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If you’re looking to get a jump start on your health and fitness goals this year, you may be thinking about trying the ketogenic diet. Maybe you’ve heard the phrase before — it’s a huge diet buzzword — but aren’t sure what it means. Here’s a primer: The ketogenic diet is an eating plan that drives your body into ketosis, a state where the body uses fat as a primary fuel source (instead of carbohydrates), says Stacey Mattinson, RDN, who is based in Austin, Texas.
Vegetarians - Mga vegetarians, at iba pa sa mahigpit na diyeta ay maaaring makinabang mula sa casein protein. Bilang isang tao na hindi kumain ng karne at / o mga produkto ng pagawaan ng gatas, maaaring mahirap matugunan ang pang-araw-araw na pangangailangan sa pag-inom ng protina. Ang pagdaragdag ng isang casein protein ay makakatulong. Tandaan na, dahil ito ay nagmula sa gatas, ang casein ay hindi technically vegan - kahit na ito ay vegetarian. Kung naghahanap ka para sa isang tunay na vegan na protina pulbos, hanapin ang isang mahusay na protina ng halaman at / o soy protina timpla.
There was an extremely significant (p < 0.0001) reduction in body weight (108.62 kg→ 94.48 kg), BMI (36.46 kg/m2→31.76 kg/m2), SBP (125.71 mmHg→109.05 mmHg), DBP (84.52 mmHg→ 75.24 mmHg), total cholesterol (208.24 mg/dl→186.62 mg/dl) and glucose (109.81 mg/dl→ 93.33 mg/dl). There was a significant (p = 0.0167) reduction in LDLc (114.52 mg/dl→105.95 mg/dl) and an extremely significant increase in HDLc (50.10 mg/dl→54.57 mg/dl).
Ang ilang mga background: Ang ketogenic diyeta ay ang pinakamainit na pagkain ng mababang karbungko sa ngayon, na may mga proponente na nagsasabi na ito ay tumutulong sa kanila na mawalan ng timbang nang mabilis nang walang kagutuman. Ang diyeta ay tumatawag para sa pagkuha ng 70 hanggang 80 porsiyento o higit pa sa iyong kabuuang kaloriya mula sa taba at kumain ng mas kaunti kaysa sa 50 gramo ng carbs (katumbas ng dalawang saging) bawat araw, paliwanag ni Ashley Cuellar Gilmore, MD, gastroenterologist at direktor ng programa para sa IU Health Medical Pagbaba ng timbang.
Is everyone you know "on keto"? Yeah, we know the feeling. This trendy, fat-filled diet has exploded on social media—and for good reason: People who followed the keto diet for two years lost more than twice as much weight than people on a standard low-calorie diet, according to a study published in the journal Endocrine. What's more, those same dieters lost 4.5 more inches from their waistlines.
Diets require discipline, and it is not always easy for people to follow them without indulging in a "cheat day." One day may not make a big difference in the long-term, but a recent study from the University of British Columbia in Okanagan, Canada (UBCO), found that when it comes to the keto diet, a single dose of carbohydrates may have dangerous side effects.
Use fat as a lever.  We’ve been taught to fear fat, but don’t! Both keto and low carb are high fat diets. Fat is our source of energy as well as satiety. The key to understand, though, is that fat is a lever on a low carb or keto diet. Carbs and protein stay constant, and fat is the one you increase or decrease (push the lever up or down) to gain or lose weight, respectively. So if your goal is weight loss, eat enough fat to be satisfied, but there’s no need to “get your fats in” once you’re satisfied.
Still, it can be hard to get enough fat when you first start this diet. Butter, nuts, coconut and olive oils, and fatty cuts of meat are all on the menu. However, don't go overboard with polyunsaturated fats like soybean, corn, or sunflower oil. Keto dieters who increase their intake of those fats often end up with gastrointestinal distress that causes them to jump ship.
The transition process can be hard, especially when moving away from a diet that is normally carbohydrate heavy. This can sometimes bring on flu-like symptoms for a couple of days – ‘keto flu’ is a thing! Symptoms of the 'keto flu' include brain fog and fatigue, moodiness, migraines, and muscle cramping or tightness, which usually occur as a result of electrolyte changes or dehydration.
Ang huling linggo ng plano na diyeta ay nakapupukaw bilang nawala mo ang isang pulutong ng timbang. Gayunpaman, ito ay maaari ring ma-trigger ang iyong mga cravings carb, at maaari kang kumain ng mga pagkain bilang isang "gantimpala" para mawala ang labis na timbang. Ito ay isang bitag - huwag mahulog para dito. Makikita mo mabawi ang bigat sa lalong madaling panahon, at ang iyong linggo ng pagtitiis at pagtitiyaga ay maging lalong masama. Manatiling motivated hanggang sa katapusan ng ang 5-week keto diyeta plano.
But even if you’re not trying to lose weight, the keto meal plans might appeal to you. By limiting sugars and processed grains, you lower your risk of type 2 diabetes. Eating an array of heart-healthy fats, like nuts, olive oil and fish, can decrease your risk of heart disease. And while some people stick to a super strict keto diet, with 75 percent of their diet coming from fat, 20 percent from protein and just five from carbs, even a less intense, modified version can help you reap the keto diet’s benefits.
Severely limiting your carbs can put you at risk for falling short on essential nutrients like potassium, magnesium, folate, vitamin C, or vitamin K, warns Seattle-based nutritionist and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokesperson Ginger Hultin. Leafy greens, bell peppers, mushrooms, and cruciferous veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts serve up the most nutritional bang for your buck without maxing out your daily carb allotment.
Hi Maya. I LOVE your site!! Interesting, informative with fab recipes and ideas. Hubby and I have just started eating low carb and I have to say, we are not finding it too difficult and I already feel sooo much better!! I find the hardest part is choosing low carb veg, I feel as if we are not eating enough. Any suggestions on how to get more veggies into our diet?
Mapapatunayan sa inyo na magkaroon ng lumahok sa isang marathon, nakibahagi sa ski Competition pababa sa isang matarik na dalisdis o nakapaglaro ng soccer na kung saan ay nag-aatas sa iyo na maging aktibo sa loob ng 90 minuto para ang katunayan na ito ay nangangailangan ng maraming enerhiya at pagtitiis upang gawin ito. Ang mga aktibidad na kailangan ninyo ay nasa pinakamagandang estado ng isipan at lalo na katawan kung hindi mo maaaring itigil sa medyo madali o hindi magsimula sa lahat.

