The Ketogenic Diet 101: A Detailed Beginner’s Guide – Infographic

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The Keto diet is becoming a popular choice for people who want to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. But as a beginner, there are some important facts about the Keto diet you should know about.

What is a Keto Diet? 

A ketogenic diet is characterized by a significant reduction in carbs in your daily diet. It also includes high-fat foods. Keto diets are very similar to typical Atkins diets.

What Are the Main Types of Keto Diets?

There are four main types of keto diets.

  • Standard: Low carbs, high fats (75%), and moderate proteins.
  • Cyclical: Intertwines low carb days and high carb days. E.g five days of low carb diets and two days of high carbs.
  • Targeted: Low carb diet all through but you are allowed to eat more if you’re working out.
  • High Protein Keto: There’s more protein in this diet, roughly 35% of the food.

What to Avoid on a Keto Diet?

You need to avoid certain foods if you are on a keto diet. They include sugars, legumes, beans, unhealthy fats, fruits, starchy foods or grains, low-fat products, root vegetables and tubers like potatoes, and some sauces as well.

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