Overview of the Keto Diet Plan?
Let’s look into this diet plan and see what makes it work. There is certainly a large amount of buzz about this diet and all the supplements available relating to it. Let’s look at the best keto diet plan and see what all the noise is about.
This diet puts you in a state of ketosis, which is a natural process caused by eating very little food. During this process, the body will produce ketones by breaking the deposited fat in your body to release as energy.
The process called ketosis is used to burn the ketones for the source of energy.
I first heard of the Keto Diet many years ago when a friend’s niece was put on the Keto diet due to extreme number of seizures. The diet did help some, but it was not a cure for her.
The last few years the “Keto Diet” has become very popular for weight loss. You can just add this to the list of diets that are available to the public.
Among the thousands of diet available to the public, the Keto diet is among the most popular right now.
The Keto diet is high in fat and disputes the fact that fat is bad for you.
So, What is the Keto Diet All About?
The keto diet is a very popular diet right now that is low carb, like the Atkins diet. But also high in fat. This diet produces ketones in the liver as a source of energy instead of using carbs for energy.
When your lower your carb intake your body starts to use fat stored in your system for energy instead of carbs and that is known as ketosis. This happens when your sleep for 6- 8 hours a night. Even though your don’t realize it, your body is in ketosis. ketosis is a normal function for your body, some fat is used for energy, but if your eat a diet loaded with carbs, less fat is burned.
Using the Keto Diet
If your want to lose weight switch to a low carb, high fat diet to speed up ketosis, which is a normal and totally safe process and you will lose weight, usually faster than a low calorie diet.
When you follow the Keto diet you will see amazing changes in your weight without having to be at the gym every day either.
What to eat on the Keto Diet?
I’ve compiled a list of foods your should eat on keto. I also have a list of foods that you shouldn’t eat.
- Beverages: Drink mostly water, can be flavored or sparkling water, coffee, or tea. Can have diet soda but that will make your crave sweets.
- Oils and Fats: Butter, olive oil, coconut oil and fats from meats
- Protein: Aim for grass fed meat if possible, all fish and seafood, no breading, all poultry, no breading. Also, lamb and pork are allowed.
- Vegetables: All leafy green vegetables, all fresh or frozen, except, peas, carrots, corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes winter squash or any starchy vegetables.
- Dairy: Use full-fat dairy, less sugar, hard cheeses have no carbs or lower carbs.
- Nut and seeds: All nuts are allowed, but use caution. Eat sparingly.
What foods to avoid on Keto.
All grains: bread, pasta, cookies, crackers, bakery products, and pizza.
Fruits: Bananas, pineapple, apples, oranges, grapes, mangoes, tangerines, papayas
All fruit juices, all dried fruit, fruit syrups, fruit concentrate.
Any sugars: Honey, agave nectar, maple syrup, sugars and corn syrup.
Low-fat and reduced fat Dairy products: Loaded with sugar, believe it or not.
Beverages: Avoid all alcoholic beverages if possible. It slows down weight loss, plus, makes you lose your will power.
Try to reduce the amount of diet soda you consume, as it will lead to sugar cravings.
I have done the Keto Diet and it does work. You need to get past the first few days or first week. By then you will be past the cravings for sugar, then it should be smooth sailing, unless you get the keto flu. I never experienced the flu. But, I guess it comes from getting dehydrated, so make sure you load up on liquids.
The Keto Diet can be very beneficial in helping with weight loss for most people, as long as you don’t deviate from the plan. But, you should always check with your health care provider before embarking on any drastic change to your diet or lifestyle.
Hopefully this article helped you understand more about the Keto Diet. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible, Thanks, Deanna.