KETO DIET

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The Keto diet puts your body into Ke­to­sis, a state where it can “pro­duce small fuel mol­e­cules called ‘ke­tones.’ This is an al­ter­na­tive fuel for the body, used when blood sugar (glu­cose) is in short sup­ply, says Dr. An­dreas Een­fedt in his ar­ti­cle on di­et­doc­tor.com. These ke­tones are pro­duced in the liver from stored fat and your body uses this in­stead of glu­cose to fuel it­self.

Gains: You get to eat so much fat it’s amaz­ing. Your diet is es­sen­tially made out of 80 per­cent fat and 20 per­cent pro­tein, which make for very fla­vor­ful meals. It’s also pretty awe­some to lit­er­ally be able to in­gest fat while be­ing able to shed some pounds!

Losses: Sure, be­ing able to eat your fa­vorite fatty foods is awe­some but not be­ing able to pair your fa­vorite ulam with a steam­ing cup of hot rice is down­right blas­phe­mous for some Filipinos. “The hard­est thing for Filipinos to give up is their rice, fruits, and sweets be­cause it’s in our cul­ture ta­laga. Also, Keto di­ets are known to be quite ex­pen­sive since you’re cut­ting out the ‘fillers’ and pam­pabu­sog in your diet,” notes Cruz.

Ver­dict: Give up rice? Se­ri­ously, who thought of this? Se­na­tor Cyn­thia Vil­lar? But se­ri­ously, it might be a bit too re­stric­tive for most of us, plus we can’t deal with that fatty umay.

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