A Keto-diet plan that Can Transform Your Body(2020)

A Keto-diet plan that Can Transform Your Body(2020)

What is a Keto-diet plan?

Keto or Ketogenic diet plan is a low carb, high fat, and moderate protein diet plan. During this diet, the body burns fat through a process of ketosis. Normally when you consume a high carbohydrate diet, your body produces glucose and insulin and uses them as the primary source of energy. Whereas the fats are kept stored and not burned.

During the state of ketosis, the body uses fats instead of carbohydrates to get its energy because of less intake of carbs. Through this process, the body burns more fat efficiently. When you consume high fat and low carb diet, your body lacks glucose and starts using ketones to get the energy it requires.

Ketones are formed from the breakdown of fats in the liver. Ketosis is basically a state of production of ketones in the body instead of glucose. This metabolic state helps in better burning of fat and also provides numerous health benefits. People usually mistake the keto diet plan with starving. A ketogenic diet plan is not about starving from food, rather it is about decreasing the intake of carbs in your diet up to a good extent so that the body turns to the stored fats for its functioning.

Things to keep in mind before starting a Keto-diet plan :

Keto diet plan is not a diet that is generated recently, it is a diet that has been around for ninety years now. It was initially formed to treat patients with epilepsy and seeing the benefits and with proper health research, people started following it for various health reasons. It soon became a popular weight and fat-loss diet plan.

There are a few things that should be kept in mind before following a keto-diet plan:

Know your body and consult a doctor before starting a keto diet plan.

You may suffer from keto-flu at the beginning of the diet as your body turns to fat from carbohydrates for its energy. You may have headaches and feel dizzy but that means you are heading in the right direction.

Many people have noticed a bad breath when they start a keto diet plan. This is because of the production of ketones in the body that make the breath smell bad. But that is temporary.

Keto is not just any diet, you have to be consistent and give it time to show results. It is much more than just a pattern of eating, it is a way of living. You may find your results to be slower than what people normally obtain but that is because everybody has a different metabolism. Everybody has its own pace.

You will mostly notice people with a lot of weight, lose weight much faster during a keto diet. That is because of that extra weight shreds fast. Just stay patient and let keto do the magic.

Plan properly and then start a keto diet. Buy all the required groceries in advance and stack your fridge with only what you have to eat because even a single deviation in diet can change the results a lot.

Customize the diet according to you. A keto diet normally includes an intake of 75% fats, 20% proteins and 5% carbs, which means around 20g of carbs per day. You can adjust the intake of carbs in between 20g to 50g, according to your body’s needs.

Advantages

There are a number of health benefits that a ketogenic diet plan offers.

Weight and fat loss

Controlled blood sugar

Maintaining a healthy blood pressure

Maintaining good cholesterol

Reduces the risk of cancer

Reverses the symptoms of the metabolic syndrome

Provides for better brain functioning

Increases life span

It is difficult at first for the body to jump to fats from carbs for energy, but once it successfully does there are various health benefits. A keto diet plan has proved to be very helpful in burning fat especially around the belly, controls the blood sugar and insulin levels and protects against various health issues like diabetes and heart diseases. It keeps the metabolism in check and most importantly increases the chances of a long healthy life.

Side effects

The most immediate side effect of a ketogenic diet plan is the keto flu.

What is keto flu?

It takes around 3-4 weeks to get adapted to a keto diet, but the side effects vary off sooner. One such side effect is keto flu.

Symptoms of keto flu include:

Kidney damage

Slow Thinking

Dizziness

Fatigue

Increased heart rate when lying down

Excessive craving

Insomnia

Drink a lot of water and fluid to vary off these symptoms faster.

A responsible keto diet plan will not result in kidney damage but one with proper monitoring and research may. When you consume a lot of animal meat and specifically processed animal meat, you increase the chances of getting kidney stones. Also, animal proteins are very acidic and lead to an increase in uric acid levels. Keep it in mind to drink a lot of water during a keto diet plan and monitor the diet’s ingredients well.

Constipation

One of the most common side effects os a keto diet plan is a constipation. This is because of the intake of less fiber in your diet. Fibers like beans, whole grains and fruits are restricted from a keto diet. You need not worry there are various ingredients of a keto diet like avocadoes, almonds, chia seeds and pecans which contain a sufficient amount of fiber and if taken in the right amount can help in getting rid of constipation.

Leg cramps

Leg cramps are a possible side effect of this diet. They happen due to a state called hyponatremia, which means low levels of sodium in the blood. This symptom can be cured by having enough salt and staying hydrated.

Who should not do a Keto-diet plan?

You should not follow a keto diet if you are already facing kidney problems because doing this diet may alleviate them.

Breastfeeding mothers should avoid doing a keto diet because a low carb diet leads to low production of breast milk. Also, pregnant women should not be doing the same because it may lead to problems in the development of the baby. It also increases the risk of neural tube defects like spina bifida.

If you are already suffering from gall bladder issues it is advisable to not do a keto diet because gall produces bile to help in the breakdown of fats, and without the proper function of gall, it will be difficult to breakdown such high amounts of fats. This may lead to various health complications.

People suffering from insomnia, anxiety or depression should also consult an expert before starting a ketogenic diet. This diet can prove to really uneasy for people with such symptoms and disorders.

Foods to eat during a Keto-diet plan or Ketosis diet plan for beginners:

Beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, and pork. (bacon too)

Tofu

Salmon, trout, shrimp, and scallops.

Eggs cooked in fat

Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries in limited quantity.

Leafy greens: spinach, kale, and broccoli. (non-starchy veggies)

Macadamias, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, pecans, flaxseeds, peanuts, and hemp hearts.

Coconut

Almond and peanut butter without added sugars.

Full fat dairy

Avocados

Coconut oil, hemp oil, almond oil, avocado oil, flaxseed oil, sesame oil.

Mayonnaise

Dark chocolates

Foods to avoid during a Keto-diet plan :

Whole grains like cereal, pasta, bread (homemade low carb bread)

potatoes, sweet potatoes and corn. (starchy veggies are a no)

Legumes: lentils, quinoa, peas, chickpeas, and beans

Fruits (because of natural sugars)

Processed Sugars

Cakes, candies, cookies and ice creams.

Low-fat dairy

Sauces, honey, and agave.

In a keto diet, you can drink a lot of water. Calorie-free beverages are allowed but avoid the ones with artificial sweeteners. Even unsweetened almond milk, tea, and coffee can be drunk during a keto diet. Talking about the consumption of alcohol, only drink dry wine and vodka.

So, now that you have all the information you need regarding a ketogenic diet plan, draft a plan wisely and do not forget to consult a doctor. 

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