Tired of being on the yo-yo diet? I’ve done many diets and had success, but always slowly gained the weight back. I’d almost given up this last time, as my weight started climbing and my clothes kept getting tighter and tighter. A Facebook friend posted a YouTube video by Butter Bob, “Butter Makes Your Pants Fall Off“. This opened my eyes to two forms of dieting, Intermittent Fasting and Ketogenic Diet.
Intermittent Fasting or going without eating for 14- 20 hours, some people will fast for 24, 36, 48 hours or longer, there are many different types of fasting. During fasting your body will burn through its normal fuel, glucose, and start burning fat (ketones). I will do a separate post on fasting and the benefits, but mainly they are fat burning and an increase in HGH (human growth hormone).
Ketogenic Diet is a Low Carb, Moderate Protein and High Fat Diet. By eliminating carbs from your diet, it stops the seesaw effect caused by the rise and fall of your blood sugar. When eating carbs, your body (liver) converts them into glucose for your body to burn as fuel (energy) but if your not active or eat to much, it converts to FAT mostly around your waist line. Two hormones come in to play, Insulin and Ghrelin (hunger), I will write more on insulin in another post. So basically, when you eat carbs, your body produces a high amount of Insulin, and over long periods of time your pancreas gets tired and slows to a crawl, this is considered pre or full type 2 diabetes. After many years of abuse we suffer this metabolic syndrome, our blood glucose levels become higher and higher even after our nightly fast (sleep). When your glucose drops, you become hungry again and this becomes a vicious cycle. By switching to a low carb, high fat diet, we stop the spikes in glucose, thus turning our bodies into a fat burning machine. Our muscles and brain can learn to function efficiently while burning fat, by restricting our intake, we will start burning our body fat for fuel. The result is weight loss, more energy, and a sharper mental clarity, all of which I, personally have experienced.
More to come! Thanks for taking time to read my post, and please come back soon. TruckerRich the KetoTrucker.
DISCLAIMER: I am not a Doctor or Nutritionist, I do not recommend you start any course of action without first consulting your doctor and doing tons of research. All information provided for research and entertainment purposes only.