Despite originating in the 1920s, most of us have only recently heard of the keto diet. Even so, many of us have tried the diet or know someone who has. While it’s one of the hottest lifestyles right now, newcomers have a lot to learn about the dos and don’ts of keto. While there’s too much to cover in a single blog, here are some of the basics for an introduction to the keto diet.
Simply put, the keto diet relies on eating low carb, high-fat foods in order to put the body into ketosis. Ketosis is a metabolic state that burns fat instead of carbs for energy. In order to put your body into ketosis, you need to heavily restrict the number of carbs you’re consuming. This takes some detailed food tracking, but with some preparation and research, it can be accomplished.
Where do we start here? Like many dietary lifestyles, the list of benefits is extensive. The primary reason many people start focusing on keto is weight loss. People typically report impressive results, especially when compared to traditional diets. Keto also reportedly helps with lowering the risk of heart disease, diabetes, acne, and other conditions.
Following the keto diet requires dedication and careful tracking of macronutrients. To make this even easier, meal (and snack) planning is a surefire way to keep your keto journey stress-free. It’s always better to plan ahead than having to search “is this keto?” on your phone for everything you find in the grocery store. Creating a diet plan that sets you up for your week makes it easier to follow the “rules” of keto and avoid mistakes that take you out of ketosis.
The popularity of the keto diet has brought with it many new snacks and recipes that are keto compliant. The way to find the best meals and recipes is to look for low net carbs with enough protein and fat to keep you full and energized. As a perfect example of how versatile and delicious keto meals are, try out this recipe for Spicy Pork Brussels Bowls. The ground meat and brussel sprouts offer plenty of protein and fiber, while the spices provide great flavor for not many carbs.
Many of the classic keto snacks—jerky, eggs, olives—taste great, but the newest entry into the pantheon of great-tasting treats are Biena Snacks’ Keto Puffs. With more protein and fewer net carbs than the leading puffed snack, these should make the shopping list for beginner and veteran keto snackers. Made with nutritious ingredients including chickpeas and lentils, these puffs are delicious and fit perfectly into your diet.
For those following a keto diet and are also vegan, Biena Keto Puffs are the perfect, portable option for a filling and healthy option that works for both lifestyles. They’re meat and dairy free, plus they taste great.
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