Rapid Weight loss
"Using carbohydrates to fuel our bodies is like shoveling coal into a steam-engine every morning just to get to work"
Mechanisms of Action
Burning Fat for Energy
When carbohydrates are scarce our body quickly switches to using fat and ketones as a fuel source, this means once your body has become "fat-adapted" your metabolism will be turning your body fat into energy.
The blood sugar spikes that result from eating carb-rich food act on our dopamine receptors resulting in an almost addictive tendency toward food. By eliminating these blood-sugar spikes we found ourselves satisfied with less. The Keto diet also suppresses "ghrelin" a hormone responsible for hunger.
Decreased Fat Storage
Insulin is released in large quantities when we consume carb-rich foods, this insulin release signals our body to store this surplus energy as fat for later use. By consuming low-carb high-fat foods we massively reduce our insulin release resulting in less fat being stored.
Increased brain function
"From bipolar and autism to epilepsy, the Ketogenic diet has not only proven to help alleviate symptoms of neurological disorders but has also been shown to increase in cognitive performance"
Mechanisms of Action
Our mitochondria are often described as the "power-stations" of our cells, ketosis has proven to increase the amount of mitochondria in brain cells, in-turn up-regulating the amount of energy available.
Reduced Oxidative Stress
Oxidative stress is a celluar byproduct of energy production and in high levels damages cells. The metabolism of ketones has been shown to result in significantly less oxidative stress than the metabolism of glucose.
Balanced GABA and Glutamate levels
These two primary neurotransmitters are responsible for regulating alertness and relaxation. Modern diets often lead to high levels of glutamate, resulting in anxiety, sleep disruption and brain fog. The Ketogenic diet has proven to help balance these neurotransmitters, resulting in improved focus and lowered levels of stress & anxiety.
"Many people live with chronic inflammation without even knowing it, a constant state of inflammation has become the norm, and it may be killing us"
Mechanisms of Action
Ketones act as potent Anti-Inflammatories
In a state of Ketosis our body produces a type of ketone called BHB (β-hydroxybutyrate). BHB calms inflammation by suppressing various inflammatory pathways whilst activating detoxifying pathways such as the Nrf2 pathway, a potent detoxifying mechanism.
Lowered Blood Sugar
When carbohydrates are eaten in excess the body experiences heightened levels of blood sugar and insulin. These elevated blood sugar levels cause major inflammation and if persistent can result in the development of insulin resistance and type II diabetes. By reducing our carbohydrate intake we reduce blood sugar levels.
Autophagy is the bodies process of cellular clean-up and repair. The ketogenic diet has been shown to promote this process of eliminating damaged and potentially inflammatory cells from the body.
To say I was in a slump is an overstatement, sometimes you reach a point where your self-esteem and body image is so low that it becomes a viscous cycle of self-defeat, you can barely muster up the motivation to pull yourself out of bed, let alone make the right food choices.
I was 115kg (far left) when I realized that my health, both physical and mental, demanded attention either now or later in the way of severe consequences. I'm super thankful for having that realization and equally grateful for finding a nutrition coach that saw the entire picture holistically, someone who could impart a lifestyle change not just a quick-fix fad diet.
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