Fuel is something that drives a machine. Good fuel can enhance performance of the machine whereas bad fuel can do irreparable damages to a machine. Taking that analogy, food is fuel for human body, yet we do not pay enough attention to what we eat, neither do we keep a count of our calorie intake, well if you want to live a healthy life, you for sure shot need a healthy body and as it is rightly said, “In a healthy body, Healthy brain resides”, so it becomes very important to know your keto diet plans.
Well, you can find lots and lots of diet plans and go with any of them but, in this article, I will introduce you to the 5 unusual keto diet plans, so let’s start from the basics
Keto it is a metabolic state characterised by elevated levels of ketones in blood and urine.Physiologic ketosis well it is a normal response to low glucose availability that occurs due to low-carbohydrate diets or fasting, and provides an additional energy source for the brain in the form of ketones.Well in physiological ketosis blood ketone levels are elevated above baseline, but acid base homeostasis is maintained in the body.
You may have read about various keto diet plans but today, let me intorduce 5 unusual keto diet plans that you may not have heard of, but they can still help you lose weight
Keto egg fast
Fasting is a common tradition in many cultures, every culture has their own reasons related to fasting, like Islam has Ramadan, Hindus have Navaratri etc. fasting is considered a very reliable way to maintain healthy body mass index and keto egg fast is one of that type.
It is a short term diet plan that involves mainly eating egg, cheese and butter to lose fat, it was developed by Jimmy Moore in 2010, it is a keto diet, it involves eating high fat diet containing low carbs and moderate amounts of protein.Few rules that the plan includes are-
Egg white and yolk is the main source of fat (whole egg).
You must consume butter as a source of healthy fat.
You must eat an egg 30 minutes after waking.
One should eat Egg based material every three to five hours, even if he is not hungry.
At least 6 eggs must be consumed every day and eating should be stopped 3 hour before bedtime.
Well eggs induce ketosis in the body, wherein you need roughly 50 gm carbs daily and your body runs on fat,this diet promotes rapid loss of fats and may last 3-5 days, enough for the body to enter in the state of ketosis.
Few benefits related to the above diet plan are-
It reduces appetite, eggs have an abundance of proteins, proteins keep you feeling fuller faster, and longer.
Can help in weight loss without loss of muscle, this diet plan is based on ketogenic principles, so it promotes ketosis that may lead to loss of fat retaining muscles.It also promotes belly fat loss, as keto diets help to to burn more belly fat when compared to any other diet.
It can also help ease diabetes and regulate insulin levels.
Well anything which is not implemented properly, can lead to severe consequences, and so is the case with this diet plan, few side effects that may occur are-
Induce keto flu in persons new to keto plan.
Cause elevated hunger, nausea, irritability, low energy, lack of sleep and metabolism.
Lead to constipation.
To counter such effects, one must drink plenty of water, and do as directed by a professional.
High fat low carb foods
Well these types of diets involve a person,reducing the number of carbohydrates they consume and replacing them with helpful fats.These diets use ketones from fat as energy source instead of carbohydrates, significant reduction in number of carbohydrates results forces the body to use its fats reserve, thus reducing fat faster.
Eating such a diet makes you feel full faster than if you consumed a carbohydrate intensive diet, as well as to some extent reduces diabetic symptoms.It should be implemented in a healthful way, you must consult a professional before going on such a diet.
Keto and Atkins diet is an example of a high fat low carb diet, there should be a proper meal planning and food eaten should be rich in proteins and fats.
Well, every coin has other side too, there are a few side effects that this kind of diet plan may involve if not implemented properly, these include-
Weakness and Fatigue
But as the body adjusts to the diet, they go away, there are a few long term side effects too which include risk of developing heart disease, and nutritional deficiencies.
Well in a nutshell, it is a great diet if implemented in the short term and with the blessing of a professional.
There is a misconception around us that dairy causes fattening of the body, well dairy can help you lose weight too if you implement the diet properly and your body tolerate it , dairy can serve as a tool in weight maintenance, dairy can serve as source of fats with low carb and moderate levels of proteins, so it can help you maintain healthy weight.
Well, no vegetable is exclusive for keto so belly pepper can help in keto, but there is a limit to their congeniality, and these limits depend on the peppers you choose and your serving size. Eating about 20-50 gm pepper daily can help the body to go into ketosis.
Other keto approved food items
Wll here comes the important part, what to eat here I give a list of foods that may help you reach your desired body shape-
Seafood such as salmon, shellfishes, shrimps etc
Low carb vegetables which are rich in Vitamin C.
Cheese is both nutritious and delicious and is perfect for such a diet.
Avocado is incredibly healthy and rich in vitamins and minerals.
Meat, Eggs and Poultry is an awesome source of proteins and essential vitamins.
Coconut oil, Plain green yogurt and Cottage cheese are also examples of high protein foods.
Vegetables like Broccoli, Spanich, green leafy vegetables, cauliflower, asparagus, sprouts, carrots
Fruits like Peach, melon, apples etc
And the list goes on and on.
Foods to avoid during Ketosis
If there are plenty options to choose from to eat, there are some restrictions too, few foods that you should avoid are-
Soda,Fruit juice, Smoothies,cake, icecream, candy etc.
Wheat based products like pasta and cereal,roti etc.
All fruits except small portions of berries like strawberry.
Alcohol, potatoes, processed foods etc.
What are some restaurant chains that offer keto diet plans?
There are a lot of restaurant chains that offer keto friendly diet plans like-
You can opt for a bacon king without the bun and feast on the glories of two savory patties, two slices of cheese, and tons of bacon if you are looking forward to going to Burger King.
Low-carb sandwich at Subway is also a good option for a salad instead of a sub. You can even have most of your favorites — cold cut, Italian BMT, club, tuna — made into salads, which are tossed to order. It ensures that everything is evenly dressed. But you should avoid meatballs and sweet onion teriyaki, as well as overly sugary dressings, and you have a perfectly low-carb fast food option.
There are a whole lot of restaurant chains that offer keto friendly diets, satisfying your taste needs and keeping you healthy.
It completely depends on you how you want to lead your life, do you want a fit body and brain or do you want to be sluggish and lazy. Considering a good diet plan not only improves your body but also your brain functions, so, eat healthy as “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver”.
Note: Please do consult your nutritionist before following any of the above plans