The Keto diet has become a very popular topic in the fitness community. It has been found to help with weight loss and reduce inflammation in the intestine. New research has shown positive effects for men and women who adhere to a keto-style diet.
What is the Keto Diet?
First, a ketogenic diet, or ketogenic diet, is designed to keep your body in a more ketotic state. Ketosis is not abnormal. It is a state where your body lacks carbohydrates. When this happens, it begins to burn fat, instead of carbohydrates. The process produces ketones. The average person does not remain in a ketogenic state, except during intense exercise, such as Cross-fit, or during pregnancy.
A ketogenic diet promotes a very low consumption of carbohydrates and fats. The body in turn will use fat to produce energy. It has also been shown that this diet reduces autoimmune diseases, endocrine diseases and also has anti-cancer properties.
Ketosis can be a problem with diabetics. This can happen if you don’t use enough insulin.
How does Keto Benefit Cross-Fit Athletes?
As indicated above, a ketogenic diet helps to burn fat and lose weight. This low carb diet is similar to the Paleo diet. We strongly support Paleo because it promotes a higher protein content for fuel than for carbohydrates. As we said previously, the keto diet uses fat rather than protein. The Keto and Paleo diets consume fat while looking after muscles.
An athlete who exercises at a high level, such as Cross-fit, will see greater loss of energy and fat without loss of muscle mass.
Why is the Keto Diet Good for women?
The benefits of being a woman on this diet are surprisingly good. In addition to weight loss and muscle gain, a keto diet offers an extraordinary way to help the endocrine system. We are all aware of the effect of hormones on the female athlete.
Fluctuating hormones can cause pain, fatigue and even depression. The link between hormones and cancer is undeniable. A ketogenic diet has been shown to better regulate the endocrine system. In doing so, it reduces the incidence of certain types of cancer, thyroid diseases and diabetes.
How does a Woman Should start a keto diet?
Slowly and carefully. A keotgenic diet should not be started 100%. You should slowly decrease the amount of carbohydrates you consume. Cutting carbohydrates too quickly can actually have a negative effect. This can stress the body and confuse it, causing a wild imbalance.
Also, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should not use a keto diet. During this time, eat fruits, vegetables, dairy products and cereals.
My best advice, put your body as stable as possible, then slowly incorporate a ketogenic diet.