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Keto Dieting

Keto Dieting – How to Jumpstart Weight Loss

When it comes to Keto Dieting, you need to eat plenty of fatty foods and moderate protein while keeping carbohydrates low. This can jumpstart weight loss and help you lose belly fat. Fatty fish like tuna, halibut, cod and trout are all great choices for keto diets along with fatty meats such as chicken, pork, beef and bacon. Dairy products that are high in fat including full cream, hard and soft cheeses and butter should also be on the menu. Add fermented foods such as sauerkraut and kimchi to your plan too. You can even eat vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, zucchini and spinach. Nuts and seeds are rich in healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats as well as fiber and protein while being very low in carbohydrate. Choose olive oil and coconut oil for cooking as they contain high amounts of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat and medium chain triglycerides which increase ketone production.

Limit starchy vegetables such as corn, potatoes and sweet potatoes which are higher in carbohydrates than fiber. Avoid processed snack foods that are often fried in vegetable oils and can be very high in carbs, such as chips and crackers. Also, avoid dairy products that are high in sugar (lactose) and choose almond or coconut milk instead.

When you’re first starting out on the keto diet, it’s common to experience flu-like symptoms such as upset stomach, headache and fatigue. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and replace lost electrolytes. It may take a while to get into ketosis and you can expect to lose 2-3 pounds in the first week, which is mostly water weight. Once you’re in ketosis, it can be more challenging to maintain your weight loss.