The Ketogenic Diet Plan
For the best diet to rapidly burn fat using the body’s natural metabolism, consider the ketogenic diet plan. Nutrition has the strongest effect on the body’s production of important hormones, which regulate metabolism and allow the body to burn fat for energy and retain muscle mass, with little need for excessive exercise.
WHAT IS A KETOGENIC DIET PLAN?
Basically, it is a diet that causes the body to enter a state of ketosis. Ketosis is a natural and healthy metabolic state in which the body burns its own stored fat (producing ketones), instead of using glucose (the sugars from carbohydrates found in the standard American diet – SAD).
Metabolically speaking, ketogenic foods are powerful. The amazing benefit is these foods are also delicious, natural whole foods that are extremely healthy for you.
SO, WHICH FOODS ARE ENCOURAGED?
Some of the best-tasting, most fulfilling foods are part of this plan, including lean meats like chicken and beef, healthy sources of protein and high-quality fats like avocado, eggs, coconut oil, butter, eggs and olive oil. Also, delicious leafy-green vegetables like kale, chard, and spinach, as well as cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower.
These foods can be combined with nuts, seeds and sprouts, and a wide range of other amazing foods that lead to incredible health benefits that give your body the protein, healthy fats, and nutrients it needs while providing metabolism-boosting meals for easy cooking at home or on the go.
WHICH FOODS SHOULD BE LIMITED?
On a ketogenic diet plan, the main foods to avoid are those high in carbohydrates, sugars, and the wrong types of fats. These foods can be toxic to the body and create excess glucose that the body turns into stored fat.
These foods increase the level of insulin and blood sugar in the body, and will prevent fat loss even if you are putting a lot of energy into exercise. To avoid these foods, limit your intake of grains, processed foods, vegetable oils (canola, corn, soybean, etc.), milk, margarine, and other high-carbohydrate, high-sugar foods.
BUT AREN’T FATS BAD FOR YOU?
We have been told for decades that calories from fats should be reduced to encourage weight loss, but this is a vast over-simplification (still supported by government and industrial food interests) that is no longer accurate according our modern understanding of human nutrition.
The reality is that certain fats are not good for you (omega-6 fatty acids), because your body has a hard time processing them. Other fats, particularly medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), are extremely beneficial for weight loss, brain cell generation, and nutrients. These healthy saturated fats should be increased to give your body the energy it needs while in ketosis, while limiting the detrimental trans-fats found in many processed foods.
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