IF is popular not only because it helps people lose weight, but because it has many health benefits. During fasting, the body uses up sugars and starts to burn fat. In addition, autophagy starts to happen, which is essentially the body clearing out old and tired cells.
Because of autophagy, fasting reduces the risk of cancer growth, inflammation, visible aging, and improves blood sugar control. However, intermittent fasting is not for everyone. Talk to your doctor to determine if this is right for you.
#3: Bacon, burgers, and cheese are okay for keto
The keto diet is one of the most popular fad diets today. While cutting carbs is one factor, keto is unique because it requires dieters to eat very high amounts of protein and fat. This may sound like a free pass to eat a bacon cheeseburger whenever you want. Unfortunately, this is a huge misconception.
A clean keto diet is the best way to go. Stick to higher quality sources of meat and protein, over processed meat. In addition, choose “good’ fat that is unsaturated and contain less cholesterol.
Why Choose the Keto Diet?