What is the Keto Diet in a nutshell?
Keto is short for Ketogenic. It is basically where ketones are expelled by the liver and this is through metabolization of the fat verses glucose. This diet requires carb restrictions resulting in the body to burn fat as energy verses carbohydrates.
What to Eat?
Studies say that carb intake needs to be between 0-50g per day. Foods that are safe on the keto diet consist of veggies, dairy and nuts. Intake from meals will be focused mainly on a high fat and considerable protein level along with a serving of veggies.
What is “Keto Flu”?
The Keto diet takes some major adaptations with the body. One thing that is common is the “keto flu” as your body is getting used to the Keto diet. Symptoms that happen are nausea, headaches, dizziness and other flu-like symptoms. This happens because the body is adjusting to a new type of energy which is fat verses carbs so make sure you drink lots of water!
Should I try the Keto Diet?
Consult with your doctor. While studies and stories show that the Keto diet is a great way to burn fat it may not be for everyone. This is why it is an absolute must to ask your doctor if the Keto diet is safe and right for you.