What is the Ketogenic Diet?
Are You New to the Ketogenic Diet?
You may or may not be familiar with the terms– Ketogenic Diet or Ketosis. No worries, both are fairly new terms. The Ketogenic Diet is a high-fat, moderate protein, low carbohydrate diet. The diet forces the body to burn stored fat for energy compared to a typical standard American diet where you’re burning glucose.
What to Expect
** Ketosis kicks in after 3 or 4 days of eating less than 30-50 grams of carbohydrates per day –
The Ketogenic diet helps with:
- Less Hungry
- Improved Hormone Function
- More Youthful (Vibrant Skin)
- Burning more Body Fat
- Maintaining more Muscle
- More Alert & Focused (Brain Fuel)
Feed Your Brain... Feed It!
Like every other organ in your body, your brains require nutrients to perform. Naturally, the better you feed your brain, the better you will become. The Brain CRAVES FAT! Diets high in healthy fats (Avocado, Salmon, Nuts, Whole Eggs, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil) help regenerate nerve function inside your brain, overall boosting memory, cognition, and alertness.
Q: What is the Ketogenic Diet?
A: The Ketogenic Diet is a high-fat, moderate protein, low-carbohydrate diet.
Q: How do I get my body into ketosis?
A: Ketosis kicks in after 3 or 4 days of eating less than 50 grams of carbohydrates per day – That’s 3 slices of bread, a cup of yogurt, or two small bananas.
Q: What does ketosis do to the body?
A: The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates.
Q: What don’t you eat on a ketogenic diet?
A: The fewer carbs the more effective. This means you’ll need to completely avoid sweet sugary foods, plus starchy foods like bread, pasta, rice and potatoes.
Q: What do you eat on a ketogenic diet?
A: Basically follow the guidelines for a strict low-carb diet. Recommended foods include: Avocado, Salmon, Beef, Poultry, Green Vegetables, Nuts, Whole Eggs, Olive Oil, MCT Oil, Ghee, Raw Milk & Cheese
Q: What vegetables can you eat on a ketogenic diet?
A: The best type of vegetables for a ketogenic diet are those high in nutrients and low in carbohydrates. Vegetables that are dark & leafy (spinach, kale, brussels sprouts, ) are highly recommended.
Q: How many carbs can you eat on a ketogenic diet?
A: In general, the daily intake of net carbs required to enter ketosis could vary from 20 to 100 grams per day (and very rarely over 100 grams per day). Strive to eat 30-40g of carbs/day