The Ketogenic diets are more of a lifestyle than a diet. Why? the goal is to get your body into ketosis. When the body is in ketosis, the body will deplete itself of glycogen(stored sugar), use fats and ketones as a form of energy. In order to reach ketosis, your diet has to consist of 80% fats, 15% protein, and 8% carbs.
For more details on what it ketosis check out my previous blog What is ketosis and the ketogenic diet?
In our society are diet is carbohydrates and protein based. Our society is also very sedentary(inactive), which is why there are so much obesity and cardiovascular health issues. We don’t eat in moderation and we don’t make smart food choices. If we did, the cardiovascular disease wouldn’t be the number killer(especially in the USA)
In my previous blog, I told you all what to start away from and how to get into ketosis. Here’s a list of some foods you can eat to get into ketosis.
Fats & Oils
- Fatty acids(omega 3,6)
- Animal fat
- Egg yolk
- Macadamia/Brazil nuts
- Coconut butter
- Cocoa butter
- Olive, coconut, mct, macadamia oil
- Vegetable oil(soybean, olive, flax, safflower)
- Fish(anything caught wild catfish, cod, flounder, halibut, mahi-mahi, salmon, snapper, trought, tuna.)
- Shellfish(clams, oysters, lobsters, crab, scallops, mussels, squid
- Whole eggs
- Beef, pork, poultry
- Bacon and sausage
- Nut butter
Greens, vegetables, and fruits you have to be careful with when looking to reach ketosis because of the sugar and starch content.
- Blackberries, Açaí berry, raspberries
That’s just a few that you can use. Just be mindful of the attach and sugar content.
Be aware of your beverages consumption. We consume most our carbs through liquids(juice, soda, flavored water, coffee).
Checkout my blog for more details on sugar.
Don’t make the mistake of consuming more protein than fats. You will not hit ketosis that way and make sure to stay hydrated.
I’m not here to get you but assist you.
If you find my post informative and helpful.