Recently, people around the world have been actively discussing the effects of ketogenic diets on the body. This type of food appeared a long time ago, but gained popularity only some time ago.
What is the keto diet? This is the diet commonly used by athletes. Moreover, not all, but only those who simply need to constantly improve their endurance. These are usually marathon runners, cycling and triathlon participants. The essence of the diet is that people use fats as their main source of energy while adhering to it.
Some even call this way of eating a "fat burning machine." The fact is that the body usually uses carbohydrates for energy. But, if they are absent in the diet, then the human liver converts fat into ketone bodies, which replace the missing elements.
Like most diets, it has its pros and cons. On the one hand, this way of eating really helps to quickly get rid of a few pounds of excess weight. At the same time, muscle mass is not lost, which usually happens with other diets.
On the other hand, the ketogenic diet prevents the human body from consuming enough of a variety of nutrients. Moreover, during the first time of maintaining this diet, you may experience not only mild weakness, but even a decrease in performance.
If you nevertheless decide to try such a diet, then it is worth making a list of foods allowed for consumption. It will definitely include eggs and meat products, as well as cheese, cottage cheese and fish. You can diversify your diet with a variety of nuts, as well as a small amount of green vegetables.
Of course, there is a list of foods that should never be consumed while following the keto diet. First of all, these are all cereals: peas, corn, quinoa, semolina, and so on.
Naturally, you will have to give up fruits, since they are very high in carbohydrates. Well, you will have to forget about sugar in different dishes and all kinds of pastries. Even some vegetables that are particularly sweet will have to be set aside. If we talk about drinks, then it will be necessary to give up carbonated water, alcohol and sugary juices for a long time.
Generally speaking, you should eat no more than 50 grams of net carbs per day. At the same time, one should not forget about the energy balance. You cannot burn fewer calories than you eat. Otherwise, you just have to forget about losing weight.
And in order to start your diet as quickly as possible, we offer you a recipe for pork chop with asparagus. It not only fits perfectly into the keto diet menu, but also allows you to quickly and tasty feed the whole family.
Pork chop with asparagus
2 tablespoons ghee
Asparagus 200 g
First, fry the pork chop in a hot skillet. When it's almost done, add 2 tablespoons of ghee to it. Do not forget to add spices to the meat. Which - depends only on your tastes and imagination. Then add the asparagus to the skillet and cook everything together for 10 minutes.
Arrange the dish gently on a plate. It can be garnished with herbs or pumpkin seeds. Squeeze the juice out of half a lemon and sprinkle it over the finished dish. The supper is ready.