Ketogenic diet or Keto Diet also known as Low Carbohydrate, High Fat diet. With little intake of carbohydrates the body will enter the metabolic state called “Ketosis”.
You are what you eat.
With growing number of fast foods and easy-to-cook food, we are fond of ordering and eating anything we like to eat without being conscious of what it does to our body. Many people are struggling with diabetes, cancer, hypertension and illnesses caused by poor and unhealthy lifestyle..
Six things to know before starting Keto Diet:
1.Don’t start the diet without research. Know what you will eat.
Ketogenic Diet is high fat, moderate protein and low carbohydrates diet. Never jump into any diet without proper research and guidance. Some will only eat 2 pieces egg and bacon for the whole day, that is not Keto Diet. (list of food to eat on Keto Diet)
2. Know your macros. Eat the right amount of food.
Macros is based on the calories you need per day. Calories play an important role in any diet. Our body requires calories to function well. Without enough calories, our body will not function well. We may get sick and slow our metabolism. Calories will depend on your lifestyle. Don’t blame the calories for making you fat.
Compute your macros here: https://www.ruled.me/keto-calculator/
3. Prepare to prevent Keto Flu. Prepare the right food
Prepare yourself to avoid Keto Flu. It happens when our body transition from Carb dependent to Fat-fueled. Hydrate. Eat when hungry (stay below 20 to 30grams of net carbs. DIY ELECTROLYTE drink
Also, meal planning is very helpful in starting Keto Diet.
4. Join support groups
Having a support group will help you know more about Keto Diet.
You may join the following groups for more support, recipes and motivation from other members.
5. Know your Why
And lastly, why do you want to do it? Is it just because you want to lose some weight? You want to have a baby? You want to become healthy and fit? These WHYs will help you achieve your goals.
Whatever diet it is, it requires discipline. Discipline is the key to achieving your goals.
No diet can give you quick results overnight. Just keep in mind your goals. Your whys will motivate you and push you. Just do it right. Trust the process and KCKO (Keep Calm and Keto On).