How does the ketogenic lifestyle program work
When you drastically limit your carbohydrate intake, your body can no longer rely on its main source of energy, fat will become your new main source of energy which also include’s your body fat. When using fat as energy, your body will first break it into ketones. When your ketones level is higher than normal (meaning you are burning fat), you are in a state Ketosis.
The Amazing benefits of following a ketogenic lifestyle program
It is in this state that you receive some amazing benefits which end up having a profound effect on your well-being mental attitude weight loss and general health.
By far the best benefit is a freedom from hypoglycaemia, food fixations and sugar cravings
This is by far the best benefit in my opinion having control over your eating habits is very empowering.
Lack of hunger
Keytone bodies dampen the appetite, and fat is very satisfying. You’ll notice at times you may forget to eat. You may find this is the most amazing part especially if you struggle with food addiction issues.
Lower blood pressure
Lowering your carbs is a very effective way of reducing your blood pressure. If you are taking blood pressure medication, be aware that you might start feeling dizzy from too much medication while following a ketogenic program. This may result in you being able to reduce your BP medication (talk to your doctor first).
Drop in cholesterol
Cholesterol is made from excess glucose in the diet. As you eat less sugar creating foods, you do less damage to your arterial system and inflammation drops. Your cholesterol will drop as your body has less glucose from which to make it, and less need for repairing the damage of inflammatory chemicals.
Increase in HDL cholesterol
The more saturated fat you eat, the higher it will go. This is actually a good thing, because it improves the ratio of HDL / LDL. The higher the HDL levels indicate a healthier heart.
A drop in triglycerides
Carbohydrate consumption is closely tied to triglycerides levels, and this has to be one of the best-known ketogenic program benefits. The less carbohydrate you eat, the lower your triglyceride readings will go. The ratio of triglycerides two HDL is the best predictor of heart attack risk and is one of the blood test results to which you should really pay attention. The closer this ratio is to one-to-one the healthy you are. Check out this paper.
Drop in fasting blood sugar and fasting insulin levels
Less sugar coming in less sugar driving up sugar and insulin levels.
You will be amazed how much energy you have. Chronic fatigue symptoms should get better.
Decrease in stiffness and joint pain
This is one of the best side-effects of following a ketogenic program. The program eliminates grain base foods from the diet and this is one of the biggest cause of chronic illness and pain especially muscle stiffness and joint pain.
Your head will be clearer
The fogginess that accompanies high carb diet will disappear all stop this is due to what scientists believe that the brain which is over 60% fat by weight thrives on ketones as its prime energy source.
Big Changes in Sleap patterns & Sleep Apnea Symptoms
There is a strong belief that sleep apnoea is tied to grain consumption, the heartburn it causes, the reactive hypoglycaemia from high carb diet. Another benefit is that those who often need an afternoon nap will find that they don’t need that anymore you won’t be falling asleep at your desk.
By following a ketogenic program you find it very effective for normalising your weight this is because your body is not relying on high carb loads to provide energy it now looks at fat as its prime energy source and the results are amazing.
If you suffer from heartburn issues the symptoms should listen or disappear. It is believed that heartburn is often the result of grain-based foods, sugar and for some people might find certain vegetables such as tomatoes a contributor.
Sugar changes the pH of your mouth and contributes to tooth decay three months into a ketogenic program any gum disease you might have decrease or disappear.
Digestion & Gut Health
Digestion and gut health will improve and you will see a decrease in stomach pain bloating gas etc. These are all associated with grain and sugar consumption.
Ketone bodies have been shown to be beneficial in stabilising neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine which result in better mood control.
To learn more about the Ultra Lite Program, which is based on a Ketogenic diet plan, read more here.