When done properly, a ketogenic diet, a.k.a Keto Diet, is a simple, effective tool to gain more muscles and lose fats by restricting carbs and turning fats into a fuel source through Ketosis.
If you will follow the standard Ketogenic diet, you will be limiting carbs to less than 30 grams per day. YES – only 30 grams of carbs, which is equivalent to one medium-sized banana. Your normal daily foods that have carbs include: Wheat, Bread, Cereal, Pasta, Milk, Most fruits, and Potatoes (Sweet Potatoes). These foods, although referred to as good carbs, cannot be eaten in a Ketogenic Diet. The kind of carbs found in these good carbs sources are not allowed in the Keto Diet. What you’ll rather eat is fats, and lots of it.
A Ketogenic Diet requires two things:
The primary reason for restricting carbohydrates while taking the large amounts of fat, is that when fat turns to be the main source of fuel for the body, it is broken down into Ketones by the liver. You’ll function with these ketones rather than glucose, which is the by-product of carbohydrates.
When you are in a state of using ketones as fuel, you are now in state of Ketosis, which means the body is deprived of glucose and all the energy consumed by the body is coming from ketones. This state allows for rapid fat loss since stored body fat is able to be burned for fuel due to low levels of insulin. Moderate to high levels of insulin prevent the metabolism of stored fat. When we eat carbs, our blood sugars rise causing insulin levels to rise.
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Under Keto Diet, you’re going to eat plenty of fatty foods. Though it seems like there are a dearth of healthy fatty foods, there are still lots of nutritious foods to choose from.
Once you get used to eating foods with low carbs and high fat contents, it will be very easy for you to lose weight and attain the missing energy and passion in your life. The initial diet shift is not an easy thing to do, but definitely something that brings a lot of positive changes to your life. Most people have experienced not only weight loss, but also benefits like:
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Umer Chaudhary December 7th, 2016
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Did you know that sleep increases testosterone level? Most Americans today are sleep deprived. Many are proud of it like a working badge of honor. Many are just burning the candle at both ends. Lack of quality, regenerative sleep is a huge factor in the declining testosterone levels in men.
Most of our testosterone is produced when we are in a deep REM sleep. This is why our Testosterone levels peak when we wake up and are lowest right before we sleep. It is also one of the reasons behind “Morning Wood.” If you do not experience Morning Wood consistently, you should contact Hormone Therapeutics to learn about and get tested for low T.
If you do not get enough deep quality sleep, your body will not produce testosterone needed for optimized health. University of Chicago researchers found young, healthy and virile men who got less than five hours a night of sleep for just week had 10-15% lower testosterone levels than when they were fully rested.
Another study measured testosterone levels in the morning and showed that the men who slept for 4 hours had an average testosterone level of 200-300 ng/dl. Comparatively, men who slept for 8 hours had average testosterone levels of 500-700 ng/dl.
Not only does sleep increases testosterone, but it is also critical in managing cortisol. Cortisol is a stress hormone that is very destructive to testosterone levels when in excess. Make sure to focus on and improve the quality of your sleep. Reduce exposure to blue light in the evening, turn off your computers and cell phones at night, avoid caffeine in the afternoon and evenings, and take warm showers before bed.
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Saleamp Design December 2nd, 2016
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