With the low-carb diet in vogue, it is only natural that many dieters are turning to lower carbohydrate alternatives, such as the Atkins Diet. However, there is a new carb diet taking the world by storm that is gaining traction as an effective way to burn fat and increase your metabolism. It’s called the ketogenic diet and consists of a combination of low carbohydrates and high fat. In addition to burning fat, the low carbs diet also regulates your blood sugar levels.
Another beneficial aspect of the diet is that it reduces hunger. So long as you keep a reasonable level of carbs and fats to ensure you maintain a proper fat burning diet, hunger should not be a problem. And hunger will soon become a thing of the past as the fat-burning benefits kick in.
For instance, many people have discovered that their favorite meals are now easier to prepare when you have little control over what you eat. And since the keto plan has been around for some time, it’s probably only a matter of time before more people start making the switch.
With the Atkins Diet, one thing that has changed is that the old adage “you get what you eat” is no longer applicable when you’re on a keto diet. And there is no need to worry if you have digestive problems because all the fats and carbs in the world are not going to make you feel full.
The real food that makes this diet so great is the consumption of starchy carbs like potatoes, yams, and sweet potatoes. You can also enjoy sweets that may not appear so appealing at first glance, like cookies, brownies, and cake. All in all, you’ll find that many of the low-carb foods you once avoided are now at your disposal.
But how will you know what you’re eating? There are a number of different ways to determine what is processed and what is real food. Here are some basics.
First, you’ll notice that almost all the bulk foods, junk foods, processed foods, and fast foods are labeled “keto-friendly”. So, are most of the candy bars, cookies, and pastries. It may take some time to figure out what foods have this label, but it is an easy way to find out what foods you’re eating are completely free of carbs and fats.
Second, you can be more specific than the label. Look for ingredients like corn syrup, sugar, potatoes, rice, flour, and refined grains. These things come straight from the factory as fillers and are certainly not what you want when trying to reduce weight and improve your health.
Third, you can go to your local Whole Foods and check out the spices and herbs that are used in making everything. The aisle devoted to naturally healthy foods is always bustling with fresh ingredients that will make you think that they’re “real food” and that is exactly what they are.
Fourth, there are a number of great recipes that can help you lose weight and improve your health as well. You will enjoy recipes that are high in protein and low in carbs.
In conclusion, I’d like to say that in my opinion, there is no other real way to lose weight and improve your health like the keto diet. While the Atkins diet is not going to give you any permanent results, the keto diet offers you the chance to indulge in food that will give you the satisfaction of real food and you’ll be able to eat anything you want while losing weight.