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Differences Between Atkins and Keto Diets Explained


What’s the difference between the keto diet
and the Atkins diet and which is better? So,
they are similar diets and they both focus
on cutting carbs to change the hormonal signals
for appetite and fat metabolism. The keto
diet focuses on the importance of fueling
your body with healthy fats and sets a specific
percentage of macronutrients, which is high
in healthy fats, usually around 75% of your
calories are coming from fat. Adequate protein
around 25% of your calories are coming from
protein every day and low carbohydrates around
5%. So, you do this in order to move your
body into ketosis or fat burning mode and
use fats in the form of ketones as its main
source of energy. Now in contrast the Atkins
diet allows as much protein and fat as you
want and it actually has two phases.
The first phase is the introductory phase
and its very similar to the ketogenic diet
in terms of nutrient ratios. But after that
initial phase you can introduce more carbohydrates
to your diet. Now, the Atkins diet was also
modified to encourage people to eat more green
vegetables and salads to ensure there was
enough micronutrition. Although similar the
ketogenic diet is believed to deliver more
rapid health benefits and increase weight
loss by controling the calories you get from
fat, protein and carbs, also known as your
macronutrient ratios.

Randall Smitham

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