The keto diet has become a hot trend in recent months as many people decided to try their luck and see if it works for them. This particular diet will replace the carbohydrates with fats, forcing your body to use them as a fuel, a process which should consume up to 90% of the daily calories.
While the diet appears to be quite comfortable at first you will need several days to reach the state of ketosis. The balance can be easily disturbed. For example, overeating protein can slow down the ketosis.
The diet has been advertised as a wonder accompanied by a selection of attractive benefits. A new study claims that while the diet may be beneficial for men, its effects aren’t as potent when it comes to the female body.
The Keto Diet Might Not Be Effective For Women
The researchers have stated that women have lower chances of losing weight when they opt for the keto diet, and the strict requirements could lead to blood sugar issues, a consequence that has the potential to be quite severe in the long run. One of the researchers has noted that the new data can justify the differences between the success rate observed across the sexes.
At first, the ketogenic diet was introduced as a way to help people who have epilepsy. For the study, the team of researchers decided to observe how the diet can affect male and female mice. While one group received a ketogenic diet, another control group enjoyed a regular diet. The ketogenic diet provided 75% fat, 3% carbs, and 8% protein while the traditional diet offered 47% carbs, 19% proteins, and 7% fat.
During 15 weeks, the mice were studied and measured. The researchers discovered that female mice which received the keto diet didn’t appear to lose weight, and their blood sugar level was abnormal. The diet worked for males, as they lost weight and kept a sharp blood sugar level.