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The Keto Diet – For Beginners

The Ketogenic diet has exploded onto the health and wellness scene, with celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Halle Berry following it, and a long list of health professionals happy to endorse it. This diet follows a 70% fat, 25% protein, 5% carb format and has been known to aid weight-loss, as well as helping to control blood sugar levels naturally.

The benefits don’t end there, though! The Keto diet has also been attributed to the following:

Meals

The best thing about the Keto diet is that so many healthy fats are included! It may be hard to give up sugar, but that comes with a host of health benefits alone, including a whiter smile. Listed below are some of the foods that are allowed, as well as the foods to stay away from.

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Allowed:

  • Meats
  • Leafy Greens
  • High fat dairy (This means butter and hard cheeses, yay!)
  • Nuts/seeds
  • Sweeteners
  • Berries
  • Vegetables
  • Other fats, Oils

Avoid:

  • Grains
  • Sugars
  • Fruit
  • Tubers (Potatoes, yams)

Getting Started

There are several products available online to help you transition into a full-blown Keto diet, such as The Beginner’s Keto Diet CookbookΒ (Link to book: UK Readers, USA Readers), which is filled with wholefood recipes and personal stories to enhance and encourage the Keto lifestyle.

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Also available is The Ketogenic Diet Guide for Beginners (Link to book: UK Readers, USA Readers), which explains the ins and outs of the Keto diet in depth, and also includes a 21-day Ketogenic meal plan to kick-start your routine!

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Supplements can also be useful, and these Milkshakes by Planet Organic are low-sugar and help support a Ketogenic diet. They come in Chocolate and Vanilla!

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Remember, it is always best to consult your GP before undertaking any lifestyle/diet change. If you’re looking to embark on your own Keto journey, make sure to do it the healthy way!

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