The key to a keto diet is to build ketones. And, the key to building ketones is a mixture of fasting and a diet with at least 65% of your food intake being from fat. This leaves you with about 30% proteins and the last 5% can be an additional 5% of fat or 5% of dark green low carb vegetables like dandelion leaves, kale, spinach, Swiss chard, etc.
It’s all about ketosis.
Attaining it and maintaining it.
On any low-carb diet, you will be reducing your net carb gram intake. It is important that you understand how to actually count net carbs. First, net carbs are simply the grams of total carbohydrates in a portion of food minus its grams of fiber. Because fiber is a carbohydrate that your body cannot digest, it does not raise your blood sugar levels or trigger an insulin response.
You are on the ketogenic diet. You are beyond the initial symptoms that come from transitioning into a new diet. You think you are in ketosis, but how do you know for sure?
There are many health benefits experienced by those on the ketogenic diet. The basis of the diet is that it is designed to get a certain response from the body. Those on the keto diet eat normal amounts of protein, higher amounts of fat, and they keep their carbohydrate intake very low.
A common misconception for those looking into or starting keto is that you won’t be able to snack. While it IS important to choose the right ones so they don’t knock you out of ketosis, you can in fact snack. There are also many great snacks that will cut your cravings and keep you satiated until dinner.
Snacking with keto isn’t what you were used to snacking on before keto. You’ll need to rethink what snacks are to you. Gone are the days of packages of cookies and bags of chips. Stick to low carb, high-fat options. There are many great ready to go snacks and some awesome recipes to keep you in ketosis, cut the cravings, and keep you from feeling deprived.
Understanding the ketogenic diet means that you need to understand which foods you can successfully eat. In this case, successfully means limiting carbs. Being successful can mean also losing weight if that is your goal. For many, it has keto become a lifestyle change.
For those on keto, they must understand that all vegetables are not always good.
I am sure you are asking why…
Because with all foods you need to watch your carb intake and vegetables have carbs.
Many people start keto assuming vegetables are safe because you have been told all your life that vegetables are healthy.
So, obviously saying you cannot have any and all vegetables is a shocker, right?
You will find carbs in each and every food item you consume from fruit to vegetables to meat, etc.
Living on keto in a low carb lifestyle does not initially come easy, but it does get easier. There are “hack” foods that will make life easier, and we’ll go over them later on. If you ever get stumped on what to eat, check out some of our recipes. It’ll make life easier. I’ll go over some tips for making a keto diet easier and be successful. So whether you are eating out or just eating on the go, I’ve got you covered with the foods you should and shouldn’t eat.
There is just something about coloring. It has a relaxing and calming benefit, experiencing relief. You release negative energy and are filled with a positive focus. It’s my me-time. In fact, it’s part of my self-care routine.