The Ketogenic diet was a popular trend a couple of years ago but is now the most prominent and effective low-carb diet that we know of. As with everything else that becomes established, modifications have been implemented to the Ketogenic diet for better and faster results. One of these modifications is intermittent fasting.
The goal of most diets is to control as much food intake as possible. This includes what you eat, how much you eat, and when you eat. This is where intermittent fasting comes in.
By modifying how often you eat and deciding when to fast, you’re going to lose much more weight without compromising your wellness. Intermittent fasting has been incorporated with different diets, and it’s no surprise that it has a positive impact on Keto.
Intermittent fasting is particularly useful for people who tend to overeat. In fact, their main problem is how often they eat rather than what it is they eat. By fasting intermittently, you’re going to restrict your caloric intake. Eating a meal then fasting for a few hours after will give your body a chance to deal with the food that you ate. It will also stimulate fat loss and its conversion to ketones as an energy source.
When you decide to fast for a certain period of time each day, you’ll no longer eat unnecessary calories especially snacking. Some people might lose weight just by giving up on snacks, even without being on a Ketogenic diet.
Intermittent fasting can be difficult at first but your body will get used to it. With time, your metabolism will learn to evenly spread out its energy needs. If you find that it’s continuously hard for you to fast intermittently, then don’t do it.
You’re going to lose weight just fine on a regular Ketogenic diet. Intermittent fasting is for people who stopped seeing progress and those who want a faster rate of weight loss. If you’re fine with your progress, then there’s no reason why you should make things extra hard on yourself.
Those who are already on a Ketogenic diet should know that ketosis works by burning body fat. Fat is converted into ketone bodies, which can then be used by different organs as a source of energy instead of using glucose. This is what makes Keto so effective in helping people lose weight in a short period of time.
Intermittent fasting doesn’t add anything new. It simply augments the process of burning of fat. If you go on for a few hours without food and you have removed sugar and carbs in your diet, your body has nothing else to use other than fat as its main source of energy. If you thought you had lost a lot of weight while on Keto, just wait until you throw intermittent fasting into the mix.
Once again, it’s important to point out that fasting isn’t essential while on a Ketogenic diet but it can definitely double its effects. If you feel like you’re up for it then go ahead. Even so, Keto will work for you just fine.