As it is the name suggests, this diet is based on the ketogenic diet concept which is an old one but very healthy. This diet has been used by epileptics for a long time and there is even a book written about it that can be found online that has a ton of information regarding it. The concept behind this diet is that your brain uses fat for energy and then burns the fat for energy. If you eat enough protein, carbohydrates and fats in your brain will never have a problem using ketones as its primary form of fuel.
I know a lot of people hate the idea of fat because it seems to make them feel less healthy. But in reality this is far from true. By eating right and choosing healthy snacks you can actually use fat as a source of energy. If you are wondering what “healthy snacks” are, then you should think of fruit. Fruits like berries, prunes, pineapples and just about any other fruit will provide you with an energy boost when combined with healthy carbs and protein.
Meat Of The Matter
So, now we get to the meat of the matter. This is really important because this is the meat of the diet. You must choose the right type of meats to accompany your meals. Personally I like low-fat meats. Other options are venison, wild game and salmon. Nuts are also great and there are many types available such as almonds, pecans, walnuts and cashews.
Now that you have your meats and your vegetables, what are you going to have to prepare? Well, that all depends on how much time you want to spend cooking for yourself and how much you have in the fridge. A typical dinner for me usually consists of a salad with low-carb dressings and a piece of low-carb bread. I’ll take a handful of those leftovers to work the next day and throw them into my salad the same way. That way I always have a healthy and filling dinner at my disposal.
Another superfood smoothie that you can make and incorporate into your diet is smoothies made from coconut oil, banana and protein powder. You simply heat up the blender you used to make the smoothies, add in your favorite ingredients and blend away. They are quick to make and healthy to boot! In fact, they are so good that you can eat them several times a day instead of the traditional three meals a day diet.
For some quick and easy weight loss ideas, why not try using a whey protein supplement for breakfast or as a snack? For lunch, why not try a banana smoothie or a blueberry smoothie? For dinner you can have a protein shake, which has been well documented to help with weight loss. You could also make some delicious dairy free ice cream dessert options for dessert, such as yogurt and almonds.
There are many other wonderful foods that you can consume as part of a Ketogenic Diet Meal Plan. The above list is just a starting point. There are many great recipes out there that you can easily find online, as well as lots of cookbooks dedicated to the subject. If you’re looking for a great way to kick start your diet, look no further than sweet potatoes! As soon as you taste them, you’ll be hooked!