Low-carb diet to let your body manage the breakdown of fats
What is ketogenic diet?
It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. This reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis.
Ketosis : Is a metabolic state where ketones become the main sources of energy for the body and brain. This happens when carb intake and insulin levels are very low.
When this happens, your body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy. It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which can supply energy for the brain.
Ketogenic diets can cause massive reductions in blood sugar and insulin levels. This, along with the increased ketones, has numerous health benefits.
SUMMARY: The keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet. It lowers blood sugar and insulin levels, and shifts the body’s metabolism away from carbs and towards fat and ketones.
What to eat
Red meat, steak, ham, sausage, bacon, chicken and turkey;
Fatty fish, such as salmon, trout, tuna and mackerel.
Eggs, grass-fed butter and cream;
Unprocessed cheese (cheddar, goat, cream, blue or mozzarella).
Almonds, walnuts, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, etc.
Primarily extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil and avocado oil.
Whole avocados, most green veggies, tomatoes, onions, peppers, etc.
What to avoid
Soda, fruit juice, smoothies, cake, ice cream, candy, etc.
Wheat-based products, rice, pasta, cereal, etc.
All fruit, except small portions of berries like strawberries.
Peas, kidney beans, lentils, chickpeas, etc.
Potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnips, etc.
Limit your intake of processed vegetable oils, mayonnaise, low-fat or diet products; alcohol.