Ketogenic Diet And Salad Dressings
The keto diet focuses on low carbohydrates, which the body
converts into energy to help speed up weight loss and in this article we explain the hidden foods/ dangers such as salad dressing which can bump up the calories to almost double . However before we do that lets talk a little about the wonderful Keto Diet .
What exactly is the problem with high carbs, and why should you
avoid them? Carbohydrates are converted into glucose and cause a
spike in insulin. As the insulin enters the bloodstream to process
the glucose, which becomes the main source of energy. A spike in
insulin can also result in storage of fats. The body uses
carbohydrates and fats as energy, the former being the primary
source. So the more carbs you consume in your daily diet, the less
fat is being burned for energy. Instead, the spike in insulin will
result in more fat storage.
When you consume less carbohydrates, the body goes into a state
referred to as ketosis. Hence the name for this low-carb diet.
Ketosis helps the body survive on less food. By being in ketosis, you
‘train’ your body to utilize fats as the main source of energy instead
of carbs, simply because there is close to zero carbs to begin with.
During ketosis, the liver breaks down fats into ketones, which
enables the body to use the fat as energy. During a keto diet, we
don’t starve ourselves of calories; we starve the body of
carbohydrates. This makes weight loss easy and natural. Later on,
The keto diet is a low or zero carbohydrate diet, but it differs from
other low-carb diets (such as Paleo) in that it deliberately
manipulates the ratios of carbs, fats, and protein to switch fat into
the body’s primary source of fuel. Our bodies are used to using
carbohydrates as fuel. Fats, which is a secondary source of fuel, are
rarely tapped on. That means the extra fat is stored and keeps
adding on the pounds.
The only ways to reduce fat in a ‘normal’ diet are to consume less
fat and workout a lot in order to increase energy expenditure over
daily calories intake, which is why most people fail to lose weight
on conventional diet.
On the other hand, the ketogenic diet uses fat for fuel, which means
it gets used instead of being stored. So, weight loss becomes easy.
In addition to weight loss, the ketogenic diet is known as the
“healing” diet. The lack of sugar intake has been proven to help and
prevent many diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure,
cancers, epilepsy, and many symptoms of aging.
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The manipulation of carbs, fats, and protein is curcial in order to
get into ketosis. It’s a state when the body, deprived of the usual
carbohydrates and sugar, is forced to use fat as its primary fuel. So
the ratio of fats and protein are significantly higher than carbs in
Of course, consuming less carbs also means lowering the amount
of insulin in your body. Less insulin; Less glucose and fat storage.
That is why the keto diet has been so successful in helping people
with diabetes. It adjusts the sugar level naturally.
On the keto diet, you don’t count calories. You count carbohydrates
and adjust the intake of carbs vs. fat and protein. A typical keto diet
will get 60 percent of its calories from fat, 15 to 25 percent of
calories from protein, and 25 percent of calories from
carbohydrates. The only limitation on the diet is sugar, which you
need to avoid.
The ketogenic diet is not a fad. Many scientific studies have shown
Condiments Can Be the Enemy
Don’t assume condiments don’t count on a diet. On the keto diet,
they most certainly do. Ketchup is filled with sugar.As I said earlier not all salad
dressings are equal. Read the label, and never opt for the “fat-free”
version. They have merely substituted sugar for fat.
Ordering salads when eating out is one of your best options, but
beware of the dressing that the restaurant serves. Either ask about
the ingredients, or better, bring your own salad dressing.
Keto Diet Benefits
Although ketogenic diet is popularly known as a ‘rapid fat loss diet’,
. It has been scientifically proven that the keto diet
has many additional medical benefits. Such as :
Control of Blood Sugar
Several studies have shown a positive effect of the keto diet on
patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
Not only will you feel a huge sense of accomplishment, you’ll:
- Be lighter and thinner (it’s not uncommon to lose 20+ lbs!)
- Have more energy than you’ve felt in years
- Be sleeping better and feeling more rested when you wake up
- Notice improvements in your skin and hair
Probably best of all, you’ll have MOMENTUM to keep going with your new Keto lifestyle.
Food to Eat on a Ketogenic Diet
- Dairy Foods
- AvocadosMeat and Poultry
- Coconut Oil
- Dark Chocolate
Foods to Avoid on a Ketogenic Diet
The keto diet has a lot less restricted foods than many other diets.
Sugar, of course, should be avoided. That doesn’t mean you can’t
enjoy sweet desserts. There are many keto-friendly recipes that
substitute unsweetened apple sauce for sugar in baked goods.
Substitute sweeteners such as Stevia can also be used in
Keep in mind that fruits are healthful, but they do contain a great
deal of sugar, so limit the amount you eat to just a few slices a day.
Fruit juices are concentrates that have vitamins but lack fiber. And
their sugar content is extremely high. Read the label on any bottle
of juice before buying. The best juices are “green” with just a hint
of fruit for flavoring.
Be careful with cereals. Most are packed with sugar and robbed of
any nutrients. Many claim, “nutrition added,” but all that means is
that all nutrition has been removed and replaced with a small
amount, and a whole lot of sugar for taste. One hundred percent
bran cereal will fit into your keto diet, and you can sweeten it with
a handful of berries. Just be sure to examine all labels in the cereal
aisle. They can be very tricky. Also, remember that honey, too, is
considered as sugar.
Totally omit white starches from your diet.
Legumes and beans are healthy for you, but they are high in
carbohydrates. You can have them occasionally; just make sure you
keep it within your daily 20 – 5o carb-gram count.
Alcohols tend to be empty calories, but certain spirits will be better
for you than others. Beer is filled with carbs and should be off your
keto diet. The expression “beer belly” exists for a reason. Enjoy a
glass of win
Pure alcohol such as whiskey and vodka are carb-free, but they do
contain calories, so have a care. .You’re ready for a new and improved you. Congratulations
. There are so many wonderful benefits to the ketogenic diet, you can
expect many positive changes, both physical and mental. So, let’s
not delay and get the journey started. Why don’t you take the The 28-Day Keto Challenge