Keto is a famous diet that involves low carbs and high fat intake in the diet. This diet promises quick weight loss results and is not that difficult to follow. Here are some facts and tips to reduce your belly fat with some easy steps while you follow a keto diet.
Keto diet helps in targeting the stubborn belly fat which is otherwise hard to get rid of. Keto diet includes high-fat foods and low carb foods which puts the body in the state of ketosis. Dietary experts have shown how you can maximize your weight loss results by following this particular diet.
Experts say that glucose which generally comes from carbs are stored in the liver and released as energy when needed. But when carbs intake is low for a few days, in the initial days of following keto diet, these glucose stores get depleted. Although, the liver can make glucose from protein as well through the process called gluconeogenesis, but it’s not enough to meet the requirement of the brain as it requires a constant fuel supply. On the other hand, Ketosis can provide an alternative source of energy. Ketone bodies or ketones are made by our liver through fats that you eat and your body fat.
On a high-fat low carb diet glucose and insulin level decrease because of the lack of carbs and sugar intake, so liver increases the production of ketones to provide more energy and then you are considered to be in the state of nutritional ketosis.
Keto diet will only give you results if you are truly following the rules and you stick to the strict keto. You must consult your doctor before starting this diet as each body has different needs and this may not work for some.
Keto-friendly foods include:
• Fresh non-starchy vegetables
• Low sugar fruits like berries
• Keto shakes
• Dark chocolates
This diet also promises increased energy levels, fewer ailments, and improved mental alertness.
The visceral fat stored around the belly is the most stubborn form of fat to shed because of the high content of fat dense cells which makes it hard to reduce even with exercising.
Generally, low carb diets are more effective in reducing visceral fat. Many studies have shown that reducing carbs in a daily diet reduces visceral fat. A study has also shown that people following the keto diet experience significant improvement in fat loss as compared to people who followed normal diet.
Also, making changes in your diet and exercising regularly can result in the shedding of visceral fat if you focus more on aerobic exercise and high-intensity interval training. People tend to lose visceral fat quickly when they follow aerobic exercise, even without dieting.