What to eat
Typically in this way of eating, your daily intake of nutrients should be made up of 70% to 75% fat, 15% to 20% protein, 5% to 15% carbohydrate.
Here comes the good news!! If you arrange your meals which are low in carbohydrates then you are on the right track on getting keto – adapted !!
The food should be fresh or organic. Avoid genetically modified foods and also monosodium glutamate e.g stock cubes .
The more restricted you are on your carb intake (less than 15g of carb) the faster you get into ketosis.
Your nutrient intake should come mostly from vegetables, meat, fish, nuts, fats and dairy. Do not eat refined carbohydrates such as wheat, garri , yam, starch, beans, oat, rice, iru, amala, cornmeal, sugars or fruits etc.
General principles to understand :-
Low in carbohydrates – mostly from leafy vegetables and veg that grows above ground. Be cautious of root vegetable like potato cassava.
Moderate protein – too much protein can be converted to energy by a process called gluconeogenesis which triggers a high insulin response that can result to a stall in weight loss. The amount of protein you eat should be based on your weight goal.
High fat – most energy comes from an increase in fat intake by using for example palm oil, coconut oil ,butter or food rich in fats fish , tozo , egusi not vegetable oil.
This really does work!!
However as a routine precaution, you should always check with your general practitioner before starting any diet. You should be cautious if you or anyone in your family has any preexisting kidney, heart or diabetic conditions.
The most important thing of this way of eating (woe) is to be consistent, when you fall off the wagon it’s easy to pick yourself right up. Do not worry if your measurements are not precise just stay motivated, join a support group.
Try to have a record of your meals and try not to go over your goals. Eat like royalty and look like keto ninjas/superstars/divas.
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