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The world is getting fatter. As humans, we are continuing to become fatter and sicker than at any other time in our history. Close to 70 % of US adults are obese. More concerning is that a third of our children are about to become obese adults. Obesity leads to a number of health problems, especially high blood pressure, kidney problems, and fatty liver.
Research out of Aberdeens’s Rowett Research Institute has shown that the Keto diet is one of the most effective ways to lose weight. Data proves that it actually works, especially if combined with a good fat-burning supplement that is also keto-based.
Healthy, obese men were given two different diets during their stay in Rowett’s specialized Human Nutrition Unit. Both diets had a high protein content, around 30% of the total energy value of the diet, but each differed in the number of carbohydrates that were consumed. One diet was kept low in carbohydrates, roughly 4%, while the other contained a moderate amount of carbohydrates, around 35%.
“Our volunteers found both diets to be equally palatable, but they felt less hungry on the high-protein low-carbohydrate diet compared with the diet which contained high-protein but moderate amounts of carbohydrate,” said Dr. Alex Johnstone, the Rowett’s weight-loss expert who led the study.
“Weight loss during the two four week study periods was greater on the high-protein low-carbohydrate diet, averaging 6.3 kg per person, compared with 4.3 kg on the moderate carbohydrate diet,” said Dr. Johnstone.
An important goal of this intense study was to break down the physiological mechanisms involved in this type of dieting. It was already known that when people consume a low carbohydrate diet, within a relatively short period of time, their bodies have to switch from using glucose as a fuel to using something different called “ketone bodies”. Ketone bodies act as appetite-suppressants. It is theorized that they may have an effect on the appetite centers located in the brain. It was also a well-known fact that protein, a super fuel, itself is very good at making people feel full.
“In this study, we showed that on the high-protein low-carbohydrate diet the volunteers became ketogenic within 1-2 days of starting this diet and so it may be that high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets are particularly effective because of the combined effect of the protein and the ketone bodies,” said Dr. Johnstone.
“We were able to prove without a doubt that the volunteers on the ketogenic diet reduced their energy intake without increasing their hunger and this was a very important factor in their ability to stick to the diet.”
Dr. Johnstone sounds a note of caution about her findings: “A paper published last year from the same study showed that low carbohydrate diets may have consequences for the health of the gut by dramatically reducing the numbers of particular types of bacteria. So we will be looking in more detail at the complex way in which we respond to changes in our diet before we can say whether low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets are a suitable tool for everyone who wants to lose weight.”
When the phase of the study which involved the volunteers finished in October 2004, it attracted considerable interest because of its celebrity volunteer, Cameron Stout, who lost just over 12 kg during his nine-week stay at the Rowett Institute. At the time, Cameron mentioned his surprise at not feeling hungry during the study and said he had adjusted to eating smaller portions.