I have coached a lot of people through the weight loss process.
I know losing weight can be tough. Giving up your favorite foods. Feeling irritable when you are hungry. Hating the fact that you need to work out.
But what if I told you there was a way to lose weight that would kill your cravings, not leave you hungry, and you won’t spend hours on a treadmill. Would you do it?
Well there is such a way. It’s called the ketogenic diet. And it’s all the rage right now for a good reason.
The reason the ketogenic diet is so effective is that it addresses all the needs the body has to lose weight; low sugar, high fat, no toxins. The three things the cells need to heal.
It literally creates a weight loss environment inside your body.
Here are three of the most important things you need to know about the ketogenic diet:
KETOSIS TRAINS YOUR BODY TO BURN FAT
Getting your body into a state of ketosis is like turning on a fat burning switch.
I have found through the years that some people have “poor metabolic flexibility” where their bodies are not very good at switching back and forth between burning carbs and burning fat for energy.
They go on a diet, lose a little weight, then get stuck. The body won’t lose anymore weight. No matter what they try.
If this is you, the ONLY way you will ever get your body to unstick it’s metabolism is through a ketogenic diet. By eating a ketogenic diet, you force your body to burn fat, and you don’t switch back and forth, so your body stays in fat-burning mode all the time.
It’s hard to stick to a diet when you are hungry! It just makes you mad.
What many people don’t realize is that when you are on a calorie deprivation diet, you are just making yourself MORE hungry.
The keotgenic diet is the ONLY diet I have seen where people’s hunger literally goes away.
Also, remember how I talked about “poor metabolic flexibility” above? Well, if you have poor metabolic flexibility, then eating carbohydrates is almost always going to make you hungry an hour or two after a meal. Once you train your body to be in ketosis, you can go hours without food.
And if you’re less hungry when you’re on a diet, you’re more likely to stick to that diet, increasing your chances of losing weight.
A KETOGENIC DIET SOLVES OTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS
This is what I love about the ketogenic diet the most. It approaches weight loss from a health perspective.
See if you are having trouble losing weight, that’s a signal that something is off in the body. A breakdown that could lead to more health problems down the road if it's not repaired. For some it may be a thyroid that is malfunctioning, for others it is that their hormones are all out of balance.
Since the ketogenic diet gives your cells what they need to functioning normally, you can lose weight and fix your thyroid problems at the same time. All through diet.
The ketogenic diet has also become incredibly popular in the cancer community because when you put your body in a state of ketosis you starve out cancer cells.
The only downside I see to the ketogenic diet is that it is confusing on how best to get yourself into ketosis.There is a very specific formula you want to follow to get yourself in ketosis.
If you are interested in knowing how to follow this type of eating, I will be sharing that formula at our COMMUNITY DETOX on September 22nd. Call408-298-8092 to reserve your spot or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.