Doing the ketogenic diet appears to be “in” thing to do these days among the figure-conscious or those wanting to lose weight. Am seeing a few of my Facebook friends who are into this diet, which probably means it’s effective.
Going on keto simply means you adopt a high-fat, low carb food intake, with just enough protein in between. Meat, fish, butter, olive oil, coffee, cheese, eggs, among other stuff, are allowed. No-no’s are bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, sugary drinks, candies and chocolates.
The ketogenic diet first gained renown for its success in the treatment of young patients afflicted with epilepsy.It has also been found as therapeutic for those with diabetes, Alzheimer’s, brain cancer, autism or even for curing common headache and insomnia symptoms.
The ordinary people who go on this diet find out that they can control their appetite more, feel more energetic and mentally alert, as well as get less sugar cravings.
And how do you succeed with weight loss objectives for this diet? Just remember to restrict the carbs, consume as much fat until you are satisfied, and do not make the mistake of eating too much protein to go with the fat.As with any diet, supplement your controlled meals with exercise and enough sleep. Snacking in between is discouraged.
With today’s busy working lifestyle, a question that’s commonly asked is whether one can still practice the ketogenic diet while eating readily-available and convenient fast food. The answer, of course, is Yes! Just remember to take note of all the ketogenic-recommended food list and meal plans.
For example, when eating a burger, ditch the bun or ask for a lettuce wrap, if available. Of course, skip the fries and the ketchup (the latter contains lots of sugar). Order the house salad and there should be no problem using more eggs, olive oil, ham, cheese and butter. When ordering pizza, consider doubling the toppings while eating as little as possible of the crust.
Learn more about the essentials of the keto diet in the article.