Your keto diet is over. O-V-E-R.
It’s ok. You achieved some results.
You are sick of eating fat all day and it is making social eating difficult.
It’s ok. I totally understand.
Right around the start of 2018, the ketogenic diet really hit the mainstream after a couple decades of being only known in the hardcore bodybuilding world. This jump in attention was problem the result of Tim Ferriss featuring it a lot on his podcasts with Dom D’Agostino. It continues to stick around after decades because it actually produces results and the science behind it is valid.
That doesn’t make it sustainable.
So what happens now?
Well, the major benefit (beyond fat loss), of going on the ketogenic diet is that hopefully you have gained a greater understanding of macronutrients (fat, carbs, fiber, protein, etc.), the role that carbohydrates play in diet, and the generalized macronutrient breakdown of a lot of your staple foods.
If you haven’t gained this understanding please find a mirror and repeat after me, 10 times, “I will not jump on a diet without understanding the basic science and reasoning behind it first.” Far, far, far too many people have been ‘dieting’ for years and years and still have no idea about why they are doing what they do.
This knowledge is helpful beyond the ketogenic diet because it allows you to make healthier food choices.
Here are the key takeaways:
1.) Just because you aren’t eating ‘Keto’ doesn’t mean you can’t follow a generally reduced carb / healthier carb way of eating.
2.) If you aren’t eating full ‘Keto’ and your body isn’t going into ketosis, be cautious about over consuming fat. Your body is no longer using fat for energy. The key to the ketogenic diet is being in ketosis. If you aren’t in ketosis, you should be focused on eating a generally reduced calorie, reduced carb, moderate fat, moderate to high protein selection of foods.
3.) Remember, if you fail at your new healthier reduced carb living and pack the pounds back on, you can always go back to a Ketogenic diet for a couple weeks to burn it off.
If you are having trouble finding reduced carbohydrate foods for your new lifestyle, don’t forget that ThinSlim Foods offers a unique solution – low carb foods that are also incredibly low in calories.
That means ThinSlim Foods products are helpful whether you are doing keto, reduced carb, or just generally healthier eating.