Ketogenic Diet for Beginners

Are you interested in losing weight? You should look into a ketogenic diet. A ketogenic diet (keto) is a very low-carb diet, which turns the body into a fat-burning machine. It has many potential benefits for weight loss, health and workout performance. A ketogenic diet is similar to other strict low-carb diets you may have heard of, like the Atkins diet, with the main difference being that protein is also restricted in keto.

The “keto” in a ketogenic diet comes from the fact that it makes the body produce small fuel molecules called “ketones”. This serves as an alternative fuel for your body, used when blood sugar is in short supply. Ketones are produced if you eat very few carbs and only moderate amounts of protein. On a ketogenic diet your entire body switches its fuel supply to run almost entirely on fat. Insulin levels become very low and fat burning increases dramatically. The fastest way to get there is by fasting, but obviously it’s not possible to completely stop eating forever. A ketogenic diet, on the other hand, can be eaten indefinitely and also results in ketosis. It has many of the same benefits of fasting, including weight loss, without having to actually give up eating. You will still be able to enjoy fish, red meat in moderation, vegetables, and cheese.

While it's a good idea to know how many carbs are in your daily diet, what really matters when you're trying to drop extra pounds is sticking with it. We can help! If you still have questions about ketogenic eating, please come in to Cutting Edge Supplements. You will find helpful staff members who are health experts and can answer any and all diet questions you have in much greater detail. They can also point you in the direction of supplements that will give you a jump start on weight loss, muscle building, testosterone enhancements and more. We have two MO locations, so there is sure to be one that is convenient for you. Contact us today at (816) 396-0714 for further information. Don’t spend another day in a body you are unhappy with, come see Cutting Edge Supplements!