- Weight Loss Review: Keto Diet Weight Loss Plan
You most likely have not heard of a keto weight loss plan because it is not on the list of most dietitians’ favoured weight loss plans. It is in fact not on mine. I believe there are lots of other healthier, safer, and beneficial weight loss plans to adopt.
But some people fancy it. Most people who want to lose weight rapidly and at all costs insist on following a keto dietweight loss plan.
Keto Diet Weight Loss Plan
A keto diet plan simply involves you eating meals that supply very minimal amount of carbohydrates to your body — usually 50grams daily. That way, your body goes into a “ketogenic” state, a state in which there is a metabolic breakdown of fatty acids to produce ketone bodies.
The minimal consumption of carbohydrates recommended in this weight loss plan works in a way that compels your body to burn already stored up fat, resorting to using it in the running of its day to day activities. And in this manner, you get to lose weight. Quite rapidly, yes. But it could come at a cost.
What are the Downsides to Consider in This Weight Loss Plan?
On a daily basis, the brain needs a minimum of 100g of carbohydrate to function properly and stay healthy. A keto diet plan slashes this minimum amount to be consumed in half, requiring that a person consumes less than what is standardly recommended by health experts.
This, over time, puts the body in a state of ketosis, a metabolic state in which the body produces ketones that are used as fuel by some select organs so that glycogen may be reserved for other organs that depend solely on it. Usually, this condition occurs during times of chronic fasting or starvation. But living on a keto weight loss diet also induces it.
The downside is that this sort of weight loss plan puts your organs at the risk of being broken down to meet your brain needs. And quite frankly, I do not think it is worth it, because I’d rather remain overweight eating healthy carbs than put my health at risk in order to look slimmer.
But as I have already mentioned above, some persons prefer drastic weight loss plans that would ensure they lose weight, regardless of the risks involved. I have planned a keto diet for a client upon insistence. But I refused to recommend below 80g of carbohydrate while drafting the plan. I am not one to take risks on my clients’ health.
The thing about recommendations is that they are not decrees or orders. They are simply suggestions made for a patient’s own good. Thus, they can be refused or not adhered to at all. It is advisable, however, to always follow through on the recommendations of health experts, as this will spare lots of health problems.
Well what do you think? Is a keto diet or weight loss plan worth trying?
Or wait. I’ll like to put you in the spot: would you like to try a keto diet weight plan?