Blog by Tania Amodio
By now, everyone has heard of the Ketogenic diet and that healthy fats help you lose weight. So, how exactly does this work?
Currently, I’m testing it out. I have been on a 60% fat (ketogenic) meal plan. A “true” ketogenic diet, though, consists of a higher ratio of fat sources–such as 75-80%. However, I have kept the portion low as I wanted to see what works best for my body, since the ketogenic diet is also great for building and maintaining muscle mass. For the most part, I primarily want to dig into eating fat for fat loss.
I’ll admit that eating fat scared the crap out of me, at first. I grew up in the 80’s, when the media proclaimed that eating high fat foods made you fat, in order to steer us away from fact that refined sugar is the real culprit. The process of ketosis is not new but there is new research to suggest that eating healthy fats will contribute to greater weight loss and that sugar is the real cause of increased fat stores.
Don’t get me wrong, your body needs protein and carbs, as well as fats. However, the ratio of each is essential to the goal of losing weight.
How does the ketogenic diet work?
Let’s start with the head hancho, here: Fat. Fat is a form of energy that our bodies need in order to function. Carbs and proteins are also necessary sources of energy. On a carbohydrate diet, which is what most people consume … [click here to read the rest of the article]