Keto Diet & Meal Planning

What Is Keto?

Although ketogenic diet has been around for almost a century, it is rapidly gaining popularity today. There is a reason why keto is so highly regarded. It’s not a fad diet. It actually works, and it has tremendous health benefits in addition to weight loss. When on the keto diet, you are feeding your body exactly what it needs, while eliminating toxins that will slow it down.

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    The Keto Diet is a low-carb and high-fat diet with 70% fat, 25% protein and 5% carbohydrates. This means 70% of your calories are from healthy fats, 25% of calories from healthy proteins, and 5% of calories from carbs.
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    The keto diet can be a highly effective diet for burning fat. However, this diet is not for everyone.  Check with your physician or medical professional first before commencing the Keto diet as it may not be suitable for you.

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Benefits Of Keto Diet

Here is a list of actual benefits for lowering your carbohydrates and eating fats that convert to energy:

Control of Blood Sugar

Keeping blood sugar at a low level is critical to manage and prevent diabetes. The keto diet has been proven to be extremely effective in preventing diabetes.

Many people suffering from diabetes are also overweight. That makes an easy weight-loss regime a natural. But the keto diet does more. Carbohydrates get converted to sugar, which for diabetics can result in a sugar spike. A diet low in carbohydrates prevents these spikes and allows more control over blood sugar levels.

Mental Focus

The keto diet is based on protein, fats, and low carbohydrates. As we’ve discussed, this forces fat to become the primary source of energy. This is not the normal western diet, which can be quite deficient in nutrients, particularly fatty acids, which are needed for proper brain function.

A diet high in carbohydrates can lead to a “foggy” brain, where you have difficulty in focusing. Focusing becomes easier with the increased energy provided by the keto diet. In fact, many people who have no need or desire to lose weight use the keto diet to improve and enhance brain functions.

Increased Energy

It’s not unusual, and has become almost normal, to feel tired and drained at the end of the day as a result of a poor, carbohydrate-laden diet. Fat is a more efficient source of energy, leaving you feeling more vitalized than you would on a “sugar” rush.

Keto and Anti-Aging

There is a research indicating that using fatty acids for fuel instead of sugar may slow down the aging process, possibly because of the negative effects that sugar has on our overall wellbeing.

In addition, the simple act of eating less and consuming fewer calories is a matter of basic health, as it prevents obesity and its inherent side effects.

So far, studies have been limited. However, considering the powerful positive effects of the ketogenic diet on our health, it is logical to assume this diet will help us grow older in a more natural way while delaying the natural effect of aging. A normal western diet laden with sugars and processed foods are certainly detrimental to warding off the signs of aging.

Keto and Hunger

One of the major reasons diets fail is hunger. People who diet feel hungry and deprived and simply give up. A low carbohydrate diet naturally leaves people feeling full and satisfied. Less hungry means people will actually remain on the diet longer while consuming fewer calories.

What Foods To Eat & Avoid

Foods to Eat

  • Egg, including yolks
  • All green, leafy vegetables, as well as cauliflower, avocado, mushrooms, peppers, cucumbers, and tomatoes.
  • When choosing dairy, opt for full-fat version of cheeses, butter, sour cream, yogurt, and milk.
  • Eat nuts such as walnuts, almonds, filberts, and sunflower and pumpkin seeds.                                                     

Foods to Eat in Moderation

  • Have one serving of root vegetables, such as yams, parsnip, carrots, and turnips per day.
  • Fruits contain sugar, so treat them like candy. One small piece per day.
  • A glass of dry wine, vodka, whiskey and brandy once a week. No cocktails with sugars.
  • A small piece of chocolate with 75 percent or higher cocoa content once a week.

Foods to Avoid

  • Any food containing sugar, including cereals; soft drinks, juices, and sports drinks, candies, and chocolate. Limit artificial sweeteners as much as possible.
  • Starchy food such as pasta and potatoes, breads, potato chips, and french fries, cooking oils, and margarine.
  • All beers.

Meal Planning...

The key to success with Keto Meal Planning is much more personalized than most people assume and it goes without saying that sometimes taking care of planning, preparing and scheduling your meals can prove to be such a hassling and tedious task that you prefer not doing it at all!

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