The term ketogenic It refers to the state of ketosis in which the body is when lipids and proteins are consumed mainly, and carbohydrates are limited. Initially conceived to treat long-term epileptics, but also to treat certain cases of morbid obesity, and allowing rapid weight loss, this eating it was later extended as a medical treatment exposing people who did not undergo professional medical follow-up to certain risks.
To guarantee its operation, and therefore produce Energy from food, the body must metabolize the nutrients available. In this context, priority is given to lipids and proteins. This operation is normal for the body, since the latter is made to use mostly carbohydrates. By breaking down lipids and proteins to produce energy, the body produces bodies ketogenic.
The negative consequences of the ketogenic regimen
Despite the great capacity for adaptation of the organism, this abnormal situation generates harmful residues for the liver through the lipolysis, specifically the metabolization of lipids in order to create energy. Ketogenic bodies will have to be removed.
In addition, to ensure a input caloric and maintain muscle mass, you must consume more protein than necessary, in this way the ketogenic diet exposes you to the following risks:
- Acidification of blood pH with associated consequences,
- increased inflammation,
- slowing down of metabolism,
- general weakness of the organism,
- reduction of protein synthesis,
- kidney stones,
- abnormal liver function
- high level of cholesterol,
- reduction in bone density.
Therefore, the diet ketogenic it is not recommended in its initial form. It can, in certain cases of extreme difficulty, help to lose weight, and in a modified version with 5 days low in carbohydrates and a recharge day, allow a relaunch of the metabolism, and therefore weight loss. However, before getting to this, it is preferable to follow up through a professional and propose less risky strategies to eliminate fat and This weight.