We’re all pretty experimental when it comes to weight loss right? Especially, when the destination is to be reached, the route doesn’t really matter! So we try ways and means and do whatever it takes to knock off those extra kilos to look fit and fab. So if you’re fed up with trying out everything that’s out there, here’s some hope for you – the newest, trending diet of 2018 – the Keto Diet! Curious to know more? Read on!
The Ketogenic diet, or simply put forth as the keto diet, is currently in vogue because of its moderate nature – you neither have to starve neither deprive yourself of too many foods in this diet plan. All you got to do is go low on the carb and stock up on healthy fats! Proteins have made their way in here too, albeit to a lesser extent than that of carbs and fats. By consuming lesser calories, you are basically depleting your body’s glucose reserves, forcing it to look out for another source to fuel itself and keep going. This forces your body to rely on the fats – stored fats, existing fats.
The trick here is to limit the consumption of carbohydrates to 10% of your total food intake, making your body burn up the fats, which in turn will help you lose weight. This means you put your body in a state of ketosis, meaning it will burn up all the fats, instead of the sugars. And it’s a known fact that carbs contribute to sugars in your body. So basically, the Keto diet won’t function as it has to if you don’t put a brake on those carbs you take in.
And yes, sugar in any form – be it actual sugar granules, jaggery, honey or other substitutes are prohibited entirely. So, here it goes – the major twist in the diet! SO if not sugars, what can you actually consume? Let’s run you through: without any hesitation or guilt, you can freely consume cucumbers, cauliflower, dark leafy greens such as spinach and kale and a host of other vegetables. You are also allowed to have your share of nuts and seeds, oils. Make sure you go in for the most organic food because after all, the quality of food is what matters the most.
So there you go – are you ready to gear up to the keto mode?