Ketogenic Diet For Treating Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

In wake of COVID19 gyms are no safer to go and even if going to the gym doesn’t appeal, you can still get sole from home. There are many ways to get stronger by using just your own body weight by building the muscles.


Weightlifting can have many positive effects on your body, but it can also limit your mobility. The movements involved in bodyweight training can help to increase that mobility and challenge the body’s’ stabilisers’ by using complete movements. This can, in turn, lead to strength gains in the gym.”

Research published in Physiology & Behavior showed that muscle growth “can occur independent of an external load,” and, in fact, all it takes to get swole is performing exercises through their full range of motion. A bodyweight squat, performed with immaculate technique, can be just as effective as traditional weight training methods, and, when it comes to building muscle, there’s really no need to keep adding more and more weight to your barbell.

Ketogenic diet for treating obesity and type 2 diabetes

For active weight loss, one needs to do regular exercise. Despite exercise for weight loss and treating obesity, we have recently seen that the ketogenic diet has received much attention for its promise of treating obesity and type 2 diabetes. For healthy weight loss, there are many ways to lose weight. Keto diet is one of them, but in spite of the enthusiasm for its potential benefits surpassed the current evidence supporting its use for these conditions.

Although the temptation is great to recommend a potentially novel approach for otherwise difficult-to-treat diseases, it is important to remain grounded in our appraisal of the risks, benefits, and applicability of the diet to avoid unnecessary harm and costs to patients.

The classic ketogenic diet

The classic ketogenic diet to lose weight in high in fat, adequate in protein, and low in carbohydrates was developed in the 1920s.

The diet was initially designed to mimic the effects of starvation, which had been shown to have dramatic and long-lasting effects on the control of seizures. After the discovery of phenytoin, the classic ketogenic diet was used less frequently. Additionally, an article in Pediatrics in 2000, by LeFevre and Aronson stated, “This improvement is in the range of, or greater than, that reported with the addition of newer antiepileptic drugs”.

Role of the ketogenic diet

Despite the many new antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), approximately 20% to 30% of children and adults continue to have seizures that are difficult to control. Some are candidates for epilepsy surgery to remove a seizure focus. Many must continue trying different medications. The ketogenic diet represents a promising, alternative therapeutic approach to improved seizure control for some children, and it is a potential but untested therapy for adults.

A healthcare practitioner working with a knowledgeable dietician must carefully calculate the contents of the diet to achieve and maintain the individual ideal body weight for the child. The diet must be supplemented with multivitamins, calcium, and trace minerals, and it must only be used under medical supervision.

The ketogenic diet achieves more than a 50% decrease in seizure frequency in more than 50% of the children initiated. It seems equally effective at various ages, in different seizure types, and appears to have a dramatic effect in many children with the atonic/myoclonic seizures of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, serious, rare epilepsy beginning between the ages of 1 and 6 years. The diet is tolerated in adolescents when sufficiently effective. Its effectiveness in adults remains to be determined.

Can you be in ketosis and still not lose weight?

A ketogenic ratio is used for people who are treating neurological conditions like epilepsy with a ketogenic diet. In this case, a certain ratio of macronutrients is necessary to prevent seizures. In this case, people must make sure that they eat enough fat to supply their ketones. This type of therapeutic diet is not used for weight loss; it is used to suppress symptoms of an illness. Even if you have more ketones circulating while eating more fat, you will not be burning your own fat stores. This is also why we say no to exogenous ketones.

If you are eating too many carbs. One of the main reasons people don’t lose weight on the ketogenic diet is that they’re consuming too many carbs. To reach the state of ketosis a metabolic state in which your body burns fat for energy instead of glucose carbohydrate intake must be drastically reduced.

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