While nowhere near as well known as it was in the ’90s, when the Atkins diet was seemingly inescapable, low-starch ketogenic eating methodologies are still deeply regarded in many circles as compelling and viable weight loss diets. The following tips will help you maximize your success with a ketogenic diet.
1.) Drink large amounts of water.
While on a ketogenic diet, your body has a hard time retaining as much water as it needs, so it’s important to stay properly hydrated. Many specialists suggest that men allow themselves at least 3 liters of soft drinks a day, while the figure for women is 2.2 liters a day. A good indicator of adequate hydration is the color of your urine, if your urine is clear or light yellow, you are most likely legitimately hydrated. Take a pitcher of water with you wherever you go!
2.) Don’t overlook the fat!
Basically, our bodies require fuel to function. When we reduce our carbohydrate intake, particularly to levels that trigger ketosis, our bodies require another source of fuel. Since protein is not an efficient source of energy, our bodies become fat. Any fat you eat while in ketosis is used for stamina, making it extremely difficult to store fat while in ketosis. Choose healthy, unsaturated fats as often as you’d expect under the circumstances—foods like avocados, olives, nuts, and seeds are perfect.
3.) Find your carb limit.
Most of our bodies are distinctive. Some dieters will need to adhere to a strict low-carb diet that involves consuming less than 20 grams per day of carbohydrates. Other dieters will find that they can serenely stay in ketosis while expending 50, 75 or 100 grams of starches. The best way to know, without a doubt, is by experimenting. Buy Ketostix or any brand of ketone urine test strips and find out your sugar limit. If you find that you have a little room to squirm, it will make sticking to your diet much less demanding.
4.) Be brilliant with alcohol.
One of the huge parts of the ketogenic eating routine is that you can drink alcohol while doing it without throwing off your weight loss. You can drink sugar-free alcohols like vodka, rum, tequila, gin, bourbon, scotch, cognac, and liqueur, along with the low-carb intermittent bear. Use low carb blenders and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated as the side effects are terrible during ketosis. Remember, calories still count, so don’t overdo it. All things in moderation.
5.) Be tolerant.
While the ketogenic diet is known for rapid weight loss, particularly in the early phases of the diet, weight loss is a moderate and tedious process. Try not to pop a gasket if the scale shows no weight loss or shows slight weight gains for a couple of days. Your weight changes every day (and throughout the day) based on several components. Remember to use measurements like the fit of your clothes or body measurements to see progress beyond what the scale shows.