Every year, different kind of diets are going viral. Most are just fad diets and some are really effective. In 2018, the Ketogenic or popular known as Keto diet has been really popular. Many celebrities swore that it is really effective.
The internet defines a ketogenic diet as a very low-carb, high-fat diet. It is similar to the Atkins and other low-carb diets.
Generally, the keto diet involves drastically reducing the intake of carbohydrate and replacing it with fat. The state where your body experience reduction in carbs intake is called ketosis.
Ketosis happens when your body becomes remarkably efficient at burning fat for energy. The fat also transforms into what they called ketones in the liver. The ketones in the liver mainly supply energy for the brain.
One of the most notable advantages of the Keto diet is it can cause massive reductions in blood sugar and insulin levels. Along with the increase of ketones in the liver and the reduction of blood sugar, a lot of health benefits can be experienced.
There is 4 version of the Ketogenic diet, Standard ketogenic diet (SKD) which is low-carb, moderate protein and high-fat diet. This version of the diet includes 75% fat, 20% protein and only 5% carbs. The next one is the Cyclical ketogenic diet (CKD), from the word cyclical, this is a diet that involves periods high-carb diet and a ketogenic diet. It is usually 5 days keto diet and 2 days high carbs diet. The Targeted ketogenic diet (TKD) allows you to consume carbs around your workout days. Lastly, the High-protein ketogenic diet is similar to SKD but with added protein. Its ratio is 60% fat, 35% protein and 5% carbs.
In the Targeted Ketogenic Diet, workouts or exercise is very important. Most people who practice this chose the gym to do their workouts. Sadly, not everyone has the time to go to the gym regularly. Despite of this, you can still achieve your regular workout if you have your own equipment at home. It is very easy now to purchase your home gym equipment online now thanks to online fitness stores.