About 2 in 3 adults are considered to be overweight in the United States. In other words, being obese or overweight is the new normal for Americans.

CAPE CORAL, FL, August 24, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Unfortunately, having more than a few extra pounds iswidespread throughout the world as well. The commonness of obesity in the global population has tripled since 1975. Now, about 2 billion adults aged 18 years and older are overweight. Out of these adults, about 700 million are obese.

Each of these people carries an increased risk of musculoskeletal disorders (e.g., arthritis and low back pain), cardiovascular disease, cancer, depression, and type 2 diabetes. What’s even more terrifying is that as the weight keeps escalating, so does the risk for these non-communicable diseases.

A recent review of registered dietitians named the keto diet yet again as the most popular diet in the United States. This diet is mainly powered by fat, making up to a hefty 90 percent of one’s daily calories.

The ketogenic diet is hailed for dropping pounds, burning more calories, reducing hunger, managing diabetes, treating drug-resistant epilepsy, improving blood pressure and lowering cholesterol, as well as triglycerides, the primary storage form of fat in the body. People have reported improved concentration, too.

The “keto” or ketogenic diet is a low-carbohydrate, fat-rich eating plan that has been around for centuries, and has been used in treating specific medical conditions. The ketogenic diet was commonly used in the 19th centuryto help control diabetes. It has also been tested and used in closely monitored settings for diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and polycystic ovary syndrome.

However, this diet is gaining significant attention as a potential weight-loss strategy as a result of the low-carb diet craze that started in the 1970s with the Atkins diet (a high-protein and a very low-carbohydrate diet, which was a commercial success and promoted low-carb diets to a new level). Today, other low-carb diets, including the South Beach, Dukan, and Paleo diets, are all moderate in fat but high in protein. In contrast, the ketogenic diet is unique for its unusually high-fat content, typically 70% to 80%, though with only an average intake of protein.


In the first week of your keto weight loss journey, you will likely see a significant drop in weight. On a “normal” diet with a caloric deficit and regular exercise regime, most people can expect to lose one to two pounds a week. In comparison, those following a keto diet typically see a drop of anywhere from two to ten pounds.

While this is awesome, you should know that most of this weight will be water weight. Why? Because carbohydrates retain water when they are stored in the body. This implies that sinceyour body stores carbs as glycogen, and for every gram of glycogen stored, there are about three grams of stored water, so as one restricts carb intake,one’s body loses its carb stores of glycogen and the water stored with it.

That being said, in your first week, your meticore weight loss will mainly be water as your body is depleted of its carbohydrate stores. Once you have burned through the glycogen stores, your body will have to use your fat stores for energy.

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