When will I be able to start using my KETOX Diet Course?
As soon as you complete your order, you’ll receive INSTANT access to your complete program through the exclusive member site. The entire course is digital which means you don’t have to wait for DVD’s to be shipped to you. A custom username and password will be emailed to you upon your purchase so that you can get started watching your course videos and reviewing your meal plan in a matter of seconds from your computer or mobile device.
What does the ketogenic diet do, exactly?
The term ‘ketogenic’ refers to the process of your body (liver) producing organic substances known as ketones.
When you greatly limit your carb intake, your body needs to get its energy from another fuel source; in the case of the keto diet, your body starts to utilize fats for energy since glucose is limited.
As a result?
Your body becomes “fat-adapted” and relies primarily on a metabolic process called lipolysis for deriving energy from fats. When your body carries out lipolysis, ketones are made by your liver (as a byproduct).
Once ketones are made in high enough amounts, your body enters a state called nutritional ketosis.
Being in ketosis has a multitude of benefits for humans, especially for helping burn stored body fat for energy. This makes the keto diet ideal for those trying to lose weight.
Is the keto diet safe for me if I have type-2 diabetes?
While nothing on this site is intended as medical advice, there is research showing that the keto diet is an effective protocol for people with this condition.
Reducing your carb intake (significantly) can enhance your body’s ability to regulate blood sugar, which in turn makes you better at keeping blood glucose levels stable.
Nevertheless, you should be sure to keep your physician apprised of any major diet changes if you’re a type-2 diabetic.
What if I’m a vegetarian?
It’s possible to eat keto as a vegetarian, if a bit more difficult. Remember that keto isn’t about eating a ton of animal protein – it’s about eating a lot of fat. If you can eat eggs and full-fat dairy, you’ll be able to get plenty of protein for keto. Just focus on getting at least some protein-rich foods at every meal and eating plenty of healthy fats, like olive oil and coconut oil. The KETOX Diet Course Guide provides an array of healthy protein options that are plant-based.
What about eating out on the keto diet?
Most people actually find that it’s not a big problem. There’s something at almost every restaurant that you can have: salads with a generous amount of fat-rich dressing are usually a good bet, and at nicer restaurants you can get delicious fatty steaks slathered in butter or crispy grilled fish with aioli: yum! If your order comes with bread or potatoes or some other carb-loaded side, just ask for a side salad instead. I’ve included a ton of my personal keto substitution options within the KETOX course as well.
Since the keto diet is high in fat, won’t that cause intake cause high cholesterol?
Research actually suggests the opposite is true. By cutting out carbs and emphasizing high-fat intake (as opposed to increasing carbs and decreasing fat), your cholesterol and blood lipid profiles can improve.
It’s important to remember that the fat/cholesterol you consume doesn’t intrinsically increase your plasma triglycerides or lipoproteins.
Medium-chain triglycerides (like the fats found in coconut), are digested and utilized for energy rapidly, unlike long-chain triglycerides. Much of the fat you consume on the keto diet will be used for energetic purposes (i.e. maintaining healthy cellular function).
How can I deal with carb cravings?
There’s no one guaranteed way to deal with cravings – here are a few suggestions for keto dieters specifically:
- Make sure you’re getting enough salt. You need more salt on keto than you otherwise would. If you’re craving potato chips, pretzels, or other salty foods, you might be able to solve the problem completely with some extra salt on your food.
- Make sure you’re eating enough food. Try adding some extra calories and see if that helps.
- Make sure you’re getting enough sleep. Poor sleep turns up cravings, especially carb cravings.
- Try adding a fat burner into your daily routine (preferably one that blocks Ghrelin - the “hunger hormone”)
- Start your day with a cup of coffee to suppress your appetite and combat hunger pangs
Can I drink alcohol on the keto diet?
Although pure alcohol doesn't contain carbs, drinking alcohol has a strong potential to slow down weight loss. Even if there is no sugar, your body can't store alcohol as fat - it has to metabolise it. This means that it will utilise alcohol instead of body fat. That being said, there are many helpful tips included within the KETOX course which covers the best and worst alcoholic beverages to consume while following a keto diet.
Is the ketogenic diet suitable for women?
Yes! A very-low-carb lifestyle can help regulate blood sugar levels, appetite, improve mood, support weight loss and overall well being. The KETOX Course Guide provides a detailed overview on how women can experience the most success while following a keto-based diet.
Are there any simple and tasty recipes for the keto diet?
Of course! Included with your KETOX order, you will receive the KETOX Express Cookbook which contains over 30 different breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, sides and dessert options to choose from - All of which are 100% keto-friendly.