Well known for being a low carb diet, the point of this diet is to stimulate your body to produce ketones in the liver to be used as energy. With Keto diet your body will be drastically reducing carbohydrate intake, and replacing it with fat. When this happens your body becomes very efficient at burning fats for energy (fats are turned into keton in the liver–> more energy for your brain). The reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis.
An Effective Way of Optimizing Your Health
These are some of the numerous benefits from Ketogenic (Keto) diet:
Weight loss (your body fat will be used as an energy source)
Controlled blood sugar
Higher lever of energy (with this diet you will give your body better and more reliable energy sources- fats will be burned )
Preventing heart disease, epilepsy & cancer
Acne: Lower insulin levels + eating less sugar may help improve acne
What kind of food you should eat while you are on Ketogenic diet?
Fats and oils (fats are majority of your keto diet, they can be combined in many different ways);
Fish, beef, eggs;
Vegetables: broccoli, spinach;
Seeds and nuts: sunflower seed, walnuts;
Protein food (organic meat – remember that too much protein on a keto diet is not recommended)
Commonly consumed protein food on katogenic diet:
Pork chop (ground pork, pork loin ,ham)
What kind of food you need to avoid according to Ketogenic diet:
Sugar (agave, maple syrup)
Fruits (apples , oranges)
There are several types of Ketogenic diet: SKD – Standard Keto Diet
CKD – Cyclical Keto Diet
TKD – Targeted Keto diet
The most researched & recommended diet is SKD (Standard Keto Diet). However, we will go into more details about each of the different types of Keto diets on our blog. Stay tuned!