Benefits of the Ketogenic Diet
Along with the South Beach diet and the Atkins diet, individuals who are interested in low carbohydrate approaches to dieting will likely want to look into the Keto Diet.

Popular among many who are trying to maintain blood sugar levels and lose body fat, the main premise of this diet is, ‘eat fat to lose fat’.

Don’t Fear Fat
Consume the good fats such as coconut oil, butter, avocado, and tallow are your allies … many people bodies will more readily oxidize and catabolize their muscle tissue before tapping into
bodyfat, giving the body high fat at the start of keto adaptation is crucial for training the body to burn fat as fuel.

Getting sufficient protein is important, but high protein low fat ratios will result in excessive oxidation of protein and not get one in a deep ketogenic state – the cognitive and health benefits of deep ketosis are worth it.

Ketosis has a protein sparing effect, assuming that you are consuming adequate quantities of protein and calories in the first place. Once in ketosis the body actually prefers ketones to glucose. Since the body has copious quantities of fat this means that there is no need to oxidize protein to generate glucose through gluconeogenesis.

The main benefit being that it increases the body’s ability to utilize it’a own body fats for fuel. When the body gets used to a high carbohydrate diet it will depend on an energy source to keep
fueling the energy for the body. But in the state of ketosis the body has to become efficient at mobilizing fats as energy.

The idea of the ketone diet is to get your body into a process called Ketosis where you stop burning carbohydrates as fuel…

What is Ketosis?
Ketosis /kɨˈtoʊsɨs/ is a metabolic state where most of the body’s energy supply comes from ketone bodies in the blood, in contrast to a state of glycolysis where blood glucose provides most of
the energy.

Everyone Experiences Ketosis
During the usual overnight fast the body’s metabolism naturally switches into ketosis, and will switch back to glycolysis after a carbohydrate-rich meal. Longer-term ketosis may result from
fasting or staying on a low-carbohydrate diet.

In glycolysis higher levels of insulin promote storage of body fat and block release of fat from adipose tissues, while in ketosis fat reserves are readily released and consumed. For this reason ketosis is sometimes referred to as the body’s “fat burning” mode.


3 Replies to “Rich Piana on the Ketogenic Diet”

  1. Straight and to the point.
    I went through a ton of videos and articles..even 1.5 hour lectures/discussions on keto.

    Rich summed it up in 1.5 mins straight.

    I'm a few months into bodybuilding and I'm bulking. I'm not bothered about fat % or what I look like. I need to have em gainz. Straight and simple.
    Once I've achieved that, I'll start cutting and for that, like the man said, I'll do keto.

    Nuff said.

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