The Hunger Games: When it comes to weight loss, either your hormones are on your side or against you. Being in a state of ketosis allows your hormones to work together in a way that helps you lose weight. Eating a typical low-carb meal plan (paleo, Mediterranean, Atkins , Noakes, Banting, LCHF-I have studied them all) has many benefits, but there’s something special about the ketogenic diet and ketosis when it comes to weight loss and hunger suppression. That’s because ketosis literally changes your metabolism so that the body begins breaking down fats for fuel instead of carbohydrates, producing Ketone bodies as fatty acids are broken down.
When the body is in a state of ketosis, appetite is naturally reduced because of the hormones that are released in the body — and so are cravings for foods that typically lead to overeating, like sugar and carbs. High-fat, moderate protein meals are very filling and therefore controls hunger and the need to snack throughout the day.When you stop eating simple carbs like sugar and bread, your body will experience less blood sugar swings that leave you feeling unsatisfied and hungry between meals. Implementing healthy fats in place of those simple carbs will leave you feeling full and energized for longer periods of time.
Clinical research proves that ketosis is effective at regulating appetite by adjusting levels of cholecystokinin (CCK), which makes you feel full, and ghrelin, also known as the hunger hormone. When your body is in Ketosis, you will have lower levels of ghrelin and higher levels of CCK, which will work together to suppress appetite. Having these activated starts a synergistic effect with all 50+ hormones in the body. Because of this, there is a cascade of health benefits such as anti-aging benefits, metabolic benefits, tissue rejuvenation benefits and more. To learn more, check out the link below.