Keto diet. Now before I get into details, this is just my personal take on it. Just like any diets out there, I believe there is something that works for everybody. However, doing the research beforehand is key and if you haven’t heard of it, then that is the intention of this week’s blog. Let’s start with the basic information.
The keto diet is comprised of 75% fat, 20% protein, and 5% carbs. The major difference is the amount of CARBS; 5 percent is really LOW. Most suggest about 10-15 grams a day, which is about 1 cup of cooked carrots or one serving of fruit for the DAY. Then, majority of the diet is coming from fat such as avocado, coconut, olive oil, nuts, bacon, egg yolks, butter, cheese, etc.
The idea is to use fat as the source of energy to create more ketones.
So what is the PURPOSE of this diet? We use carbs as the primary source of energy, so by limiting it and taking in a lot of fat, the idea is to use fat as the source of energy to create more ketones. Ketones are an organic compound that essentially helps in the process of breaking down fat. So when ketones are elevated, which is the state of ketosis, that is the ultimate goal of this diet.
Throughout years, many diets have come. Some stuck, some are gone. But the real question is, what can you do that STICKS. That is the real question you have to ask yourself when you are trying out a new diet. A TRUE diet is something that you can do for a long time because results don’t happen over night and doesn’t seem OVERWHELMING. If a diet seems like something you cannot sustain, then it is not for you. Learn and experiment with what works for you. We all crave things differently. Most importantly, it has to provide the results you are looking for. Hope you liked this week’s blog, Stay tuned for more next Wed……………………….Kei