Picture this: you’re at a family gathering, and while loading up your plate with a hamburger, chips, slaw, and potato salad, you notice your cousin Tina is looking a lot smaller than she did at the last family function. “You look great!”, you tell her, “what have you been doing?” Tina shrugs and says “ehh, I’ve been eating a lot of bacon and butter,” as she fills her own plate with a hamburger patty, cheese, bacon, a bunless hot dog, and a heaping spoonful of slaw. Intrigued, you pry a bit more, only to discover that Tina has been following the Keto diet. You’ve never heard of the keto diet, but it sounds like some sort of voodoo, and yet the proof is standing right before your eyes shoving a bunless cheeseburger in her mouth!
What does Keto mean?
What is a Keto diet?
How does the Keto diet work?
What are the benefits of the ketogenic diet?
Are there any negative side effects?
To summarize, the ketogenic diet challenges everything we thought we knew about diets in the past. Rather than focusing on counting calories or cutting out fat like a conventional diet, it encourages you to eat more fat than you ever thought possible!
Adopting the ketogenic lifestyle takes a little getting used to, but the results can be dramatic, and the way of eating itself can be really fun! Many sugar addicts find they eat way less once they have gotten the sugar out of their system. Overall, the ketogenic diet has many benefits apart from that of just weight loss; eating more fat and less sugar prevents diabetes and heart disease, and it’s great for your teeth and skin as well! So the next time you see Tina, show off your own new svelte self and ask her to pass the slaw!