Almost every single diet works by temporarily putting your body into a state of ketosis. In this state, your body burns fat for energy instead of burning carbs and protein. But these diets ultimately fail because they allow too many carbs to be reintroduced, which flips your body’s source of energy from fat back to carbs.

What is the keto diet?

The keto diet is a low-carb diet. When you give your body lots of healthy fat instead of carbs, your liver produces something called ketones. Instead of the glucose from carbs, your body gets energy from the ketones. This is called ketosis

There are many names for the keto diet, such as:

· The ketogenic diet

· The low-carb diet

· The low-carb high-fat diet

Where does the keto diet come from?

The keto diet first became popular as a way to treat epilepsy and autism in the 1920s. Much later; it was seen as a good way to treat:

1. Diabetes

2. Cancer

3. Alzheimer’s disease

4. Multiple sclerosis

5. Migraine headaches

How does the keto diet work?

The keto diet is very strict. You need to eat 75% fat, 20% protein, 5% carbs (from vegetables). These are called the keto diet’s macros.

Always put the best things in your body!

-Grass-fed beef.

-Free-range chicken

-Wild-caught fish

-Grass-fed butter

What is not allowed on the keto diet?

Grains – Wheat (gluten!) corn, rice, cereal, cookies

Sugar – honey, agave, maple syrup

Fruit – Apples, bananas, orange, berries

Carbs – Rice, bread, noodles etc.

What is allowed on the keto diet?

Ø Meats- Fish, beef, lamb, chicken, eggs

Ø Leafy greens – Spinach, kale, chard, bokchoi etc.

Ø Other vegetables – broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts etc.

Ø Nuts and seed – Walnuts, macadamias, sunflower seeds, etc.

Ø Avocado and berries – Raspberries, blackberries, blueberries,

Ø Sweeteners: Stevia, xylitol

Ø Dairy: Milk, cheese, cream etc.

Here are the good kinds of fats:

Saturated fat: The fat from animals, and oils, and butter. It does not cause heart disease. It can lower your cholesterol! Just eat lots of vegetable to stay alkaline

Benefits of eating saturated fats:

improve cholesterol levels
keep bones strong!
improve immune system
improve muscles (no more sagging!)
Monounsaturated fat: It’s mostly in oils from plants. It’s in avocados, olives, beef and nut. For oils, it’s in Olive oil and avocado oil. It helps prevent heart disease

Polyunsaturated Fat: It’s in fish, chia seeds, flax seed oil.

Bad fats

Trans fat: The fat in processed food. It’s in crackers, pie, cookies, margarine (fake butter) some salad dressings

Processed polyunsaturated fat: It is found in canola, soybean, corn, sesame, grape seed, peanut, and sunflower.

Yes, it is hard for your body to get used to getting energy from ketones instead of glucose. Most people go through the keto flu:

Stomach ache
Brain fog
Dizziness
Diarrhoea
Sugar or carb craving
Muscle pain
Lots of peeing
How you can deal with the keto flu:

Drink lots of water with salt!!
Take lots of electrolytes
Eat kale chips!
Eat more fat!
Exercise!
But it’s over in about 3 days. If you are having the keto flu, it means your body is getting used to getting energy from ketones! You win!

Ketones and mitochondria:

Mitochondrion is most important cell in the body. It does these important things:

It produces energy for our bodies from the food we eat and turns it into energy
It also breaks down waste, and important chemicals for our bodies.
It kills bad cells, like cancer
Increases the number of mitochondria
Increases brain power and memory
Your brain is made up of mitochondria. The communicate messages between themselves. Mitochondrion is responsible for:

Keeps your blood pumping and gives your cells enough oxygen

Benefits of keto diet:

Ø Burning fatty acid instead of glucose causes less damage to the body

Ø Keto diet kills cancer cells because they only use glucose for energy, to grow

Ø Never get tired in the day, and always sleep well at night

Ø People on the keto diet look healthy and young

Ø Have a super good memory

Ø Other benefits:

Ø Ketones actively help heal genes

Ø It can bring down inflammation

Ø It stimulates and strengthens the immune system

Ø It slow down or stops degenerative diseases

Cancer cells eat glucose, so on the keto diet, they starve to death improves heart health

Low-carb, high-fat diet

Don’t eat carbs (rice) with every meal

Try to eat more meat and vegetables

Eat more alkaline foods (vegetables, fruit, lemon water etc.)

Eat lots of healthy fats (avocado, dark chocolate, fatty fish, chia seeds, olive oil, free-range eggs, nuts, coconut, coconut oil and coconut cream)Example of keto meals:

For breakfast:

1,308

mg (65% EMR)

Ingredients:

· 1 large egg (free-range or organic)

· 5 thin (or 2-3 regular) bacon slices (60g / 2.3 oz)

· 2 large Portobello mushrooms (170g / 5.9 oz)

· 1/2 average avocado (100g / 3.5 oz)

· 1 tbsp butter or ghee

· pinch freshly ground black pepper

· salt to taste

· fresh herbs for garnish

For lunch:

· 5 cups baby kale and baby spinach mix

· 1 medium-sized cucumber

· 1 avocado

· 1 tablespoon lime juice

· 1/2 lb. uncooked shrimp

· 3 cloves garlic, minced

· 1/2 teaspoon cumin

· 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning

· 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chilli pepper powder

· 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder

· Cooking oil/fat of choice (I used coconut oil)

For dinner

· 4 large chicken breasts, (6 ounces each)

· 4 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, the kind that comes in a log

· 2 medium roma tomatoes, sliced

· ¼ cup fresh basil, divided (half of it cut into ribbons)

· 2 tbsp olive oil

· 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

· sea salt & pepper

· Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.

· Make 5-6 deep slits in each chicken breast, being careful not to cut all the way through. Season both sides with sea salt and black pepper. Place onto the lined baking sheet.

· Slice the tomatoes and mozzarella very thinly, about 1/8" to ¼" thick, and cut the pieces to a width slightly wider than the thickness of your chicken breast. Stuff a piece of mozzarella, a tomato slice, and a whole basil leaf into each slit in the chicken.

· Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the chicken.

· Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cooked through (heated to 160 degrees F with a meat thermometer).

· When the chicken is ready, sprinkle remaining fresh basil ribbons on top right before serving. If desired, drizzle with additional balsamic vinegar.

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