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Ready To Lose Weight? Helpful Information For Beginning Keto Dieters

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The world's obesity problem continues to worsen. In fact, according to statistics published by the World Health Organization (WHO), 39 percent of the population is considered to be overweight, with 13 percent falling into the obese range, figures that are 3 times higher than they were in 1975. In the U.S., the numbers are even more depressing, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting that 39.8 percent of the population is already classified as obese. 

The ketogenic diet has become increasingly recognized as one of the most effective ways in which to shed weight and improve health. It requires careful adherence to a specific eating regimen, which can be difficult for beginners to adapt to. If you are planning to incorporate keto dieting into your life, this information can help quell your confusion and get you off to a great start. 

What is the keto diet? 

Ketogenic diets work by placing the body into a state of ketosis. This requires dieters to place a strict limit on their carbohydrate intake, while encouraging high fat consumption. Keto dieters track and compute their macronutrients, or macros, ratios to help them enter and remain in a fat-burning state of ketosis. 

Because careful tracking of all food intake is critical to succeeding on the keto diet, many dieters find it helpful to keep a food diary. As part of this tracking process, keto dieters record each food they consume and the associated macros. This helps them ensure that their ratios are kept at the level best suited to them  so they can achieve burn maximum amounts of body fat. Macros information is available widely on line, and included on ingredients panel of most packaged foods as grams and percentages of fat, protein, and carbohydrates. 

How are macros computed? 

Because each person is unique, their macros may differ widely from others and may require frequent adjustments to fine tune it. Calculations are done by tracking data such as your basal metabolic rate (BMR), your activity level, and your weight goals. 

To learn more about the keto diet and get individual assistance and support, keto dieters may want to invest in an online keto coaching program. Online coaches are often very successful keto dieters in their own right and they use their own experience plus specialized training to help others enjoy similar success. To learn more about online keto coaching programs and how they can help you, reach out to the representative of a reputable online keto coaching program.