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What Are the Benefits of Low Carb and Ketogenic Diets?

James Wallace

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James Wallace, (2020, October 2). What Are the Benefits of Low Carb and Ketogenic Diets?. Psychreg on Wellness. https://www.psychreg.org/ketogenic-diets/
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Low carb or keto oriented diets have been controversial for a long time now and despite the benefits and long term relief, these bring to the user their use case for losing weight and maintaining a healthier body has always been questionable. Some people believe that these types of dies are susceptible to increasing the overall cholesterol level within the body and cause heart-related diseases due to their dedicatedly high-fat content, to begin with, but others absolutely love these keto diet menu for the weight loss effects it has on the body.

Ketosis is a common phenomenon that occurs when the intake of keto oriented and low carb diet is increased, so what happens is that your body doesn’t get enough supply of the carbohydrates and it starts burning the fat content instead thus making you slimmer and helping you to lose excess weight, to begin with.

Despite the fact that such diet remains a controversy there are some incredible health-oriented benefits of such diet such as: 

Reduce your appetite

If you are someone who has gained a lot of weight and is constantly trying to streamline your body or get in the habit of eating less then the keto diet is for you. It will effectively help you to reduce your overall appetite, thus allowing you to stay on course with achieving your weight oriented goals while many others might just give up due to the hunger and increased appetite all the time.

More weight loss

Cutting the carbs is the most effective and susceptible way of losing your weight, studies have shown that the people who stick with this low carb diet can lose more weight faster in the beginning than those who stick with a low-fat diet even as it is restricting the intake of more calories, to begin with. The main course of action with the low carb diet is that it acts to rid excess water from your body and lowering the insulin levels which leads to rapid weight loss while maintaining a steady approach to achieving your goals.

Faster weight loss from the abdominal cavity

Many people would ask impatiently how long does it take to get into ketosis? Well, it is all about how much time you are willing to give it, and what is your overall lifestyle like? If you happened to love food and had a generous amount of it doused three times a day then it might be a little difficult to pick up the pace but if you can control your nerves and stay away from high carb items then you might get into it faster than you assume. Visceral fat or the fat that accumulates around your organs in the one that will affect you the most and provide you with a shapeless and dainty body, to begin with.

But if you are willing to take a step back and engage with keto diet then this sickening fat might get depleted sooner than you think as the fat depletion activity of the body is at an all-time high.   


James Wallace has been an advocate for mental health awareness for years. He holds a master’s degree in counselling from the University of Edinburgh.


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