It is undeniable that losing kilos makes you look and feel better. But the stakes are much higher. Understanding what is really at stake will help you stick to your diet and get through the tougher times.The World Health Organization (1) beats the alarm. The problem of obesity is increasing.
People who carry extra kilos suffer from degeneration of the joints, have too high levels of bad cholesterol, which in turn is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke. While it cannot be conclusively stated that obesity or overweight causes cancer, consistent evidence shows that higher levels of body fat are associated with an increased risk of certain types of cancer, including: breast cancer, kidney cancer, and colorectal cancer.
Overweight women may be two to four times more likely to develop endometrial cancer (2). Few people know, but belly fat is linked to insulin resistance. This causes the blood sugar level to rise, which can eventually lead to diabetes. According to studies, just a little weight loss – between 5 and 10% – can provide tremendous health benefits, including improvements in sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure levels.
Thus, the visible effects of the ketogenic diet are not only improved appearance, but also overall health. With this in mind, you will stay motivated and burning fat will never be so easy.