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The Ketogenic Diet Might Be the Next Big Weight Loss Trend, But Should You Try It?

 

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In a search for recent news and articles about Ketogenics I ran across this article on Health.com.  I have mixed feeling about it’s conclusions, but I wanted to repost it all for you to consider yourself.  

“In a nutshell”.. their conclusion is a Ketogenic diet is difficult to maintain and leads to mood changes.  I think all of us who weathered the first 2-3 weeks of the diet, the low carb flu, and the irritability, recognize that it’s a temporary state.  In fact, I see it as one of the main incentives to stay on the diet.  I don’t want to fall off the diet and have to go through that induction phase again!

For myself, my energy levels are fine.  I run 10-15 miles a week without a problem, and I’ve settled into my favorite foods with no temptations at all to grab a bag of cookies or chow on a plate of pasta.

What is the ketogenic diet?   (Published on Health.com)

In a nutshell, it’s a high-fat, low- to moderate-protein, low-carb eating plan. On a ketogenic diet, roughly 75% to 90% of daily calories come from fat; 6% to 20% come from protein; and 2% to 5% come from carbohydrates.

It was originally devised as a tool for controlling epileptic seizures (though doctors aren’t exactly sure how it works) before there were drugs to treat seizures. In the past few decades, it has reemerged as patients and parents seek alternatives to pharmaceuticals.

But the ketogenic diet has also been adopted as a weight loss plan. The goal of the diet is to achieve ketosis, a state in which […]

Read The Complete Article At http://www.health.com/nutrition/ketogenic-diet

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