Many weight loss plans are tough to follow and are unsustainable in the long term. You can be expected nearly to starve yourself, to eat foods that you don’t like, or even suddenly to adopt a level of exercise that is tough to fit in with your lifestyle. One of the easiest and most successful weight loss plans is the ketogenic (keto) diet. The keto diet is based on a moderate protein intake, with little to no carbohydrates, and with a variable fat content depending on how much weight you want to lose. This article explains how a ketogenic diet works, how to go about starting the diet, and its benefits for a successful weight loss journey.
How Does A Ketogenic Diet Work?
A ketogenic diet for weight loss aims to stimulate the body to use up stored energy through a process known as ketosis. Our bodies have evolved to draw energy from the carbohydrates and proteins we consume daily, leaving our ‘precious’ fat reserves well alone for a rainy day. Therefore, most low-calorie diets that don’t cut carbohydrates (even healthy carbs) fail to help people sustainably lose weight. By restricting carbohydrate intake, shocking the body into thinking it’s starving, your body will start to draw on its fat reserves, converting them into ketones to use as energy, giving you better energy levels throughout the day and helping you lose weight quickly. During ketosis, your body burns fat stores and as long as you have a correct protein intake, muscle loss is minimal.
The ketone bodies, produced thanks to the keto diet, also act on the brain to help reduce your appetite and cravings.
The very low-calorie keto diet is a short-term plan for rapid, effective, and safe weight loss. Afterwards, you should move to a healthy balanced diet plan for long-term maintenance of the weight you have lost.
Why Should You Try Keto As A Beginner?
If you are looking for an enjoyable and easy-to-follow diet for quick weight loss, the keto diet is ideal. According to the BBC, the diet can help you burn up to 9 kg in a month; that’s enough weight loss to bring you down a dress size or two. And as long as the diet is well designed, almost all the weight you lose will be fat, not muscle. So, if you are looking for an easy-to-follow diet for quick weight loss, keto is worth a look. It can help you achieve your goals quickly, without having to spend all your hours in the gym or feeling hungry all the time.
This scientifically designed easy weight loss plan involves consuming the recommended amount of protein that your body needs, together with a healthy source of fat and low-starch vegetables. Although you must avoid sugars, you can drink a cup of coffee or tea with a splash of unsweetened almond milk.
Where To Start?
Know your body mass index (BMI) before embarking on a keto diet, as this lets you plan your calorie intake accurately for the best results. For most people, BMI gives a good estimate of your fat mass and will tell you if you are in the underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese category. The calculation uses your weight and height.
If your BMI is above normal (over 25), it is best to seek professional advice to guide you through a ketogenic weight loss plan, especially if you are a beginner. Although keto diets are easy to follow, if you get the wrong balance of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates, it may slow down your success, or reduce the quality of weight loss (causing you to lose muscle as well as fat), and this could prevent you from reaching your weight goals.
Start Your Keto Diet Today With PronoKal.
The ketogenic diet is scientifically proven and makes weight loss easy, as long as you follow the professionally designed programme correctly. With the PronoKal very low-calorie ketogenic diet,
- weight loss is faster;
- the ketone bodies act on the brain to reduce hunger and the urge to snack or eat large meals;
- as your body uses stored fats as energy, you achieve a leaner, healthier body without losing muscle volume;
- the carbohydrate restriction leads to a fall in the hormones that stimulate appetite and cravings.
- Pronokal’s dietary and lifestyle re-education after the weight loss phase helps to prevent weight regain.
The Pronokal keto diet is an easy-to-follow diet for quick weight loss with many health benefits for beginners and experienced dieters alike. We recommend checking your ideal weight and determining how long it will take to reach your weight loss goals – and please don’t hesitate to give us a call with any questions.