Our Lean Machine Keto Diet: The Science Behind It
If you’ve been following Grow Fit for a while, you’ll know that the prized stallion of our stables is our Lean Machine Keto diet. Designed to minimize your carbohydrate intake, keep your protein consumption moderate, while amping up healthy fats, Low Carb/Ketogenic Diets like this one have been shown to help people burn fat specifically and more rapidly than regular calorie restrictive diets.
Now we know what you’re thinking — What is this keto term? How on earth does eating more fat help you lose fat?! We get that a lot. There’s a whole lot of science behind this, but we’ll spare you too much of the technical stuff (if you’d like to read all the science though, you can check it out here!)
As most of us would remember learning in elementary school, the body can use Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fats for energy. Our body prefers to use the carbs & sugars (sugars are really sweet-tasting carbs) whenever they are there available, as they release energy more easily and quickly. That’s why whenever we would feel tired, ill, or faint, we were pumped with glucose or given something sweet.
But do you remember that other source of energy we learned about? Fats? That’s right, For all the negativity that the word “fat” receives, it is actually a vital nutrient and a great source of fuel for the body. So then why has it been demonized the way it has?
The true picture is one not many of us have ever been taught. While carbs & fats are both excellent sources of energy, carbohydrates tend to spike our blood sugar levels. Sudden spikes and crashes in blood sugar cause the notorious “food coma” that we experience post our favorite biryanis, and even moodiness & cravings. Repeated blood sugar spikes and crashes, day in and day out cause our bodies to become insulin-resistant, and eventually diabetic.
Fat, on the other hand, is cleaner burning and does not stress the body’s hormonal systems. Actually burning fat, however, needs a little work. The human body is conditioned to burn carbohydrates first. In a diet that has both carbs & fats, that often means that the carbs get used for energy, and the fat simply stored in the body.
But what if we could train our bodies to burn fat, instead of carbohydrates?
Well, that’s exactly what the Grow Fit Lean Machine Keto diet does. Dropping your carbohydrate intake to minimal levels, and increasing your intake of healthy fats forces the body to go into a process called ketosis. Contrary to what people believe, ketosis is not an induced process. It is pretty natural for the body to go through this phase when the food intake is low. During this state, ketos are produced by the liver by breaking down the fat deposits. To be more precise, the body derives its energy from the fat cells and trains itself henceforth to start burning fat for fuel.
The result: Rapid, healthy fat loss. Bonus? You actually have higher energy levels, you feel less hunger/cravings, your blood sugar levels are steadier, and even your cholesterol levels stabilize!
You may say, “That doesn’t sound right. Eating fats not only helps me lose weight but lose it rapidly?! What’s the catch?”
No catch, we promise. As long as you consciously keep your carbohydrate intake really low, and you consume healthy fats (the healthy part is key!), you will lose weight, and in a healthy manner.
Got more questions about Grow Fit’s Lean Machine Keto diet? Leave us a comment below, and we’ll be sure to answer them for you.
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