A Simple Plan: Health
Ever heard of keto? Is keto some kind of food? Keto is actually a method or a process, if you will, that kind of tricks your system into using bodyfat as its main source of energy instead of carbs. Keto diet has actually been a round for sometime but has just gained a massive following in recent years because of its effective and quick results.
Here’s how it works.
For this whole process to work, you need to be in a ketogenic state where you need to be ingesting more quantities of fat, little bit of protein, but absolutely no carbs in your diet. To illustrate, you will need 80% of fat and only the rest is protein, no crabs. You need to follow this diet for the first two days. Once you have achieved such a state, you now change up the ratio and take in more protein and lower your fat intake – 65% fat, 30% protein, and the rest is whatever you want to eat. An increase in protein will help maintain muscle tissue growth. You see, the more carbs you take in your system, the more your pancreas releases insulin, which helps stores amino acids, glycogen, and excess calories as fat. Therefore, logic dictates that if you cut down your carb intake, you are also cutting down the amount of fat your body is storing – just what you need!
Now that carbs are out of the picture, your body will now have to find other sources of energy – your fat. Excess fat. Did you say you wanted to burn some fast and effectively? Well, now you can with ketogenic diet! You are not only burning fat, but you are training your body to use fat as its main energy source. This state of your body is called ketosis. This is absolutely the state you want to have you body be in if you want to lose fat and maintain muscle growth.
But of course, your ketigenic diet doesn’t end there! From here on, you have to plan your diet carefully to maintain this state. In this diet, you should take at least a gram of protein for every pound of lean mass daily. This is really helpful int the recovery of muscle tissue after your sports training or gym workout sessions. To illustrate, if you are weighing at 180 pounds of lean mass, then you should be taking in at least 180 grams of protein daily. That is 720 calories which means the rest of your calories should only come from fat.