Keto is certainly nothing new. If you are into fitness, you have undoubtedly heard about it. But is it right for you?
In general, the goal of Keto is to cut our carbohydrates from your diet. Sounds crazy right? well, maybe not.
The idea that most of our diet should be made up of carbohydrates was started with the invention of the food pyramid. It had carbohydrates at the bottom, followed by protein and then fat. Science is now telling us that it could not be more wrong. In fact, it is the exact opposite of the truth.
With Keto, you will be getting most of your calories from fat, then protein and you will consume very little carbohydrates. Instead of burning carbohydrates for food, your body will then learn to burn your body’s own stores of fat.
Keto Sounds Crazy
Sure, it sounds cray, but that is just because we have had the food pyramid beat into our head since elementary school. If you think about it, it makes sense.
Your body has no actual need for carbohydrates. Stop eating fat and you die. Stop eating protein and you die. Stop eating carbs and you are just fine.
Why put something in your body if you have no physical need for it.
Keto With Weight Lifting
Admittedly, switching to Keto as a weight lifter will be a challenge at first. You are probably used to carbing up before a workout and your body will have to get accustomed to things.
The switch to a Keto diet takes some adjustment. Stick to it though and within 2 weeks, you should start feeling normal again. In the meantime, a little caffeine before you work out and a reduced pace should do you good.
Quick Keto Tips
- Use a stimulant such as black coffee before a workout for additional energy.
- Mix it up. You can not eat just meat and cheese, throw in some Keto friendly foods and veggies like Cauliflower and Broccoli.
- Slow your pace. It will take a few weeks for your body to start burning fat efficiently.
- Stick to it. You will come out the other end looking and feeling better.