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Should Women Avoid The Keto Diet?

The Keto diet has become a popular topic in the fitness community. It has been found to help lose weight and reduce inflammation in the gut. New research has shown positive effects for men and women following a keto-style diet.

What is a Keto Diet?

First, a keto diet, or ketogenic, is designed to keep your body in a state of ketosis. Ketosis is abnormal. It is a condition in which your body is low on carbohydrate fuel. When this happens, it starts to burn fat, not carbohydrates. This process produces ketones. Ordinary people do not live in ketogenic countries except during weight training, such as CrossFit, or during pregnancy.

Ketogenic diets encourage very low carbohydrates and higher fat intake. The body will use fat to produce energy. This diet has also been shown to reduce autoimmune diseases, endocrine diseases, and also have anti-cancer properties.

Ketosis can be a problem with diabetes patients. This can happen if you do not use enough insulin.

How do CrossFit athletes benefit Keto?

As mentioned earlier, a ketogenic diet helps to burn fat, thus losing weight. This low-carb diet is similar to the Paleo Diet. We are a strong supporter of Paleo as it promotes higher protein for fuel and not carbohydrates. As we mentioned before, the keto diet uses fat from protein for fuel. A keto and paleo diet both burn fat while maintaining muscle.

A high-level athlete, such as CrossFit, will see increased energy and fat loss, without reducing muscle mass.

Why is Keto Diet good for women?

The benefits of being a woman on this diet are very good. In addition to weight loss and muscle gain, the keto diet has incredible ways to help the endocrine system. We all know the effects of hormones on female athletes.

Fluctuating hormones can cause pain, fatigue, and even depression. The relationship between hormones and cancer is undeniable. The keto diet has shown to better control the endocrine system. By doing this, it reduces the incidence of cancer, thyroid disease, and diabetes.

How do women start a keto diet?

Slow down and be careful. Keotgenic diets cannot be started at 100 percent full. You will gradually reduce the amount of carbohydrates you eat. Cutting carbohydrates too fast can actually have a negative effect. It can confuse the body and confuse it, resulting in wild imbalance.

Also, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you cannot use a keto diet. During this time, eat a complete diet of fruits, vegetables, dairy and cereals.

My best advice is to get your body stabilized, and slowly put in a ketogenic diet.

For your fitness,

CrossFit team


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