Everyone is talking about the keto diet right now. But for many, this nutritional strategy is simply too complex. Now there is a new version for everyone who wants it to be uncomplicated.
Do you want to lose weight fast? Then you’ve probably heard of the keto diet lately because whether it’s in Hollywood or on Instagram – the ketogenic diet has numerous followers.
There are a number of things to be avoided on the keto diet
How does the ketogenic diet work? The key is that carbohydrates are avoided here, a maximum of 50 grams may be consumed per day. This means that not only sugar and pasta are taboo, but also fruit, cereals, and some vegetables such as potatoes and corn. So it is a special form of a low-carb diet.
This is how the keto diet works
Because of the few carbohydrates, the body is forced to get its energy from fats. It does this by converting fat in the liver into what are known as ketone bodies (hence the name) and the brain then uses these instead of sugar for energy.
Problem with the keto diet: limited food choices
Problem with this type of diet: On the one hand, an awful lot of food has been removed from the shopping list – pasta, rice, some vegetables and also all processed foods. On the other hand, the composition of carbohydrates, proteins, and fat must be exactly right for the keto diet to really work. At least that’s how it has been so far. But now a “light version” is also beginning to establish itself.
New: the simple version of the keto diet
The so-called “lazy version” of the keto diet is much easier to implement in everyday life and is also a gentle entry-level variant. Here, too, you have to be careful not to consume a few calories and carbohydrates remain unwanted guests. The first big difference: Unlike the normal keto diet, there are no guidelines on how many calories, fats, or proteins you can eat. So you no longer have to keep an exact record of which nutritional component you ate how much.
It is enough to eat “keto-friendly”
It is just important to bet on the right foods. In this case, they should be “keto-friendly” and use as few carbohydrates as possible. In concrete terms, this means that you should not forget a lot of meat, fish, eggs, nuts, and of course good oil (like coconut oil). Butter, cheese and all kinds of berries for fruits are also ok. Very important: always drink enough. You should stay away from alcohol and sugary drinks and, as with all healthy diets, rely on water and tea. Oh yes, and of course cheat day is also allowed!