The keto diet can be an effective weight loss tool, but it can also provide other important health benefits.
Here, author Jennifer Still details how she not only lost 125 pounds on the keto diet but also became “much happier and healthier” in life as a result of it.
I’ve followed the ketogenic diet on and off for over four years but decided about a year ago to recommit fully as I tried to shed a significant amount of weight and get down to a healthy size.
Now, roughly nine months later, I weigh 125 pounds less than when I started, and I’m much happier and healthier than I was ever before.
This change is largely due to adhering strictly to keto, but it’s helped more than just the number on the scale.
Here are five ways the keto diet has changed not just my weight but my overall health.
1. It curbed my addiction to sugar.
It’s safe to say I was addicted to sugar. In fact, I still am — I don’t think you ever get over an addiction, you just learn behaviors to help you conquer the harmful behaviors it encourages.
Before I started losing weight and fully committed to keto, I’d find myself bingeing on candy and loads of other sugary sweets — pastries and cakes, cookies, etc. — several times a week, which always made me feel worse, put my health further in danger, and packed on the pounds.
Since keto is an extremely low carbohydrate diet, in which you’re supposed to eat no more than 20 grams of net carbs per day, that means sugar is out the window.
Cutting myself off cold turkey was incredibly difficult at first, but the longer I went without all the …read more
Source:: Business Insider