What is a Keto Diet?

This is a low carb diet that is meant for people to get more calories from protein and fat and less from carbohydrates. This diet is meant to burn a lot of fat, which is beneficial for people that are trying to lose weight.

What does “keto” mean?

Keto represents ketones in the body. The body produces small fuel molecules called ketones. Ketones are used as an alternative fuel for the body when there is not enough glucose in the body. Ketones are produced if you eat very few carbs and come from fat in the liver. They are then used as fuel throughout the body. This diet forces your body to run entirely on fat, which causes insulin levels to drop drastically and you burn fat rapidly.

What to eat

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  • Vegetables that grow above ground
  • Natural fats (oil, butter)
  • Fish/Seafood
  • Cheese
  • Meat
  • Eggs

 

What NOT to eat

  • Potatoes
  • Fruit
  • Beer
  • Pasta
  • Soda
  • Juice
  • Rice
  • Bread
  • Candy
  • Sweets
  • Junk food

What to drink

  • Tea
  • Water
  • Red wine
  • Coffee

Benefits of a Keto Diet

1. Lose weight

2. Appetite Control

3. Constant energy

4. Control blood sugar

5. Improve overall health

6. Calmer stomach

7. Increase physical endurance

8. Improve/help epilepsy

How to get into this diet

1. Restrict carbs

2. Restrict protein

3. Eat enough fat

4. Avoid snacking

5. Add exercise

6. Get enough sleep

People who should NOT do this diet

  • Diabetics
  • People with high blood pressure
  • Breastfeeding moms
Source: https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto