Keto has been billed to be the new wonder
diet that will help you lose fat in no time. But it’s actually not a new fab diet.
The ketogenic has been popular since the 1920s with shown health benefits. So, what is all
the fuss about? In this video we’ll give you an easy introduction
to Keto with everything that you want to know to get you started. The main benefits of the Keto diet, compared
to many other diets is that you don’t have to buy or sign up for it. You don’t have to
buy special foods or have boxes with unusual and artificial ingredients delivered to your
doorstep. You don’t even have to read a complicated book. The Keto diet is simply a straightforward
change in how you eat. That’s all. The core of the Keto diet is that it claims
to turn your body into a fat-burning machine. It’s a metabolic state where your body burns
its fat for energy instead of carbohydrates. It is simply a natural way of eating that
is high in fat and low in carbohydrates. By increasing the amount of fat that you eat
and reducing the amount of carbs, you put your body into its natural state of ketosis,
which in most cases leads to a rapid and substantial rate of weight loss. Keto is everywhere. Otherwise, you wouldn’t
be here watching this video! You can see people post about their body transformation on Instagram,
sharing recipes on Pinterest, and showing you how to get the most of your transformation
on YouTube. So there is a lot of information out there. However, the main draw of the Keto diet is
that it really works, when you stick to it. It can completely break your addiction and
dependence on carbs. People report having almost effortlessly lost
up to 38 pounds in only 12 weeks. Isn’t it amazing? You can eat most things that you are always
told to shy away from such as burgers, bacon, steak, cheese, even butter. And you still
lose weight! The Keto lifestyle has thousands of people,
all around the globe, change their carbohydrate dependence for a high-fat feast. And best
of all, they say that they don’t miss the bread or the sugar. So what actually happens during the Keto diet.
When your body is in a state of ketosis, your liver produces ketones. These are the fuel
that gets straight into your bloodstream. It’s this direct injection of fuel into
your blood that lets you experience a lasting boost of energy. You have your body turning
fat into a super fuel that boosts your mental and physical energy levels. The second thing
that people in a state of ketosis notice, is that they no longer crave sweets to the
same extent. All of this is achieved by simply switching out your carbohydrates with good
fats. Most people that stick to the Keto diet say that it is easy because you simply don’t
crave the food that you can’t have. Your main food source will be protein rich
and high fat produce, such as beef, pork, lamb, chicken, or turkey. All of these meats
have fats but you can also get your fat without having a steak every day to get your fat.
A Keto diet is rich in foods like nuts, seeds, and oils, such as macadamia nuts, pecans,
brazil nuts, avocados, coconut oil, butter, ghee, or full fat yoghurt. Besides all of the food that is arguable good
for you, there are a few foods, that might surprise you, that you should stay away from,
even though these are considered good for your body. Some of these are apples, potatoes,
or even carrots. These are high-glycaemic fruits and vegetables. This means that they
quickly convert to glucose in your blood stream. Glucose shuts off ketosis, the state that
you want to be in, and you should therefore avoid high-glycaemic foods, such as pasta,
bread, cereals, cakes, candy, pies, and cookies. This is going to be a simple sacrifice if
you look at all of the good foods that you get to eat. In order to successfully move to Keto, you
will need to know about something called macros, which is the breakdown of the percentage of
how much fat, protein, and carbs you have in your daily diet. Most Keto people like
to maintain their macros around 70% fat, which means that 70% of the calories that you eat
each day comes from fats, 25% protein, and 5% carbs. But everyone has their individual
balance. And that’s all there is to the Keto diet.
Simple isn’t it? Make sure to check out our video about balancing
and effortlessly counting your macros. There are some links in the description below that
will help you get started on your road to successful, lasting, and healthy weight loss,
so make sure to check those out.