A lot of people are in search of the perfect diet that is going to save them from a life of being overweight. We want to talk a bit about the principles of the keto diet. We also want to discuss some of the reasons why you cannot depend on a single diet to bring you joy in the weight loss department.
Is the Keto Diet Healthy?
The first question that people ask is whether it is worth going with the keto diet. Is it even good for you? The answer is that it is very healthy. If you look at the keto diet food list, you will see some items you may not consider healthy. Certain dairy products and red meats.
But you have to start looking at food in a different way. What is truly unhealthy about our current diet is the simple carbs we are always eating. These are the meaningless calories that are filling up our bodies and causing us to become overweight. If you are to pair red meat and dairy with healthy fats, nuts, seeds and vegetables, there is nothing wrong with them!
Can Keto Help Me Lose Weight?
If you are thinking about the keto diet with the hopes of losing weight, we do recommend that you pair it up with intermittent fasting. The intermittent fasting benefits end up boosting what happens in a regular keto diet.
With a typical keto diet, you start to enter ketosis, where your body is using fat for fuel. That will allow you to burn fat at a rapid rate. And intermittent fasting delivers the same result. So you are boosting the fat burning in your body even more. Keto and intermittent fasting are the perfect double act for weight loss.
Watch Your Portions
The one thing that people do not understand about keto and intermittent fasting is that it is not a magic cure. You still have to exercise portion control. Those who eat 4000 calories a day in a keto diet while intermittent fasting are not going to lose any weight. Unless you are burning more than 4000 calories in a day, you will either maintain or you will be gaining weight.
Yes, you lose more weight with the keto diet because you are not having carbs. But this is predicated on you controlling your portion sizes. You still have to stay within your calorie limits. Then you will start to see proper results.
Can I GIve Up Carbs?
The one fear that most people have with the keto diet is that carbs are off the menu. It is understandable that you would be worried about giving up carbs. It is not easy to give up something when it has become such a major part of your life for so many years!
The day does not feel complete until you have some toast or pasta with your dinner. But you will start to learn new habits. And the fun thing with the keto diet is that you can eat all the meat, dairy and healthy fats that you want (within your calorie limit). So you may miss carbs, but you can have plenty of your favorite foods to satisfy yourself.