Planning to lose weight? While there are endless ways to lose weight, only a few weight loss techniques won’t affect your health adversely. A ketogenic diet is one of them.
What is a Ketogenic diet?
A ketogenic diet or a keto diet is essentially an ultra-low carb diet, which would turn the human body into a fat burning mechanism.
The diet has a lot of potential benefits in terms of weight loss, weight management, and health. On a side note, it is not totally free from side effects as well. The diet is more or less similar to the other low carb diet plans like the Atkins diet or the low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet, the main difference being the protein intake levels.
Ketogenic diet mechanism
If you follow the Keto diet, your body is likely to go into a state termed as Ketosis. This is beyond the scope of this article and we won’t be going too deep into the process.
Diet Doctor, probably the best website for healthy weight loss tips, has mentioned the mechanism of Ketosis in the best way possible.
You can refer the following article if you want to know more about the mechanism behind a Ketogenic diet.
What to eat when on a Ketogenic diet?
The key factor in this diet is to limit your carbohydrate intake to almost a negligible amount.
Eat as few carbs as possible
Your carb intake for the whole day in a Ketogenic diet should ideally be below 20 grams. If you can not maintain this strict an intake, try to limit it to 40, but anything more than that would not be recommended.
This means that you will have to say a strict no to the following stuff:
- Anything too sugary
- Starchy foods like bread, rice, potatoes etc
- Milk and curd
Here is a breakdown of the macros you need to take care of in a Keto diet:
- 10-20% carbs
- 15% proteins
- 70% or more fats
List of things you can eat:
- ground vegetables
- coconut oil
- fatty fish
- egg yolks
- chicken breast
- ground beef
You can check out an article by Ruled for more food items.
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Once again, Diet Doctor has made the perfect 14-day Ketogenic diet plan which you can make use of:
If you want to lose weight without having to sacrifice on tasty food, the Ketogenic diet is probably the best diet for you as you have to eat fats to lose fats. What could be better than that right?