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Keto Diet For Beginners: What You Should Know Before Starting

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Thinking of losing weight? Well, if your answer to this question is yes, then you must have heard about the ketogenic diet, you couldn’t have missed it, it’s everywhere. If you decide to follow this diet we would recommend you read up on it, because it can be pretty restrictive on carbs. This diet is LCHF diet (Low-carb high-fat diet), this means that you are going to need to bring your carb intake down. Here are a couple of advice that the ones who decide to implement this diet into your lifestyle could use.

Drink a Lot of Water

The thing when transitioning to a low carb diet is that you will enter the state of ketosis. This is when your body flushes the most fluids so you need to make sure that you will increase your water intake. By keeping your water intake higher you will ensure that you improve your health. It’s easy to drink as much water as possible, all you need to do is to make it easy for you to access your drinking water bottle. So keep it as close as possible to yourself, this way you won’t have to go through a lot of work in order to get your water bottle, and drink water.

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Hit the Right Time Frame

For the people that decide to implement the ketogenic diet the most important thing is to set a starting and an ending date for their keto diet. You won’t see any success if you keep your keto periods low, and if you keep your body in ketosis for too long you might not get some much-needed vitamins for your body.

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Before Starting any Diet Talk to a Professional

This one is not only important for the ketogenic diet. It is important for all of the people that decide to start any diet out there. The most important thing that you need to do before starting it, go see a professional and consult them if you can start that diet. The fact is that professionals are trained for this stuff, and they would be more capable of assessing when and if you can switch your diet, and help you get some optimal results.

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Include Foods that are High in Fibers in your Diet

A lot of the people who decide to start with the keto diet end up consuming a lot of proteins trying to keep the feeling of fullness for longer. The fact with the keto diet is that proteins should only make up 15 percent of your daily dietary consumption. What you need to look for are foods that have more fibers so that you can feel more energized. Some of those foods are: Flaxseed, cauliflower, avocado, chia seeds, and cabbage.

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Don’t Consume the same Foods

When starting a new diet the easiest thing to do is to set up a couple of main foods and stick to them. But, if you decide to go with the keto diet you are not that limited to the foods you’re consuming. So there are tons of combinations that you can use to make your diet fun. The only thing that you need to think about is if the food in your plate has carbs in it, if it has too much then eliminate it.

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