(Reuters Health) - While extremely low-carbohydrate diets may aid short term weight loss, they have mixed effects on health markers that can contribute to heart disease risk, according to new recommendations from the National Lipid Association.Based on a review of existing research, the scientific statement emphasizes some advantages of a ketogenic, or very low-carb, diet including appetite suppression, lower lipid levels and lower blood sugar in people with diabetes.But a keto diet is also associated with spikes in the "bad" cholesterol that can build up in blood vessels and lead to clots, known as low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C).Over six months, people may lose more weight with popular low-carb diets like the Atkins, ketogenic, South Beach, and Zone diets, according to the recommendations published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology.But after a year, weight loss with these diets is similar to what people can achieve with diets that allow more carbohydrates, according … [Read more...] about Low-carb ‘keto’ diets have some health benefits and some risks
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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?
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
Weight no problem for Ancajas Joaquin Henson (The Philippine Star) - May 5, 2019 - 12:00am STOCKTON – There was a glow in IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas’ face when he easily scaled inside the limit at the weigh-in for his fight against Japanese challenger Ryuichi Funai at the Stockton Arena last Friday (yesterday, Manila time). For the first time ever, Ancajas endured training camp without going hungry and didn’t need to skip meals to make weight. Nutritionist Jeaneth Aro took care of Ancajas’ diet and laid out a plan for him to eat healthy without compromising muscle mass up to the weigh-in. Six weeks before the fight, Ancajas weighed 132-134 pounds. A week ago, he was down to 120. The day before the weigh-in, Ancajas stepped on Top Rank’s official scales and weighed 116.8. An hour before the weigh-in, he scaled 114.6. And at the weigh-in, Ancajas went 114.2 and Funai, 114.2, both well … [Read more...] about Weight no problem for Ancajas
Every time you reply, "Chinchai" (that ubiquitous Hokkien phrase for “anything will do”) whenever someone asks you what you want for lunch or dinner, you’re saying yes to weight gain, said Joan Liew, a professional bodybuilder and fitness coach, who recently launched the book The Skinny Sumo Wrestler. “That’s because you’re not putting any thought into the food that you feed yourself with,” said Liew.The lack of time and options is no excuse either. Although “schedules and lifestyles differ for people from different professions”, the one common thing we all have control over is what we eat, she said.“Putting a bit more effort into planning your meals – when to eat, where you will be, what the food stalls or restaurants in the area are, and what kind of food is sold – can help you avoid being stuck in a situation where you have no choice but to eat what’s available,” she said.Another … [Read more...] about Eat carbs and still lose weight, says professional bodybuilder in new book