Do you like to give the ketogenic or keto diet a try but you’re not really a huge fan of the math involved? Then this article is written exclusively for you — it will get you introduced to what’s known as lazy keto.
If you have family members and friends who have an on-again, off-again relationship with the keto diet, make sure that you repost this afterwards so that they may also get acquainted to this spin-off of the keto diet that they may want to give a try because it’s so much easier to stick to.
Perhaps you have heard of what’s referred to as the dirty keto — it’s just like the keto diet, but it allows the dieter to consume processed and fast foods. So in other words, the dirty keto does not focus on the quality of the food consumed although the principles remain the same.
What’s so fun about the dirty keto is that it enables an individual to eat just about anything that he or she loves for as long as he or she sticks to the basics — the daily caloric intake should come from 75 percent fat, 20 percent protein and 5 percent carbohydrates.
Even if it’s true that the keto diet does not require a person to stay away from certain foods, the fact remains that doing some math is still involved. For many individuals, it can be annoying and tiring to constantly perform mental computations before they get to enjoy a meal.
If you’re one of these people, then you’ll surely be more than happy to learn that there’s another spin-off of the keto diet that you may give a try, and that’s lazy keto — it’s named as such because it is primarily meant for individuals who like doing the keto diet but absolutely loathe the arithmetic involved.
With the lazy keto, you can forget about making sure that your intake of calories per day should come from 75 percent fat, 20 percent protein and 5 percent carbohydrates. There’s only one rule that you have to bear in mind each time: your daily intake of carbohydrates should be 20 grams only — or less.
Needless to say, there is no need for you to do some math each time because you only have to focus on a single parameter, and that’s having no more than 20 grams of carbohydrates per day.
So can you lose weight with the lazy keto? Absolutely! Especially if you are accustomed to a diet that’s loaded with starch and sugar — be it refined or naturally existing — it’s for certain that keeping your intake of carbohydrates to 20 grams or less every single day can make those excess pounds go away.
Unfortunately, on the lazy keto you may stop losing weight before you reach your ideal weight, say proponents of the keto diet. One of the reasons for such is that you could end up consuming lots and lots of protein — excess protein can in fact be converted by your body into carbohydrates.
Also, you could end up not consuming enough fat, which is something that can leave you with hunger pangs. And more importantly, you may not attain ketosis in which the body uses fat as fuel.
Worry not because there’s a workaround — once you have reached a plateau on the lazy keto, you may switch to the keto diet or even the dirty keto to make sure that you are obtaining your daily caloric intake from the correct proportions of fat, protein and carbohydrates.
On the other hand, you may begin your weight loss journey doing the keto diet or dirty keto, which means doing the math until you turn your dream figure into a reality, and then switching to the lazy keto to give yourself a much-needed break from all the strict keto arithmetic.