Increase in energy/weight loss: Fat is known through Keto to be a much more efficient fuel source than carbs are. You when put fat into your body, your body can burn it straight away since it’s a more preferred fuel source. If you use carbs as your fuel source, your body has to burn carbs (glucose). If you eat fat as your fuel source, your body will burn fat as its fuel source resulting in faster weight loss since it’s tackling fat directly and more quickly. .
Appetite: When you cut out all the sugars and carbs your body stops experiencing the blood sugar swings and that sweet tooth. When your body starts running on ketones, you experience less cravings since ketones suppress your appetite naturally. You lose that hungry hormone and tend to feel more in control of your appetite. .
Lower health risks: Reducing carb intake can lower your blood triglycerides High levels of these blood triglycerides can put you at risk of heart disease. So if we lower them, we have less risk.
Adaptation Process: The keto diet takes time to get used to. In order for your body to use fat as its fuel source it’s going to have to give it some time. I have heard that the best way to get into ketosis, the state of your body burning fat as its fuel source, is to go on a 48-hour water fast, and then start the keto diet. Otherwise I have heard it can take anywhere from 1-3 months to actually get to a state of ketosis so be ready for the state change!
Limit food groups: You don’t get too many options with keto. You get proteins, a very small amount of carbs (under 30g) and a lot of fat. It can be hard when you are out to eat with friends or family not to fall off, but stay strong and the benefits will be incredible!
Lack of nutrients: When cutting out fruits and vegetables, you also cut out nutrients. You have to be careful with this diet because your body needs those nutrients to operate efficiently. You don’t get very many carbs in your daily intake, but the ones you do get should be used with high nutrient based fruits and vegetables. .
Increase in thirst: When your body enters ketosis, you don’t use your insulin reservoirs nearly as much! - 3 months ago