Being on a Keto diet allows your body to fatigue less, spend less energy digesting and use the bloodflow and energy for other purposes. It makes your brain sharper, your focus more lucid, your belly leaner and overall, your body healthier.
I weighted around 84 kilos in January and, after doing Keto for three weeks at a time, and then resting for a month, now I'm standing at 78 kilos and feel more energetic and full of drive than when I was taking my meds to control the triglycerids, lypids, cholesterol and sugar blood levels.
If you take carbs out of your life, all those four above drop significantly, effectively balancing your blood levels on most of the important parts.
Apart from doing Keto, I've been doing some intermittent fasting (16:8) and it's worked wonders with me! We don't need as much food as they media and the government tells us and I realized how much I was overeating and thus straining my body to overwork.
The pictures here are some of the things I eat on a daily basis when I'm doing Keto. Granted, the options are limited, but that's only because almost everything sold at the supermarket contains carbs (surprising, huh? It's almost as if the big corps want you numbed by carbs on a daily basis).
Not all eating habits work the same for everyone, and Keto is no exception. When it first started to become a trend, it was used mainly for diabetes patients who needed to drop their blood levels fast and on a harmless way, then, patients who needed to drop several kilos rapidly to go into surgery began doing Keto, now, it is an eating lifestyle. I'm not sure of the potential consequences - long and short term - and, despite me reading tons about Keto and informing myself with nutritionist friends, I'm not sold on the idea that it brings no consequences long term, so I'm sticking to just a few weeks at a time and giving my body time to recover in between.
Cutting carbs from my life was hard at first but now, I have to make myself eat carbs to fulfill my energy requirements. At the beginning it was hard as hell to not crave tortillas, pasta, rice or even some bread, but your body ends up not asking for it once you deprive it from them for a few days.
As you can see, following a Keto lifestyle can be delicious if you give yourself the chance to try it and give yourself the time to cook. I don't spend much time cooking, but I do try to do it daily, otherwise staying out of carbs becomes almost impossible.
What are your thoughts about the Ketogenic diet, or any diet at all for that matter?