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- Mar 20 2017
Pros and Cons of a Keto Diet
Here are a few benefits that one can achieve from a keto diet.
Pros of a Keto Diet:
Easier time losing fat for weight class/aesthetic sports
Greater endurance performance
Helps to decrease neurological disease
Lowers the risk of cancer
Spare muscle for a better body composition
Increases thermogenesis (the amount of calories you burn everyday)
Increases fat burning/ reduces fat storage
Decreases insulin resistance
Reduces insulin levels
And the best part of the keto diet is that it is a very powerful and important treatment which promotes weight loss and aids fat loss, while still maintaining muscle mass so that the developments in the composition of the body are much more bearable.
Cons of Keto diet:
Although these keto diets may look like a blessing to all those who have been struggling, all their lives to lose those extra pounds or have not been able to do so, due to reasons like cardiovascular or metabolic diseases, there are a few draw backs.
An adoption period of at least 1-2 weeks is need for a keto diet.
Based on your state of keto modification going in, this stage may not be be comfortable while the body gets metabolic mechanism up to standard.
A lot of people on keto diet find it very difficult to live without a high carbohydrate diet even if it is for a single day as it is a very limited way of eating.
When on keto diet if the macro nutrients (carbhohydrate,protein and fat )are not calculated properly as per your caloric requirement ,many land up eating too much fat and less protein.
Although if one is on a keto diet they can still eat at a social gathering or a restaurant it still requires some check and precaution.
But athletes in sports who require a great anaerobic element like soccer players, mixed martial artists or basketball players will not receive an exorbitant rate of energy making which is required for greatest performance for managing their bodies on ketones. The highest rate of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) resynthesizes through ketones is 0.40 moL/min, wherein anaerobic or aerobic glycogen breakdown resynthesizes at a rate of 1.0 to 2.0 moL/min.
Another downside to keto diets is an imbalance in electrolytes (sodium ,potassium and magnesium ) called the KETO FLU ,these imbalances causes weakness and diarrhea plus cravings , the positive side to these imbalances is it can be corrected with supplements .
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