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KETO DIET –What is Keto and Types of Keto Diet

What is Keto and Types of Keto Diet

Are you worried about your continuously increasing weight? Are you looking to have a kick-start towards achievement of your health goals this year?

Then you might have already read or heard about the term “Keto Diet”.

A ketogenic diet (most popularly known as a keto diet) is a low-carb diet which effectively aids to burn fats of your body.

Most of you confuse keto diet to be a “no-carb diet”, but in actual it is a “low-carb diet”.

Here is a complete guide on K-diet for beginners that will help you to know everything about it.

What is Keto Diet?

A ketogenic diet or keto diet is a low-carb diet that replaces fat with the reduced carbohydrate intake in the body.

A metabolic state known as “Ketosis” is generated due to the reduction of carbohydrate and thus it aids your body to generate high energy by effectively burning fat.

K-diet converts fat into ketones in the liver, which supply significant amount of energy for your brain.

Along with this, there are numerous health benefits of consuming appropriate keto meals which are discussed in the subsequent sections of this article.

Types of Keto Diet

So now that you have decided to carry out a keto diet, it is very important for you to know about different types of K-diet. Yes! There are different versions of a K-diet depending on the needs and requirements of your body.

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Here are the various types of a K-diet, out of which you can select the most appropriate one as per your convenience.

1.) Standard Keto Diet (SKD): – This type of K-diet contains high amount of fat (about 75%), moderate amount of proteins (20%), and very low amount of carb (only 5%).

2.) Targeted Keto Diet (TKD): – A targeted K-diet enables you to increase carbs during your physical exercises and workouts.

3.) High-Protein Keto Diet: – As the name suggests, this type of K-diet contains significantly high amount of proteins (about 35%), which is 15% more than that in a standard keto diet. The amount of carb in this type of keto diet is 5%, whereas fat is around 60%.

4.) Cyclical Keto Diet: – This type of K-diet consists of refeeds’ periods of higher-carbs along with the standard K-diet. In a week of cyclical K-diet, 5 days of ketogenic diet are followed by 2 days of higher-carbs.

However, targeted or cyclical keto diets are not so common and are often used by athletes or bodybuilders only.

For most of the people like us, standard K-diet and high-protein K-diet are considered as the most suitable ones.

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Written by Aayesha Khan


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