The right diet is a key part of taking care of your health -and the keto diet has been receiving a lot of attention recently.
But what is keto? And could it be right for you?
We’ll explain exactly what keto is, a few of the health benefits it could bring you, who keto is (and isn’t) right for, and how to get started on keto.
Here’s a quick Keto 101:
If you’d like more detail on which foods you can/can’t eat on keto, have a read through our complete keto diet food list.
A quick disclaimer – I’m not a doctor or nutritionist, so everything in this article is based on my own research and as with starting any diet, you should always consult a medical professional first.
And now that you’re clear on what Keto is, here are a few of the health benefits you could see on Keto:
1 – Keto could help with weight loss
A study comparing a low-carb diet and a low-fat diet found that participants on the low-carb diet lost significantly more weight.
2 – Keto could help you beat your sugar cravings
A lot of the time, we crave sweet things when our blood sugar levels crash. And what causes these crashes? Eating lots of carbohydrates and sugary foods…
Keto helps you escape this cycle by switching your source of energy to fats instead, which keeps your blood sugar steady.
3 – Keto could reduce your appetite
A study showed that participants on a low-carb keto diet naturally lowered their food intake even though they could eat as much as they wanted. And this could be one of the reasons why Keto is so good for helping people lose weight.
4 – Keto could potentially help with other diseases but more research is needed
5 – Keto may improve your focus and concentration according to many keto dieters
Plenty of people report feeling more focused, alert and energetic when they start following a keto diet.
And if you need a quick-fix to help you focus? Try using one of the herbs mentioned in this guide.
Have a read through this section and see which statements apply to you:
Keto could be right for you if…
Keto may not be right for you if…
And if keto is right for you? Here are a few practical tips to help you get started…
1 – Clear non-keto foods out of your kitchen and restock your cupboards with keto-approved foods instead. It’ll be a lot easier to stick to your diet if you don’t have any unhealthy foods to tempt you!
2 – Boost your ketone levels every morning by stirring half a teaspoon of MCT oil into your morning coffee or adding it to a green juice or smoothie.
3 – Pick one meal per day to skip which is actually easier than it sounds, especially as keto will reduce your appetite. Why do this? One reason is because eating keto is a whole lot easier if you only have to think about two meals, not three! Check out the Keto Breakfast Cook Book or 3-2-1 Keto Meal Plans.
4 – Start off by eating unlimited protein/fat and just focus on keeping carbohydrates under 25g per day. Then, after you’re more comfortable with eating low carb, you can refine the amount of protein/fat you eat.
The keto diet is a powerful tool you can use to improve your health – So if you’re looking to lose weight, improve your ability to concentrate or boost your energy levels, then you should learn more about a Keto diet to see if it can be a useful tool for optimizing your health.