The Ketogenic Diet: Does A Fat-heavy Eating Plan Cut Pounds?
Adam's journal Two friends of mine began following a ketogenic diet earlier this year. From my (very basic) understanding, this diet severely restricts carbohydrates, even more so than other low-carb approaches like Atkins. Since beginning this diet, my friends have lost significant amounts of weight. They also tell me their hunger levels have gone down, while they've experienced a boost in energy. They look great, too. So how does the ketogenic diet work? And does it offer a solution to weight loss that other diets don't? Dr. Prescott prescribes Like many low-carb eating regimens, which have become a favorite of celebrities and athletes, the ketogenic diet has experienced a recent surge in popularity. Doctors have been prescribing the use of this diet for nearly a century — to epilepsy patients, especially children, to help suppress seizures. But its emergence as a weight-control plan is newer. The idea behind the diet is to trigger something called ketosis, where the body switches from burning glucose, its preferred method of fuel, to fat. To induce ketosis, you must starve the body of carbohydrates. That means a diet that's extremely heavy in fat (roughly 75 percent), while co Continue reading >>