While I suggest during this time you focus on health and health/goal maintenance rather than actual numbers on a scale.....
I still see so many people looking to fad “diets” for quick (very unsustainable) results.
One I see all the time that really gets my goolies is the bloody Keto.
Let’s make this really simple.......
Carbohydrates- Energy source for muscles
Protein- recovery and repair for muscles
Remove the energy source- remove the energy output.
You’re not losing fat......You’re losing muscle!
Fat in our body is there to help protect our vital organs. It’s the last source of energy our bodies will turn to, no matter your weight and size.
Our body’s main goal is to keep us alive so it will protect itself no matter the cost.
If you cut out good fats and carbohydrates the next source is your muscle.
Fundamentally, we don’t need large amounts of muscle to physically stay alive. So your body will access it for energy and fuel if you starve if of its basic nutrinet needs.
But, this does not mean you can just eat whatever carbohydrates you like.
We still need to think about our food choices, as there are so many more layers to the food we put in our mouth (chemicals added, added refined sugar, seed oils, vegetable oils- all of which need to be avoided and I will touch on this in a later post) but when you completely cut out Complex Carbohydrates (rice, pasta, oats, bananas, root vegetables, fruit) you are depriving your body of one of its basic requirements to perform and function. (And one that assists your immune system is staying healthy and functioning at its peak performance)
This isn’t a fad. This isn’t a “diet”. This isn’t some new weight loss trend. It’s basic human biological science. Information that is readily available to everyone.
All you have to do is look.
Keto- from the word ketonemia-
Medical Definition of ketonemia. 1 : a condition marked by an abnormal increase of ketone bodies in the circulating blood. — called also, hyperketonemia.
It’s a medical condition....
That people seek help to cure...….
Just like the model industry promoting anorexia, we now have the health and fitness industry promoting ketonemia.