If you know anything about my posts, you’d know that I dislike complicated articles!
I love having an all-organic diet. The benefits are endless. This site alone is proof of that!
A few months ago, my friend kept raving on about the Keto diet and how amazing it is. So, being the curious person that I am, I just had to go online and search for more facts about the organic produce keto diet.
As expected, all I got was information that a beginner like myself would never understand. So, I took it upon myself to try this diet. More so, I mixed my organic diet into this new one.
Consider this as your easy guide on organic produce keto centered diet!
Fat does not make you fat. Repeat after me, FAT DOES NOT MAKE YOU FAT.
We got that out of the way. Allow me to break it down: basically, a Keto Diet is a diet that has low-carbs and high fat.
You have a set amount of Carbs that you need to have every day. You replace that with Fat. That’s it.
When you do that, your body enters a stage called “Ketosis.” This stage allows your body to be better at burning fat for energy and to use fat to give your brain energy.
An organic produce keto diet is almost the same as a traditional Keto diet, but its focus goes onto organic and healthier products.
Three diets I’d like to share with you are the:
- SKD (Standard Keto Diet) – your daily intake consists of 75% fat, 20% protein, and 5% of carbs.
- CKD (Cyclical Keto Diet) – 5 keto days and 2 carb-focused days per week
- High Protein Keto Diet – your daily intake consists of 60% fat, 35% protein, and 5% carbs.
Pro’s & Cons of Organic Produce Keto based diets
There is no “ideal” diet, ever.
I spared you the effort and researched Keto benefits & disadvantages and listed what I came up with as easy, short bullet points to avoid the scientific headache.
Pro’s of an Organic Produce Keto based diet:
- Can reduce blood sugar
- Reduce and sustain insulin levels
- Help with weight loss
- Lower disease risks
- Improve triglyceride and HDL cholesterol
- Help with excess fat loss
While the Con’s of an Organic Produce Keto diet are:
- Food could be not-so-tasty
- Intimidating diet
- Can be hard to manage and sustain
- Might negatively effect people with hypertension
- Difficult (at first) to incoroporate in your lifestyle
Make sure to well understand (by reading this article, for example) a diet before going into it!
Before even starting my research on an organic produce keto based diet, all I heard was negative ideas, specifically concerning keto itself.
I’ll say it once more, fat. does. not. make. you. fat.
I chose three popular myths that I heard, and I’m here to officially de-bunk them.
The first one I heard was, “keto allows you to eat all of the unhealthy food you like.” I could not stress enough about how wrong this is. Especially when going for an organic produce keto based diet! While Keto diets do focus on fat, that doesn’t mean that you get a free pass to eating junk food and fried foods all of the time. You should still avoid trans fat and saturated fats. That is why I love eating organic produce keto based products over non-organic! Not only do I avoid having extra useless and harmful fats, but I also eat without worrying about pesticides, nasty chemicals, and artificial ingredients.
The second myth I heard was, “you’re constantly hungry.” To be fair, I get it: we’re used to the concept of carbs being more satiating. That said, this is not true. Whether you’re on an organic produce keto based diet or not, eating half a piece of baguette for lunch won’t keep you full. The same way that eating half an egg won’t keep you full.
The final myth I heard was, “It’s not sustainable.” I did mention above that an organic produce based keto diet is tricky to sustain. But not impossible. I suggest beginning with a shift to organic food first, then to a keto diet second. Like any other new diet, and anything new that you try, it will be tough at first. But, motivation and commitment will get you there!
Foods you can eat
While we’re at it, I’ll suggest a few foods you would eat on an organic produce keto based diet.
You can have organic red meat, organic steaks, organic turkey, and organic chicken for meats. Including these in your lunch or dinners (in moderation) will help your new diet. You can also have organic fish (like tuna or salmon).
Look for organic, pastured eggs. They have both high fat and protein. They also happen to be very filling, which helps if you’re on a budget. You can also add organic cheeses (like goat cheese). I like to have a salad for dinner that consists of diced organic cucumbers with crumbled organic cheese. Yum!
To become a stereotypical keto dieter, buy organic butter and organic cream to have with your coffee! Make sure to use healthy & organic oils when cooking (such as extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil, etc.).
To sum everything up, these are basic tips to enjoy your organic produce keto based diet. Make sure to consult your doctor before you try any new diet.
If, after reading this, you feel like keto just isn’t for you, check out Intermittent Fasting for Beginners. It might just work for you!