Introducing: The Best Diet to Lose Weight for Your Wedding!
If you haven’t heard of the ketogenic diet for women, stop everything and carry on reading! More and more people are recognising the health benefits of eating keto – one of which includes healthy fat loss. Perfect for anyone preparing to look a million dollars on their wedding day.
When discussing the potential benefits of a Ketogenic diet, I like to just go over a basic primer on human metabolism and then let people connect the dots. When you apply some relatively straightforward logic to the issue of diet, it soon becomes clear that the ketogenic diet has a simply huge number potential benefits. In fact, it would take more time to list them all than it does to just have a quick look at what your body needs, and what the ketogenic diet provides. You can do the math, as they say.
Fat, Fat, Glorious Fat!
First off, the ketogenic diet is about eating in a way that encourages your body to use fat for fuel, by giving it an abundance of healthy fat, whilst controlling your protein intake, and drastically reducing the amount of carbohydrates or sugars that you consume.
Could you believe that the reason most people are overweight, or struggle to lose weight is not because of the amount of fat they consume? I know, it seems to be against logic, but the fact is that your body is capable of storing energy from multiple sources as fat. You don’t just store fat, you store energy. So, it doesn’t necessarily follow that if you reduce your fat intake you will in any way affect your body fat. in fact, as we shall see, reducing your fat intake may well make your body store more energy as fat. I know, right? It’s nuts.
You’ve just got to remember that your body is a wondrous alchemical furnace that can use many different things as fuel. It can also store the energy from these things if your metabolism seems to need it. It’s mostly a self-righting system. You see people from colder climes eating more calories but not putting on weight because their bodies are using that energy to keep them warm. The body is amazing.
Unfortunately, in recent years, some pretty shoddy thinking has crept into the dietary and nutrition mix, and there’s been some really dodgy advice flying around. The most damaging of all of this false knowledge, to my mind, is the idea that fat is harmful to the body and should be avoided at all costs. This is just palpably untrue. Not only are there more and more ketogenic diet people out there who know this from practical experience, but the simple science of the matter backs it up.
Of the average human body that is not water, fully 40% of it is fats. Nearly half. To think that fats should be excluded from the diet is just bonkers, and we’ve got the health problems to prove it.
As if that weren’t enough, there are some fats known as Essential Fatty Acids, that the body cannot manufacture on its own and which are absolutely vital to a healthy metabolism. Because they are building blocks for a number of extremely important molecules, a deficiency in these fats can lead to problems with just about everything. Seriously. They are essential for the Eicosanoid pathway which literally helps to regulate and govern the Immune system, the Inflammatory system, and, wait for it…. the Central Nervous System.
Seriously, I would love to see hospitals and doctor’s waiting rooms standing empty across the country as everyone gets with this news.
A healthy immune system is vital for prolonging length and increasing quality of life. Cancer that would normally be eliminated by a healthy immune system, is on the rise across the world, as are various auto-immune diseases of which the dreaded Alzheimers may be one. I think that we would see drastic improvements on these matters as soon as people drop the ‘fats are unhealthy’ model and realise that healthy fats are just essential.
The inflammatory system governs, amongst other things, allergic reactions. Inflammation running out of control is asthma in the lungs, eczema when it affects the skin, inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s when it is in the digestive system. What is the one thing most likely to cause the inflammatory system to start malfunctioning? Same reason a glass manufacturer’s would stop working if they ran out of sand….. lack of materials. A lack of essential fatty acids may well be the reason that all of these conditions have seen a sharp spike in the last forty years since fats were first demonised.
Finally, the central nervous system. That’s like, the brain, and the spine and everything connected to those things i.e. all of you.
Essential fatty acids have been shown to provide benefit for multiple neurological conditions and, wait for it, even depression and stress-related issues. Here’s the kicker:
The ketogenic diet was first used medically to treat epilepsy. Epilepsy is like the mother of all brain disorders. It’s just awful. It’s so bad people still willingly have their skull drilled into to try and bring it under control. It’s the brain going haywire and it’s no joke. The ketogenic diet, with its abundance of fatty acids, has been used for years to treat it. But this is the point, anyone can benefit from changing to the keto diet, especially if you have problems with one of these things. And yeah, let’s face it, we’ve pretty much covered all of the most common complaints in Western society right there.
If you’re thinking about starting a healthy weight loss plan for your wedding diet, I highly suggest you look into starting keto. Because you don’t want to just look and feel great on your big day – you want to look and feel great for the rest of your life!