Updated: Sep 10, 2019
It seems the keto diet is everywhere these days, but just what is it? The ketogenic diet or keto diet for short is where you eat low carbohydrate, moderate protein, and high fat. Now what does that mean?
It means you eat about 20 to 30 grams of carbs per day (some do net some total) or about 5% of your daily intake will come from carbs. Protein will make up about 20% of your daily intake, and fat will make up the other 75%.
I know, what you might be thinking FAT!!!! I have to eat that much FAT!!!! I thought fat was bad. Well there is more to that which will be another post coming, but in short. No it isn't. Your body needs healthy fats. Hormones are made from fats, the mylen sheaths around nerves are made from fat.
Did you know that eating fat will make trigger your body to make the hormone leptin which is the hormone that tells you that you are full.
Did you know that eating carbohydrates triggers the production of ghrelin, the hormone that makes you feel hungry? Doesn't that explain a lot.
Now lets talk fats for a minute. When I say fat I mean healthy fats, such as fats from nuts like almonds and pecans, olive oil, avocado oil, heavy whipping cream, and grass feed butter to name a few. As part of my program, we will go extensively into healthy fats and fats to avoid.
Well know you have the short version of what the keto diet is. If you have more questions or would like to join my 21 day keto kickoff, just let me know.
If you haven't read part 1 of this past that shows the history and benefits, please check it out. Very interesting information.