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A Beginner's Guide to the Keto Diet

Have you ever heard of the Keto Diet? You may have heard it referred to as the "low-carb, high-fat diet, or ketogenic diet. Still not ringing a bell? Don't worry, we've got you covered.

What is the Keto Diet?

Considered a low-carb diet, the Keto Diet focuses on getting the body to a state of Ketosis. Ketosis, the state your body goes to on a low intake of food, causes the body to produce ketones which break down and burn fat in the body.

What Makes it Work?

When eating carbs, the body uses the natural glucose found in carbs as its main source of energy. The reason why the Keto Diet is so successful is that its lowered intake of carbs causes the body to resort to its Ketogenic state. 

The Keto Diet isn't a diet of starvation (gross), but just the starvation of carbs that forces your body into its metabolic state in order to burn fat faster.

What are the Do's and Dont's? 

We already figured out that eating carbs on this diet is a no-go. But what exactly are we supposed to follow and what are we supposed to follow that is Keto-approved?

 

DO

  • Meats (fish, poultry, lamb, beef, etc.)
  • Leafy Greens
  • Above-Ground Vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, etc.)
  • High Fat Dairy (hard cheeses, high fat cream, etc.)
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • Avocados & Berries
  • Sweeteners (stevia, monk fruit, etc.)
  • Other fats like coconut oil, high-fat salad dressing, etc.)
  • Keto friendly snacks like Ketowatt

DON'T

  • Grains (wheat, corn, rice, cereal, etc.)
  • Sugar (agave, honey, corn syrup, etc.)
  • Fruit
  • Tubers (potatoes, yams, etc.)

 

Sounds simple enough, right? Well, we know diets can be hard and that at times we need all the help we can get. We recommend trying out KetoWatt snack bars! Made with natural ingredients like coconut oil, cocoa powder, almonds, chia seed, flax seeds and Himalayan pink salt, they are as delicious as they are nutritious. Low in carbs and high in healthy fats, KetoWatt snack bars keep your body in ketosis where you can burn fat.

 

KetoWatt snack bars can be purchased here.

 

Have you tried KetoWatt snack bars? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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