Article By: Bridals.pk Team
THE LOW CARB, HIGH FAT, NO PROTEIN DIET THAT KEEPS YOUR HUNGER CONTROLLED AND LOWERS RISK OF DISEASES WITH KETONES IS FINALLY HERE!!!
Getting in shape for your wedding is not that big a deal if you are committed to taking that job seriously. Losing weight is more than just impressing your Instagram followers by posting transformation photos!
Among other famous diet plans, Ketogenic ‘Keto’ diet has made it big and for all the right reasons too! Let us teach you a thing or two about frying your fat through keto!
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WHAT IS IT?
The standard ketogenic diet (SKD) consists of all vegetables that grow above ground, along with peppers, eggs, raspberries, fish, spinach, Brazil Nuts, cheese, greens, meat, coconut oil, beans, tomatoes, pecans, mayonnaise, mushrooms, olives, blackberries, broccoli, cucumbers, lettuce, kale, zucchini, cauliflower and cabbages.
Once you consume the abovementioned food, excessive fat is stored in your body. Also, our body produces glucose and insulin, which will provide the energy you need if you skip lunch or dinner. After it is finished and our blood sugar level is slightly below its average value, the phenomenon of ketosis occurs in which that stored portion of fat makes ‘ketones’ that will provide you with the energy to carry on with your day.
Another approach to the keto diet is the “high protein ketogenic diet” or HPKD where you should not take more than 50 grams of carbs per day along with foods that are rich in proteins. If you are working out as well, then a targeted ketogenic diet will work for you where you can add carbs before and after exercises.
Ideally, Keto diet should be started 3-4 months before your big day. Initially, a two-week plan will clarify what food content suits you the most and also if you need to make changes to your current plan. Based on this, you can continue your diet and further extend your plan to 30 days.
On a daily basis, you can consume 2050 grams of any of these nutrients in the form of salads, omelets, meatballs, shakes etc. during breakfast, lunch and dinner hours.
Example of Weekly Plan Breakfast: Half fried eggs, black coffee, mushroom omelet, full fat yogurt, cauliflower cheese toast and sausages.
Lunch: Boiled eggs salad, fish burgers, chicken salad, mushrooms salad, steaks with broccoli and blue cheese salads.
Dinner: Roasted meat with broccoli, meat chops with vegetables, fried salmon with spinach and chicken curry.
Once you hop on the bandwagon, it is recommended to stop your intake of rice, potatoes, chocolate, smoothies, ice-cream, fruit juice, cereal, strawberries, kidney beans, pasta, sodas, peas, lentils and dairy products. Tea, coffee and green tea can be consumed but with low sugar. In case, you refuse to give up on all these temptations, you might experience nausea and headaches. You heard us! Hence, it is crucial to avoid adding miscellaneous foods in your routine and strictly follow a pattern.
Dear brides, be warned! There are several risks involved with this diet most of which can be avoided if you consume enough vegetables and sufficient quantities of magnesium, sodium and potassium. Similarly, if you will not take water regularly, you might experience a mineral deficiency, bad cholesterol and in severe cases gastrointestinal distress or kidney stones. If you are diabetic, then you should not follow the keto diet unless you have your doctor’s permission or are under his supervision. If you have diabetes, then keto might result in ketoacidosis which is a condition in which the blood becomes too acidic. Furthermore, keto is not a long term diet and can almost always result in regained weight. The only way to control this is if you learn portion control and refrain from binge eating after the diet. This diet also increases your chances of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. Considering this, it is important to keep a regular check on your diet and make sure that you control it effectively before your big day!
For losing some pounds, the decision to starve might keep you in a loophole aka an unending spiral of confusion and often time you might come back to square one. Not to mention, severe health disadvantages including decreased metabolic rate and dehydration. But, you won’t have this problem, since with ketosis each function of your body will run smoothly.
Contrary to common notion, our brain processes remain healthy. Because you’re taking a low carb diet, your brain will work faster and you also experience enhanced focus and concentration.
With a low carb diet like this one, the skin inflammation decreases at a fast pace. Those who are sick of lesions along with weight can also totally stick to this diet.
Often times you will eat more than you should and that is quite understandable. But, with diet, you will be able to obtain healthy eating habits and only eat food when you are absolutely hungry. Say goodbye to cravings!
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If you lack good cooking skills, then you can visit these eateries in Lahore that offer a keto friendly menu for all you diet conscious peeps out there!
This pretty much sums up everything you need to know about the keto diet! Do let team Bridals.pk know what your keto experience was like!