Keto diets have really come on strong in the past year and a half and for good reason. It’s a great way to not only shed those unwanted pounds quick, but also a great way to get healthy and stay that way. For those that have tried the keto drinks and are still on it, it’s more than just a diet. It’s a way of life, a completely new lifestyle. But like any major shift in our lives it is not an easy one, it takes an incredible amount of commitment and determination.
Good for Some But not for all? – Although a ketogenic diet has been used to greatly improve people’s quality of life, there are some out there who do not share the majority’s way of thinking. But why is that exactly? Ever since we can remember we have been taught that the only way to get rid of the extra weight was to quit eating the fat filled foods that we are so accustomed to eating every day. So instructing people to eat healthy fats (The key word is Healthy) you can certainly understand why some people would be skeptical as to how and why you would eat more fat to achieve weight lost and achieve it fast. This concept goes against everything we have ever known about weight loss.
How Keto Started – Discovered by endocrinologist Rollin Woodyatt in 1921 when he found that 3 water -soluble compounds Aceture, B-hydroxybutyrate and Acetoacetate (Known together as Ketone bodies) were produced by the liver as a result of starvation or if the person followed a diet rich with high fat and very low carbs. Later on that year a man from the Mayo Clinic by the name of Russel Wilder named it the “Ketogenic Diet,” and used it to treat epilepsy in young children with great success. But because of advancements in medicine it was replaced.