WHAT IS A KETOGENIC DIET?

Updated: Jan 25, 2021

A ketogenic (keto) diet is low in carbohydrates, moderate in protein and high in fat. This puts the body into a metabolic state of ketosis whereby your body starts to burn fat instead of glucose for energy.


The benefits include:

  • Weight loss (without loss in lean muscles)

  • Appetite control

  • Reduces sugar cravings

  • More energy

  • Mental clarity

  • Managing type 2 diabetes

  • Other health benefits in the management of diseases like epilepsy, Alzheimer's, high blood pressure etc..

This diet requires that you change some if not many of your eating habits. For example, sugar, breads, pasta, rice and potatoes but to name a few are no longer possible. Instead, you will be eating more healthy fats, high quality protein and some carbohydrates normally in the form of vegetables.



TYPICAL KETO MEALS



Breakfast:

Scrambled eggs with thyme, smoked wild sockeye salmon, arugula salad


Lunch:

Grilled chicken caesar salad (without croutons)


Dinner:

Beef steak, chimichurri, baby spinach salad


Dessert:

Keto flourless chocolate brownie by Lin Switzerland





TRACKING NET CARBS


One of the most important aspects of following the keto diet is to track and limit your Net Carbs.


Net carbohydrates = total carbohydrates – fiber – sugar alcohols (if any)

For most people, keeping the net carbs between 20g to 50g per day allows them to stay in ketosis. This differs from person to person and in accordance to the individual's weight and health management goals.


At Lin Switzerland, you will find all the important nutritional information of each item so you can easily track and manage your daily net carbs consumption. This is how you can literally have your cake and eat it too! Enjoy your keto friendly desserts and bakery while keeping your weight and health intact.

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