With an increase in health consciousness, there has also been a rise in different health routines and diet plans such as intermittent fasting, vegan diet, no sugar diet and more. One such diet plan that has gone popular is a Ketogenic diet.
Keto diet includes very low carbs, high in healthy fats and is moderate in protein. It offers many health benefits. Many studies show that this diet plan helps you to lose weight, keeps you fit and improves your health. It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake so that the body breaks down the fat reserves for calories. Reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis. When this process happens your body starts burning fat drastically.
There are several types of ketogenic diets plans available in the like standard ketogenic diet, cyclical ketogenic diet, high protein ketogenic diet and many more.
What You Should Eat
The results of this diet are only as good as what food you include in your diet plan.
In seafood, you can eat clams, mussels, octopus, oysters, squid. For low carb vegetables, asparagus, avocado, broccoli, cabbage, green beans, eggplant, kale, lettuce, olives, peppers, spinach, tomatoes, zucchini works best.
Cheese, meat and poultry, eggs, coconut oil, plain Greek yoghurt and cottage cheese, olive oil, nuts and seeds, berries, butter and cream, shirataki noodles, unsweetened coffee and
tea, dark chocolate and cocoa powder can be added to your plan if you are looking to add some flavour.
Recipes for Keto Diet
Low Carb Sesame Chicken
This low carb sesame chicken is a great recipe for all the keto diet lovers who are looking to be fit. For this recipe, you only need to prepare sesame sauce using gluten-free soy sauce
and thicken it using xanthan gum or arrowroot powder. Fry the chicken thigh pieces in avocado or sesame seed oil, pour the sauce and you’ve got yourself a low-carb delicacy.
How can anyone say no to the pizza and especially when you are on a diet? Never let anyone tell you that you can eat pizza thanks to this healthy, low-carb version that utilizes the power of cauliflower to create the perfect pizza base. You can replace cheddar or mozzarella cheese with goat cheese for this recipe. Go for minimal toppings and sauce to keep it healthy.
Salmon Wasabi Burgers
Salmon Wasabi Burger is an Asian-inspired recipe. Burgers contain ginger, lime, cilantro and wasabi, making it burst flavours in your mouth. It is perfect for those who want to enjoy spicy food during a keto diet. Use greens in place of high carb burger buns, or go for gluten-free ones.
This recipe is perfect for low carb dieters. It’s different because it is adapted from a Colombian recipe not founded in a restaurant. Stuff the zucchinis with cooked beef, veggies of your choice and spices and steam.
Mexican Cauliflower Rice
Cauliflower makes an excellent rice substitute for those times when you’re craving for a fried recipe. Crush the cauliflower till it is to bits. Cook it with tomato, bell pepper, onions and garlic in olive oil. To make it full of flavours, add Mexican spices such as paprika and Jalapeno. Why leave out on such delicacies even when you are on diet?
Low Carb Chicken Salad
Salads are an integral part of any diet. A low-carb chicken salad means loads of veggies, olive oil, feta cheese, olive oil and mayonnaise if you like it. Traditionally it is served between bread, but you can change to low-carb options, or go for lettuce.
With these recipes, stay on a diet but still satisfy your taste buds!