The Keto Diet basics
Keto is a very low-carb, high-fat diet.
However, protein intake remains at a moderate level. Don’t go too low on this!
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When you reduce carbs in your diet, your body goes into a state of Ketosis. This forces the body to burn fat for energy instead of glucose.
When your body produces ketones, this is a source of fuel that is used for energy. However, you do not need to take exogenous ketones. Your body is more than capable of producing its own, naturally.
When you live a ketogenic lifestyle, your body starts to use fat as fuel. Fat is your friend!
By running more on fat, this will also help you lose weight. In turn, you will have a steady supply of energy instead of having spikes in glucose levels.
When you’re fully transitioned to a ketogenic lifestyle you will experience more energy and a better ability to focus.
It’s important to stay below 50 net carbs a day, but more ideally would be 20 net or less per day.
The main things you want to avoid is sugary, starchy foods like rice, potatoes, sodas, juice, bread, pasta, fruits, and highly processed foods
Another BIG one to avoid is low-fat foods….DITCH THOSE!