Many people are intrigued by the keto diet. It has become a popular way to lose weight and become healthier overall. There are so many different diets out there, it might be hard to know exactly what this one involves. The following is some of the most common questions people have about this life-changing diet as well as the answers.
What is the Keto Diet?
This diet involves eating very few carbs and a lot of healthy fats. This is done to change the way your metabolism works and to encourage it to burn more fat. Many people enjoy this diet because they can still eat enough to feel full, provided they are eating the right types of food.
What Does the “Keto” in “Keto Diet” Mean?
Keto is short for the word ketogenic. The goal of this diet is to get your body into a state known as ketosis. When your body is in ketosis, it is forced to burn fat more efficiently. Fat is also turned into ketones in your liver, which is believed to help energize your brain.
What Food Do I Have to Avoid on the Keto Diet?
There are several types of foods that you will want to severely limit while following this diet. Avoiding foods with any carbs in them would be very difficult, but try to stay away from foods with a high level of carbohydrates. You will need to become very familiar with the nutrition labels on your foods. Other categories to avoid include:
- Sugary Foods: Cake, ice cream, soda, sugary juices, candy, etc.
- Alcohol: Many beverages with alcohol are high in carbohydrates
- Unhealthy Fats: Not all fats are created equally. Skip the mayonnaise, processed oils, etc.
- ‘Low-Fat’ Foods: These foods are highly processed and typically unhealthy.
What Foods Can I Eat on the Keto Diet?
Wondering what you should actually put in your cart at the grocery store? Most meats are okay, but remember this is a high-fat diet, not a high-protein diet. Fish is particularly good as long as it is not breaded. Eggs and high-fat dairy products are great to add to your diet. Any vegetable that grows above ground, such as zucchini or cabbage, is fair game as well. Both nuts and berries are okay to snack on.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
Have further questions about the keto diet? We warmly invite you to make an appointment with Male Clinic USA. At our convenient location in Pasadena, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!