Benefits of a Keto Diet

Benefits Of A Ketogenic Diet?

Benefits Of A Ketogenic Diet

The Ketogenic Diet has become popular over the last few years and so many people have been getting amazing results.

However, this way of eating has existed since 500 BC.

It acquired it names in 1921 as a treatment of Epilepsy. It was at this time that a gentleman by the name of Rollin Woodyatt found that 3 x Water Soluble Compounds Acetone, E-Hydroxyapatite and Acetoacetate made up what is known as Ketone Bodies. He found that these were produced by the liver because of starvation and a fat rich low carb diet.

Over the last 15 years its use as the Ketogenic Diet has really become explosive and has been used successfully to cure people with Epilepsy and other health ailments.

The Principles of the Keto Diet is that our body burns fat for energy instead of carbohydrates. This in turn gives us sustained energy levels which works really well alongside Intermittent Fasting.


The Macro Nutrient make up is approximately

5 to 10% Carbohydrates

20 to 30% Protein

60 to 75% Fats

This is very dependent on the individual and the following factors




Beginner to Keto Diet

Active or Sedentary Lifestyle

Over time the body will learn to adapt and find its ideal weight. It is at this time that we must be mindful that too many calories will increase weight. On the flip side too, few calories will put our body into starvation mode and we will lose muscle.

Benefits Of The Ketogenic Diet

Weight Loss

There are so many benefits to the Ketogenic Diet which makes this a great eating plan to adapt to for the following reasons.

Weight Loss

An effective way for the body to lose weight and rid our belly fat which is used for energy.


When you start using fat for fuel this is cleaner and healthier for our body. We release fewer Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) and secondary FREE Radicals. This decreases our risk of chronic inflammation throughout the body.

Increased Muscle Mass

Jeff Valek PHD found that ketones have the same branched amino acid structure for building muscle mass.

Reducing Appetite

Constant hunger increases the likelihood of people consuming more calories than they can burn and therefore putting weight on. A low Carb diet significantly reduces hunger which stops snacking and overeating.

Lowering Insulin

Carbohydrates break down to sugars and increase our blood sugar levels. Spikes in Insulin Levels over time lead to Type 2 Diabetes.

There has been a lot of studies with Diabetes where an effective cure has been low carbohydrate diets which has reduced medications taken by patients. It has also been shown to reverse blood sugar levels.

Improved Insulin Levels

High Insulin can develop into Diabetes, Stroke, PCOS, High Blood Pressure, Fatty Liver, Cardiovascular Issues, Alzheimer’s, Aneurysms and much more.

Keto Diets improved Blood Sugar Levels, Reduces Cravings, Increases Will Power and gives Constant Energy.


Reduced Cancer Risk

Burn Fat For Fuel – Clean and Healthy

Lowers Cholesterol and Triglycerides

Improves Memory

Improvements with Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Cognitive Disorders

Less Epilepsy in Children

Increased Weight Loss Faster – Rid Belly Fat

Improves Mood and Emotional State (sugar highs and lows increase irritability and grouchiness with High Carb Diets)

Reset impaired or sick metabolism with a reduced need to snack

Help people with IBS and Digestive Problems.

There are so many reasons to go onto a Low Carb Ketogenic Diet and you can see from all these health benefits the reason why this eating lifestyle has become so popular.

Ketogenic Diets will cause sustained ketone production due to low intake of carbohydrates.

Keto Food You Can Eat


Non-Starchy Vegetables; kale, broccoli, cauliflowerGood Foods To Eat



Red Meat (Grass Fed)

White Meat (Grass Fed)

Bone Broth


Coconut Oil

Plain Greek Yoghurt

Cottage Cheese

Olive Oil


Nuts & Seeds


Butter & Cream

Shirataki Noodles

Unsweetened Coffee & Tea

Dark Chocolate & Cocoa Powder

Foods Not On A Keto Diet

Breaded MeatBad Foods



Sweet Potatoes







Dried Fruit

Fruit (Other than berries)









Sunflower Oil



Soda Water

Fruit Juice



What is Ketosis?

Ketosis is where the Body Is Starved Of Carbs

It is where our primary fuel is from Fat which is much slower burning which gives us sustainable energy throughout the day.

Our brain can use ketones to survive but will also use carbs and protein (a process known as (gluconeogenesis).

Why Do We Need Fat?

Our bodies make Cholesterol naturally and we need 2000 mg to look after our Brain, Cells and Cell Walls. Helps with Hormones, Vitamin D production and Bile in the Liver.

Fats are vital for our health. They help with the development and growth for our Nerves, Brain, Skin Tissue, Joints, and cells.

