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Keto Diet

What is the keto diet?

The Ketogenic diet is not a quick fix. What I’ve noticed when talking to people about our health journey is they want me to tell them quickly what to do. A common phrase I hear is, “Just tell me what I need to eat.” In my experience, that thought process won’t produce the results you are looking for. You have to be willing to learn new information and go through the process to be successful. Understanding how and why this works can be a valuable tool for success. In this section, I will give you the basics of how the diet works, as well as some links to videos that will take time to watch. You won’t understand everything at first, but that’s okay. Keep listening, keep learning, keep reading, and slowly like anything new, you will begin to have a deeper understanding of it.

 

Prepare your mind that you will need to put time, effort and energy into this if you want to make a permanent change.
In general, a ketogenic diet is considered to be 20g of carbohydrates per day, moderate protein and high healthy fats.

 

When you reduce your carbohydrates like this, it puts your body into nutritional ketosis. When your body is in this state, it switches from being a carb burner (sugar burner) to a fat burner. Your body begins to burn its own stored fat. One of the biggest changes I saw first was a reduction around my midsection. I’ve currently lost 13 inches around my waist and have gone from a size 18 (largest being a 20) to a size 8.

 

Here are the types of foods you will WANT to eat on a ketogenic diet:

  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Healthy fats and oils (Grass Fed Butter, Olive Oil, Ghee, Coconut Oil, and Avocado Oils are the ones I use)
  • Green veggies & Cauliflower (low-starch)
  • Cheese (if you experience weight loss plateaus
    these are things you might try limiting)
  • Nuts & Seeds (again if you experience weight loss plateaus these are things you might try limiting)

Here are the types of foods you will want to AVOID on a ketogenic diet:

  • Grains and starchy foods (white & brown rice, chips, all breads, oatmeal, cereals etc.)
  • All processed foods (all those snack items that come in a bag and have a label)
  • Most Fruits (I added a few berries, strawberries, blackberries & blueberries after I detoxed from all the sugar and processed foods. However, I still stay around 20g of carbs a day and my husband Gary is closer to 40g)
  • Root vegetables
  • All Beans
  • Sodas, juices, and smoothies full of sugar.
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