Keto means that the diet allows the body to produce ketones or molecules, and this is used by the body when there is a shortage of sugar. It is produced when you basically starve the body from carbs and only allows it a minimal amount of fewer than 25 grams.

It’s the Hungry Brain You Need to Worry About

The liver uses fat to produce ketones and this fuel all your resources during the day, which includes your brain. Maybe you don’t know it, but the mind is one of the hungriest organs, and it needs a lot of resources.
Keto is the choice diet for many athletes, especially bodybuilders who need to be in top form on competition days.

High Tea, Supper, Lunch and Breakfast Gone!

One of the main reasons why many people are now trying out the Keto diet is to lose weight, although while it does burn access fat is also increases energy. What shocks most people is the way the diet works. Most individuals believe you should eat three times a day, breakfast, lunch and supper, and in the UK, you also have high tea. Keto says no – the way to get ketones is by entering ketosis a metabolic state of the body. To get your body to this state can be done by fasting, not eating at all. So, cut out breakfast, don’t eat lunch and also don’t eat supper, high tea? Uhm no!

How Long Can You Stay Without Food

Ok but no one can starve forever so when you finally get to eat you can have a feast and enjoy cheese, fish, meat, eggs and veggies. Protein is excellent when it comes from poultry, lamb, beef, pork and chicken, fish and seafood such as herring and mackerel is excellent.

Veggies Allowed but only the Ones Growing Above Ground.

Vegetables include everything that grows above the ground such as peppers, tomatoes, spinach, eggplant, olives and lettuce. You can also enjoy berries and nuts, and these can be consumed with whipped cream. Coffee and tea are free plus you need to drink lots of water, while all foods need to be cooked in butter, olive or avocado oil.

Sounds Easy? It is But Remembers These Are Out

If you want to try Keto, you need to avoid all sports drinks, soft drinks, candy, cakes, ice cream, pastries and breakfast cereals. Starch is also a big no-no as you not allowed fries, bread, pastries or muesli. Beer is also known as liquid bread, and the answer is no beer at all. What might come as a big surprise, is that fruits contain carbs and therefore you should stay far away from it. If it is a special occasion, have one bite of a 70% or above dark chocolate, one glass of dry red or white wine, or you can have one brandy or one whisky, without sugar.