Do you want to lose weight?
Perhaps the word “diet” makes you anxious and nervous. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could lose weight without having to stop eating? You might be thinking that this sounds absolutely ridiculous. No, your source of nutrition won’t be restricted to just fruits and vegetables. Yes, you read it right. You will lose weight by making a simple change in your daily diet plan. The ketogenic diet is the perfect diet for those who want to lose weight without having to eat measly meals.
So, what exactly is the ketogenic diet? To put it simply, this is a diet where a person will need to consume a high amount of fats and low or no carbs. On this diet, 90% of your calorie requirement is fulfilled by fats, and the rest by proteins and carbs. This is a high fat and low carbohydrate based diet. Our body makes use of carbohydrates for providing us with energy. Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose, the main source of energy. In a ketogenic diet, there is a shift in the basic source of energy in the body. From burning carbs for generating energy, the body will start burning fats. When the body starts making use of fats for providing energy, the liver starts secreting keto substances. The process of shifting from sugars to fats for producing energy is referred to as ketosis. This is where the diet gets its name.
A ketogenic diet encourages you to eat your fill of foods that you are allowed to eat. All the food items that are keto approved are rich in good fats. No processed carbs or sugars are allowed. If anything looks like it was produced in a factory, stay away from it. Instead of reaching over for a helping of mashed potatoes or pasta, have some grilled fatty meat instead. The number of calories you consume while on this diet will reduce, even though you are consuming fatty food.
During the initial phase of the ketogenic diet, you might feel a little low on energy. This is bound to happen since your body is just getting acclimatized to changing its basic source of fuel. Once your body gets used to burning fats for providing energy, you will start feeling energized and refreshed. You can work out like you used to. You needn’t compromise on any physical activity that you used to be engaged in. in fact, if you want to lose weight quickly, it would be advisable that you start exercising or engaging in any physical activity.
The recipes that have been provided in this book are ketogenic diet friendly. These recipes are not only easy to cook but taste wonderful too. All that you will need to do is get the necessary ingredients and keep them on hand. If you plan ahead and pre-decide your meals, following the keto diet won’t be difficult. It would be quite simple. You will need to stay strong and resist temptation. Be patient and you will definitely notice positive results in no time. Also, this diet helps you in losing fat from the abdominal region.
So, why don’t we get started without any further ado?