The basics of a keto diet.



When I started my recent and only successful goal to lose weight, I did it by jumping into a keto diet. What this means on the surface level is that your goal is to eat less than 25g of net carbs a day (which is less than one average banana). There is a lot of talk out there in diet communities about how the increased ketones in your body on this diet help you burn fat faster. I don’t know how true these claims are, and I don’t think anyone truly does. What I do know however is that when I was eating a diet higher in fat and protein, I was able to become full and satisfied with my food much more than I was when I was eating more carbs.

While everyone works best with different weight loss styles, I would urge you to check out the keto diet. It’s simple in that you just need to watch your net carbs (Total Carbs - Fiber - Sugar Alcohols = Net Carbs) and your calories. Staying below 25g of net carbs a day forces you to fill your calorie intake with protein and fat, both of which are great energy sources for your body and will keep you full for much longer than a bowl of cereal or plate of pasta would.

The thing that stops most people from checking out this diet I find is the restrictions behind it. Yes, you need to stop eating your bread and sugars. But in the long run this really becomes a non-issue. The first month I won't lie was hard, I was constantly craving foods I could not have and temptation was everywhere. However our bodies truly are amazing and they adapt very well, soon I was no longer craving foods like bread and sugars. I soon grew to love non-starchy vegetables, meats, cheeses and nuts that this diet revolves around. I'd urge you to give it a shot, try it out for a month and prove to yourself that you have the determination to stick to a goal and diet plan. What do you have to lose?


If you are interested in a keto diet check out the following resources I used to kick mine off!
https://www.reddit.com/r/keto/

https://www.ruled.me/

And many more of my resources and tips here:
http://diet.tiverty.com/

Question to answer down below: Have you tried a no or lower carb diet before? What was the best part about it for you? The worst?

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