Not since the gluten free diet has a diet caused so much buzz. With celebrities, such as Kourtney Kardashian and Jenna Jameson using the diet to get in the best shape of their lives, it makes people wonder: is this diet the “real deal?”
What is the Keto Diet?
The Keto Diet is a very low-carb, moderately high in protein, and high in fat. The food on this diet turns your body into a fat burning machine.
What do people on the Keto Diet eat?
Veggies, healthy fats like avocado, lean protein such as chicken. And fish, cheese and eggs. A word about veggies: they have to be veggies that grow above ground. That means no carrots. When it comes to carbs, they say to keep under 25-50 grams of carbs a day. On top of the below food pyramid, nuts are highly recommended.
What not to eat on a Keto Diet.
Anything carbs and starch. No bread, no potatoes, no rice. No oatmeal, no granola bars. Stay away from pasta, fruit, donuts, juice, soda, or candy. If you do add carbs into your day, make sure they are complex carbs.
As far as alcohol is concerned, beer is not allowed. Wine is okay, once in a while (FitVine makes a healthy, low carb wine. I’m still searching for it in my area. It’s so hard to find).
If you’re wondering if you can still have your cup of tea and/or coffee, you can, as long as you don’t go crazy with the milk, cream, and sugar.
Expectations for Keto:
Many say that you can lose up to 20 pounds a month.
The Keto Diet helped Jenna Jameson lose 60 pounds of baby weight and she’s never looked better. Kourtney Kardashian is also in the best shape of her life after having 3 kids.
Is it safe? This diet has been controversial in the press, due to the low carb/high fat part. Would I try it? I’m definitely interested. Even though I’ve lost nearly all the weight I gained with my son, I want to be much smaller. I like the low carb aspect of this diet. However, I was taught that complex carbs (oatmeal, wheat, brown rice, and sweet potatoes) were fine. Of course keep it under a certain amount of carb per day. We need to have carbs to fuel our bodies for our busy lives. I recommended oatmeal and granola as your only source of carbs.
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