Keto can help you lose weight and make various positive changes to your life. The high-fat, low-carb diet has gained a lot of buzz in recent years, creating a big community of keto-praising eaters.
Unlike with calorie restriction diet, keto helps people lose weight by putting their body into ketosis state. When people consume minimal carbohydrates, their body produces ketones for energy which are made in your livers from fatty acids found in food or your own body fat. Therefore, your liver actually burns fat to make ketones which are used for energy in lieu of carbohydrates.
As your body gradually burns fat as a fuel source, you will begin to lose weight. You may be wondering if keto can target to lose specific problem areas, such as belly, arm or leg fat. Burning belly fat is high on the priority list for most people. The fat in your belly is visceral fat, which is a dangerous kind of fat that creates deep inside the abdomen, encasing your internal organs. Visceral fat is the cause of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Technically, it’s hard to spot-target fat areas for reduction as the body normally decides where weight loss will happen. However, keto may be useful for reducing stubborn belly fat.
Belly fat, or visceral fat, caused by a combination of genes and a diet high in refined carbohydrates and sugar. Visceral fat can easily become inflamed, making it incredibly hard to lose and dangerous to surrounding blood vessels. A well-formulated keto diet has strong anti-inflammatory effects, making it easier to reduce stubborn belly fat.
Keto alone likely will not be enough to lose a large amount of belly fat. Keto works well when combined with high-intensity interval training (HIIT) exercises. Do remember to consult with your doctor before starting any new diet or exercise plan.