Before delving into the details of a clean keto diet, let's get two questions cleared up first:
The clean keto diet is about decreasing your carb intake while increasing your fat consumption, allowing you to lose weight and keep your body healthy. The lack of carbs affects your metabolism and puts you into ketosis. But what exactly is ketosis? Well, your body depends on your carb intake to gain energy. Should you, however, renounce carbs (what a nightmare), then your body has no other choice than to get fuel elsewhere.
Luckily for your poor carb-less body, your liver can act as an energy donor because it's capable of transforming fats into keto bodies, which in turn can be used to gain energy. This entire process is called ketosis, the namesake of this diet. It explains why low carbs and high fat are the mantras of this regimen.
Clean keto isn't just about eating fats and avoiding carbs; it also focuses on food quality. People are advised to avoid processed foods and making whole foods a priority. Dirty keto doesn't care about the "cleanness" of your food so long as you follow the drill of high-fat nutrition.
Every diet comes with a bundle of rules. Here are the clean keto energy demands:
To achieve this, try to stay away from these carbs:
To not completely scare you off, let’s not focus on the bad and take a look at the bright side. You get to stuff yourself with these delights:
Not too shabby, huh? These keto foods almost make up for all the things that you need to give up.
Most diets promise two things: weight loss and better health. Clean keto is no different.
The fact that we're calling it a clean keto diet already gives away that there's some weight loss involved. Some studies even argue that people can lose more weight with a clean keto diet than a low-fat diet. There's one study claiming that people on a keto diet lose double the weight of people who follow a low-fat regime. This is great in two ways:
This is primarily because of the high fat intake that stimulates your body to burn more energy and has a bunch of health benefits.
But to lose weight sustainably, you should always try to combine diet with fitness. And in case you lack motivation, start weight loss challenges with coworkers, friends, and family members. inKin’s corporate wellness program is one option to keep your spirits high.
A little disclaimer: Clean keto has many benefits but, just like any other change of nutritional pattern, it isn't for everyone. Generally, we recommend that our readers consult a doctor before changing their eating habits. That way, they can make sure that they're following a regimen that's suitable for them.
Who says that eggs are just for breakfasts? No one, that’s who. You can enjoy eggs in different shapes and forms all day, every day. It just depends on what you combine it with.