Let’s get started, when it comes to a diet aimed at weight loss, the role of the personal nutritionist is not to choose one for the client but to make sure that he or she is prepared to make an informed choice. That means staying on top of the latest trends, and no weight loss plan is hotter today than the keto diet.
Like other available diets, the keto diet also cannot be recommended for anyone. But one has to make an analysis of the pros and cons of this diet before choosing it. Keeping this thing in mind, one is free to go with the keto diet.
Keto Diet is a diet that triggers the chemical process of Ketosis in the human body. Speaking in a lay man’s language: you have to maintain a proportion between carbohydrates intake and protein intake in the body. The proportion includes fewer carbs and higher the amount of protein.
With very low carbohydrate intake, the body shifts the primary energy source from blood sugar (glucose derived from carbs) to ketones, which are derived from fat by the process of ketogenesis. Ketones act as a fuel source when glucose is in short supply. They are produced when very few carbs and a moderate amount of protein make up a diet.
In the strictest version of Keto Diet: 80% of energy is taken by burning the body fat, 15% from the intake of protein and the rest 5% is taken from carbs.
Whereas in the most flexible version of Keto Diet: only 60% of energy in the body is taken from fats and 25 % from proteins and rest is taken from carbs.
What to Eat on Keto Diet?
This is a tricky question and the answer to this question is list mentioned below:
- Nuts: You can eat nuts and seeds (like walnut, almonds and flaxseeds). You can also eat nut butter but keep this in mind that they have no sugar traces in them.
- Bone Broth: It is considered a fundamental ingredient in keto diet because it is enriched with amino acids and it improves your stomach health.
- Dark Chocolate and Red Wine: Good News! You are allowed to take Dark Chocolate and also Red Wine but on an occasional basis.
- Carbs: You have to take some carbs on a daily basis, for that, you can eat broccoli, celery, tomatoes, blackberries or raspberries.
- Other: You have to eat fatty fish, grass-fed beef (like normal buffalo or cow meat) and eggs on a regular basis.
What Not to Eat on Keto Diet?
The answer to this question also contains a list of items mentioned below:
- Fried Meat: Bad News! You have to say goodbye to your routine of eating fried meat of fast-food restaurants. Chicken Nuggets or Chicken Zinger is not allowed if you are following the keto diet.
- Sodas and Packed Juices: It is scientifically proved that Sodas are no less than poison for the human body and similarly Packed Juices are not good for health because of not only having an excessive amount of sugar but the also contains some chemicals as preservatives which can become a cause of cancer.
- Potatoes: Potatoes are not also not allowed.
- Fruits: You can consume a bit but too much fruit intake is not allowed because fruits are also considered too much sugary for this low-carb diet.
Obesity can make you a burden on yourself plus it can be a reason to number of diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Keto Diet is the latest trendy diet which can help you shred fats and lose pounds of weight. But it takes a lot of pain to achieve in this journey of weight loss. Team Platinum Life wishes you best of luck on this journey of weight loss via keto diet.