If you’ve been wondering about starting a ketogenic diet, then the beginners’ guide to the keto diet is perfect for you .. how it works, how to start AND even how to avoid the keto flu!
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A Beginners’ Guide to the Keto Diet
So what exactly is the ketogenic diet?
Well, as the name would suggest, the keto diet is based on the idea that the diet helps your body to produce small fuel molecules or “ketones.” When you keep your carb levels low and your body begins to burn fat as fuel, ketones are created. This state is called “nutritional ketosis”. These ketones act as an incredible clean energy source for your body and brain.
When your body is fuelled by a keto diet, it switches from using glucose as its energy source to burn fat more efficiently. When you lower your dietary carbohydrates, you begin to use your glycogen stores, you will achieve stable lower blood glucose levels and your body will switch from being a sugar burner to a fat burner.
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Beginners’ Guide to the Keto Diet – what are the health improvements?
Some people may find incredible improvements virtually immediately, and for others, within just a few days or weeks. A good rule of thumb before you begin any new diet or eating plan is to get the okay from your doctor, especially if you have any underlying health issues.
As with any major lifestyle change, you may experience a marked improvement in your health. So be sensible and ensure your medication and blood results are reviewed regularly. Once you have gotten the okay from your doctor, you can start to plan out your new menu.
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Beginners’ Guide to the Keto Diet – what do I eat?
If you are wondering what you will be eating once you switch over to a keto diet, don’t worry. There is absolutely no-deprivation in living a keto lifestyle. We live like kings!
The easiest rule to live by – Keto Is Super Simple K.I.S.S
We base all our meals on whole food that is low in carbs, moderate protein and high in healthy fats. Think meat and simple veggies with some healthy fat thrown in for good measure. It really is that simple!!!
So you can plan to have plenty of quality meats, healthy fats, full-fat dairy, non-starchy veggies, nuts, seeds, berries and more.
I’m sure that you are aware that you need to avoid carbs with the keto diet and that is true. You can expect to cut high-sugar fruits, all sugars (yes even honey and coconut sugar – spoiler alert – they’re all sugar), bread, grains, starchy foods, root vegetables and beans/legumes from your diet.
Once you get used to it though, you will find that you feel much better and don’t miss those other foods at all. It is these dietary changes that will get your ketones moving!
This is a simple example of a daily keto diet. K.I.S.S
Beginners’ Guide to the Keto Diet – what are the benefits?
Studies have shown that the ketogenic diet can help in many ways. These can include weight loss, increased energy, reduced inflammation, less intestinal distress, incredible mental clarity, improved cholesterol profile, stable blood sugar levels and more. The keto diet can reverse insulin resistance because you will no longer be experiencing chronic high blood-sugar levels.
These reasons alone make the keto diet a great choice for those who are trying to improve their health.
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Beginners’ Guide to the Keto Diet – what is the keto flu?
It is important though to remember that shocking your system with diet changes can sometimes have its drawbacks. Some people report they experience “keto flu”.
The keto flu is not a real “flu” but actually just symptoms that include dizziness, lethargy, nausea, muscle cramps etc. These symptoms are often mild and can easily be remedied by starting your new low carb lifestyle out slowly, staying hydrated and keeping your mineral levels ups.
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