Low Carbohydrate Diets

A low-fat diet may put people at the highest risk for gaining their weight back, because it decreases their resting energy expenditure and total energy expenditure more than other diets, such as a low-glycemic index diet and a very low carbohydrate diet. A low-fat diet requires a limited amount of fat, most importantly saturated fat, cholesterol, and total caloric intake. This diet typically limits to 1700 calories per day. Foods high in carbohydrates are recommended.

Here are a few low carb diets :

Atkins, South Beach, Sugar Busters, Bernstein – These diets don’t lead to the state of nutritional ketosis as they are generally too high in protein or not high enough in fat to encourage the metabolic switch.

Keto/Ketogenic Diet – A version of low carb eating where fat is elevated to encourage the state of nutritional ketosis. Keto diet is one that is low-carb and high-fat, and of various qualities, which gets us into the state of nutritional ketosis. A keto/ketogenic eating style can mean various things to different people.

  • Standard Ketogenic Diet – What you’ll find online and in most ketogenic resources today. An extremely low-carbohydrate, high-fat, moderate protein approach. Often times, but not always, there is a lack of focus on nutrient density, quality ingredients (example, use of artificial sweeteners, dairy, and processes foods, and/or acknowledgment of the “grey area” of ketogenic dieting and the willingness to change protocols to suit the needs of the individuals.
  • Fat Fuelled – A version of keto that focuses on whole foods, is dairy free, includes conscious food sourcing, and intuitive eating practices for with a holistic view of whole body health with a focus on healing the body with a Paleolithic undertone. This is the approach we are taking with the keto diet.

Ketogenic diet leads to two conditions :

  • Nutritional Ketosis – A metallic state where the body uses ketones, generated by the breakdown of fatty acids from dietary sources or directly from the body, to fuel the body as opposed to glucose, sourced from carbohydrates.
  • Fat Adaption – The process of becoming adept to using fat as fuel by using a ketogenic eating style. In this process, your body is building up the enzymatic processes it needs to become fat adopted.

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  1. kellyanngegg says:

    Very informative! Things I hadn’t thought of!

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    1. Garima says:

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      1. kellyanngegg says:

        Me too! 🙂

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    1. Garima says:

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