With so many diet trends circulating on social media, it can be difficult to tell the fads from the diets that are actually beneficial to your health and weight loss goals. The Keto diet is one that health professionals readily recommend to their clients, and for a great reason! The low-carb, high-fat dietitian can be extremely effective in supporting weight loss, and all of our formulated all Meal Replacements can be used in conjunction with the Keto system to enhance your weight loss results.
The basis of the Keto diet is to dramatically reduce your carb intake, for example bread, pasta and sugar, replacing it with foods rich in healthy fats such as fatty fish, avocado and healthy oils. By reducing your carbohydrate consumption, your body is said to go into a state of ketosis, meaning your body uses fat as the primary source of fuel instead of glucose or blood sugar (ie. sugar and carbs). In order to reach a state of ketosis, you must be consuming between 20 to 50 grams of carbs each day, or around 5% of your daily intake. For a standard Keto diet, you would ideally be consuming around 75% healthy fats, 20% protein and 5% carbs.
The Keto diet is known to be one of the most effective weight loss diets, as it is easier to follow, doesn't require you to count your calories as much, and can also increase your results by up to 2.2 times that of other diet plans! It has also been shown to improve cholesterol and triglyceride levels as well, helping to improve your overall health.
Although not necessary, our meal replacements can be used effectively alongside a Keto diet as they have been formulated to include the liquid sachet of healthy fats, high quality protein powder and just 0.9 grams of carbs per shake with no sugar at all. By combining BODi with a Keto diet on non-BODi days, you may find that your weight loss results are even more effective!
Some of the best foods to incorporate into a Keto diet include:
- Fatty fish
- Red and white meat
- Full-fat dairy products and cheese
- Leafy greens
- Nuts and seeds
- Healthy oils, ie. olive and coconut oil
You should avoid the following foods that will increase your carb intake:
- Grains and starches, including whole grains and wheat-based products
- Sugary foods and drinks
- Most fruit except a small amount of berries
- Legumes high in carbs such as beans, peas and lentils
- Root vegetables, especially potatoes and sweet potatoes
- Alcohol which tends to be naturally high in sugar