Ketosis is a metabolic process that happens when we limit the carbohydrates in our diet. When glucose decline, the body will burn the fat, and the liver will produce ketones for energy. That is why it is called a keto diet for the term ketosis. The ratio of food consumed in the keto diet is 70% good fat, 25% protein, and 5% carbohydrates.
Identify Keto-Friendly Food
You don’t have to eat everything in Keto diet that you don’t like. There is a wide range of selections you can choose from to enjoy this diet as long as you replace sugar with low glycemic sweetener (or none at all) and remove high carb food from your diets such as rice, potato, bread, and other sweet foods. If you have a medical condition, it is always good to check with your doctor what kind of foods you can take and whatnot.
Set Realistic Weight Goal
Any diet will not lose your excess weight overnight, and it requires patience, perseverance, and discipline to follow your diet. It requires hard work and sacrifice. There will be times that you have to decline eating out with your friends. If you are falling short, always remind yourself why you are doing this diet. It is for you to be healthy and to feel good about yourself.
Based on the list of foods you can take for this kind of diet, plan your meal for one week. Stick with essential ingredients like eggs, coconut oil, meat or fish, leafy green vegetables, and multivitamins. Purge all your high carb supplies to avoid temptation. The less accessible they are, the less you will be tempted to cheat.
Start It Right
If you can avoid carbs right away, that is better. However, if you can’t stay away from rice or any carbs, start by consuming less until you totally can deal with a no-carb diet. Do not starve yourself, eat healthy food with your caloric requirement, and listen to your body. Don’t suddenly remove one part of your diet or else that will take a toll on your body. You might vomit, experience severe headache, dryness of skin, and worst is low potassium, and you will collapse.
Don’t Give Up
You will not see the results overnight. You have to stick around long enough to see the significant results. If you stall, check if you are on the right track with your food consumption. Don’t stop until you reach ideal weight and continue to be healthy.