New Year new diet fads everywhere! It always happens and this year is no different.
Everywhere you look its keto, KETO, K.E.T.O. !!!!
What is the keto diet and is it really worth trying?
Lets first talk about what KETO is NOT!
- It’s NOT the Atkins diet
- It’s NOT a forever way of life
- It’s NOT eat all the fat you want
- It’s NOT a magic pill
- It’s NOT a cure all
- It’s NOT for everyone
- It’s NOT for those looking for a quick fix to their otherwise unhealthy lifestyle
Now lets chat about what keto really is……
“Keto” is short for being in the state of ketosis, a metabolic state that occurs when most of the body’s energy comes from ketone bodies in the blood rather than from glucose obtained from eating foods with carbohydrates.
What the heck does that mean? Basically the Ketogenic diet is a very high-fat / low carbohydrate diet. It has been practiced since the 1920’s and is based upon a solid understanding of physiology and nutrition science.
The state of ketosis is able to occur only when fat provides most of the body’s daily calorie needs, which takes the place of glucose as the preferred source of energy. The body switches from being a carb burner to a fat burner. Fat is a more stable source of energy and is said to have a many benefits for the brain.
The keto diet is also a way to lose weight effectively. The body burns off fat stores for energy. While in ketosis, a person experiences more stable energy throughout the day. Without large amounts of carbs in the diet sugar cravings diminish naturally.
A Keto diet plan looks like this
- Lots of HEALTHY fats such as grass-fed butter, coconut oil, pure olive oil, duck fats, etc.
- Any clean organic meats, such as steaks, chicken, deer, bison, elk, duck, etc.
- Leafy greens such as spinach, kale, and broccoli (very important to include these veggies daily)
- Avoidance of sugar and all starches
-Long term weight loss
-Possible cancer prevention
-Decreased food cravings
One of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to the ketogenic diet is not doing the research. This diet can have some ugly side effects if the proper balance of fat and protein is not established. There are home test strips you can purchase to see if your body has entered the state of ketosis.
BOTTOM LINE: KETO IS A TOTAL DIET PACKAGE THAT DELIVERS RESULTS WHEN FOLLOWED PROPERLY !!!!
Be Well! 🙂
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