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Thanks to the miracle-like results of some celebrities, the ketogenic diet
has become widely popular in recent years. But, do you know what this diet plan is about? Does it really work? What should you do to follow a keto diet
? Here, we will tell you all you need to know about the keto diet
For Beginners, What is the Keto Diet?
This diet is based on the principle of ketosis
, which is a state in which the body mainly feeds on fats. This is achieved by following a diet with a high-fat content
, low protein content
, and many carbohydrates
Which Foods Are Allowed in the Keto Diet?
Most meals must be based on the next ingredients:
- Meat: Chicken, turkey, red meat, sausages, ham, or bacon
- Fatty fish: Salmon, trout, or tuna
- Dairy products: Butter, cream, cheese
- Dried fruits and seeds: Nuts, almonds, chia, or pumpkin seeds
- Oils: Olive, avocado, or coconut oil
- Low-calorie vegetables
- Spices: Salt, pepper, and other spices
Which Foods Are Not Allowed in the Keto Diet?
- Sweetened foods: Sodas, juices, smoothies, cakes, bread, candies
- Grains: Wheat, rice, pasta, cereals
- Fruits: You can seldomly eat a handful of strawberries
- Legumes: Beans, lentils, chickpeas
- Vegetables: Potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots
- Diet or low-fat products
- Sugar-free diet products
Why Does the Keto Diet Work So Well?
There are many reasons why the ketogenic diet
is so effective; however, the main reasons are:
1. You will not starve to death
with this meal plan. Eating foods with a high-fat content makes you feel full and helps you avoid cravings between meals.
2. It is a diet plan that only lasts for a couple of weeks
. Due to the way it affects the body, it is best to follow this diet for up to three weeks at a time.
3. Unlike other diets that include special ingredients or specific preparations, the keto diet is very simple
. In addition to help you lose weight, the ketogenic diet
can improve your general health.
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Translated by Miranda Perea