What Are The Main Differences Between A High Protein/low Carb Diet And A High Fat/low Carb Diet Both Leading To Ketosis?
A high protein/low carb diet would be something similar to the Atkins diet. The benefits as related to a typical western diet are weight loss and less fluctuations in glucose levels. As other contributors have mentioned, one limitation of too much protein intake is the process of gluconeogenesis where excess protein is converted into glucose in the liver and eventually stored as fat. A ketogenic (high fat/low carb) diet tries to minimize this process by reducing the amount of protein consumed and at the same time maximizing the healthy fats consumed to increase ketones production and satiety. The other benefit of a ketogenic lifestyle (if done right) is a focus on the quality of fat consumed versus just any type of fat. This leads to improved mitochondrial function and less overall inflammation, leading to weight loss and better hormonal regulation. Hi. Having low carb naturally ups the other macros. The difference though is high protein—this is relative of course. With carbs, we limit it to a specific number. Protein differs depending on size, muscle mass, and activity. But having too much can arguably stress your kidneys. It is also insulinogenic—less than carbs but it still Continue reading >>