Today, dieting is a key part of our lifestyle. Everyone you know is following the fad, whether they like it or not! It’s just something you do to get conversations started. Trying to get fit by the hour has taken us to such lengths that we are constantly changing our menu to consume a little less or shed a little more of the unsolicited weight gain. And hence the emergence of many cult diets… But when you dig a little deeper, you will notice people following these diets are not quite happy because they have to give up on many of their favorite consumable items — lards, grease, butter, and other fats!
As poetic as it may sound, what is life without a little bit of indulgence in syrupy desserts and cheesy pizza?
Here’s where the Keto diet comes in handy, with a completely different notion to the dieting trend. Fats are good, it claims. Too good to be true?
Well, the Keto diet certainly proves otherwise.
To better understand the Keto diet, we interviewed Arif Hafiz, a resilient devotee and spokesperson of the specified nutrition regime.
Hafiz, the photographer by profession, suffered from Type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart complications for the longest time before indulging in the Keto diet.
His health was deteriorating, and he suffered from severe depression, leading him to lose all hope until he chanced upon the Keto diet and planned on giving it a final try.
“I never looked back after that day,” admitted Hafiz. “The Keto regimen has been life-changing; it helped in controlling my diabetes, reduced my bad cholesterol levels, all the while helping me lose 24 kgs of weight and that too on tasty food.”
“It was certainly a miracle for me. Almost as if I was given a brand new life,” said the fascinated Keto fan.
Hafiz, who never claims to be a professional nutritionist, expresses that getting a brand new life made him extremely interested in Ketosis, encouraging him to research the subject matter and assist others on their weight loss journey.
There’s a lot of confusion regarding Ketosis and the diet process. To make it clearer to the readers, here’s a fleeting outlook on the conversation we had with Arif Hafiz.
Dieting has almost become a fad, and so many options are available on the Internet. Why has a Keto diet become all the rage at the moment?
For the longest time, fats in our food have been ostracised when the real evil was sugar.
Thanks to intensive research by some ethical doctors and scientists, we have eventually realized that an adequate amount of good fats is required for optimum body performance. And this information is the very basis of the Ketogenic diet. No wonder it’s all the rage now!
Imagine everyone realizing that fats are good for them and that they can relax and enjoy good food while on a diet.
How long must one stay on the Keto diet to lose weight?
That depends on the purpose of adapting the diet first; if the reason is to lose weight, it should be continued until one achieves their target weight according to their BMI’s suggested weight. A lot of people stick to this diet all the time because it has other health benefits..
A long-term Ketogenic diet involves intermittent fasting; it contributes to shredding stored fat and autophagy, which is the body’s way of cleaning out damaged cells to regenerate healthier cells. Eating a little fruit, starchy vegetables, sugary foods, or whole grains can easily pick one out of Ketosis. Can you specify a little bit on the theory?
When the body is in Ketosis, frequent consumption of the alleged foods sends signals to the body that there is a supply of glucose available and that it need not produce ketones anymore to source energy. Instead, it can easily convert glucose into energy, an easier source, causing an abrupt halt to the process of Ketosis.
What is special about Arif’s Diet?
At Arif’s Diet, we calculate the calorie requirement of every client based on their gender, height, weight, physical activity level, etc. Then, the calories are divided into fats, proteins, and carbohydrates at a 75 percent-20 percent-5 percent ratio. Once the client starts to experience changes or add physical activities to their lifestyle, they can update their data in their dashboard on our website or app, and the food portions are calculated automatically by the software, helping the kitchen to prepare accordingly so that the macros calculations are in sync with clients’ daily progress. Today, we are more tech-oriented than before; this reduces time consumption, especially in perplexing matters such as macros calculations, increases efficiency, and gets closer to perfection. A client can sit at home and do ‘all this’ conveniently, without making any calls or giving detailed descriptions of their lifestyle to strangers. Updates are available just at the tip of the finger.
So, fats are good for health? Isn’t it?
By the way, when we say fast, it refers to good fats. Fats with simpler molecular structures are easier for the body to break down, such as ghee, butter, coconut oil, olive oil, etc.