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Keto Diet Explained

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As Fit Farm does not follow specific diets like keto, due to our high intensity program that requires many other nutrients, including utilizing the 45% carbohydrates, 35% protein, and 20% fat formula for guests to perform best during their stay, we recommend you get your Doctor’s clearance before beginning this, and for that matter, any diet. If you were recommended by a doctor to follow a keto diet, read on for more keto diet knowledge.

The keto diet has taken the health and fitness community by storm over the past few years, and it is safe to say that it has become one of the top 5 popular diets. Simply put, it is a low-carb, high-fat diet. Though most keto practitioners stick with 40-60 grams of carbs a day, some limit their carb intakes to a mere 20 grams a day. A good way to avoid the confusion on what to eat, you can refer this Perfect Keto meal prep guide.

The ketogenic diet is unique from many other diets in the sense that goal is to reach the stage of “ketosis”, which is when your body uses ketones as a source of fuel, rather than the glucose that you’re probably already familiar with.

During ketosis, your body shifts from glucose metabolism to ketone metabolism. Ketones are the byproduct of fat burning, which ultimately leads to weight loss. In a way, you’re burning through fat for energy. For as long as there is no steady influx of glucose, this process will continue. Different people enter ketosis at different rates. Some may take only two days, while others may need a whole week of careful dieting.

Keto practitioners have reported several benefits upon following the diet, which typically include rapid fat loss, clearer skin, mental clarity and sharpness, and reduced inflammation. However, many have experienced the keto flu during their transition to the keto diet, and the flu can last up to a week. Common symptoms are fatigue, headaches, difficulty focusing, muscle cramps and nausea.

The keto diet is just one of the many diets that have improved the lives of many people. However, the keto diet may not be for everyone, because of its strict diet requirements. If your doctor has already specified a diet for you, they have the best intentions at heart, and you should stick to their advice.

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