How to go on a diet without cutting off carbs — a small guide to Keto Diet
Whenever people think about losing weight, they plan to cut off carbs completely. Isn’t it frustrating to avoid carbs?
It is for me!
We always find ourselves craving carbs. I mean, who would say no to pizza, burgers, pasta and whatnot? But these junk foods containing major carbohydrate content leads to many diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, obesity, cancer, etc.
Losing weight isn’t easy for most of us. We try every possible diet out there but are unable to stay consistent.
But what if I told you that there is a diet in which you can satisfy your cravings by incorporating carbohydrates? You heard me. I present to you: The keto diet.
What is a keto diet? Read on to find out!
The ketogenic diet involves a diet plan containing low carbs, moderate protein and high fat.
When the body goes on a diet like this, it is said to be in a state called ketosis. In this state, the body is majorly deprived of glucose, making you less energetic and less active. It is compensated by an alternative fuel called ketones.
Fats in the liver make ketones. The energy produced is utilized by the brain. Ultimately, making the fat burning process quick and efficient.
Foods allowed in a keto diet
● Green vegetables
● Greek yoghurt
● Coconut milk
● Almond milk
Foods not allowed in a keto diet
● Fizzy drinks
● Kidney beans
Why should one prefer the keto diet over any other diet?
It has many benefits, some of which are listed below.
● Effective weight loss
● Healthy skin
● Lowers insulin levels
● Maintains blood pressure
● Treats joint pain
● Treats diabetes
● Reduce the risk of cancer
Proceed with caution
Before going on a keto diet, one must check whether their body is capable of being in a ketogenic state for an extended period of time or not. Consult your doctor if you’re a nursing mother or pregnant. People with heart diseases, kidney diseases, liver issues, etc., should not attempt a ketogenic diet.
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