We all have heard of many diets, but actually do they work or not, is still a question to be answered. Here we are going to look into a diet that really works – The Keto Diet. It is one diet that has been used by many in successfully losing body fat, fight diabetes and its prevention and many other health benefits.
So, what actually is a keto diet?
This is a diet plan that involves having long spells of extremely low or no carbohydrate intake in a day and increasing the fat intake to really higher levels. The purpose behind such diet is pushing the body into a state of ketosis. Ketosis is a stage when the body uses the fat as its energy source instead of glucose or carbohydrates.
Carbohydrates are the body’s primary energy source and when you deprive the body of it, the brain signals the body to turn to the cat reserve in the body for fuel and thereby you end up being shredded is what is mentioned by Weight Loss Diet Clinic, Faridabad.
What to eat in Keto diet?
Studies conducted on the subject says that low-carb, high fat diet is very effective in weight loss, diabetes, epilepsy and many other critical health problems. It has also proved to be beneficial for certain types of cancers and Alzheimer’s. Tis diet plans typically limits the carb intake to 20 to 50 Gms a day and that is why it seems quite challenging, but nutrition can be gained from food in keto eating plan like:
Fish and Seafood
Meats – unprocessed, grass fed or organic (as all are low in carbohydrate)
Above the ground vegetables –broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, zucchini, avocado
High-Fat dairy – cheese, yoghurt and milk
A Keto Diet by Dietician Sheela Seharawat of Diet Clinic:
Now that you know what to eat, you might be wondering how to plan it out for regular days.
Here is a sample menu for two days that you can follow and plan out for successive days and weeks to continue:
-Breakfast: Two fried eggs with sautéed greens.
-Lunch: An organic meat burger on a bed of greens and topped with mushroom and cheese.
-Dinner: Grilled paneer steak with beans, cooked in olive oil.
-Breakfast: Two eggs mushroom and cheese omelette.
-Lunch: shrimp salad with cherry tomatoes and celery and other leafy greens in lemon vinaigrette.
-Dinner: Roasted chicken in a cream based sauce with sautéed broccoli and asparagus.
The idea behind this type of menu is to restrict your carbohydrate intake to not more than 50 Gms a day and provide you with high quantities of healthy fats and adequate amount of protein. This will drive the body into ketosis.