Maintaining the ideal weight is a challenge that most of us face. Each day there are new methods of weight loss that are advertised. Excess weight exposes you to a host of diseases but the fad diets, exercise programs or pills do not yield lasting results. Detox and weight loss are great ways to keep away chronic illnesses and promote overall wellness of your body.
One of the most tried, tested and effective strategy for weight loss is the ketogenic diet. It was the result of ketogenic diet and many benefits of fasting that propelled Dr. Group to combine the principles of fasting with the best elements of the ketogenic diet for better outcomes.
What is Dr. Group’s Ketogenic fast?
The basic principle of a ketogenic diet is to deprive the body of carbohydrates and force it to use the stored fat for energy. Contrary to common belief, fasting does not involve absolute starvation. Fasting is all about eating but less and in accordance with a more regimented schedule.
Dr. Group’s ketogenic fast combines both for an effective program that results in weight loss and detox. The fast encourages the body to enter the fat-burning mode and discourages it from storing new fat. The 5-day vegan ketogenic fast has proved to be extremely beneficial for overall health and wellness.
Quite a few diets promote the consumption of meat based food. But such diets may sometimes lead to kidney stones, cancer or cardiovascular diseases. It was this fact that lead to the elimination of animal fat and protein from the ketogenic diet and include only vegan products. The vegan products, nuts and fatty fruits included in the diet provide fatty acids, fiber, micro-nutrients and phytonutrients needed by the body.
Apart from the obvious results of weight loss and overall wellness, the ketogenic fast has proved to be beneficial on other grounds as well. People following the fast experienced minimum mood swings and were felt happy, peaceful and at ease. There is evidence which proves that fasting promotes good health even at the cellular level.
Following a weight loss or detox program is only effective if it is followed till the end. Most people do not have the patience to see the program through. Diets, plans or programs must be strictly followed for achieving the desired results.
Dr. Group advises following the plan to the’t’ for achieving the desired goals. He adds further, that fasting for 5 days could produce varied results. Some could feel incredible whereas some could be tempted to stop it midway. It is better to listen to your body. If your body refuses to cooperate then it is advisable to stop fasting.
Dr. Group warns against switching over to a heavy carb diet immediately. He suggests that it should be followed by adjustment of the macronutrients ratio, reduction of high fat, moderate protein and low carb diet to one that is healthy, nutritious and easy to maintain.
Performing this fast a few times a year will keep your body fit and strong and healthy.