Check out this simple guide to Keto dieting where you can eat high fats but no carbs to stay fit.
Keto is a diet which gives a free pass to load up on cheese, butter and peanut butter. And here’s the surprise. While you’re allowed to chow down a cheeseburger on this diet; you will also reduce fats in your body.
When low on carbohydrates, the body goes into a metabolic state called ketosis. This forces the body to burn fats instead of carbs which is the body’s primary energy source.
Eventually, the body produces ketones in the liver to use as fuel instead of carbs. During the breakdown into glucose, all the stored fat is utilised in the body. However,
Is it healthy?
Letting go of an essential food group like carbohydrates worried experts. If you see it another way; when you cannot workout, what better way to lose excess weight with minimum changes to your diet?
The basic structure to a keto meal plan is to keep metabolism up by eating every two to three hours, in small portions. The body takes a couple of days to a week to go into ketosis.
Here’s a keto compliant meal plan for beginners.
Breakfast: Two scrambled eggs fried in ghee, topped with butter and cheese. Green tea.
Mid-day snack: A small green apple or any other fruit with a bowl of yogurt/ peanut butter.
Lunch: Two kebabs/ Vegetable salad/ Pumpkin soup, assorted vegetables cooked in ghee, yogurt with spinach. Try a slab of dark chocolate for dessert.
Evening snack: Assorted nuts, carrots and cucumbers salad with cottage cheese or feta cheese, peanut butter and green tea.
Dinner: Chicken/Veg Cheeseburger with chicken/tomato soup. Crunchy cucumber and baby spinach salad to detox you for the night.