The ketogenic diet, which is now used by many for weight loss, was actually designed to treat patients with epilepsy. Due to it, many have managed to reduce the manifestations of this “terrible” disease in their children, and for some to forget about its existence.
But due to the fact that progress does not stand still, the ketogenic diet is used very rarely for this purpose. But among lovers of a toned, slim and pumped body, she became very popular.
After all, it helps to dry the body, get rid of extra pounds and at the same time maintain muscle mass, which is not possible for all diets. In addition, the ketogenic diet goes well with physical activity, which further increases its effectiveness.
The basic principles of diet
Ketogenic diet for weight loss is based on three basic concepts – proteins, ketone and ketosis. Proteins – their large presence in food does not allow the body to dry the muscles, instead it takes energy from fat reserves, thereby reducing body fat, which leads to weight loss.
Ketone – is a substitute for carbohydrates, which are the energy of our body and are often deposited prozapas them. From a medical point of view, ketones are the breakdown products of fats. If you cause this process artificially (that is, completely eliminating the use of carbohydrates), then the body begins to accumulate harmful substances, which in itself is dangerous.
Therefore, it is extremely important to understand that if you want to lose weight with a ketogenic diet, you must learn to artificially remove these substances from the body. And this can be done in several ways:
- drink plenty of fluids (toxins will simply be flushed out of the body and excreted naturally);
- exercise (during workouts, the body sweats, and along with toxins are released);
- 1-2 times a week to replenish glycogen reserves, that is, eat carbohydrate foods.
Note that the ketogenic diet does not completely exclude carbohydrates from the diet, but reduces them to 30 grams per day. This amount is not enough that glycogenic stocks are always normal. To do this, it is necessary to arrange, so let’s say, recovery days. You need to eat as follows – 5 days only protein food, 2 days carbohydrate.
The ketogenic diet menu consists, as you already understood, of protein foods. It:
Vegetables are also permitted while maintaining this diet. But it should be borne in mind that they contain carbohydrates, so you should eat them in too much. You can use the following menu (you can change something, but according to the testimony it should be about the same).
As a rule, in the morning most of us eat scrambled eggs. And since the eggs are on the list of permitted products, you can make an omelet for breakfast. It is recommended to cook it on a pair of 2 eggs, without adding oil. You can eat an omelet in pure form, or you can add 1 tomato and chopped greens.
So, let’s calculate the carbohydrates. The eggs contain about