A new eating trend has taken the dieting world by storm. It’s called Ketogenics, and it’s shrinking waistlines left and right. Wait, hold on a second… Keto…what? Designed around your body’s natural production of ketones, the keto diet is essentially a high-fat, low-carb diet aimed to burn fat without starving your body. When you consume a carbohydrate-rich food like a bagel for example, your body produces glucose and insulin as its primary energy sources. Your body converts glucose into usable energy, and as a result, stores fats since it doesn’t need them immediately.
Alternatively, when you lower your intake of carbs, this “starvation of carbs” in a sense forces your body to use fats as energy instead of glucose. Known as ketosis, this metabolic process forces your system to draw energy from ketones, which are produced by the breakdown of fats. Ketosis makes weight loss a smooth-sailing process, and encourages the consumption of high-fat foods, meaning you wont feel starving or deprived!
And to simplify the process even more, we’ve grouped together 21 scrumptious snacks we encourage you to enjoy while taking on this eating lifestyle. These nutrient-rich munchies taste great and will hold you over between meals, without sabotaging your progress. Are you ready to achieve the physique of your dreams? Let’s get started!
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A smooth and savory snack with a kick! Tahini shares the spotlight with pumpkin in this uniquely flavored treat!
Packed with nutrients and protein, hard-boiled eggs will soon become your new best friend while on the ketogenic diet! Hard-boiled eggs are easy to make in batches for simple, filling meal-prep. Plus, you can add them to almost anything, or enjoy them as a standalone snack.
Peanut butter fans should consider branching out to PB’s super tasty, nut-butter counterpart! This smooth, protein-packed spread simply melts in your mouth, and weighs in at fewer calories than peanut butter.
This rich and flavorful hummus spread spotlights one of our favorite superfoods- zucchini. The perfect low-glycemic snack to enjoy between meals, this indulgent recipe will have your taste buds singing!