What Is A Ketogenic Diet?

A ketogenic diet focuses on moderate protein intake with a high consumption of healthy fats and minimal intake of carbohydrates. This type of diet will get you into nutritional ketosis, a state where your body metabolizes fat for fuel rather than burning carbohydrates for fuel.

Benefits Of A Ketogenic Diet

Weight loss: being in a state of ketosis helps burn stored fat easier, and is particularly useful for obese people. One study showed that keto dieters lost more than twice as much weight over 24 weeks as the low-fat diet group.

Reducing appetite: A keto diet reduces carbohydrate consumption which in turn reduces the sensation of hunger.

Increasing muscle mass: The ketones released in the body while in the state of ketosis are similar in structure to branched-chain amino acids, which are useful for building muscle mass.

Lowering levels of insulin: A ketogenic diet won’t raise your blood sugar levels and spike your insulin the way a diet full of carbs will, which means lower insulin levels.

Anti-inflammatory: Obesity leads to inflammation which causes cellular damage, but the elimination of sugar reduces chronic inflammation and the damage it causes.

Reducing cancer risks: Healthy cells can use the ketones produced by ketosis as a form of fuel, but cancer cells can’t adapt to using ketones for energy, so cancer cells are starved to death.

Types Of Ketogenic Diets

There are many variations of the ketogenic diet, and each one addresses certain needs. Here are five common ways to eat low carb high fat.

Standard Ketogenic Diet (SKD): This is the most common and effective type. You’ll focus on high consumption of healthy fats (consisting of 70% of your diet), moderate protein intake (25 percent) and very low carbohydrate levels (5 percent). There’s no limit to fat intake because each person will have different energy requirements.

High-Protein Ketogenic Diet (HPKD): Similar to SKD, but raising your protein amount by 10 percent and lowering your healthy fat ratio by 10 percent. Studies show that obese men using this method reduced their hunger and food consumption significantly.

Targeted Ketogenic Diet (TKD): This diet requires you to eat your entire allotment of carbs for the day in one meal, about 30 to 60 minutes before you exercise. This approach is ideal for fitness enthusiasts, so they can use up all the energy of the carbs at once to fuel their workouts.

Cyclic Ketogenic Diet (CKD): This approach cycles between SKD and a set number of days where high carb consumption (carb loading) is allowed. This is supposed to be beneficial for high-level athletes and bodybuilders, who will use the carb loading days to replenish any glycogen lost from workouts. Carbohydrate consumption should be 50 grams per day during SKD cycles and 450 to 600 grams per day during carb loading.

Restricted Ketogenic Diet: Used by those hoping to starve out cancer cells, this method restricts both carbohydrate and calorie intake, putting the body into ketosis so that healthy cells can use the ketones as energy, which the cancer cells cannot utilize.

By eating a high fat, low carb, moderate protein diet, you may be able to shed excess weight, add the muscle you’ve always wanted, minimize hunger sensations, and get your body into a better state of health.

It’s certainly worth a try! Thanks to Joan from Ketogenic Diet for Women for this information. You can find her website here.

Why Equality In The Workplace Is Important

We all want to benefit from fair treatments and working conditions. Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to find a job in which to feel respected and valued. Too many of us end up hating our jobs, our daily commute and many other things that bring us on the verge of depression. These problems are universal, many psychologists and sociologists trying to understand their mechanisms. Their goal is to come up with viable solutions to decrease the number of people suffering from depression and various anxiety disorders. Many of these are triggered by unfair working conditions and treatments. This is why equality in the workplace is so important.

When employees feel valued and respected, they are more motivated to work. In addition, they feel less inclined to seek new job opportunities. This is how companies that apply the right principles regarding treating their employees enjoy a lower staff turn over.

