What is a Ketogenic Diet?
The Keto (Ketogenic) diet is the hot new low carbohydrate nutrition plan that is taking the fitness world by storm. It has been hailed as an almost miraculous diet, granting significant weight loss, whilst boosting performance and energy levels, plus you can eat all of the fat you want. Sounds almost too good to be true, so is the sacrificing of carbs worth the shredding of the pounds? And what actually is the Keto diet anyway?
The Keto diet is based on the process of ketogenesis, which occurs when the brain is starved of glucose when a low amount of carbohydrates are consumed. Glucose is the body's main fuel source, so when resources are low, your body makes use of your ketone reserves, which are created by the liver from fat. This is known as ketosis, which you can stimulate your body to go into by replacing a diet of protein and carbs, with a high-fat diet. When your body is in ketosis there is a high rate of fat oxidation to produce the ketones, which results in weight loss, and reduction in body fat percentage.
The Keto Diet
The Ketogenic diet consists of:
• 60-80% of calories is fat.
• 20% of calories if protein.
• 10% of calories in carbohydrates.
It is similar to the Atkins diet, but with much tighter restrictions of carb intake – only 20-30grams of carbohydrates should be consumed each day on the Keto diet, which is about the same as a slice of bread. Furthermore, starchy vegetables such as corn, potatoes, and squash are off the table, as is milk, rice, pasta, and most fruits, which are high in sugar. On the plus side, bacon is very much on the table, but it would be best if you grilled it, as opposed to frying.
To make sure you get your essential nutrients with the Keto diet, it is vital to eat plenty of low carb vegetables, such as kale, cauliflower, spinach, and red bell peppers, which could be served with eggs and avocado for a delicious breakfast. There are many Keto diet friendly recipes available online, which will help you stick to the plan, keeping you in ketogenesis and burning fat.
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It has been hailed as a supreme weight-loss supplement, thanks to its action on the PPAR beta cells. These cells are responsible for burning fat during physical activity, to produce fuel for the body and ADV-516 continually stimulates these cells into action, even if you are at rest. If you take this supplement, whilst also running a Keto diet, you will be burning even more excess body fat. ADV-516 essentially has the same action as a Keto diet, by stimulating the oxidation of fatty acids, instead of burning carbs or muscles. This makes it the perfect supplement to take when your cutting, as it prevents you from losing muscle. Furthermore, it slows down the associated fat gain that can come with bulking.
Additional benefits of ADV-516 - which is great for men and women – is that is will cause fewer carbs and fat as adipose tissue, promotes a sense of health and well-being, it can be stacked with anything, there is no testosterone suppression, encourages better recovery, and there will be no lover toxicity. Furthermore, since this supplement is not a stimulant, there is no crash after using.