Why Ketogenic Diets Might Cause You to Gain Weight

Volume 7    |    Issue 44

Ketogenic diets are the latest diet fad that you've probably heard a great deal about. These diets rely on low-carb foods to help you drop the weight. And they work. But what you may not realize is that these diets have a dark secret that no one is telling you about.

Ketogenic diets get their name from the fact that they force the body to produce small fuel molecules called "ketones." When you eat a high-carb diet, your body burns glucose for fuel. Ketones are an alternative fuel for the body. When you don't have enough blood sugar (glucose), your body begins to burn fat. This is how you lose weight on these diets. You're basically reducing your blood sugar to the point where your body begins to burn fat.

The goal of ketogenic diets is to get your body into ketosis. This is essentially starvation mode. When your body goes into starvation mode, it begins to use its reserves for fuel. Those reserves are the excess fat you're carrying around. All of this sounds great. But here's the problem.

When your body goes into starvation mode, it's also in protection mode. It's essentially out of equilibrium. The problem is when you stop eating the drastically low-carb diet, your body wants to move back to equilibrium. And when your body does so, it often bounces right back to where it was. What's worse, it sometimes goes even further just to make sure it doesn't go into starvation mode again. That means you not only gain back all the weight you lost, but you oftentimes will gain even more.

So the diet, which forces you to lose weight, also opens the door for you to gain weight in the long run.

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Obviously, ketones are an important part of the weight loss process. So wouldn't it be great to find a way to use ketones to lose weight without going into starvation mode? It sounds impossible, but it's not.

Yes, you have to cut out most carbs to make this happen. But you also need to increase your nutrition. Keeping an abundance of nutrients in your diet tells your body that it's not starving. But the greatly reduced blood sugar causes the body to produce ketones anyway. So you get the benefit of ketones without going into starvation mode. And you don't have to worry about gaining the weight back.

So you need to eat a diet that increases ketones without getting the body in ketosis. I know of only one diet that does exactly that. It's called Lock It In. Like ketogenic diets, it causes your body to switch its fuel supply to run almost entirely on fat. It also reduces your insulin levels so they're very low and fat burning increases dramatically. However, you never go into ketosis. Because of the large number of vegetables and low-glycemic fruits you eat, your body never enters starvation mode. So once you "Lock It In" — your weight doesn't boomerang.

That's not to say you can't gain weight after your diet ends. Eating a lot of sweets and carbs will return your body to burning glucose, not fat. And you'll gain weight. But the best part of Lock It In is that it teaches you to eat good quality foods you'll find at your local grocery store. There are no prepackaged foods or counting calories or carbs. You'll learn how to keep the weight off.

Better still, the diet doesn't require any exercise to lose the weight. And, once you lose the weight, you'll be able to build muscle much faster with some simple exercises that anyone can do. This is great for your long-term health.

If you want to lose weight and Lock It In, call Nancy Masoud at the Real Health Medical Clinic (678-990-5401). She can customize this diet for you. She'll walk with you through the entire diet. She can make sure you produce ketones without entering ketosis. And she can help you lose weight. It's guaranteed. Oh, and make sure you use the coupon code ADVANCEDWEIGHTLOSS to get 10% off the price of the program.

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