Many new fad diets depend on restricting carbohydrates completely from the diet to produce fat breakdown. When fat breaks down it produces ketone bodies and this process is known as ketosis.
Ketosis usually occurs when the carbohydrate consumption drops below 70-100 grams. Ketosis can be detected in the urine with the help of urine dip sticks known as “Ketostix”. When ketone bodies are present, these dip sticks change color.
This method of weight loss has come under harsh criticism from many health experts. However, there are not enough evidence based studies which suggest these methods are harmful. In fact many people seem to be doing alright on a ketogenic diet. But the long term results are uncertain. These diets are unbalanced and may lead to chronic diseases.
Regardless of whether a ketogenic diet is harmful or useful, you need to understand that all you need to achieve fat loss is a calorie deficit. As long as you maintain a calorie deficit in your diet, you are likely to lose fat. You don’t need to resort to extremes such as ketogenic diets to achieve fat loss.
Achieving balance is the key here. You want to maintain a low carb, high protein diet without having to face all the side effects.
Let’s have a look at some of the strategies that allow us to do that. Top performance bodybuilders use some very unique strategies that allow them to go on a low carb diet without having to suffer all the side-effects. I am about to reveal these strategies and as long as you follow them strictly… you will notice an amazing rate of fat loss.