What is a Ketogenic (Keto) Diet?
A keto diet is a diet that is low in carbohydrates (carbs) and high in fats and proteins. 70:50:5 ratio, 70% fats, 50% proteins, 5% carbs. It has been around for over 100 years, and it was originally used to treat epilepsy. Dietary supplements are not necessary while on this type of diet.
The body breaks down fats that are used for energy and form chemicals called ketones. The breakdown of these ketones puts the body the in the metabolic state called ketosis.
Ketosis is a metabolic state where the body uses energy from the ketones that are broken down from fats. It provides the body with an alternative source of energy that would normally come from carbohydrates in the form of glucose.
You may start to feel bad during the first week of starting the Keto diet. It is what some people call the "keto flu" but it is not an official medical diagnosis. Some symptoms are brain fog, irritability, headaches, nausea, muscle aches.
What are Some Potential Benefits of the Keto Diet?
You feel less hungry
Your energy lasts longer
You can have weight loss
Your blood sugar may be lowered
It can help you to manage your Type 2 Diabetes and seizures in children
The Keto Diet is not recommended for people with liver conditions and pancreatic disease.
What Foods to Eat While on the Keto Diet?
Nuts and Seeds
Unsweetened Coffee and Tea and Water
What Foods to Avoid While on the Keto Diet?
High-Carb Grains and Starches
All Fruit except Small Berries
Low-fat or Dairy Products
Sugar-free Diet Foods
Some Condiments and Sauces
Watch Video Below for the Top 10 Foods for the Keto Diet
Are You Looking to Start a Keto Diet?
These are 5 apps to help you get started on your Keto Diet!
Food tracker app
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Recipes and food registry
Keep track of your weight control, ketones, exercises
Personalized food recommendations
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Keto Diet Tracker
Keto diet tracker and planner
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Recipes, articles and guides added daily
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Hundreds of recipes
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Watch The Video Below for Healthy Meal Prep Ideas
Always consult your physician before starting a new diet
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