A healthy yet slim body is what every other person dreams of. It might seem difficult to achieve your dream figure but is not that tough if you follow a healthy routine involving proper workout schedule and a perfect diet. Ketogenic diet is trending these days as it is one of the most hardcore low carb diet that you can have.
A lot of celebrities and famous personalities like Lebron James and Kim Kardashian follow a ketogenic diet. The reason why it is trending these days; it can reduce your daily carb intake to 35 grams or even less. This is the amount of carbs present in one large apple.
According to Jim White, RD, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the owner of Jim White Fitness and Nutrition Studios in Virginia, ketogenic diet works on the plan that on taking such less carbs a day, your body does not have enough of them to be used as energy. To compensate, fats are converted into fatty acids and ketones by the liver. These ketones are then used as the primary energy source for your body. This burns more fats each day and the process is called ketosis.
Any diet that completely restricts you from consuming carbs is not recommended as they are very important nutrients. However, eating keto-friendly foods that are very healthy as they contain a good amount of proteins and healthy fats can speed up your weight loss process. These foods help you in building up lean muscle, prevent blood sugar levels from fluctuating and keep your cravings away.
Following are 8 foods that you should eat in order to get a flat tummy and a healthy body:
1. Peanut Butter
Peanut butter is not only tasty, but is healthy too. It contains lots of proteins, unsaturated fatty acids and energy boosting vitamins including vitamin B-6 and iron too. Jim White says that the most important point that you need to take care of, while choosing peanut butter is to go for the one with no added sugars or oils.
Natural versions of peanut butter help you keep your carbohydrates and calorie intake on the healthier side. You can store your peanut butter in the refrigerator and use it for months.