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Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet is a type of diet where you limit your carb consumption to a very low daily amount in order to get into a metabolic state called ketosis.  When you’re in ketosis, your liver uses fat to produce ketones, which are then used for energy by your brain, muscles, and all other organs. Fat becomes the primary fuel source of your body, instead of glucose, and your fat stores become easier to access.  While on a keto diet, your carb intake is limited to 20-25 g net carbs daily, although there might be slight variations to that. To make the diet sustainable, it is important to consume an adequate amount of protein to maintain your muscles and organs and...

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Paleo Diet

The paleo diet inspires images of cavemen on the hunt. But it’s not about dragging your meat home. Paleo is about a return to the roots of what your body needs. It’s a template on eating healthy and re-introducing the best food for your body.  The focus is on whole, unprocessed, nutrient-rich food. It is about locally-sourced, grass-fed meat, and good oils such as coconut oil, full-fat butter, olive and avocado oils. It means fresh vegetables cooked or raw and high-starch vegetables such as sweet potato. All of these should be eaten in abundance to provide the basic, dense nutrients your body needs.  What aren’t you eating? Beans, processed foods, legumes, and dairy. This means getting rid of processed sugar and...

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Low Carb Diet

A low-carb diet limits carbohydrates within a range of 50-150 g net carbs daily and emphasizes foods such as meats, fish, eggs, non-starchy vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts, and healthy fats. Some low-carb diets greatly restrict carbs during the first weeks of the diet and then gradually increase the number of allowed carbs. The recommended carb intake per day depends on your goals. For some people looking to achieve rapid weight loss, the optimal amount might be around 50 g carbs per day, while others who are very physically active might want their carb intake as high as 100-150 g net carbs daily. Low-carb diets that focus on healthy sources of carbs, fat, and protein can help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes...

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