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If you’re on the Keto diet or are thinking about trying it out, you may be intimidated by the carbohydrate and sugar restrictions. Although it is certainly an adjustment to limit your carb intake, there are still ways to enjoy sweet things if the Keto diet is something you want to do.
The Keto diet originated as an eating plan to help alleviate symptoms of epilepsy, but over the decades it has evolved into a popular weight loss diet.
So how does the Keto diet work? On any given day, your body normally gains energy from burning the carbohydrates you consume. But the goal of the Keto diet is to get your body to enter into a state of ketosis, which is when you start burning fat for energy instead of carbohydrates.
In order to get your body to this place of fat burning, the Keto diet has you increase your fat consumption and drastically lower your carbohydrate consumption.
There are ultimately a few different ratios of fat, carbs, and protein that can get your body into ketosis, but the most common guideline to follow is dividing your total daily food into 70-80% fat, 10-20% protein, and 5-10% carbohydrates.
Of course, one of the trickiest parts of going on the Keto diet is sticking to such a low intake of carbohydrates on a daily basis, especially when so many common foods are more carb-heavy than you may realize.
For example, there are more obvious carb-heavy foods and beverages like bread, pasta, soda, or desserts with tons of sugar. But did you know that beans, legumes, potatoes, corn, and many types of fruits are heavier on the carbohydrate count and therefore may need to be limited or even avoided on Keto?
Because of the heavily-restrictive nature of Keto, many people attempting this diet or those that are starting to think about it may be worried that they won’t be able to enjoy anything sweet at all. Thankfully, this isn’t true! As long as you’re careful and aware of what you’re consuming, you can still enjoy certain sweets and satisfy your sweet tooth while sticking to your Keto plan.
Monk Fruit In the Raw
Monk fruit in the raw
Monk fruit is a small round fruit in the melon family that originated in China….