To follow this famous weight loss, it is essential to understand the reaction of the body: "The term ketogenic comes from the word" ketosis ", which is a natural reaction of the body when it lacks sugar. He will then use grease as fuel to replace the latter, "says Alexandra Dalu. The body will then produce waste called "ketone bodies", which will bring the body into a state of "ketosis". Result: it loses weight, thanks to this new system that pumps the energy in our fat, but also thanks to its appetite suppressant effect: "As the fat is very energetic, one feels quickly a feeling of satiety. Thus, we eat in smaller quantities, "informs Magali Walkowicz.
Other professionals, more cautious, recall that this mode of feeding was not designed to lose weight but to improve our health: "If we apply this mode of diet for weight loss, it will only work if 'short term. As soon as we take a little carbohydrates, the body will take revenge and store everything in the form of fat, "says Jean-Michel Lecerf.
Express diet, or lifestyle?
In the first place, it is necessary to distinguish the different forms of this regime. When this one is strict it banishes all the sugars, even those of the vegetables (carrot, beet) whereas a more flexible form, authorizes some sprains (piece of apple, plum, legumes ..). Thus, some professionals recommend adopting the flexible form of this diet for life: "In the manner of the Cretan diet, it can be adopted over the long term since it greatly reduces the consumption of fast sugars, junk food, and of soda. It also increases the amount of "good fat", such as organic eggs, meats of good quality, sardines ... And legumes replace starchy and can hold all day. It is therefore a complete and balanced diet, "explains Alexandra Dalu.صور جميله
On the other hand, other health professionals want to sound the alarm about long-term risks: "This diet is completely unbalanced. It is therefore very dangerous to adopt it in the long term. Excess protein and fat is bad for your health, and it does not contain enough fiber. It will therefore be necessary to take dietary supplements to supplant, "says Dr. Jean-Michel Lecerf.
Good to know: Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting this diet. For example, it is strongly discouraged to adopt this diet when one suffers from kidney stones: the manufacture of ketone bodies requires healthy kidneys.