A Self Guide to the 60-Day Ketogenic Diet

I’m not usually one for the diets and the fasts, but my mother roped our whole family (excluding the younger ones) into this one, so might as well do it right, huh? If you don’t know what the Ketogenic Diet is, below is a brief summary.

The Ketogenic (Keto, for short) Diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet in which the body produces ketones for energy instead of of using carbohydrates. The end goal of the diet is to force your body into ketosis, a state in which your body produces ketones. – What is the Ketogenic Diet?

Now, this may sound pretty simple, right? Well, I thought the same thing until I read up on what a “low-carb” diet actually entailed. Here’s a brief list of what you can and cannot eat. (Keep in mind there’s a lot more than what’s a the surface!)

Do Not Eat: Grains (wheat, corn, rice, cereal, etc.); Sugar (honey, agave, maple syrup, etc.); Fruit (apples, bananas, oranges, etc.); Tubers (potato, yams, etc.)

Do Eat: Meats (fish, beef, lamb, poultry, eggs, etc.); Leafy Greens (spinach, kale, etc.); Above ground vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, etc.); High Fat Dairy (hard cheeses, high fat cream, butter, etc.); High Fat Nuts and seeds (macadamias, walnuts, sunflower seeds, etc.); Avocado and berries (raspberries, blackberries, and other low glycemic impact berries); Sweeteners (stevia, erythritol, monk fruit, and other low-carb sweeteners); Other fats (coconut oil, high-fat salad dressing, saturated fats, etc.) – What is the Ketogenic Diet?

Now, many websites say count your micro/macro-nutrients , but I’m not very good at keeping track of things like that so I’m just going to play it by ear!

I will update once a week for 60 days on my Keto journey, so stay tuned and wish me luck!

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For more information on the Ketogenic Diet, check out this website: What is the Ketogenic Diet? , where I found almost all my information.

Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor before starting the Ketogenic Diet, I am in no way a doctor and some or all of this information may be wrong. (I, for one, am going to follow it anyway)

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