Is A Ketogenic Diet The Best Way To Lose Fat In Your Body?
If you’re like anyone who has tried to lose that stubborn body fat, you’ve likely tried multiple diets, and attempted a variety of exercise programs, all in hopes of finding a miracle solution to just melt away those extra pounds…but always being disappointed in less-than-promised results (even if you did stick with what they told you to do).
If that’s you, don’t beat yourself up. It’s all because the creators of most diets & exercise programs are misinformed about how the human physiology really works and under what conditions the body burns fat the best. And for many, it’s no fault of their own, but simply a result of them being taught incorrect information about diet & nutrition in their formative years.
We’ve been told for decades how to eat in ways that are supposed to make us healthy, but instead as a society those ways of eating have made us sick.
On a ketogenic diet, you cut carbohydrates from your diet (there are still some even in many foods that are good for us, so you’ll still have some carbs), and increase your consumption of high-quality healthy fats, switching your body from being a “sugar-burner” to being a “fat-burner”.
Some Tips On Losing Body Fat
- Cut the Carbohydrates – If you’re consuming carbohydrates (more than your personal carb threshold to stay in ketosis, which is typically 30-50 grams of carbs per day), your body will ALWAYS burn them first for energy. And as long as it’s doing that, it will not be burning the fat you want to lose. Once you’ve cut the carbs from your diet, giving your body healthy fats as its energy source instead, then your body will start melting away fat as it burns it for energy.
- Use High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Routines – the typical go-to exercise for fat-burning is some kind of long-duration, medium-intensity exercise: like running long distances, or spending long amounts of time doing “cardio”. But these forms of exercise can be very detrimental not only to your weight loss but your health as well. The best way to kick the body into fat loss mode with your exercise is by doing things that are very high intensity, but last for only short bursts of time. The perfect example would be sprints or burpees. Go for less, but higher-intensity, exercises!
- Forget The Calories-In-Calories-Out Mantra – Most nutrition experts no longer believe this old mantra that was taught in so many fad diets. They used to say, “a calorie is a calorie is a calorie,” meaning they’re all the same. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. Your body reacts completely differently to a calorie of fat than it does to a calorie of carbohydrates. When you’re on a ketogenic diet of ultra-low-carbs, moderate-protein, & high-healthy-fats, and doing HIIT exercise routines, you’ll be able to eat more food and continue losing body fat, because you’re eating the right foods that fuel your body.
The Physiology Of How The Body Burns Fat:
The video below gives some insight on how the process of fat loss actually works in your body: