A keto diet is well known diet used for quick and considerable weight loss. Keto diet is also referred to ketogenic diet, LCHF (low carb high fat), low carb diet. The ketogenic diet is done to get calories from proteins and fats than the carbohydrates.
When lesser carbs (lower than 50 grams) are consumed in a day; our body eventually runs out of fuel (blood sugar) it can quickly utilize; which usually takes 3 to 4 days. Then eventually the body starts to break down protein and fat for energy, resulting in weight loss. This process is called ketosis.
In the keto diet plan, a conscious effort is made to cut back most on the carbs which are easy to digest, for example: simple sugars, white bread, soda, bakery items, etc. Following are some of the Keto Diet Benefits:
After looking at the benefits, we might wonder "Is keto diet safe?"
Let's have a look at some of the drawbacks of a Ketogenic Diet:
Before thinking of getting on a ketogenic diet, one should keep in mind about what-to-eat and what-to-not-eat. Following are some options which you can incorporate in your Keto diet food list:
To follow the keto diet you need to be consistent and patient. Avoid deviating from the keto diet plan or even cheating during the diet regimen. In the initial few weeks, a strict adherence is required. Please avoid going above a 15% calorie deficiency (if the aim is to lose weight) or excess (is the aim is to gain muscle).
Remember...Keep the low carb/keto diet simple and take a conscious effort to make it work!!