A Beginners Guide to the Keto Life

WHAT IS KETO?

The ketogenic diet drives your body into ketosis, a state where the body uses fat as a primary fuel source for energy instead of the glucose converted from carbohydrates.

To put it simply, it’s a high fat, low carb diet. All carbs in a meal should be under 20g.

Benefits

When your insulin levels drop, fat burning can increase dramatically. This helps with losing weight, less hunger, and a steady supply of energy – keeping you alert and focused.

Ketosis could even help with improving acne!

Risk

Starting a low-carb ketogenic diet can result in headaches, lethargy, irritability, leg cramps, constipation and heart palpitations, especially during the first week as the body gets accustomed to it’s new diet.

These side effects usually minor, and can be avoided with sufficient fluid and salt.

Going on a Ketogenic Diet

Do you:

  • Take medication for diabetes ie Insulin?
  • Have high blood pressure?
  • Breastfeed?

If the answer to any of the above is YES, definitely consult a doctor before making any major changes to your diet.

The biggest question most would ask is, “What can I eat/ What foods must I avoid?”

For a more detailed food list, click here.

The Health Freak Way

Without a doubt, we have heaps of keto meals for you to choose from! Our all-day menu has an extensive range and caters to all types of dietary restrictions including vegans, coeliacs, low FODMAP, etc.