As easy as starving yourself may sound, in practice it is the opposite. And the fact that you need to mentally prepare yourself to start a diet plan is underrated. Not only does it bring physical changes but also mental changes. You may find yourself angrier and frustrated once you start starving yourself. Therefore, there is a healthy and rational way to go about your diet. Individuals these days have access to services like Spectrum internet. They just browse the Internet and do not ask a nutritionist or dietitian for his opinion. So, my advice, do not believe everything that is there on the Internet. Because every individual’s body and health is different from the other. Therefore, DO take ask for advice before you experiment.
In today’s blog, you will learn how to prep your body for a keto diet. However, the rule remains the same. Do consult with a dietician or nutritionist.
Are You Fat Ready?
Keto involves consuming fats. And loads of it. So, ask yourself and your body this very important question:
‘Will you be able to handle all that fat I throw inside?’
If the body agrees, you are good to go!
And the proper way to acquaint your body to more fat is to gradually increase the amount of it that you consume. Because eating a high-fat diet can be a little uncomfortable at first. But if done the right way, you can handle it pretty well. And this change also means that you have to cut down the number of carbs that you consume. So, replace the carbs with fats, any chance that you get. Like, replace rice or potatoes with some non-starchy vegetables.
Be Wary of the Protein
Apart from saying bye to carbs, you will also have to cut down the amount of protein that you consume. However, you will not be asked to stop consuming it completely. But the fact that excess protein converts to glucose speaks for itself. You do not want to end from where you began the journey. But you need to maintain a healthy balance of proteins in your body. Therefore, consume proteins but in small portions. Because if you fail to do so, your body will start producing excess insulin. And that encourages fat storage. That is not what you want!
Listen to What the Body Says!
Your body, the stomach, in particular, is always in a conversation with you. They call it HUNGER PANGS. But this is the way your body communicates with you and you should not ignore it. So, here it goes:
If your body sends you a signal that it is hungry eat! The moment that you start feeling full, STOP!
Eating beyond that point would only cause harm. Therefore, avoid mindless snacking and late night munching. Because these traits are very addictive. Remember that you are on a quest to lose weight. You want to look slimmer, not fatter. Just keep the goal in mind, listen to the body and you will lose weight in no time.
However, individuals quite often confuse hunger with dehydration. And end up dehydrating themselves. Therefore, it is important for you to note that you should not reduce the amount of water you consume. Fluids are important for your body.
Fast. No one is asking you to go a whole day without eating. Just set a time. Like, take dinner at around 5 or 6 in the evening. And do not eat anything until breakfast after that.
Midnight snackers? This isn’t that good a news for you all.
But it will benefit you in the long-run. Because when you do not consume anything for 11-12 hours, your body will start breaking whatever it has left. Hence, consuming the extra calories resting somewhere in your body. Try this routine you will like it.
Work it Out
Working out works wonders if you are trying to lose weight through ketos. Because your body will burn glucose at a faster rate than normal. Which means that it will consume the other fuel left in the body. And this won’t let fats to stack in your body. And once your body gets used to the intense workout, you will start noticing the difference.
You can watch the workout regimes online. If you have a subscription to Spectrum cable packages or the like, you can do so at an affordable rate. It will not only save you the gym expense but will also give a variety to choose from.