What is Ketogenic Diet?
Ketogenic Diet or Keto Diet, is a low carbohydrates (5%), moderate protein (25%) and high fat(70%) diet. It was also know as Low Carb, High Fat Diet or LCHF Diet.
What is different from other diet, in Keto Diet we are only allowed to consume 25 grams of carbohydrates or 5% carbohydrates per day. Thus, when our body has low intake of carbs it will enter the metabolic state called “Ketosis”. In ketosis, our body uses fat as energy source rather than carbs.
Keto Diet has lots of benefits not just weight loss, but it also helps our body maintain our blood sugar, regulates the hormones, make us more energetic and not hungry at all times.
What to eat in Keto Diet?
Before starting any diet, everyone should RESEARCH, STUDY, RESEARCH, STUDY. Let’s not jump into any diet without any idea about it. This will put us in danger.
So is Keto safe? As Keto practitioner, I would say YES.
In Keto, we eat real foods, we eliminate sugar in our diet. We don’t eat junk foods or any artificial food.
Keto is not just indulging over and over with bacon, Lechon, Chicharon or Bagnet. We choose nutrient dense food which is low in Carbohydrates such as Green Leafy Vegetables, Meat, Seafoods, Coconut Oil, Almond Nuts, etc.