For many years, I have battled with my weight. I’m always looking for the next miracle and trust me, surgery has entered my mind a time or two. But, the risks involved with surgery is enough for me not to consider that option. And considering I haven’t tried as hard as I can to lose the weight on my own – first; I need to make better choices when it comes to what I put in my mouth.
I believe in the good ole’ fashioned way of eating healthy and working out and keto came across my mind. And since I also like good food, I went on a search for good tasting keto recipes to lose weight.
I’ve heard a lot about the new Keto diet (which isn’t really new, but it’s hot right now). I wasn’t familiar with it but figured a little research will go a long way. Also, if I’m going to participate – I needed good tasting food to get me through. Looking for the best keto recipes for weight loss can be a challenge, but it shouldn’t be.
What is Keto?
Keto, short for a ketogenic diet, is a high fat, low carb, and moderate protein diet that puts the body into a metabolic state known as ketosis.
Ketosis is a metabolic state where your liver produces ketones out of fat and using it for energy instead of carbs. It’s a naturally occurring state and happens when following a low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet.
So, how do you lose weight on Keto?
Simply put, a ketogenic diet places your body in ketosis, which allows your body to burn fat for energy.
Is a Keto Diet Safe for Weight Loss?
One of the biggest questions about the Keto diet is it safe, especially for weight loss? As with all things in life, there are good things and some not so good things involved.
The Keto Diet is helpful to significantly overweight people, but some studies show that there’s a chance to gain the weight back in a year. Most Americans get about 60% of their daily diet from carbs, so having a low-carb diet such as Keto can be a little getting used to.
Some people should use caution when going on a Keto Diet. Since low carbs produce a lower blood sugar, it is probably not the best option for individuals with Diabetes I or otherwise suffers from hypoglycemia.
If you’re concerned about the safety of a Keto Diet, then you should definitely refer to your doctor for guidance. Meeting with a nutritionist will also help you to determine if this diet is good for your body.
Benefits of Being on a Keto Diet
There are many benefits to your body while it’s in ketosis.
You’re probably thinking that Keto sounds a lot like Atkins. Well, there are similarities, however, but the main difference is that the Atkins takes you through phases. Whereas people participating in a Keto Diet will keep going until they have lost weight.
Of course, one of the most obvious benefits of a keto diet is weight loss, but there’s more to it. In fact, if you’re able to live a ketogenic lifestyle even if weight loss is not your primary goal. A keto diet can increase your energy, reduce cravings, reduce inflammation, as well as other anti-aging effects.
The high protein required can also help to reduce the risk of chronic disease. Adopting a ketogenic diet may be something to look into if you are looking to experience these benefits.
21 of the Best Keto Recipes for Weight Loss
Boredom can distract you from your end goal, and eating the same food over and over again can get old real quick. Here are a few recipes I found that will add variety into your Keto diet program.
What are your thoughts on a Keto Diet? Have you tried it? If so, what are your favorite recipes?
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