In last few years ketogenic diet -or shortly keto diet– has become very popular in a world of diets. But what is it actually about and how it works? Can keto diet be dangerous for our health? Well let’s look at that.
The ketogenic diet is based on low-carb, high-fat meals, which can help you to burn your fat more effectively. This diet allows the body to produce molecules called “ketones” which are used by your body as an alternative fuel source if blood sugar is in short supply. This metabolic state is called ketosisand it’s caused by reduction of carbohydrates. When your body reaches this state, it becomes incredibly effective in burning fat for energy. This is really great if you are trying to lose weight, but another advantage is that there is no reason to starve.
Typical food to remain in ketosis state is e.g. fish and seafood, natural fats (olive oil, butter etc.), cheese, meat, egg or vegetable. On the other hand you should avoid eating fruit, potatoes, pasta, cooked rice, bread, sugar or alcohol.
This diet is considered safe for most people but there are three groups that should avoid this diet:people with diabetes or high blood pressure and mothers whom breastfeed.
There are also some side effects you should know about. First is so called “keto flu” which comes mostly at the beginning of the diet and can cause headache, weakness, constipation or vomiting. Then there is the yoyo effect. It’s hard to follow keto diet for a long time so when you switch to your normal eating habits, you mostly gain some weight back.
So it’s important to be careful. Keto diet is great but it’s definitely not for everyone. Team FW
If we talk about boxing we have to clarify what the jab is. The jab is the most important strike in a boxer’s arsenal. True, this strike doesn’t usually end fights but helps to set up other punches, distract your opponents or keep them busy and force them to be defensive. All the best ring technicians have a good solid jab so if you aspire to be a good boxer, you should definitely find the time to learn and perfect it.
The jab is probably the simplest strike that a fighter can use and it takes the least amount of energy to throw but it’s also very a effective weapon if you want to upset your opponent and save some energy for your next attack. Most boxers use their left hand to throw a jab because it’s the closest weapon to your opponent. That is a big advantage of a jab but on the other hand it means that this strike doesn’t have the power of the mostly dominant right hand.
There is one Chinese proverb which says: “Do not fear the ten thousand techniques practiced one time, fear the one technique practiced ten thousand times.” Keep that in mind while perfecting your jab. - Team FW