After looking at the benefits and drawbacks of the keto diet, that brings us
to this chapter’s main point – the keto lifestyle. Unlike other diets, the keto
diet is one that must be committed to. Yo-yoing back and forth will not let
you see the results you want, and you may suffer extreme weight
More than this, though, the keto diet is not about feeling hungry or irritable.
Instead, the keto diet is about eating until you’re satisfied but doing so in a
way that is healthy and conducive to weight loss. With this in mind, the keto
diet is more of a lifestyle than a diet.
By learning what foods you can eat, the keto diet becomes an everyday
part of your life. Simply eat the foods you want and avoid carbohydrates.
It’s as simple as that.
How to Go Keto?
Getting started on your ketogenic diet can be overwhelming at first. There
are a lot of factors to consider, like what you can eat, how to eat, and how
to kickstart ketosis. In this chapter, we're going to look at how to go keto so
you can start seeing results fast.
Choose a Ketogenic Diet
As we have already discussed, the keto diet is one with high fat
and protein intake and low carbohydrate intake. There are
different versions of the ketogenic diet you can choose from.
Select which version you want based on your needs and body
type. Here are the four types of ketogenic diets:
• Standard Keto Diet (SKD): The standard ketogenic diet is
low carb with moderate protein and high fat intake. Your
macros should be about 70% fat, 20% protein, and 10%
• Clinical Keto Diet (CKD): The clinical ketogenic diet is when
you alternate between low carb intake and high carb intake
days. Most people prefer having five ketogenic days,
followed by two high carb intake days.
• Targeted Keto Diet (TKD): The targeted ketogenic diet
permits you to add carbs around workouts.
• High Protein Keto Diet: The high protein keto diet is like the
standard ketogenic diet, but you eat more protein. The ratio
is often 60% fat, 35% protein, and 5% carbs.
If you are unsure which diet to choose, you should probably select
the standard keto diet. Only the standard keto diet and high
protein diet have been studied extensively. Bodybuilders and
athletes often use the clinical keto diet and the targeted keto diet.