Do you want to lose weight? Well, Ketogenic diet [low carbs diet] is among the most effective diets, which help you achieve maintainable and long lasting weight. This article will give you tips on how to get the most out of the ketogenic diet. Read on.
Success tips on the ketogenic diets
Drink a lot of water
Your body struggles to retain the right amounts of water while on a ketogenic diet. It is therefore important to stay hydrated. Experts will ask men to take at least three liters of water daily; women are advised to take a minimum of 2.2 liters. Check your urine to determine your hydration levels, if it is clear or light yellow, you are properly hydrated. Carry a bottle of water with you anywhere you go.
In a ketogenic diet, we limit the intake of ketosis, but the body still needs fuel to function. Proteins are not a good source of fuel in the body, the body, therefore, turns to fat. All fats consumed while on ketogenic diets are used for energy making. It is therefore difficult for the body to store fat. Immediately you start the ketogenic diet, choose unsaturated fats soonest possible. Such fats include foods like nuts, seeds, olives, and avocados.
Be smart about liquor
You can drink liquor while on a ketogenic diet. It will not affect your weight loss dream. Unsweetened liquors like rum, gin, vodka, tequila, scotch, brandy, whiskey, and cognac can be taken at the same period. After beer, use low carb mixers and drink a lot of water because the hangover is crazy while on the ketogenic diet. A point to note here is that calories still count, do everything in moderation.
You have probably heard success stories about how ketogenic diet makes people lose weight fast. My advice is that you need to go slow. Yes, you might lose rapidly especially in the first stages, but as we all know weight loss is a journey. Do not be afraid if the scale doesn’t show any reduction or shows an increase in weight. Weight will vary from day to day depending on some factors. To get a clearer picture of your progress, use metrics like clothes fit. Do not always rely on the scale. Bodies are different. Do not compare yourself with a friend in the struggle to shed weight. Work smart and listen to your body for the best results.