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- Continue Reading >What You Need to Know About Keto Ketogenic or keto diet has gained traction in recent years, widely talked about by celebrities and touted on social media as a remedy for various health ailments. In a nutshell, the keto diet is a diet that is high in healthy fats, moderate in protein and extremely low in carbohydrates. As a general rule, the macronutrient breakdown is typically around 75, 20, and 5 percent of our daily calories, respectively. What are the health benefits? By restricting carbohydrates, your body enters ketosis — a process in the body that burns fat for energy instead of glucose. When our bodies enter a ketogenic state, it means that we have created an ideal fat-burning situation. What is the Keto Flu? However, because of its restrictive nature, many may find the keto diet hard to stick to. People have reported feeling unwell after starting a keto diet, a phenomenon known as the “keto flu”. It is common for people starting the diet to experience symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, dizziness, nausea and brain fog. These symptoms can range from mild to severe and vary from person to person. The duration of keto-flu could range from 2 – 4 weeks and tends to wear off as one adapts to the low carb intake and keto diet’s continual benefits. Beginners’ Guide to the Keto Diet - Xndo Keto Shake Yes, the keto diet helps achieve healthy weight but it has to be followed by the adoption of ketosis-achieving eating habits and we have exactly what you need to get started! Xndo’s New Keto Shake is specially formulated with an ideal macronutrient ratio of 75% fat, 17% protein and 8% carb to satisfy your sweet cravings while supporting your low-carb and ketogenic lifestyle. Plus, it contains all the good sources of healthy fats that a keto diet requires — coconut oil, grass-fed butter and Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT). Now you can shake up your day with Xndo Keto Shake for a satisfying, rich and chocolatey taste!
- Continue Reading >Watch what you drink Sugary drinks are high in carbs and sugar. Even seemingly healthy drinks like fruit juices contain as much, if not more sugar than a can of soft drink - both contain around 20-26 grams of sugar per cup. A good rule, according to WHO, is to consume no more than 25 grams of added sugar (about six teaspoons) a day. Tip: Sip on XCarb instead — a refreshing raspberry grape drink that helps block carb and reduce carb ingestion. Go for Complex Carbohydrates Not all carbohydrates are created equal. Go for brown rice instead of white rice, and whole wheat bread instead of white so you get the proper nutrition you need and crowd out the extra calories and sugar that are found in simple carbohydrates. The key is choosing the right carbs — not avoiding them completely. Tip: Or if you could use a little back-up, take Platinum2 to block carb and sugar absorption so you can still pig out on your favourite foods. Load up on healthy fats Stay satiated by filling up on healthy fats such as avocados, nuts, seeds and oils (such as coconut, olive and walnut oils). Choose fats that not only add flavour but give you stable energy for the day ahead. Tip: Take Coconut Oil Extract, which comes in a yummy, conveniently-packed powder to prolong satiety (and burn fats at the same time)! Pack on the Protein Opt for protein-rich foods such as eggs, beans, tofu and chicken which keep you full between meals so you’re less likely to snack. These foods also help boost metabolism and maintain healthy blood sugar levels after eating so you can avoid slipping into a post lunch "food coma". Tip: Pair it with Xndo Zero Rice or Noodles for a healthy, wholesome meal that doesn't break through your daily calorie limit. Mind your condiments You might not realise it, but your favourite condiments like ketchup have a fair amount of carbs thanks to their sugar content. A tablespoon of ketchup has around 4 grams (around 1 tablespoon) of sugar and how many of us actually stop at just one serving size? Ditch the ketchup and go for healthier alternatives such as mustard and flavoured vinegar because every calorie adds up!