Mufaddal Lokhandwala

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Is Keto Diet Magic ?

Fat Loss
Is Keto Diet Magic?

We find a lot of people randomly tell others to follow the KETO diet if they are overweight and want to dramatically lose weight in a short period of time. There has always been a buzz around the KETO diet for quite some time especially across all social media platforms. Let us understand what the KETO diet is and how it works in the body: What is Keto Diet? It is a high fat, moderate protein, and very low carbohydrate diet. The macros ratio can vary as below: P - 15-35% C - 0-5% F - 65-85% Keto Diet & Rapid Weight Loss Carbohydrates break down in the body to provide energy in the form of glucose which is stored in the muscles and liver in the form of glycogen. Each gram of glycogen on an average stores 3 gm of water. So, when you restrict your carbohydrates intake, we deplete the stored glycogen in the body and this reduces the water stored in the glycogen. Hence what you see as a dramatic drop in weight at the beginning of the keto diet is essentially a drop in water weight rather than fat loss. On the Keto Diet, your body converts dietary fat into fuel known as ketones, as against glucose, because you are consuming much more dietary fats than carbohydrates. However - and this is important - this does not mean that you burn more stored body fat. Stored body fat will only be used when your calorie intake is less than your calories expended. Remember - the calorie balance equation and First law of thermodynamics are non-negotiable, even if you are following the Keto Diet! So what works?? Any calorie deficit diet which is sustainable in the long term works best for fat loss. KETO is not magic - it also follows the same principle of energy balance for fat loss. Compared with any other diet, with calories and protein intake remaining the same, both diets will give you the same amount of FAT loss. So, should you do Keto? If you can sustain keto for years, then go ahead and follow it. Else, you’d be better off following some other diet to achieve your goal. Just don’t forget about the calorie deficit!

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