The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that in medicine is used mainly to treat hard-to-control epilepsy in children. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates.
- Supports weight loss
- Reduces your appetite
- Improves acne
- May reduce risk of certain cancers
- Improved heart health
- Reduced blood sugar and insulin levels
- Effective against metabolic syndrome
- Therapeutic for several brain disorders
While transitioning into ketosis, some people may experience “keto flu.” Common symptoms of keto flu include: fatigue, nausea, and headaches.
- Seafood, meat, & poultry
- Low-carb vegetables
- Coconut & olive oil
- Greek yogurt
- Nuts and seeds
- Butter and cream
- Dark chocolate… and more
- Beans, peas, lentils, and peanuts
- Grains (rice, pasta, oatmeal)
- Low-fat dairy products
- Added sugars and sweeteners
- Sugary beverages
- Potato chips
- Most fruits
- Starchy vegetables
- Trans fats
- Most alcohols
Weight loss results can be expected after about one month. It will typically only take 2-7 days to enter ketosis.
Macronutrients are: fat, proteins, and carbohydrates.