Love Yourself recently got in touch and asked me to try their Keto Plan. I’d previously enjoyed trying their Low Carb Diet plan.
What is the Keto Diet and How Does it Work?
The Keto Diet is a weight loss diet that focuses on a higher fat and protein foods and very low carbohydrate intake. The higher fat and protein content of the diet helps stop you feeling hungry and you don’t crave carbs as a result.
Keto diet is based on limiting your carbs and eating more fats and proteins, which induces a process called ketosis. During ketosis, the body becomes more efficient in burning fat instead of carbohydrates as a source of energy, resulting in weight loss and effective weight management. It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which can supply energy for the brain. By limiting your carbohydrate intake to less than 22g total each day your body uses its fat stores as a source of energy, which increases the body’s metabolism and boosts weight loss with a higher concentration of fat being burnt. It is a great way to burn fat and gain lean muscle at the same time.
Pros of a Keto Diet
People chose to follow a keto diet for different reasons, but some of the main advantages of a keto diet include the following.
- Efficient fat burn & increased metabolism
- Higher in protein, so ideal for a muscle building diet and lean muscle gain
- Increased physical and mental energy levels are often reported
- Plenty of naturally occurring amino acids
Keto with Love Yourself
One of the downsides for me of a keto diet is working out what I need to eat. It seems to be quite an effective diet for me, so I like to eat that way if I can. I find it does help me lose weight and as I do a lot of swimming, it does provide me with the raw materials for muscle building. I would normally eat a lot of carbs, but with a keto diet I don’t crave them at all. Love Yourself’s Keto Plan really does make following a keto diet very easy.
I love the fact that you can order your food by the day, a five day pack or even longer. You’ll get three meals a day and a snack. I had some lovely food when I tried the keto plan for a few days. A typical breakfast might be scrambled eggs with bacon and parmesan. I loved the smoked salmon salad and the grilled turkey with vegetable stew. I felt I was getting a good range of protein and vegetables. When I try keto for myself, it’s usually heavy on the protein, but this way there were plenty of vegetables included. This was it’s so easy and your five a day is delivered in a tasty way.
The food quickly arrived by courier. A lot of effort went into keeping the meals cool whilst they were transported and the packages were well insulated. Thoughtfully the packaging has been chosen to be from sustainable materials. All the containers are biodegradable and 90 days compostable – I rinsed mine out and sent it off in our garden waste bin for the council to compost.