Welcome aboard! Once you have made the decision to start following the Ketogenic Diet, next comes the elephant in the room – The struggle of sustaining the Keto Diet.

The Keto Diet can be carried out in three different manners, as per your body & health’s requirements and constrictions. They are –  Short Term, Long Term and Cyclical. The basic premise of the diet remains the same – to eat approximately 30 grams of carbohydrates in a day.

It is always recommended to follow the Keto Diet for shorter periods of time as it may get logistically difficult to be on the diet for a longer period of time. For individuals beginning the Keto Diet, your body may react to the change in energy harvesting process (glucosis to ketosis) in numerous ways. You may feel fatigued and crave carbs. However, your body will take time to adjust to the Ketosis, in 2-3 days and often the adaptation is a seamless one.

When you start any diet, it is extremely important to plan meals. Unlike the regular food diet, you can’t pick up a meal from a fast food joint when you are in a hurry whilst on the Keto Diet. Hence, it is important and ideal to plan a whole week’s meals in advance and make appropriate arrangements for the days when Keto friendly food won’t be accessible. Healthie makes it easier by delivering deliciously healthy Keto Bowls, right at your doorstep!

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Another thing to keep in mind while on the Ketogenic Diet is to consume moderate amounts of protein – chicken, fish, cottage cheese etc. Extra proteins in your diet may result in your body dropping out of ketosis. It is highly recommended that you consistently keep a check, and keep noting down the results. While ketosis is mostly popular for the rapid weight loss it causes, one cannot expect results overnight. Every individual’s body is different and results come at their own pace, but they definitely do come!

By Serena Panesar