We don’t like calling it a diet, as it’s really a Ketogenic Lifestyle. But what is it? The ketogenic lifestyle is based on eating moderate protein, lots of good healthy fats, and low carbs, combined with a consistent exercise routine. It is this lifestyle that will help you reach a state of nutritional ketosis, which will start burning fat for fuel, build muscle and most importantly, make you feel great! First things first, we need to understanding what ketosis is.
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
Nutrition and food are a big part of a ketosis diet and will help you enter a nutritional ketosis. The ketogenic lifestyle doesn’t limit you from a lot of foods, but the foods you should avoid at all cost are: refined sugars and foods high in sugar (sorry, this includes alcohol too!). This will throw off your ketogenic state and making it increasingly hard to achieve your goals.
The best thing about a keto-friendly diet is that it really isn’t that restrictive in the foods you can enjoy. It’s acceptable to eat all types of meats, all types of fish, shellfish, all types of vegetables (Leafy greens, kale, spinach, peppers, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.), nuts (Almonds, Macadamia, Cashews..), full fat cheeses, heavy whipping creams, real butter, coconut oil, avocados, olive oil, MCT oil and more!
Now that you understand what you can eat, go ahead and check out our recipe blog. We can guarantee you’ll love every recipe on there. Here’s a sneak peek at some of our favorites:
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse
- Keto Pecan Pie Pancakes
- Bacon Wrapped Chicken Cutlets Stuffed with Cream Cheese
- Spinach Feta Quiche Muffins
- Creamy Spinach Dip
In any healthy lifestyle plan, exercise and diet go hand-in-hand. Creating and maintaining an exercise routine can be tough sometimes, but it’s important to never get discouraged. On the tougher days, instead of doing nothing, try fitting in a walk or run after dinner, or even lifting some weights, even if it’s taking all the tins out of a high cupboard and putting them all back in. Once you start exercising you’ll see the goals you’ve set achieved.
The ketogenic lifestyle is the perfect way to improve your personal health and achieve your personal goals. The ketogenic lifestyle can improve your health in many ways: it can aid in lowering your blood pressure, increase your “good” cholesterol, increase your weight loss, reduce blood sugar and triglycerides, plus it can help you think more clearly and boost your energy.