Keto- A breif Introduction
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I don't think I can explain Keto any better than they did on Reddit; I know doesn't sound too scientific or reliable but bare with me here. They actually have a fair bit of detail to their Keto community. The link above is very in depth and if you are new to this diet I advise you take a gander at it. I know its long but don't be scared to pick through it for the important bits you're looking for.

But to begin with what is Keto?

Keto stands for Ketogenic Diet which means reducing your carbohydrate intake to less than 50g a day (ideally 20g) which then forces your body to convert from using glucose as fuel to fat instead.

How to start:

  • getting the daily carbs down to < 50g, preferrably to 20g.

  • keeping protein intake moderate, 0.6 to 1 grams per pound lean body mass. (1.3 to 2.2 grams per kg lean body mass.)

  • increasing the proportion of your diet that comes from fat,

  • increasing the amount of water you drink, and

  • upping your intake of salt, potassium and magnesium


What can't I eat and what can I eat:

Starchy foods, sugars, and grains - These all break down to glucose which makes you use insulin and cause you to burn carbs instead of fats. So these should be cut from your diet.

I personally found this spreadsheet really helpful as it lists food you can eat and the carb content.

Symptoms when you start Keto

When you start Keto there can be some side effects usually these are temporary but its always good to know what to expect ketogenic diet resource goes through all this in a lot of detail.

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