A possible ray of hope for those who strive to lose weight, but for whom the tried and tested keto diet is simply too stressful: With lazy keto, only the carbohydrates have to be considered.
The lazy keto diet is often used as a weight-loss method but promises to be much easier to follow. With classic keto, the intake of calories, carbohydrates, fat and protein is carefully calculated in order to achieve the state of ketosis, a metabolic state in which the body begins to burn its own body fat in particular.
Lazy Keto is said to have a similar effect, but is much less strict, as only the carbohydrate intake has to be taken into account.
The relaxed version of the keto diet
Lazy Keto is a less restrictive version of the traditional high-fat, very low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet.
Originally intended as a medical approach to treating epilepsy, the ketogenic diet has become one of the most popular forms of weight loss almost 100 years later.
By consuming foods that are high in protein and abundant fatty acids, but hardly or no carbohydrates, the body’s metabolism changes and then primarily burns fat as the primary source of fuel.
This so-called ketosis is the real secret of the success of keto and goes hand in hand with tiny monitoring of your own diet.
Ketosis may not be achieved
Possibly not that fast, but much more relaxed, your own weight loss goals can also be achieved by simply drastically restricting the intake of carbohydrates.
This is the so-called lazy keto diet, in which the carbohydrates are limited to around 5-10% of the total daily number of calories or to around 20-50 grams per day.
For pasta and pizza lovers, this form of diet is certainly no picnic, but nothing else needs to be recorded, coordinated and weighed.
However, this also removes the certainty that you have actually brought your body into ketosis. But it’s not called lazy keto for nothing.