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A Keto Diet For Beginners

A keto or ketogenic diet is a very low-carb diet, which turns the body into a fat-burning machine. It has many proven benefits for weight loss, health and performance, as millions of people have experienced already. 1 Here you’ll learn how to eat a keto diet based on real foods. You’ll find visual guides, recipes, meal plans and a simple 2-week get started program, all you need to succeed on keto. Get even more, custom meal plans, ask the experts and low-carb TV, with a free trial. 1. Introduction: What is ketosis? The “keto” in a ketogenic diet comes from the fact that it makes the body produce small fuel molecules called “ketones”. 2 This is an alternative fuel for the body, used when blood sugar (glucose) is in short supply. Ketones are produced if you eat very few carbs (that are quickly broken down into blood sugar) and only moderate amounts of protein (excess protein can also be converted to blood sugar). Ketones are produced in the liver, from fat. They are then used as fuel throughout the body, including the brain. The brain is a hungry organ that consumes lots of energy every day, 3 and it can’t run on fat directly. It can only run on glucose… or ketones. O Continue reading >>

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  1. LauraSakura

    When people say fresh meat vs processed meat... where does ground beef go? Or chicken breasts that I buy prepackaged and frozen? Or by processed are we taking about things like lunch meats, bacon, pepperoni, etc?

  2. VindicoAtrum

    Fresh meat from a butchers won't have fillers in it. Tesco value burgers for £1.19 are not going to be 80%+ meat, they'll have filler.
    The best example of this - Pricey pork/cumberland sausages from my local butchers have 1.6g carbs per 2 sausages, and I like to eat 6 or 8 for a meal. Tesco cumberland sausages have 7.6g carbs per 2, and their pork have 10.6g!!!!! of carbs per 2 sausages. 8 of those would have me at 42g+ of carbs in 1 meal, well over my limit. 8 of my butchers sausages barely passes 10g of carbs.

  3. LauraSakura

    I just buy 80/20 ground beef from the grocery store. I don't really have any butchers around that I know of, unless you mean the butcher in the grocery store

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