Ketosis for fat loss – Before you start.

Ketosis diet for fat loss

This method of fat loss seems to be getting a lot of attention at the moment although the concept is not new. I feel that many people who are looking for good fat loss results are approaching the method without being correctly prepared.

There is no doubt that you can achieve amazing fat loss results in a relatively short period of time and a big draw to this diet seems to be the fact that you can actually eat fat and even make meals like bacon and eggs part of it… But is it really as simple as that?

I think that before anyone jumps into a “keto diet”, they should consider a few things or their efforts could be wasted and they will probably shun the idea of ketosis for fat loss for good.

Here are my top three things to consider before getting started with a ketogenic diet –

 

1 – Educate yourself

Without knowing the process that is happening inside your body, and why this type of diet causes you to drop your percentage body fat, you will effectively be acting on hearsay. With the knowledge of how the method of ketosis for fat loss actually works you will be able to make good decisions when it comes to food choices and diet planning.

There is a video and much more information on this site that explains the concept very nicely – https://www.ketogenicsupplementreviews.com/ketosis-diet/

It may sound basic and condescending but it is also a good idea to brush up or learn the food groups, learn what you are not supposed to eat and make a list of everything that you can eat. The more foods that you know you can eat, the more varied your diet will be. With this knowledge, you will also feel less restricted and have more options open to you should you find yourself in a “no food, need food” situation.

 

2 – Change you mind-set and your relationship with food

A keto diet is not necessarily easier than any other restrictive diet as it’s still restrictive and some might say that it’s not sustainable. But if you can approach the diet with an educated mind-set, you will have an easier time. I believe that the best way to prepare and get an understanding of the challenge ahead is to:

  • Take your previous week and think of the meals you ate, timings and what those meals consisted of.
  • With the knowledge you have from point one in this post you should see how you could exchange those meals to be “keto diet friendly”.
  • Make sure you think of how and when you would prepare these meals, did you need to transport them, did you eat for convenience? How would you do this to maintain your ketogenic state?

On the surface, it may appear that missing out on your favourite foods is the toughest challenge when in fact lack of convenience, prep and incorrect planning can actually be the downfall of a diet, especially a keto diet.

 

3 – Understand that it is a lifestyle rather than a quick fix.

If you wish for your weight loss efforts on a ketogenic diet to truly be successful, you must keep your body in a “ketogenic state”. This means that your body is always burning your stored fat for energy rather than from the carbohydrates that you eat. This means that you need to put in a certain amount of effort up front before your body adapts and actually starts to deliver.

In my opinion, this is not a diet that you can do by having a few cheat meals here and there or having a “bad day”, this is something that you need to fully commit to and make it a long term lifestyle rather than something that you will do for several weeks.

In Summary

In my opinion, this is not a diet that you can do by having a few cheat meals here and there or having a “bad day”, this is something that you need to fully commit to and make it a long term lifestyle rather than something that you will do for several weeks.

In summary, there is no doubt that a ketogenic diet for fat loss is a very effective method of achieving great results and that it can offer other good health benefits. It is also a great opportunity to learn more about nutrition and the function of your body, this information is invaluable. But this is not a diet that you should enter lightly or think that it will be an easy option.

If you do wish to take up the challenge, I hope that this has been of some use and that it goes a small way to helping with preparation. I would love to hear how you get on and as always, I am in your corner and only wish you the very best on your fitness journey.

 

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