Low-carbohydrate diets have fallen in and out of favour since before the days of Atkins. But now an even stricter version of low-carb eating called the ketogenic diet is gaining popular attention, igniting a fierce scientific debate about its potential risks and benefits.Both the Atkins and ketogenic diets encourage followers to cut carbs from their diets. But while the Atkins diet gradually increases carbs over time, keto places firm limits on carbs and protein. This way of eating depletes the body of glucose, forcing it to primarily burn fat and produce an alternate source of fuel called ketones. A typical ketogenic diet restricts carbs to less than 10 percent of calories and limits protein to 20per cent, while fat makes up the rest.The keto diet has been popularized in bestselling books, promoted by celebrities and touted on social media as an antidote to various ailments. Proponents say it causes substantial weight loss and can help those with Type 2 diabetes dramatically improve … [Read more...] about The Keto Diet Is Popular, but Is It Good for You?
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When Andrew McGrath saw photos of himself from his Christmas holiday in 2017, he thought he looked enormous and decided to take immediate action. His main goal was to get into better shape, but the Australian business owner noticed something else after embarking on a weight-loss diet and shedding a whopping 15kg: he felt happier. "I've always been a happy and upbeat person, but since losing weight, my outlook on life and the way I feel about myself is even more positive," says the 52-year-old, who moved to Hong Kong in 2002. "I believe that diet has a strong correlation to our mood. Heavy meals made me feel sluggish, but after switching to an eating plan that featured more protein and vegetables and fewer carbohydrates, I slept better, had more energy and could concentrate better. "Losing weight also helped with my heartburn and snoring and minimised my acne breakouts. All this definitely contributed to a more positive frame of mind. Having others notice my weight loss and commend me … [Read more...] about How one man ate his way to happiness and health
2 letters from our faithful readers The big breaking news in Cebu City these days is what former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña did to literally wreck his office and removed even the tiles, the sink and even the toilet bowl, the ceiling and the tiles on the floor, claiming that these were his personal property… given to him by his friends. This piece of news went viral in the social media network and has got Netizens condemning the former Mayor. Clearly, he has shown to us what a poor loser he has been…. and doesn’t deserve the position anymore! * * * My columns last week apparently attracted many comments that were emailed to me… so allow me to bring two responses from our readers. “Hi Mr. Bobit, I’m an ordinary private individual with no conflict of interest nor do I stand to gain in any and whatever form except to share what I stumbled upon in the area of being slightly overweight and with a family history of … [Read more...] about 2 letters from our faithful readers
A fat belly is linked to various diseases as it is the most harmful fat in your body. Aside from working out, avoiding junk food and alcohol are among the ways to get a flat belly. Additionally, check out these tips for how to burn belly fat in less than a week. 1. Include aerobic exercises in your daily routine If you want to burn fat fast there is no getting around cardio training. Studies find that this is the most effective form of exercise to reduce belly fat. By burning many calories your general health will improve. Hence, start doing high-intensity workouts of running, swimming or aerobic classes, but keep in mind that frequency and duration are essential for satisfying results. 2. Reduce refined carbs One should avoid consuming refined carbs to lose fat around the abdominal area and have good metabolic health. It is not necessary to stick to a strict low-carb diet, however it should be replaced with unprocessed carbs. Instead of white bread, white rice and … [Read more...] about How to lose belly fat in seven days
The very idea of a low carb high fat (LCHF) diet, often called the keto diet, is the stuff of most Singaporeans' nightmares. If you ever let slip that you're on this diet, best be prepared for critiques like, "How to lose weight when it's HIGH fat?" and "You need carbs to live!" But dealing with concern-trolling family members/colleagues is only the second hardest thing about doing the keto diet in Singapore. The number one hardest thing is going LCHF on a budget. Try swapping your $3 char kway teow for $15 protein bowls at that trendy CBD salad place for a month, and you'll be feeling lean in more ways than one. Obligatory disclaimer: Obviously, MoneySmart isn't a fitness or medical advice website. I'm not going to extol the virtues of the diet, nor will I disparage it. Whatever your reasons are for wanting to go on a LCHF diet, here's how you can do it without going broke. WHAT IS A LCHF/KETO DIET? AND WHAT'S THE POINT? A low carb high fat diet is one that restricts the amount of … [Read more...] about Keto diet in Singapore: How to go low carb, high fat on a budget