3 Things You Need to Know About the Ketogenic Diet
Are you still living in fear of eating too much fat?
Once considered detrimental to health and body composition, dietary fat is now making a comeback in the world of diets and nutrition.
The Ketogenic Diet – or, Keto Diet for short – is the center of conversation on this topic. Originally used as a method to treat epilepsy, many people are finding long-term health and weight-loss effects from this fat-burning food plan.
Here are 3 things you need to know about the Keto Diet:
Fat is where it’s at in this diet. It centers around constructing every meal with QUALITY dietary fat sources as the main component. Fatty meats and seafood, avocado, eggs and nuts are all examples of staples in the Ketogenic Diet. The rest of your meal should be comprised of a moderate amount of protein and little to no carbohydrates.
2. YOU DON’T NEED CARBS
While glucose via carbohydrates is the most efficient fuel source for the body, it doesn’t need carb in order to survive. With an adequate abundance of fat in the diet, your body shifts into ‘fat-burning’ mode – which means it uses that fat and stored body fat for energy. It’s a process called ‘ketosis’ – which is where the Keto Diet gets its name from.
3. SIDE EFFECTS
Many people who adapt to the Ketogenic Diet experience side effects that include:
- Weight Loss
- Decreased inflammation
- Relief from Metabolic Disorders
- Clear thoughts/heightened ability to focus
While this covers the basics, there is SO much more to know about the details and health benefits of the Keto Diet.
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Article written by: Andi Petty
Andi is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer and Paleo enthusiast. She is currently seeking her PNL1 certification from Precision Nutrition. Read more of her work and connect with Andi here.
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