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Thought about changing your diet?

By FrenchayRAs 06 Apr 2019

Hello there,

Ever thought of changing your diet to lose that extra pound or just wanted to jump on the hype train of the current dieting strategies? Then, this is the article for you.  Before trying any of these, please do consider consulting your nutritionist before experimenting it on yourself.  

Ketogenic diet 

The Ketogenic diet is, in my personal opinion, is the one that everyone is hyped and wanting to try it. This diet in its simplest form a low-carb, high fat and medium protein diet. This involves taking away all forms of glucose in your systems such as all forms of carbohydrates and anything that contain a high level of sugar.  As for carbohydrates, it is important to take note is potatoes, bread or whatever kind, noodles of any forms, rice, white meat such as chicken breast and lean meat should be avoided in this diet. As for food that contains sugar, this includes almost all kinds of fruits as they contain fructose which is a type of sugar, any processed food, any sugary drink including energy drinks and beers. All of these food mentions is just the tip of the iceberg but these are like the main ones that is heavily consumed so it is advised to remove it . 
This will allow glucose fueled body to find an alternative fuel source for the body where it will allow the body to produce small fuel molecules called “ketones”. The liver produces ketones from fat. These ketones then serve as a fuel source throughout the body, especially for the brain. On a ketogenic diet, your entire body switches its fuel supply to run mostly on fat, burning fat 24-7. 
The biggest perk about this diet is that there is no limit of what amount you can consume but only the restrict the food that you intake, thus it is good for people who eats like every meal is their last. This is also very good as your body can readily access your stored up fat and burn it making it easier to lose weight as your liver very active. 
Plus, it is also known for improving our mental performance as your brain and improve your overall health as fats are used to bind nutrients together. 

However, if you are on a heavy carb diet and likes to eat sugary stuff where you suddenly has the inspiration to turn to this keto diet strictly, you may experience fatigue, headache and even nausea because your body will lose all of its normal source of energy, so do it in moderation and consult a doctor if you wish to try it out as the result may surprise you!

Plus, Carbs can be substituted with varies foods. For example, mash potatoes can be switched to a good bowl of cauliflower, rice and noodles can be switched to stir-fry plate of finely chopped cabbage. Read this https://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/a19533548/carb-substitutions/ to help your journey to the way of the Keto. 

Instead of cutting carbs where it is perceived as a chore or some sort of punishment, why not insert more proteins in your diet? However, if you are not a big fan of meat, that's totally okay, food such as Beans, kale, spinach, broccoli, and eggs contains just as much or even more protein that u might perceive. See this https://www.plantbasednews.org/post/greggs-vegan-sausage-roll-more-protein-meat-version and be amazed! 

For more details, you can check out https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto where it gives you an in dept breakdown on why is or isnt for you and give you a wide variety of recipes to enjoy!

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