What is it?
Ketogenics is a way of eating that is rich in healthy fats and protein, yet low in carbohydrates.
Why this diet is so popular
The goal of a Ketogenic diet is to get the body into its preferred metabolizing state - burning fat instead of sugar (glycol).
When the body breaks carbs down they are mostly broken down into glucose. This can cause a spike within blood sugar which results in the hormone insulin to be released.
At this point, the insulin decides whether or not the body will burn the glucose, or store it as fat. Any added amount of sugar, from say a soda pop or candy bar, may compound the issue - making the body store more fat than needed.
By introducing more healthy fats and proteins into the diet the body is simply tricked into burning fat instead of storing it. #fatadapted
EATING LOW CARB
So you've tried keto but... no results
Low carb eating can feel like a sacrifice, but I've uncovered tried and true hacks that helped me achieve keto success.
If you've tried keto and keep reverting back to carbs, that's no surprise. I experienced the same thing. The trick I found was understanding how to combat the cravings and stick to a plan.
My first few attempts were hard, but felt amazing at the same time. One time I got so far off track it felt impossible to start over. It took a few months, but I finally remembered my "why" and gave it another try.
Now, I recognize that "cheat" meals are bound to happen and I've learned my limits in those situations. If you are willing to try this way of eating, you'll find your way, too.
In the meantime, let me show you some of the hacks I've found throughout my experience. Check it out below.
MOTIVATION DRIVEN BY RESULTS
Food is vital to our survival.
Learn how the foods you like can give you the results you'll love.
Keto isn't like most diets where you have to limit your intake of food. In fact, when your body is in ketosis there are likely going to be plenty of times you just aren't hungry, when you otherwise would have been starving! With this way of eating, each and every bite is much more satisfying and fulfilling.
Though there are a variety of ways to do the keto diet, most agree your carbohydrate intake should not exceed more than 20 grams per day. As you become more familiar with macros, and your go-to food's nutritional breakdown, you will likely find there are numerous ways to feel full without sacrificing.
Still curious? Learn more with my free beginner's guide below.
I love spending time in the kitchen. Throughout my keto journey, I've documented some of my favorite dishes to share with you. Try one, or try 'em all!
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