The Ketogenic Diet
How Does the Ketogenic Diet Works?
Attaining ketosis is pretty straightforward; however, it can seem difficult and confusing with all of the information out there. The general dietary guidelines of the Ketogenic Diet involve avoidance of high carbohydrate foods such as bread, pasta, potatoes, rice etc. as well as all simple carbohydrates such as sugar, honey and fruit juice.
Protein is included in every meal as this helps to reduce appetite, regulate blood glucose levels and preserve lean muscle mass. Examples of protein foods are fish, chicken, turkey, meat, eggs and cheese. Protein drinks such as whey protein isolate may be utilized.
Adequate fat intake is essential as this enhances fat burning by the body while reducing the synthesis of fatty acids in the body which both promote fat loss. Optimal sources of fats are fatty meats, fish, avocado, olive oil, nuts and seeds.
There are numerous benefits that come with being on Ketogenic Diet: from weight loss and increased energy levels to therapeutic medical applications. Most anyone can safely benefit from eating a low-carb, high-fat diet.