Essentially, a Keto diet works by upping your fat intake. We know it sounds counterintuitive but it really is like a life hack backed by science.

 

When we eat carbs, our bodies produce glucose and convert it into energy. Our bodies naturally prefer glucose as an energy source because it is the easiest to convert, and since it is being used as the primary source of energy, your fats are therefore stored instead of being converted to energy.

 

When we eat less carbs and more fats, the liver breaks down the fats and produces Ketones for the body to use as a primary energy source, making Keto diets one of the fastest ways to lose weight.

 

Now that we know how it works, the next question that comes to mind is: what do we eat when we’re on a Keto diet?

 

First and foremost, you would like to ditch foods that are high in carbohydrates like grains, sugar, and most fruits like apples, bananas, and oranges. Ketogenic diets are 70% fat, 25% protein, and 5% carbs so you should go for vegetables, dairy products, fats and oils, and protein-rich food to force your body to enter Ketosis. Here’s some of the Keto finds you can buy at Landers Superstore:

 

Vegetables

Vegetables are a good source of daily essential nutrients like potassium, fiber, and vitamins A and C but some vegetables also come with a lot of carbs. Spinach, broccoli, and cauliflowers are popular choices because they come with the lowest amount of carbs.

 

Fats

As we’ve said, fats should be the main part of your diet. The good thing is that it comes in many forms; you can add fat to your diet through sauces and dressings. Avocados are a popular option. It contains 23% of fat for every 100-gram serving.

 

Protein

Protein is important in our bodies because it is used to build and repair tissues. It is also one of the primary sources of hormones, enzymes, and body chemicals needed for good health. However, when on a Keto diet, you will have to balance out the protein with fatty dishes otherwise, our bodies will increase its production of glucose, preventing us from entering Ketosis. Go for salmon, squid, shrimp, and eggs.

 

Dairy

Dairy products contain a good amount of fats, however, you should keep in mind that it also packs a lot of protein. Greek yogurt and cheese are yummy options but it comes with 3 to 4 grams of carbs per serving so you can use it to hit your 5% carbohydrate target.

 

Besides these, Landers also has a lot of other Keto recommendations! So, whether you planned your meals for the week or not, just look for the Keto wobbler and rest assured what you’ll be having is Keto-friendly.