The internet is abuzz with anecdotes telling of the amazing benefits of a ketogenic (or “keto”) diet. Nothing new there, then, as every year is marked by the rise and fall of a new diet fad – most amplified by the social media echo-chamber but with little to commend them. This time, though, it caught my attention. Not just because I am a modestly overweight 52 year old whose love for food and drink is slightly stronger than my desire to be skinny
Study after study has shown low carb to be a superior method of weight loss and a lifestyle that supports ongoing healthy weight management, stable blood sugar levels AND general health . A Study Published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found…Ketogenic diet resulted in 12 pounds of weight loss in obese men in just 4 weeks
A study conducted at Stanford University (Christopher Gardner, et al) found Women who followed the Atkins™ very low carb diet lost more weight than those who followed a low fat diet or those on the Zone™ diet and the Atkins women also improved their metabolic profile
Another study conducted at Duke University Medical Center found Of the 120 obese subjects followed for six months, the 50% who followed the Atkins plan lost an average of 31 pounds, while the other half of the subjects who followed the American Heart Association’s low-fat diet only lost an average of 20 pounds.