BLOG

If you’re anything like us, you may have heard people talking about the Keto diet recently. But what is the Keto diet and what does it entail?

The Ketogenic (or Keto) diet has become a major trend within the UK and is a very low carbohydrate, high fat based diet. It’s actually very similar to the Atkins diet that took the country by storm in the 90’s and early noughties.

 Rumour has it that (like many of these fad diets) it is very effective if you're looking for a quick weight loss fix. But is it safe?

Fans of the Keto diet claim that it can help them lose weight quickly, but some experts believe that the results are short term and that most dieters regain the weight within the year. Some individuals say that the diet helps with their energy levels, but others are complaining that they get a form of flu when they start the diet. Ultimately, any new diet that surprises your system, can the potential to make you feel ill.

Hollywood A-listers such as Halle Berry, Adriana Lima are huge fans of the diet, but it is also important to remember, that these celebs have access to the worlds most sought after and knowledgeable nutritionists.

 

So what can I eat on Keto?

Dieters are encouraged to eat more high fat foods which include:

  • Fatty meats
  • More dairy
  • Avocados
  • Butter
  • Nuts
  • Olive oil
  • Coconut oil

What can’t I eat on Keto?

The ketogenic diet heavily reduces the intake of carbohydrate based foods such as:

  • Breads,
  • Cereals,
  • Pasta,
  • Rice,
  • Couscous,
  • Starchy vegetables like potatoes
  • Fruit

 

Are there side effects of the Ketogenic diet?

As previously mentioned, the shift into a ketogenic diet can sometimes cause side effects, which are often referred to as 'keto flu'. These side effects can include:

Ultimately, fad diets are not a long term viable plan for most people’s lifestyles. It is important to eat a well rounded and healthy diet but if you are looking for a way to lose weight that fits in easily with your lifestyle and is easy to prepare, then why not try our Shake it Slim Shakes? With so many delicious flavours to choose from including Cookies and Cream, purchase yours now and find your favourite!