In the last few years, you have more than likely noticed the skyrocketing popularity of the Keto Diet.

You may have heard several celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow or Megan Fox, saying how much they love it.
You also may have seen athletes such as LeBron James or Tim Tebow raving about it.

Besides just them, chances are you have heard hundreds – if not thousands – of other people talking about it.
All of the positive things they have to say about it and how much their lives have changed because of it.

There is a lot of social proof out there that the diet works for losing weight – but what are some of the other benefits you will receive from deciding to start the Keto Diet?

How the Keto Diet can Benefit YOU

Discover 7 benefits you get from ketosis when you start your journey with a keto diet

Fat Loss

Fat loss is more than likely the most substantial reason why most people who do the Keto Diet get started on it.
It has been proven time and again that it is incredibly effective for quick fat loss results.
Even some of the most stubborn fatty areas like your belly, hips, and rear get burned off fairly quickly when you’re at or near ketosis.

Since your body is burning fat for fuel – and your diet has copious amounts of fat in it, the body burns off the excess fat it’s retaining at a quick rate.

Your body knows it has access to fat readily available so it doesn’t see a need to store any excess.

Reduction in Appetite and Food Cravings

Besides fat loss, a reduction in appetite and food cravings is the other most obvious benefit for those on the Keto Diet – particularly when it is combined with intermittent fasting.

The reason why you won’t get the food cravings or as hungry as often is that your body is operating on ketones, which is a much cleaner fuel.
People that burn glucose for fuel tend to crave carbs and get hungry as their bodies fuel starts to run low.
They then eat more carbs, which in turn will spike their insulin levels up, and the end result is more fat storage.

Being on the Keto Diet burns fat instead of storing it in your body.

Healthy Skin

You generally will notice that when you are on the Keto Diet that your skin starts to clear up and looks more radiant.
This is because your diet is lowering the amount of inflammation in your diet.

One thing to note, though when cycling the diet and where you are at in ketosis is a side effect called prurigo pigmentosa, more commonly referred to as the “keto rash.”
But as long as you stay in a good range for your body, it shouldn’t be a problem for you.

More Abundance of Energy

 As I stated earlier, the human body prefers to burn ketones for fuel over glucose.

So, when you are on the keto diet and in ketosis, the body is running on ketones.

What does that mean besides fat loss?
It means that you are going to feel an increase in energy.

When you first start the keto diet, you will feel more drained, sluggish, maybe even lethargic as your body adapts to the new fuel.
It’s important not to judge the keto diet as a whole based on how you feel during this transition.
The time this transition takes for your body will depend on the person, but it generally is around 4 to 7 days.

Once it does, however, you should almost immediately feel an abundance of energy.
You will start to notice that your workouts will be better, and you will be able to train longer and harder than you were doing before.  

This is one of the big reasons why more and more professional athletes have switched over to the keto diet.

If it didn’t work, you can bet they wouldn’t be doing it.

You may also notice an increase in your mental clarity – less ‘fogginess’ in general, and not feeling like you need quite so much caffeine to “wake up” in the morning.

All of these benefits are from your body using ketones as fuel instead of glucose.

Anti-Aging Properties

The ketogenic diet also has some anti-aging properties associated with it.

The fact that it helps to reduce inflammation in your body is already half the battle won.

You may even notice that your skin starts to appear younger-looking – as keto diets can actually help some lines and wrinkles to go away since you are cutting out excess sugar from your diet.

Cleanses the Blood

Most people probably don’t know that the keto diet can actually help clean your blood.
I know I didn’t know at first, as it was never one of the selling points I saw when I started researching this diet to find out if it was good, bad, legit, or just another fad.

But what does that mean exactly?

It means that it helps to lower the triglycerides in your blood.
Since you are cutting out the grains and starchy foods, it will lower your triglycerides and thus reduce your risk of metabolic syndrome.
In turn, your bad cholesterol levels will plummet, and your good cholesterol levels will rise.

So, cleaner blood and less chance of heart disease – sounds great to me!

Reduced Inflammation

 In general, the vast majority of the processed foods that we consume are inflammatory.

This is because of all of the additives, chemicals, and sugar that is added into them.

Inflammation in your body can, in turn, lead to a myriad of health problems, such as weight gain, joint pain, muscle loss, and cardiovascular disease – to name a few.
When you correctly follow the keto diet, you will then be severely restricting the intake your body receives of processed carbs and foods, which in turn will help to reduce the inflammation in your body.

Then as stated previously – reduced inflammation = fewer wrinkles, less pain, less chance of heart attacks, etc

These are just 7 of the benefits of following the Keto Diet, and really are just the tip of the iceberg.

There are many more benefits that can be obtained by going keto, but like all things, nothing in this life is always 100% positive.

Look into it, do your research, then make an informed decision about what is best for you!
If you find that you are one of the people that going keto works great for, I hope you enjoy it.

I look forward to you joining me on the journey to a healthier, happier, and more energetic you!