Fats are also necessary for the transportation of vitamins A, D, E and K

What Is Insulin

What Is Insulin?

Insulin is a hormone which is produced by the pancreas. It is necessary to regulate our blood sugar levels.

The average person eats approximately 145 lbs of sugar per year from Carbohydrates, Processed Foods, Sugary Foods, and Drinks. This is so detrimental to our health. More than 2 teaspoons of sugar per day is toxic to our body.



Busting Myths

Many people believe that the Keto Diet is bad for us due to the fat content. It is important to remember that people eating this way must ensure that the food they eat are natural which means you cannot eat processed food. Therefore, this gives you a balanced and nutritious way of eating.

The most important part of a keto diet is that you spend your time in a state of ketosis which is where the weight loss happens and all the other health benefits.

You will always know that you are in a state of ketosis when you are losing weight, feel increased in energy, loss of appetite, fruity smelling breath and alternative diarrhoea or constipation.


There are so many diets on the market and sometimes it becomes so confusing to really know what the best for our body is.

I think it is important to understand firstly why you want to go onto a particular diet plan and to do your research to work out if that is going to be right for you.

I personally believe in the Ketogenic Diet and I use it combined with a Paleo Diet and Intermittent Fasting and I get incredible results. I have researched the science and effectiveness of what I recommend as a Health Coach.

If you want to have any further information, then please leave your comments and questions below.


  1. Sophie

    I’ve always been a bit wary when hearing about the ketogenic diet formation, however this article has given me much more insight to how it came about and the additional benefits it can provide. I never even heard before that it was previously used to treat health issues, so overall i’m glad I came across this article and now can make a more informed choice when choosing diets. Many thanks for the info. 🙂

    1. Imelda Easthorpe

      Thank you Sophie,

      I have read your comments with delight and I am so proud that you can now make better eating choices so you can lead a much healthier life.

      Thank you for sharing


  2. Alblue

    Thank you very much for explaining the benefits of the keto diet. I’ve been considering switching my diet to keto since it’s also trending in my community. However, is it possible to combine both vegetarian and keto diet? Meat is one one the main energy sources, so I’ve been hesitating to do the keto diet. Thanks

    1. Imelda Easthorpe

      Hello Alblue,

      It is really good to hear from you and I am so pleased that you have enjoyed reading my article. Yes you can be vegetarian and be on a ketogenic diet at the same time. 

      Thank you so much


  3. meenaf1

    Thank you for sharing your article about the benefits of Ketogenic Diet. I have gone through all your article and read it until the very end. I found it very engaging and interesting. Now I know what are the benefits of Ketogenic diet on our body such as weight loss, digestion, fat burning process, burning more calories and maintaining a good metabolism level. The Fat of the Ketogenic diets are the natural fat. In my personal point of view if we serve them beside other lightly fatted foods, there won’t be any problems. I mean we might not gain any extra weight due to the excessive fat.

    One more good thing which I learnt from your article is that those listed Diets are called Ketogenic. I mean I knew all those foods from before but seeing them from your perspective and knowledge, was very refreshing for me and of course educative as well.

    All the best!   

    1. Imelda Easthorpe

      Thank you Meena,

      I am so pleased that you received a lot of education through the article that you have read as it is so important that it helps to create better health styles.

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts truly appreciated.


  4. Nicole

    Hello Imelda, I like what you had to on this topic.  Great info, people are becoming more aware of the importance of eating healthy.  However, the choices of the various types of diet are endless. I think you provide us with enough information to make an informative decision base on our need, interest, age, and so forth. I have been hearing a lot about the benefits of a ketogenic diet.  Some of my co-workers actually tried it.

    when it comes to diet most of us are inconsistent, but it would serve us well to eat healthy, you know eat to live. Great information, thank you.


    1. Imelda Easthorpe

      Thank you Nicole,

      Your comments that you have shared are so important for me. It was really lovely to hear that some of your co workers have tried the diets.

      Yes, eat healthy!

      All the best


  5. Boi

    Good day

    I am one of the people who have been very skeptical about Ketogenic diet because of the fat content. However, you have clarified that so well for me.

    I also did not know that it does not include  all those vegetables and legumes that you have listed. In short I guess I actually did not know anything about Ketogenic diet even though I thought I knew. Your post has clarified a lot of misconceptions I had about the diet and I will definitely try it out.



    1. Imelda Easthorpe

      Hello Boi,

      Thank you so much for you lovely comments and I am so pleased that I have been able to help provide you with a lot more information.

      Thank you 


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