Here are just a few reasons why so many people are choosing a Keto lifestyle – and loving it!
Delicious, Healthy Food
Eating Keto means eating delicious, healthy food: –Meats, like steak, chicken, lamb, pork, seafood –Veggies, like salad, broccoli, cauliflower, courgette (zucchini), and lots more –Cheeses, like cheddar, mozzarella, feta, blue cheese, and almost all the rest –Sauces and gravies and dressings, oh, my! There's almost nothing that can't be keto-fied, including bread, casseroles, soups lasagna and other pasta dishes, and even cocktails! If you have struggled through low-fat, low-calorie diets in the past, you will be amazed at how a keto lifestyle allows you to eat healthy, satiating, delicious food and still meet your weight and health goals.
Improves Many Health Issues
Being in a state of nutritional ketosis has been shown to help with many common, chronic health problems, including Diabetes and pre-diabetes PCOS (Polycystic Overy Syndrome) Insulin Resistance/Metabolic Syndrome Sleep disorders Preventing Alzheimers Seizure disorders
A properly designed Keto diet is extremely nutrient dense with bioavailable vitamins and minerals. Eating nutrient-dense foods provides your body with lasting energy. A properly formulated ketogenic diet (with natural, whole foods rather than overly processed junk food) also provides vital micronutrients for your body's optimal functioning.
Eating Keto reduces your hunger–by a lot–and takes away most of your cravings for sugar and high-carb snacks. Imagine being able to walk past a stack of pastries or bags of snack foods and NOT feel tempted? Once you are fat-adapted (your body functions easily off fat instead of sugar) those cravings actually diminish.
Fasting Becomes MUCH Easier
Being in ketosis allows your body to use the stored fat on your body for fuel. It also keeps your blood sugar level even, which makes it much easier to fast. Fasting gives your digestive system a chance to rest and gives your body increased opportunity to repair. During a fasting period, insulin is reduced, which allows your fat cells to release instead of store energy. If you choose to add fasting to your lifestyle, it will be much easier to do so if you have been following a ketogenic diet.
Keto is Flexible
A Keto lifestyle is more flexible than you might have heard. There are several different ways of "doing" Keto. Traditional Keto sticks close to the ratio of 70% of calories from fats, 25 % protein, and 5% carbohydrates. Carnivore restricts carbohydrates further and ups protein. "Lazy" or "Dirty" Keto usually means reducing carbs to 20 grams or less but eating other things to satiety. Keto plus intermittent fasting is another option. One or more of these options may work best for you, depending on your goals and your individual health issues. The common link to all Keto diets is limiting starchy, processed carbs and sugar. A wide range of whole foods, minimally processed is best.