Ketogenic A Lifestyle, Not a Diet
What Is It and What Makes It a Lifestyle?
A ketogenic lifestyle consists of eating the ketogenic way: low carb, high healthy fat, and moderate protein 99 percent of the time - even if itís your birthday. What does it mean to eat ketogenic, though? Well, basically you eat in such a way that your body produces ketones. Donít worry, this is not scary; in fact, ketones can protect your brain from Alzheimerís and other problems, such as brain fog and memory.
What if you started eating the way your ancestors used to eat? What would that look like? When you consider what your ancestors did not have, namely processed food, you can see what that might look like. The food around was that which was easily available such as berries, wild animals, and vegetables that are easy to grow like spinach, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower.
Because it was hard to catch food, they also had to ensure everything they ate was as high in fat as possible so that they could keep on enough weight to be healthy. But not fake fat, of course - healthy fat from fruit like coconut oil and olive oil.
Some people also enjoy ghee, which is clarified butter, in this plan. Thatís the other thing that is awesome about the ketogenic lifestyle; you do have lots of leeway in what you eat if it follows the main goals, which are to eat low carb, high fat, and moderate protein most of the time.
Processed food is full of refined sugars, unhealthy fats, and chemicals that no one can pronounce and will leave you unsatisfied, always craving more. And guess what; itís not your fault if youíre always craving more. They made the food that way.
The food youíre eating is designed to cause cravings. Processed food is made to hook you on it, just like opiates. The food scientists know the exact combinations of fat, salt, and sugar to hook you. Theyíve found the formula to make every meal into a drug. Whatís worse is that this drug will make you fat, unhealthy, prone to diabetes and youíll likely die earlier than you otherwise would. Even when you think youíre eating small amounts of food called "diet" food, you can be fat and very unhealthy. In fact, thin people who are eating a fully processed diet are also very unhealthy and prone to illness. Disease manifests differently in everyone.
Thankfully, the ketogenic diet has become more mainstream. People are taking to it and getting healthier. Theyíre getting healthier because itís simple. They donít have to think too hard to know whether they can have that food or not. Due to this fact, it makes it easy for the ketogenic way of eating to become a full-on lifestyle.
Thatís good, because one thing that can ensure that people really change for life, and make eating keto a habit, is to turn it into a lifestyle. When you know youíre going to live this way forever, that youíre not taking breaks, and that youíre not doing it for just the next few weeks until the big party, then you tend to stick to a healthier way of eating because itís just normal and natural. Since ketogenetic eating is so natural, youíll agree that it can easily become a lifestyle.