Starting a lchf (low carb high fat) diet: How hard is it?

One of the best ways to loose weight and get into shape is to avoid carbohydrates and start a Low carb, high fat (LCHF) diet. There are many products that are carb free or contain small amounts of carbs. It is easy to start the keto diet because you can continue eating relatively normally, no calorie counting, but it is important to get proper information about which food is ketogenic.

While you learn how to reduce carbs, start by eating foods you are sure don’t contain them, such as vegetables that grow above ground, meat, nuts, cheese etc. If you’re not sure, check labels or look up nutritional information online. Fat will keep you full on provide energy instead of carbs.

How to get into ketosis with the LCHF diet

A low carb diet is usually combined with moderate proteins and high fat because when you reduce carbohydrates you have to get energy from somewhere. When your body stops running on glucose from carbs it starts running on fat and produces ketones for energy. That’s called being in ketosis. More on the science front later.

There are some basic things you can eat at any time if you are on a low carb diet. For example, eating vegetables, nuts, cheese and meat will provide you with healthy nutrients and your carb intake will be at minimum.

It’s easy to lose weight on the LCHF diet

Another term related to a low carb diet is a ketogenic diet, its purpose is to prevent your body from using glucose as the main energy source,instead of that you body will burn fat to get the necessary energy. This is a great way of loosing weight and burning fat while you are on a low carb diet.

Study what food has a small amount of carbs so you can create your weekly menu and totally change your diet. The beginning is the hardest part (I call it getting the “keto flu”) but once you get used to such food and diet it will become normal to you and you’ll no longer have to think what to eat. There are also ways to lessen the keto flu, such as taking proper supplement and vitamins, drinking broth, eating avocados and more.

Most people that have tried this diet are happy with the effect it had on their weight, once your body gets used to it you will see the results!

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