Friday 13 November 2020
Visceral fat is found near many vital organs, including the liver, stomach and intestine.
Dr. David Edwards, General Practitioner and Feel Alive consultant, spoke to provide his insight on how the keto diet can help you get rid of visceral fat, according to Russia Today.
Edwards said the keto diet is probably still the most popular of all diets today, and the keto diet may have additional benefits against diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
When asked how this diet can help a person lose visceral fat, Edwards replied: “The keto diet is low in carbohydrates, which means very low sugar, which drives the body to ketosis, which is where the body is forced to break down fats. For fuel. Visceral fat appears around the stomach area, but it is also stored in nearby organs such as the liver, pancreas and intestine, and it is clearly not a healthy condition. Mainly about the middle. “
Asked how exactly the diet works, Edwards said: “You should not eat more than 20 grams of carbohydrates, certainly in the early stages of the diet, so weight loss can be significant and rapid. Protein levels are high, which allows for muscle retention.” “It maintains metabolism efficiency in the body and burns more calories at rest.”
In a study conducted with the National Institutes of Health in the US National Library of Medicine, the effects of a low-carb ketogenic diet were analyzed.
The study concluded that patients who followed the ketogenic diet experienced a significant improvement in fat loss.
Foods permitted in this diet include fish, seafood, low-carb vegetables, cheese, avocado, chicken, eggs, nuts and seeds, yogurt, cottage cheese, berries, coffee, unsweetened tea, and dark chocolate.
Foods to restrict include grains, starchy vegetables, high-sugar fruits, juices, honey, syrups, sugar in any form, chips, crackers, and baked goods.
Besides making changes to what you eat, regular exercise can also help you get rid of visceral fat, with the most effective aerobic exercise.
Studies have shown that aerobic exercise can help people lose visceral fat, even without dieting.
It is worth noting that when there are restrictions on food groups, there will be potential depletion of nutrients, in this case calcium, to the absence of dairy products in the plan. In addition, there will be a potential deficiency of B vitamins rich in whole grains.