KETO DIET TIPS

September 19, 2018     |     By Rachel P.

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What is a Keto Diet?

The Ketogenic Diet is a high fat, moderate protein, low carb diet – and it’s seriously all the craze. In any case, it’s working for a lot of people and helping them stay healthy and well, so whatever, let’s just jump on the bandwagon. When eating a Ketogenic Diet, your body depletes glycogen. When this happens, your liver starts to use fat by producing Ketone bodies for fuel – cool huh? Benefits of the Keto diet include weight loss, neurological function benefits, and improvements to heart health!

TIPS

Here’s some tips to get you going!

  • 65-75% of your daily calories should come from fats on the Keto Diet – sounds too good to be true, but it is.
  • 20-30% should come from protein – use meat substitutes if you have meat restrictions!
  • Carbs are only allowed at about 5% of your daily calories (including from fruit and veggies!) so tread lightly in the carb zone
  • Have you been told breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Reduced hunger is common on the keto diet, so skip the old saying if you’re not hungry!
  • Daily meal planning is as simple as pairing up some protein with a salad or vegetables.
  • Go ahead and butter it up or sprinkle the cheese on, keto approves!

Need Easy prep Keto Snacks? Try these!

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Peanut butter and celery
  • Nuts
  • Ham and cheese (or cream cheese) roll ups – drool.
  • Baked parmesan chips
  • Beef or turkey jerky
  • Yogurt and berries (skip the granola!)
  • Sugar free chocolate
  • Veggies and guacamole (try it with zucchini chips!)