Holistic Improvements of a Low Carb Ketogenic Diet
Not a day goes by that there is a new piece of research telling us what we should be doing and not doing to watch our health and our waistlines. Even if you have not officially followed a ‘diet’, you may have certainly adapted your eating habits over the years to mirror the current public health perceptions. In this blog, we aim to show the positive health improvements that accompany eating along the Natural Low Carb Store guidelines.
An increase in energy
Once you have gone through the initial stages of dietary ketosis, your body will begin to adjust to this new way of fuelling itself. Once it does this, you will find that your energy levels are greatly increased. Also having a low sugar intake means that you won’t experience the normal spikes and dips in your blood sugar levels after consuming such foods. These fluctuations in your blood sugar levels have been shown to increase lethargy and the feeling of being tired, sometimes known as the 3 o’clock slump.
Reduced hunger and cravings
As you progress through the first week of being in dietary ketosis, you will find that your hunger levels begin to decrease. Likewise, once sugar and starches have been eliminated from your diet, your craving for foods such as chocolate or crisps will also dramatically decrease.
Improvements in mood
Your overall mood will also improve such as an elevated mood, better concentration, feeling less emotional and a general feeling of content.
Improvements in hair, nails and skin
Reducing the amount of sugar and starch in your diet can offer vast improvements to your skin. Likewise, the Natural Low Carb Store foods offer good sources of iron, protein, vitamin E and the B vitamins, which all have a positive impact on hair, skin and nails. Keeping up with your water content and so staying hydrated throughout your day will also help maintain these benefits.
Better sleeping patterns
Within the early stages of dietary ketosis, individuals may find that their sleeping patterns are either a little disturbed or not in-line with their “normal” pattern. However as you progress on a low carb ketogenic lifestyle these stable out, with many people reporting a much better sleep pattern alongside their lifestyle change.
Reduction in headaches and migraines
Many headache related conditions such as migraines, can be dramatically improved when following a low carb ketogenic style of eating. It is believed that this is due to the body changing the way it fuels itself as it relies less on sugar and starch.
So how does the Natural Low Carb Store help achieve this?
The Natural Low Carb Store way of doing things is quite simple. We promote a low-carb, high-protein, moderate-fat diet. Although we are in the same school of thought as Atkins, our approach to diet and lifestyle is different.
Throughout our lifestyle we embrace those carbohydrates that are based on dietary fibre rather than simple and/or complex sugars. The difference between these types of carbohydrates is the way they are digested within the body. By choosing these vegetables and fruits, the essential micronutrient requirements are met whilst ensuring no blood sugar spikes in the progress which will in turn help reduce cravings in between meals for sugary items.
The Natural Low Carb Store way is not only about being healthy but also about making the right food choices. Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any further questions. We’ll answer any questions you have and help you make an informed decision.