, but knowledge of the science behind it dates back to ancient Greece. When you limit the consumption of sugars and trigger the creation of ketones you cause the body and brain to use fats instead of sugars for energy. That’s the process in a nutshell.
Following this diet means eating a lot of natural fats, moderate protein, and very little carbohydrates. Sticking with this diet will result in less body fat, reducing seizures in epileptic patients, less chance of disease, and a myriad of other health benefits.
It’s important to consult a doctor before starting this diet, as people with certain conditions may not do well with the ketogenic diet. Some of these conditions are people with gallbladder disease, gastric bypass patients, children, pregnant women, people with metabolic disorders, pancreatic insufficiency and certain other disorders. The reason this diet isn’t recommended for certain individuals is simply because these people either don’t digest fat very well or as is the case with children and pregnant women, they need a higher amount of protein.
Use this book as a guide, for inspiration and a road map. It’s really a simple lifestyle change that can turn your health around for the better. Some willpower and motivation are all you need to make it happen.
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The Ketogenic diet is a great way to improve your health and reduce pain. It’s also a fabulous way to lose weight and to look and feel great. An overall feeling of well-being is prevalent, the pounds fall off and your dream weight is achieved. Finally: a diet that really works.
The Ketogenic diet was originally designed to stop epileptic seizures. It is so effective that when followed strictly, it eliminates the need for anti-seizure drugs and other invasive procedures.
The diet is not just one of many low-carb diets. It is a heavy duty fat burning tool. The amazing part? You get to eat lots of natural fat. The proportions of 75% fat, 20% protein and 5% carbohydrate is essential. The reason lies in the processes that this combination and balance causes the body to undertake.
Sugars, carbohydrates and starches are broken down as glucose in the bloodstream. Normally, the body uses this glucose for fuel. But glucose is also often poison to the body, as diabetics often experience. Glucose not only fuels normal bodily processes, it feeds cancer. Cancer cells get their energy via fermentation, and glucose is needed for fermentation to take place. Studies have shown that if you starve the cancer cells of glucose, the cancer can be treated more effectively.
Because fat is a more efficient source of energy than sugar in the body, athletes looking to perform better and stay lean often turn to this diet. With resources such as this very book available, it is easy to put this diet into practice.
People who’ve tried the diet and adhered to the standards have reported not feeling hungry (like they often do with other, less effective diets) and have found it easy to follow the guidelines and recipes. If you’ve ever tried the Atkins diet, or the Paleo diet, then a lot of the concepts, recipes and ideas will be familiar to you.
Let’s take a brief look at the history of the Ketogenic diet.
Back in the 1920’s, it was found that limiting carbohydrates stops seizures in sufferers of epileptic seizures. This was the prescribed method of treatment, and it was extremely successful. However, later, as anti-seizure drugs arose, the diet was forgotten.
Then Hollywood director Jim Abrahams re-discovered the diet when desperately searching for a way to help his epileptic son Charlie, who was 2 years old at the time. After failed attempts with medication and invasive surgery, Abrahams was ready to try anything. The family was astounded and delighted when after a month, Charlie’s seizures totally stopped. He remained on the diet for years, and his condition healed completely. Abrahams even made a film called First Do No Harm (starring Meryl Streep) based on his family’s experience, and to help others in a similar position find out that there are options out there. As the public became aware of this story, others reached for the diet for better health and increased weight loss.
This book is a practical guide to getting on the diet and staying on it. We’ll discuss the various reasons for going on the ketogenic diet, and which health conditions can be improved with it. We will discuss some of the science behind why this works, and what happens when your body is in a ketonic state. We’ll see what kinds of food we should eat and why. And of course there are over 30 delicious recipes for you to try, followed by some tips for motivation and inspiration.
Above all, you must have the will to improve your health, look and feel great and live up to your potential. Here’s an opportunity to make a big change for the better in your life. You will alter the way you eat, and also the way you think about food. Your awareness about food and other aspects of your life will come into focus. Many people who’ve failed every diet they’ve ever tried have lost significant amounts of weight with the keto diet, without EVER feeling hungry. Because you get to eat
lots of fat, you will be satiated. Your body will in turn use this fat for energy, and your body will look lean, and you will feel great. You can do this.
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