A Keto Diet For Beginners
What you put in your body matters. Food is fuel, and it determines how you look, feel, function and live. Our team at Peak Metabolism has put together this comprehensive Ketogenic guide to help you get started and navigate through your keto diet plan to support your health.
What Does Keto Mean?
A keto diet is a very low carbohydrate, adequate protein and high-fat diet that switches our metabolism to burn fat for fuel. This restriction of carbohydrates and sugar puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis, which turns fat into small energy molecules called ketones, fuelling every cell in your body.
Following a proper ketogenic eating style can get you into a state of ketosis quite quickly, but it takes time for your body to be keto-adapted or fat-adapted. This means your body has to adjust to producing ketones, and the cells in your body make the shift to use ketones as their preferred energy source. Once you reach this stage, you will feel all kinds of benefits that this diet brings. Our health coaches are here to guide you every step of the way and to make sure you stay on track.
What Is Keto Good For?
The food you eat is either fuelling or fighting the chronic health conditions that you are experiencing. When done correctly, a ketogenic diet has been shown to significantly reduce :
Our keto program will increase the quality of your nutrient intake, resulting in :
What Do You Do?
Peak Metabolism’s keto program teaches you how to nourish your body with fresh nutrient-dense foods, and with the correct macronutrient ratios (high fats, moderate proteins and low carbs) to get your body into nutritional ketosis and fat-adapted. We tailor make our programs to reflect the cultural influences of Asian cuisine, whether that’s Chinese, thai, Indian or Vietnamese.
You will learn:
- How to restock your kitchen with keto-friendly foods
- Track your daily macro intakes
- Master a new and delicious way of eating
- Manage cravings
and much more!
More About Keto
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