Keto for weight loss has gained enough popularity over the years to warrant some serious questions. Will the benefits of ketosis actually make a difference in my efforts to lose weight? Can I really benefit from eating only once per week as recommended by the diet? And most importantly, will fast work for me?
Before answering those questions, it’s necessary to understand what ketosis is and how it works in our body. Ketosis occurs when the brain perceives that our body has enough glucose (blood sugar) to perform at normal levels but there is an urgent need for more fuel. This drives the body to go into “ketosis” mode, where fat is burned off to replenish the lost glucose. This can last for several hours depending on our body’s ability to regulate mitosis.
The only way to determine if you will have symptoms of ketosis during the mitosis phase is to monitor your own symptoms. Signs to look for include: frequent urination, dehydration, fatigue, dizziness, and confusion. If you experience one or more of those symptoms during your week of dieting then chances are you will enter into the ketosis stage. Unfortunately, not all people experiencing ketosis suffer from the same side effects. In addition, ketosis differs between people with different body compositions and metabolic rates. As a result, it’s important to know your ideal body fat percentage and how much you should be eating to maintain it.
Many people believe that fasting can be harmful and completely ineffective if used in a typical diet program. That’s because ketosis is typically only active while you are still within the diet phase. Once you’ve stopped dieting and entered into maintenance or calorie restriction, ketosis will slowly begin to decline.
Another concern is the potential for side effects from fasting. Even if you go through the initial phases of a Keto diet with no complications, it’s still possible to enter into a state of ketosis during this time. For example, some people may notice that they experience nausea, headaches, or chills during their fast. These symptoms are often caused by the low levels of glucose in their bodies. While these side effects aren’t normally harmful, if you’re using the fast as a weight loss tool it could negatively affect your long-term health.
You also need to be wary of the foods you eat while on a Keto diet. Since you won’t know what you are getting into every day, you’ll want to be very selective about what you eat. Again, this is why it’s important to consult a physician before starting any new diet plan. The physician can give you a more thorough explanation about Keto and can recommend foods and vitamins that will help your body function better.
Keto diet plans have been successful among many people. However, if you’re already dealing with an unhealthy diet or eating too much then you may want to consider another type of diet plan. While Keto diets work well for some people, they may not be right for you. Before starting any diet, it’s important to consult your doctor. This way you can find out whether a Keto diet is right for you or if another diet will be more beneficial.
Even if you don’t think you’ll be hungry enough to reach ketosis, you can still lose weight while eating normally. It’s just going to take a little longer than if you were eating normally and going through ketosis. Also keep in mind that you should never starve yourself when going through a diet. Starving can be very dangerous for those who have a health condition like diabetes.