Under normal circumstances our body uses glucose from carbohydrate foods for energy. In the absence of glucose a process called ketosis occurs. This is a state in which the body burns fats instead of carbohydrates as its main fuel source. When we don’t eat carbs, the liver breaks down fat stores to produce energy. This energy is in the form of (and also creates) molecules called ‘ketones’. 
Ketogenic diyeta ay isang mababang carb diyeta plano na ay nakatulong sa maraming mga kababaihan at kalalakihan na mawalan ng hanggang sa 15 - 18 pounds sa loob ng limang linggo. Ang hindi kinaugalian na diyeta plano ay nangangailangan ng mong maging sa isang high-taba (77%), katamtaman-protina (17%) at very low-carb (5%) diyeta. Narito ang agham sa likod ng tagumpay ng ito high-taba diyeta.
Initially you may be surprised that on keto diets you eat less frequently.  That’s because the fats are pretty satisfying. But as you normalize and adjust into a ketogenic state, that may change and your appetite may increase.  That’s fine and completely normal.  Use whatever diet you decide to follow as a starting point – it should be “written in pencil” so that you can make changes along the way.  Consider adding an extra meal, marginally increasing the size of the meals or just adding a shake between meals.  It’s up to you – just listen to your body.  For example for me, I added a low-carb “green powder” shake supplement to my regimen along with either flax seed oil or some nuts in order to satisfy my hunger.

Researchers believe that the ketogenic diet can also help patients with schizophrenia to normalize the pathophysiological processes that are causing symptoms like delusions, hallucinations, lack of restraint and unpredictable behavior. One study found that the keto diet lead to elevated concentrations of kynurenic acid (KYNA) in the hippocampus and striatum, which promotes neuroactive activity. Some studies even point to the elimination of gluten as a possible reason for improved symptoms, as researchers observed that patients with schizophrenia tended to eat more carbohydrates immediately before a psychotic episode. (19)


"You can find a lot of "fat bomb" recipes on the Internet," Wittrock says. "These are very good at satisfying your sweet tooth, and are a great way to increase fat consumption without going over on protein. Also, I'm a huge fan of salted pumpkin seeds and salted sunflower seed kernels. Believe it or not, pork rinds are also a very good keto snack."
Because people with type 2 diabetes are at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, there’s a specific concern that the saturated fat in the diet may drive up LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol levels, and further increase the odds of heart problems. If you have type 2 diabetes, talk to your doctor before attempting a ketogenic diet. They may recommend a different weight-loss diet for you, like a reduced-calorie diet, to manage diabetes. Those with epilepsy should also consult their doctor before using this as part of their treatment plan.
Martina’s newest cookbook is not just a comprehensive guide to eating for the ketogenic diet, it is also gorgeous eye candy! It is sheer pleasure just to browse through her gorgeous photographs, wile you drool over the delicious recipes. I love Martina’s recipes especially because they are made with wholesome, real food ingredients, and she is very knowledgeable on how to best source ingredients so they are both tasty and health building. Every recipe is explained clearly and well organized, so you can always get great results when making them at home. If you are following a keto or low-carb lifestyle this book is a must have!
The way that being on the keto diet makes you lose weight is by keeping insulin levels low. Insulin is a fat storage hormone that is released to help shuttle energy from the food you eat into your cells. This diet is known to be one of the best ways, besides fasting of course, to drop your insulin levels and low insulin is what is usually associated with fat loss. However, there is a misconception out there that your insulin will only go up with carbs. Protein can also spike your insulin levels and if you eat enough fats in one sitting, especially the wrong type of fats like trans fats, then that can spike your insulin levels as well.
If you’re looking to get a jump start on your health and fitness goals this year, you may be thinking about trying the ketogenic diet. Maybe you’ve heard the phrase before — it’s a huge diet buzzword — but aren’t sure what it means. Here’s a primer: The ketogenic diet is an eating plan that drives your body into ketosis, a state where the body uses fat as a primary fuel source (instead of carbohydrates), says Stacey Mattinson, RDN, who is based in Austin, Texas.
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