Q: What is the Ketogenic Diet?
A: The Ketogenic Diet is a high-fat, moderate protein, low-carbohydrate diet.
Q: How do I get my body into ketosis?
A: Ketosis kicks in after 3 or 4 days of eating less than 50 grams of carbohydrates per day – That’s 3 slices of bread OR a cup of yogurt OR two small bananas.
Q: What does ketosis do to the body?
A: The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates.
Q: What don’t you eat on a ketogenic diet?
A: The fewer carbs the more effective. This means you’ll need to completely avoid sweet sugary foods, plus starchy foods like bread, pasta, rice and potatoes.
Q: What do you eat on a ketogenic diet?
A: Basically follow the guidelines for a strict low-carb diet. Recommended foods include: Avocado, Salmon, Beef, Poultry, Green Vegetables, Nuts, Whole Eggs, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, MCT Oil, Ghee, Raw Milk, Cream & Cheese
Q: What vegetables can you eat on a ketogenic diet?
A: The best type of vegetables for a ketogenic diet are those high in nutrients and low in carbohydrates. Vegetables that are dark, green & leafy (spinach, Asparagus, kale, brussels sprouts, broccoli ) are highly recommended.
Q: How many carbs can you eat on a ketogenic diet?
A: Strive to eat 30-40g of net carbs/day. In general, the daily intake of net carbs required to enter ketosis could vary from 20 to 100 grams per day (and very rarely over 100 grams per day).
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