History of Keto Diets As far back as 500BC, we know that people followed a low carb and high fat diet to treat epilepsy. In fact, by the 1920’s, a full ketogenic diet was the primary treatment for seizure disorders. Fast forward to today, and keto diets/low carb living are making a comeback, but for much more than seizures. Low carb eating has been shown to reduce your risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s and more. And, probably the best bonus, it helps you lose weight. But how do you know if it’s the program for you? And is it possible to follow with the holiday season approaching?
The fact is, there are many different ways to lose weight, and it may depend on a person’s genetics or body type to determine which diet plan is best. But one thing is sure: we are learning that processed food and excess sugars have to be avoided if you want to trim that waistline or stop chronic inflammation. And then if you can add more healthy fats to your diet, you will feed your brain the nutrients needed for clear thinking and preserving memory. Eat more fats After decades of being told that we should minimize fats in the diet, this is quite the paradigm shift. But those who follow low carb eating, or keto-friendly diets swear by the results.
The Standard American Diet “SAD” is typically high in carbohydrate content, and the burning of carbohydrates for fuel results in a yo-yo pattern of fluctuating energy, fatigue and chronic hunger and cravings. When you switch to burning fats as your fuel system, the energy levels are consistent. Fats are more satisfying, so there is less hunger, and you won’t need to eat as often. A low carb diet literally will reduce your blood sugar and insulin resistance, and therefore reverse type 2 diabetes. Yes, that’s right. It actually can reverse type 2 diabetes!
The original South Beach Diet defined the cutting edge of healthy weight loss. Now the creator of the classic plan combines his signature diet with the latest, most cutting-edge advances in healthy eating that are the basis for the ketogenic diet.
With a new emphasis on good carbs, healthy fats, and quality proteins, The New Keto-Friendly South Beach Diet takes the powerful fundamentals of the original South Beach Diet and adds the fat-burning principles of keto. Dr. Arthur Agatston cuts through the confusion around keto and low carb diets and gives readers a step-by-step 28-day eating plan that increases satisfaction, decreases appetite, and makes it easy to lose weight and keep it off. He also explains why strict ketosis is not necessary to achieve results; the effectiveness of intermittent fasting; and the relationship between yo-yo-dieting and sugar addiction.
This plan offers the benefits of keto and low carb without the pitfalls. As this new book reveals, you can boost your metabolism and put your body safely into fat-burning mode with a diet that's more flexible and more sustainable than traditional keto. And that's not all: in addition to long-term weight loss, the South Beach Keto-Friendly plan can boost mental sharpness, reduce inflammation and pain, increase your energy, and improve diabetes and heart health. Includes around 100 recipes, full-color photos, and an easy-to-follow 28-day meal plan.
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