How will you react if you are asked to eat chocolate, butter, cream, cottage cheese, eggs, meat, and poultry to reduce weight? You will either ignore that person or will take him as ignorant. But that is the new way of reducing weight!
This new way of eating food full of fat and reducing weight is termed as- Ketosis!
How body produces energy?
To understand what Ketosis are you must first understand how human body generates energy and what is the role of different nutrients?
The macronutrient – Carbohydrate is broken into glucose which is burnt by the body to produce energy to be used for doing work by the human body. Extra glucose that is produced in the body is stored. This storage can last up to a maximum of two days.
When the human body is low in glucose it breaks down the fat stored in the body to generate and fulfill the energy needs of the body.
When fats are burnt, ketones are produced. This metabolic process by the body is called- Ketosis.
How can Ketosis reduce weight?
When the body is kept under a state where the available glucose is so low, that it cannot be burnt to fulfill the energy needs of the body, the body automatically initiates the process of Ketosis. Therefore, glucose is replaced as the energy source of the body and Ketones take its place. Hence you start losing weight.
Keto Diet Plan
The diets which are low in carbohydrates, and are high in fat are called Keto Diet Plan or LCHF (Low Carb High Fat), or simply Low-Carb diet. This diet has very few carbohydrate which as low as 13 to 25 grams Net Carb per day.
Foods that you can eat while on Keto Meal Plan
The following is the list of food you may eat when you are on Keto meal plan.
Fish: Fish, like Salmon, are a good source of Vitamin B, potassium and selenium and are Carb-free.
Low-Carb Vegetable: You must eat non-starchy, high fiber, vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli etc.
Cheese: All kind of cheese is found to be low in carbohydrates and good ketogenic diet. They even contain conjugated linoleic acid which is found to lose fat. Regular intake of cheese is found to increase the muscle mass in the body.
Meat and Poultry: They are stapled ketogenic food and are known to contain Vitamin B, Selenium, and Zinc. They are low in carbohydrates and rich in protein. They are also known to contain omega-3 fats and anti-oxidants.
Butter and Cream: They have least carbohydrates and are best for a ketogenic diet. Fat is reduced by their conjugated linoleic acid.
Keto diet is an effective and scientifically proven way to drastically reduce weight. You only need to follow it strictly and should undergo this process only under a trained specialist.