Ketogenic diets are actually low-carb diets which have the goal of making your body enter the state of ketosis, in which it uses fat for fuel. The diet is based around the theory that by eliminating sugar you will get less carbs in your body, and by adding some healthy fats, you will be able to enter ketosis and use fat for energy instead of glucose and carbs.
The diet was invented at the beginning of the 20th century by Dr. Henry Geyelin. While examining his epileptic patients, he discovered that there’s a link between the absence of carbs and a reduced number of seizures.
After examining matters further, Dr. Geyelin noticed that a carb-free diet also reduced the cholesterol, fat and glucose levels while controlling the hunger of his patients. He then invented the ketogenic diet, which is nowadays commonly used to burn fat faster and resolve a number of ailments.
What is ketosis?
Ketosis is a state of the body in which it uses fat for energy instead of sugar or carbs. When these nutrients aren’t available to the body, it starts digesting protein and healthy fats, which melts the excess fat and helps you lose a lot of weight naturally.
In general, you need to avoid sugar and carbs and add protein and healthy fats from high-quality sources into your diet. Here’s a 7-day keto plan you can easily follow to enter ketosis:
Breakfast: tomatoes, scrambled eggs with some bacon
Lunch: chicken and feta salad with a bit of olive oil
Dinner: some asparagus (steamed) and salmon grilled on butter
Breakfast: a piece of goat cheese, a few tomatoes, and eggs with basil
Lunch: milkshake with almond milk, peanut butter and stevia
Dinner: meatballs with vegetables and cheddar
Breakfast: ketogenic milkshake
Lunch: a handful of prawns with some olive oil and 1 avocado
Dinner: pork chops with a bit of parmesan and a bowl of broccoli salad
Breakfast: omelet with peppers, onions, spices and avocado
Lunch: a handful of prawns with some olive oil and avocado
Dinner: stuffed chicken with vegetables and cheese
Breakfast: omelet with cheese and tomatoes
Lunch: leftovers from the previous day
Dinner: a bowl of mushrooms and eggs salad
Breakfast: ham and vegetables omelet
Lunch: ham and cheese and some nuts
Dinner: beef steak with a bit of green salad and eggs
Breakfast: eggs with mushrooms and bacon
Lunch: cheeseburger with a bit of salsa and guacamole
Dinner: beef steak with a bit of green salad and cheese
Follow the course of the diet for a full week, and you should already notice the results. However, we suggest consulting with your doctor first as ketosis is a huge change for your body.