Discrimination is a problem in many companies, especially in very large ones, with hundreds of thousands of employees. When big numbers of people have to cooperate and work together, some of them are going to feel frustrated because of less favorable treatments applied to them, as opposed to some of their colleagues. As this situation is inevitable, team leaders and managers should be trained to deal with these issues as soon as they arise. They have to be able to assess whether the frustrated employee has been the victim of discrimination or it’s just an illusion. The more accurate their conclusions, the better for everybody in the company. A good working environment has to cater to all employees and all teams involved in the various projects of the company. Only by close cooperation and effective communication can a business thrive and develop in this competitive environment.

Equality in the workplace also implies that all employees are provided equal pay for the same work. However, in most industries, men are better paid than women sharing the same responsibilities. This is a fact, so we have to face it, to acknowledge it and to actively seek for solutions to secure the same salary level for all employees doing the same work for a company.

There are many things to be discussed here, as this is one of the hottest topics of all times. Since women have to work as hard as men do, it makes sense that they receive the same pay as their male counterparts. Also, disabled people may also be victims of discrimination. This is another sensitive topic which has to be tackled with great care. It’s true that some disabilities prevent employees from doing their job properly, but most of them are perfectly able to do the things they’ve been hired for. These people should get the same treatment as everybody else on their level of skill and experience.

By joining our forces towards building a better working environment, we can hope in a better future for all employees in all companies from all over the world. This may seem a utopia, but how far are we really are from making it real?

Women’s Beauty Routine’s for Business

Getting a beauty routine together that you are happy with can really be an uphill struggle.

In the first instance, finding the right cosmetic products for your skin can be a real challenge too.

It’s all too easy to go with the various bestselling products, but if they work so well, why are there so many people with appearances that they are unhappy about – whether it’s blotchy reddening or outright acne, or overdone foundation leaving a tide-mark, or eyebrows that look like they’ve been drawn on by a joyrider laying down rubber in a souped-up Vauxhall Corsa, we see cosmetic train wrecks every time we leave the house. We don’t really want to see one every time we look in the mirror too!

Mastery of any skill comes from having a good routine.

Doing the same thing day in day out, week in week out, can be a great strength for your beauty routine. Apart from anything else, you’ll know exactly how long it takes you to do any particular thing, and how long extra it takes when it’s a special night out.

In the ideal world, we could all just used a little blush, a little mascara, and a little lippy and be good to go, and it’s worth asking yourself if there is anything you can do to simplify your look or your routine. Do you really need that Lumea Device to singe away your hair? What is the bare minimum you can get away with?

Of course, there is no law that says you have to wear make-up all the time, or even that you have to live up to any standards of presentation when you leave the house – apart from actually wearing clothes!

When was the last time you experimented with going completely au naturel? This can be hard for some people who have really got into the habit of plastering on loads of warpaint before they do anything. Is that you? Do you find yourself nipping off to the bathroom when your bloke has stayed over to put on a bit of make-up before he wakes up and sees you?

I don’t mean to judge, of course, but perhaps that is taking things a little far.

The bottom line is that your beauty routine isn’t just about makeup. The way you look is a good indication of the way you are living your life. Sleep is perhaps the most important thing of all when it comes to looking your best. They don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing!

So, before looking for the next product or treatment to plump up your skin or make it look perfect one way or another, how about treating yourself to a week of early nights? If you have to get up early to apply all your makeup for work, why don’t you try spending that time in bed, and when you do makeup, use only the bare minimum to get the job done?

For another idea, why don’t you try a week of being vegetarian?

Or maybe a week off dairy?

There are loads of ways drastically improve your beauty routine without spending anything extra, in fact, spending less.

Not only that, when you do go back to your full war paint, you might find yourself shocked that you ever bothered.

What are Healthy Fats?

Fats are the overlooked superheroes of diet. For too long now, we in the West have been told over and over again to eat less fat. That fat is bad for us and will clog up our arteries, and it’s just not true!

Thankfully, the media and scientists are now coming to realise that fats are actually extremely important and crucial to a health and balanced diet.

I will be focusing on leading a happy and productive and healthy life by including beautiful, healthy fats into our diet.

I have been doing a lot of work behind the scenes and have many articles to present to you on this subject, but for now let me just start by saying welcome! And I hope you will join me on this journey of health and happiness with fats!