If you have tried almost any weight loss diet you have come across with and still have not achieved your ideal weight, perhaps it is time you take a look at the Ketogenic Diet.
This diet has been working for thousands of people today and they believe it is an amazing way to lose weight.
The Ketogenic Diet is a high fat and low carb diet that aids your body get into the state if ketosis. Your body gets into a state of ketosis, when ketones, instead of carbohydrates become your body’s source of energy.
Ketones are produced when fats break down or are burned. In short, eating more fats and less carbohydrates will get your body into a state of ketosis.
Carbohydrates normally break down to transform into glucose (sugar) which your body needs for energy. When your body is lacking in glucose because of a low carb diet, your body will switch to your stored fats for energy.
Fats are burned when used as a source of energy thus the Ketogenic Diet is also known as a fat burning diet which will allow you to lose weight.
The Ketogenic Diet is a healthy weight loss diet. Since you will be having a low intake of carbs, your blood sugar level can be controlled. It will also lessen your cravings for food, allow you to have more energy and improve your over-all well-being.
How to Get into a Successful Ketogenic Diet
To be successful in the Ketogenic Diet, you should always be in the state of ketosis. Here are some ways on how to always be in the state of ketosis.
Commit Yourself to the Diet
It is not enough that you start the diet. What is important is you stick to it no matter what challenges come your way. You need to establish the fact why you want to lose weight. Feeling good about yourself is one of the best motivators to keep you committed to the Ketogenic Diet.
Define Your Goals
Goals are the results you want to achieve. The goals you set should be achievable within the time frame you have set. Your goals will keep you motivated to continue with the diet. Unachievable goals will leave you frustrated and discouraged to continue with the diet.
There are a lot of food to avoid when you are into the Ketogenic Diet. It will be a big help when members of your family give you much needed support. It can be difficult to sustain the Ketogenic Diet when temptation is prevalent all over your home.
Empty Your Pantry of the Bad Stuff
Every piece of junk food in your pantry has to go. If it is impossible to get rid of all temptation in your pantry, place them somewhere you will not see them often. If these food need to be in the fridge, store them in a colored container so you do not get to easily see them. You are working on your body switching from sugar and carbs to stored fast as the source of energy and those candies and chips will not be of any help.
Create a List of Food You Will Enjoy
There are a lot of delectable food that are low in carbs. If you love to eat pizza, there are pizzas with toppings that low in carbs. It is not as if you have to deprive yourself.
- Shellfish and fish
- All kinds and cuts of meat
- Coconut and Olive Oil
- Fruits high in fiber
- Cream and Yogurt that are high in fat
- Green vegetables
On the other hand, you need to avoid potatoes, vegetables with high starch content, rice, pasta bread (including muffins, cakes and the like). Grab a list of snacks that are approved in the Ketogenic Diet. Never allow yourself to go hungry.
Balance your fats, carbs and proteins. The ideal Ketogenic Diet meal consist of fats- 75%, protein- 25% and carbs-5%. This type of meal will get you into the state of ketosis and allow you to stay there. Having pre-prepared Keto meals will make your life a lot easier. Store them in special containers you can easily grab when you need to. Have a journal to keep track of what you eat and your progress. Take your weight and measurements before starting on the diet. You can also invest on a Ketosis urine stick so you can measure ketones (burned fats).
Regular exercise helps your body get into the state of ketosis and maintain being there.
Eat the food you love as long as they within the limits of the Ketogenic Diet. Have your goals in mind, have the right mind set, be happy and have fun. You will be able to achieve your ideal weight and have a healthy body in no time.
The Ketogenic Diet has proven to be effective with thousands of people. Keep in mind the success points mentioned above and you too, will achieve success with your Ketogenic Diet.