Here's Everything You Need to Know About Ketogenic Diet and Weight Loss
Over the years, the concept of Ketogenic Diet has acquired immense popularity among the masses. Recently, this topic has been trending on Google with as many as 670000 search volume from all over the world. In fact, many of my clients have been inquiring after ketosis food plans to strive more towards a perfect physique.
But if you’re not yet familiar with it, I’ll help you dive more into the depths of Keto Diet and its benefits. Also, I’ve provided a one week keto diet plan to give you an idea of this most effective, low carb diet.
What is a Ketogenic Diet?
You might have read articles online or seen Youtube channels describing keto diet as a high fat, protein module. In fact, many might call it unhealthy and exaggerate the count of calories and fats in this diet. Well, it’s important to know that many of these people running the health blogs or vlogs don’t possess the required knowledge and understanding of food and fitness. They are simply providing information on inaccurate and unreliable basis.
A keto diet is actually a low carbohydrate diet (and in some cases a no carb diet) with high fat food and plenty intake of water.
Why do we have more of high fat foods for Keto Diet?
This is the most common question that anyone following this diet has on their mind. To put it in simple words, increasing the amount of fat brings your physical structure into a metabolic state – ketosis. And as the metabolism is boosted, the capability of your body to metabolize and burn fat also increases. Moreover, this fat turns into ketones in your liver which is then utilized by muscles and tissues as fuel for the body. The keto diet is designed keeping in mind that not too much of ketones should get stored in the body, putting you at health risks
Who all can go for it?
1. Those with stubborn belly fat – This seems to have become a common problem among majority of people mainly due to the sedentary lifestyle everyone lives, nowadays. Besides, women who go through cesarean deliveries also develop fat bellies. However, it’s easy to lose belly fat fast with keto diet.
2. Those with High Blood Pressure – The inclusion of MCT oils in keto diet makes it a healthy plan for individuals with high BP as they help to maintain optimum blood pressure. However, for such patients we do exclude some food items (specifically the salty ones) from the diet.
3. Those with High Cholesterol Levels – First of all, it’s necessary to understand that there are two types of cholesterols = the good (HDL) and the bad (LDL). The LDL (Low Density Lipoproteins) increases the risk of cardio attacks, badly affecting the overall health of your heart while HDL (High Density Lipoproteins) protects your heart by replacing other forms of cholesterol from your blood. And, keto diet which is high in healthy fat and protein actually boosts the level of this good cholesterol in your body.
Who all MUSTN’T follow this diet?
Even though this most effective weight loss diet has many benefits, it’s not recommended for everyone. This is why the medical history of the people is taken into consideration before they are suggested to go on with it. Patients with
- kidney diseases
- vitamin deficiencies
- low levels of amino acids like alanine and carnitine
and those on renal diet are not suggested to settle on a ketogenic diet.
1 Week Keto Diet for Beginners –Vegetarian Keto Diet and Non-Vegetarian Keto Diet
Although the following 7 day diet chart will push your efforts (for a healthy and slim body) in the right direction yet a keto diet shows absolute amazing results only when it’s followed for 30 days with change in recommended food items every week. So, to access a full month plan of this fabulous diet along with other useful health and quick weight loss tips, you can reach me out at email@example.com . Please note that this is a general diet chart and so, if you are suffering from any disease, don’t follow it before consulting your dietitian or doctor.
Foods to avoid in keto diet:
∞ Soft drinks or Energy Drinks
∞ Frozen Chocolate Bars
∞ Maple Syrup
∞ Fried Food
∞ Processed Food
∞ Low Fat
∞ Products of the company Sugar Free
∞ Fast Food
Last but not the least, drink plenty of water when following this diet and don’t rigidly fix time for your meals. Eat only when you feel hungry.
Do you have any health related questions to ask? Feel free to clear your doubts in the comment section.