How To Use The Ketogenic Diet for Weight Loss
The ketogenic diet puts your body into a state of ketosis, which ultimately allows you to use fat for energy.
Fat burning is just one of the many benefits of ketosis that improves overall health and makes it an effective tool for weight loss.
Keto has a cult following for a good reason: it makes you feel great. Keto-ers feel more satiated throughout the day and have increased energy levels, both physical and mental, leading to:
- Fewer cravings
- Lower caloric intake
- More self-control
- More physical activity.
These benefits all contribute to weight loss; however, keto is not synonymous with weight loss.
Far from being a magic tool, the ketogenic diet takes accurate and diligent tracking and adjustment to work. You need a balance of the right macros, realistic goal setting and tracking to take you closer to achieving your weight loss goals.
In this guide, we’ll cover the following:
What are Ketones
Benefits of Ketosis
What is the Ketogenic Diet
Ketogenic Foods: What to Eat and What to Avoid
Using a Keto Macro Calculator
Dealing with Plateaus
How to Test Ketone Levels
The Glucose-Ketone Index
Body Fat Tracking/Photos
Using the Scale
How to Adjust to Induce Ketosis
Review Your Goals and Results
By the end of this guide, you’ll have everything you need to get started on the ketogenic diet to lose weight the right way — for the long term.