Do you want to lose weight FAST? That line sure is a winner, isn’t it? Hook, line, and sinker every time. Often the selling point of most fad diets, Keto is certainly no exception. Necessitating a dramatic cut in carbohydrates, the Keto diet does produce quick weight loss results when committed to. Now, the genuine “health” behind this diet is highly debatable at best. If you’ve decided to give it a try anyway, I’d like to share the most important tip for cutting carbs out of your diet. Not all carbs are bad.
You see, the Keto diet doesn’t cut out all carbs per say, that would simply not be sustainable. It may seem a bit confusing at first when the term “net carbs” begins being thrown around. The term refers to carbs that aren’t absorbed by the body, thereby not contributing greatly to weight gain.
So what, you may ask, is the key to Keto? Well friends, to make the most of the Keto Diet, fiber should become your new best friend. Fiber is one of those forms of carbs that isn’t absorbed into the body. Not only that, it lends help with digestion, as well as contributes to a full feeling that will get you through your Keto days.
According to UCSF Health your dietary fiber intake should be 25 to 30 grams a day. That’s 25 to 30 of not only guilt free carbs, but a healthy fiber intake too often lacking in the typical American diet. The fiber content is usually stripped from flours in the bleaching process, along with lots of other good for you nutrients. Taking an extra minute to check that fiber content on the back of that loaf of bread or tortillas could make all the difference in every day of your keto journey.
Full disclaimer : While I respect everyone’s choices for their own bodies and dietary habits, I myself, am not an avid supporter of the Keto diet. I am happy, however, to assist you in making the most of your choices! Happy eating friends!