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A recent study conducted by one of the American universities showed that the keto diet, the most famous of which is the Atkins diet. It helps to lose extra pounds faster than doing sports. Since many people dream of losing weight without intense physical exertion, we decided to find out what a keto diet is and how effective it is.

In pursuit of harmony and fashion, we sometimes resort to drastic measures, such as the keto diet. Kim Kardashian, Halle Berry, Megan Fox popularised this system of fast weight loss in the West. While in Russia, people still treat with caution. But the principle of allowing one to eat “fatter and more” and at the same time not starving, seems attractive to many. We will tell you what the essence of this diet is, what happens to the body, and what you need to prepare for.

Ollie Berry says that she has been following the Keto diet for more than 10 years. She believes that she helps her look so good and also cope with diabetes.

Halle Berry is 51, but she looks no more than 35. And the actress says that the key to her youth and beauty is the keto-diet. Holly has been looking for a nutritional plan for a long time that will help her control her weight. She wants it to be useful for diabetes, which she was diagnosed at the age of 22. And so, she found it – for more than 10 years, Berry has been following a ketogenic diet.

What is a keto diet?

Keto-diet, also ketogenic or ketone is a low-carb diet with the advantage of fat and moderate protein content in the diet. The question immediately arises: where does the body then take energy from? It is widely known that our body converts carbohydrates into glucose, which serves as a source of energy. But it has been scientifically proven that the brain and the body as a whole can be converted to alternative fuels – ketone bodies.

Essentially, keto is a low-carb diet with high-fat content and moderate protein content. Initially, it was used in the treatment of childhood epilepsy, and now it is increasingly attributed to diabetics. Such a diet causes the body to use fats as the primary source of energy instead of carbohydrates.

Halle Berry about keto in her life▼

So, not long ago in the show LIVE With Kelly and Ryan, Halle Berry said all about keto in her life. A diet with plenty of healthy fats, a moderate level of protein and low carbohydrate content make her body burn fat, not carbs for energy. The ketogenic diet is a rejection of sugar, fast carbohydrates. Nothing white, – said the actress. Instead, Holly fills her food with healthy fats, such as avocado, coconut oil, and other oils, including ghee and butter.

Usually, our body receives energy from carbohydrates, turning them into glucose. However, in the case of a shortage of carbs, it begins to expend fats, extracting the necessary energy from them. The athletes engaged in disciplines that require special endurance, such as marathon runners or triathletes use a ketogenic diet to be fit.

According to studies, the ketogenic diet contributes to the suppression of the production of the hormone ghrelin, which makes us feel hungry.

The peculiarity of the ketogenic diet is that thanks to this nutritional system, a person loses weight due to the loss of fat. That is, unlike most popular diets, muscle mass in people who observe this principle of nutrition remains the same.

The history of the ketogenic diet

An increase in ketone bodies in the blood reduces the number of epileptic seizures. It was for this purpose that the ketogenic diet was originally developed as early as the 20s of the last century. And in the process of its application, it was noticed that reduces not only the number of seizures but also subcutaneous fat. Subsequently, the medication controlled seizures: the doctors began prescribing anticonvulsants for people with epilepsy. The diet was prescribed less and less. But because of effective fat burning, this nutritional strategy got a chance to live in the field of dietetics.

The first popularisers of keto-diets were American cardiologist Robert Atkins, director Jim Abrahams and actress Meryl Streep.
The Atkins diet is widely known in the West, but it has a significant difference from the ketogenic nutrition system. That is the ratio to carbohydrates and the amount of protein. In Atkins, it is more loyal, and the number of proteins more. Keto severely limits the “coals” to 20-30 grams per day and impairs proteins. Otherwise, the liver begins to process them into glucose, and the state of ketosis does not occur.

In the late 1990s, Jim Abrahams directed the “Do No Harm” melodrama. It is based on the experience of his son’s struggle with epilepsy. The situation was complicated by the fact that the side effects of the drugs did not allow the boy to live normally, the keto-diet was the solution.

Meryl Streep played one of the main roles in this film and supported the work of the Foundation for Epileptics, founded by Abrahams, but the star of such a diet did not follow.

Proteins, fats, carbohydrates

The main “battery” on the ketone diet is fats, of which 75% of the diet consists. Then follow proteins – 20%. And finally, carbohydrates, whose amount is 5% of the total mass of products.

The main “battery” on the ketone diet is fats, of which 75% of the diet consists. Then follow proteins – 20%. And finally, carbohydrates, whose amount is 5% of the total mass of products.

The main condition of this diet is the complete exclusion of sugar from the menu. Also, absolutely any flour products fall under the complete ban.

How to calculate the amount of fat, protein, and carbohydrates? It’s straightforward: for 1 kg of your weight should be 1 g of protein. Suppose if your weight is 90 kg, then you need 90 g of protein. Fats, respectively, should be 3.75 times more, that is, about 340 g, and 4 times fewer carbohydrates – about 23 g.