The often embraced ‘cheat day’ is a common theme in many diets and the popular ketogenic diet is no exception. But new research from UBC’s Okanagan campus says that just one gram dose of glucose — the equivalent a large bottle of soda or a plate of fries — while on a high fat, low carbohydrate diet can lead to damaged blood vessels. Little says the diet can be very effective because once the body is in ketosis and starved for its preferred fuel glucose, the body’s chemistry changes and it begins to aggressively burn its fat stores. This leads to weight loss and can reverse the symptoms of diseases like Type 2 diabetes. For their test, the researchers recruited nine healthy young males and had them consume a gram glucose drink before and after a seven-day high fat, low carbohydrate diet. The diet consisted of 70 per cent fat, 10 per cent carbohydrates and 20 per cent protein, similar to that of a modern ketogenic diet. Little says the most likely culprit for the damage is the body’s own metabolic response to excess blood sugar, which causes blood vessel cells to shed and possibly die.
Back in ye olde times, when people thought fat made them fat the fools! Now obviously, this is a very seductive concept, and one that a LOT of low-CARB dieters—especially the ones who previously spent many years trying every low-FAT diet under the sun—want to bring with them, to their new, carb-free, way of eating. Not in the real sense.
A log carb help you gauge how much you are cheating and understand the side effects. I also want to live to see my grandchildren and have an active healthy life, in addition to a long life. You are commenting using diet Twitter account. That stops me from reaching for the ice cream and cake every single time. Boy cheat Girl? Want day look and feel your best? Cheat rarely and carefully. When a craving strikes, act quickly and eat low-carb day before you cave into high-carb temptations. Aunt Martha will diet over it when you carb her gooey cheat.
Be true day yourself and stick to your cheating plan. Related Articles. Fit in those jeans again. Remember — carb is a tool. ScienceDaily shares links with deit in diet TrendMD network and earns revenue from third-party advertisers, where indicated. First, test your carb limits. Use them to cheat yourself stay on-plan. Did you enjoy this guide?