The Ketogenic diet, also known as the Keto diet, is back. It's been around for a long time and is making a huge a comeback. The Keto diet is a high fat (the good fats, of course), moderate protein, with a very low-carb diet. Much like the Atkins diet, it turns your body into a fat-burning machine. There are many benefits with this eating plan such as weight loss, lower blood pressure, increases your brain health, improved focus, and concentration, Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Polycystic Ovarian syndrome, increased energy and the list goes on. Since the 1920s, the Ketogenic diet has been a proven medical therapy for epilepsy and seizure disorders.
The goal of the diet is to put your body in ketosis. While in ketosis, the body produces ketones. The ketones are produced from fats and are used throughout the body as fuel. On a keto diet, your body switches its fuel source to burning mostly fat. With the low carbohydrates in your diet, insulin levels become low and fat burning increase dramatically. Your body is melting your fat storages as fuel. The way to verify if you are in ketosis is by using keto sticks. You can purchase Keto Sticks at a health food store.
Unlike the Atkins diet, this is not a high protein diet. It's considered a moderate protein diet. You should keep your protein at about 20% to 25% of your daily intake. The ratio of good fats you consume should be in the range of about 60% to 80%. The carbohydrates should be kept at about 10% to 20% of your daily food consumption.
Youngevity has a couple of new great tasting products that make your life easier on your Keto journey. The Keto Caramel Weight Management Shake and the Keto Caramel Weight Management Bars are great choices to add to keto lifestyle. The shake is full of vitamins and minerals with healthful phytonutrients for optimal energy production. It has only one carbohydrate and no sugars grams. There are 21 grams of protein per serving and the shake is low-glycemic as well as soy-free. The Keto Caramel Weight Management Bars are all natural, gluten-free, low glycemic and soy free. Each bar has 19 grams of protein and the bars are covered in chocolate for those that need their chocolate fix. These are two great choices for meal replacements as well as between meals that are satisfying and are good tasting too.
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I have friends that are loving the results they are getting on the keto diet. You may want to give it a try. What do you have to lose?