5 Reasons to Try Keto Diet

5 Reasons to Try Keto Diet

Losing weight can not only help you look great, but the added health benefits mean you’ll feel great, too. A keto diet can be used as part of a broader weight loss plan to help you lose weight quickly and boost your overall health.

This diet plan is well known for being a low-carb, high-fat diet that causes your body to switch from burning glucose as a primary fuel source to burning fat. Since fat is being used as the main source of energy, rapid weight loss occurs.

You can expect to eat real food and make healthy, nutritious choices. If you’re curious about the keto diet, we’ve compiled a list of five reasons you may want to give it a try.

Improves glucose control

Keto eating patterns have long served as a secret weapon against diabetes. When you work with the team at Marin Weight Loss & Wellness, you’ll receive expert guidance and medical supervision so that you can lose weight and manage your condition safely.

Eating a low-carb keto diet is shown to improve your body’s ability to handle blood sugar. It does such a good job of improving glucose control that many people following this plan with type 2 diabetes find it can reduce the need for insulin.

Dr. Gail Altschuler and her team work closely to monitor your blood glucose levels and adjust your medication when appropriate.

Slashes triglycerides

Triglycerides, a stored form of fat, are a major factor in weight gain. When you eat excess calories, your body stores them as triglycerides. High levels of triglycerides not only contribute to weight gain but they also up your risk of heart disease.

Following the keto plan is one of the best ways to slash your triglycerides. Without a lot of carbohydrates in your diet, your cells will burn more fat for energy instead of storing triglycerides. As a result, your triglyceride levels will drop, and your lipid profile will improve.

Lowers blood pressure

Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure, according to new guidelines that classify hypertension as a consistent reading of 130/80 or higher rather than the old classification of 140/90. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and other health problems.

A low-carb keto diet paired with a healthy exercise program can lower(s) blood pressure in adults who are overweight or obese. If you have high blood pressure, a keto plan may be (is) an effective option to bring your levels under control.

Effective weight loss

When stacked up against typical low-calorie, high-carb diets, keto comes out on top. Researchers compared a keto diet to other common weight loss diets and found that participants following the keto plan lost more weight and had better improvements in health parameters like fasting insulin, blood glucose levels, and blood pressure at the 12-month mark.

Compared to the average diet, a keto diet is often more effective at promoting weight loss and benefiting your overall health.

Decreased hunger

Controlling your appetite is one of the hurdles of following a weight loss diet. Low-fat, high-carb diets often leave you hungry because the carbohydrate content stimulates insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar. High insulin levels alter perceived hunger and can lead to overeating.

Additionally, fat is one of the most satiating components of your diet. When you follow a keto diet, you’ll choose a healthy fat that, along with protein, will help keep you full and satisfied.

The team at Marin Weight Loss & Wellness is ready to help you reach your goals. To lose weight and keep it off, call today or use our online booking form to schedule a consultation at our Novato or Greenbrae, California, office.

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