Millions and millions of people all over the world try and lose weight but usually end up failing. The reason they’re failing is because most of them just happen to be totally misinformed and have the wrong strategies at play. Most normally think that the reason they are gaining weight is because they eat too much and don’t exercise. They end up believing way too much in the calories in, calories out system, however, that system is a total scam. In this article we’ll discuss the secret to losing weight using the ketogenic diet.
Fat accumulation is regulated by a hormone called insulin. What makes you fat is eating too many carbohydrates. These carbohydrates get broken down into glucose which then gets released into your blood stream causing a rapid increase in blood sugar levels. As a response to all the increased blood sugars in your veins your body starts to secrete the fat storage hormone known as insulin. Basically, if you can control your insulin levels you can control fat accumulation.
The ketogenic diet is a high fat, moderate protein and almost zero carb diet plan. This generally means you will need to train your body to run on fat and not on carbohydrates. Foods such as rice, bread pasta and potatoes (French fries and the like) are loaded with carbs and thus are essentially what should be cut out completely or drastically reduced. Carbohydrates are usually stored in the muscles and the liver.
So when you restrict carbs for long periods of time what ends up happening is your body is going to start using up all the carbs in the muscles and the liver then it will switch over to burning fat as energy. That’s when your body will start to get very lean. However, you must remember that cutting carbs can be quite hard but where there’s a will there’s way. No pain no gain as the saying goes.
A ketogenic diet grocery list should look something like this
MEAT PRODUCTS (Protein source):
- Lean ground beef
- Regular beef steak
- Low sodium bacon
- Chicken and/or turkey
- Peanuts, groundnuts and basically any nuts you can get your hands on
- Avocados (also eat it with your food or fruit)
- Eggs (works both ways)