In order to get in shape for the summer, I switch to the keto diet. This means teaching your body to run off ketones, which the body creates itself, rather than fueling from carbohydrates.
This is me after a few weeks on the keto diet. I’ve lost several pounds of fat.
On the keto diet, your body burns fat to create ketones. That is a mix of body fat and fat you consume. So the keto diet comprises of high fat, mid protein, low carb. Ideally, you have less than 35 grams of carbs per day.
You’ll need to increase your fat in take. Great sources of quality fats are found in:
Fish (mackerel, salmon, tuna)
Oils (nut oils and olive oil)
For the first few days, you will feel tired and crave carbs. But if you can get through that first phase, your body will switch to fueling itself with fat and you’ll lose weight, have more energy and you won’t need to eat as much.
The keto diet also has many other health benefits including:
Improved mental clarity
Less toxins in the body
Reduced anxiety and depression
Reduced chances of cancer
Reduced chances of mental illness