Today's question comes all the way from Brussels! My good friend Dan ask's,"What are your thoughts on using a keto-based diet to cut body fat?"...
The Ketogenic diet has been one of the most popular diets over the past few years. Its primary benefit is to switch the body over to utilizing a cleaner source of fuel. Our bodies tend to prefer glucose or carbs as it's default fuel source.
Research has shown that the body can receive great benefits from increasing your healthy fat intake and lowering your carb intake. When practiced with a proper training program, building lean muscle mass is one of those benefits.
Unfortunately, though, diets tend to be executed improperly by most people and is sustainably beneficial to only a tiny percentage without the appropriate supervision of a nutritionist or a doctor. Dr. Joseph Mercola is one of the leading experts on Ketogenic dieting. His book, "Fat for Fuel" is one of the best sources of information on the keto topic that I have found thus far.
Always do your due diligence and research about lifestyles such as this one as much as you can before trying it. Most importantly, make sure that you have developed the proper habits and knowledge of consuming a Whole Foods diet first. Use your outcome-based decision making to confirm whether specific foods work well for your body type or not. Spend time focusing on getting the rest and recovery that your body needs and deserves, the proper exercise program that will help you burn fat and build lean muscle, and the nutrition that will fuel the body for the optimal performance that you need every single day. If you would like to learn more about how you can do that, you can go here to receive information on my online nutrition program.
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