With so many people jumping onto the”ketogenic diet” bandwagon right now, more and more people have started to wonder if this diet plan is for them. Even if you aren’t on a ketogenic diet, you would be hard pressed not to have seen keto specific food popping up in your grocery store.
Marketers are onto the fact that the ketogenic diet appears not to be going where they wanted it to and are starting to create”ready to go” keto friendly snacks.
Here are some points to bear in mind about keto products…
1. Calories Matter. First, be aware calories over anything else matter here. Too many people dive into adding keto snacks in their eating plan without so much as considering looking at the calorie count.
Compare this to some non-traditional keto snack such as an apple in a 100 calories, and which do you think is better for your weight loss program? You may even add some peanut butter into the apple to help better balance it out and you would still be under 200 calories, way less than the calories at the keto snack.
2. Additionally, remember keto doesn’t imply weight loss friendly. While many men and women use the ketogenic diet to lose weight, you still need to consider calories as just noted. Some people use this diet for health reasons, and many of these snacks are better marketed to them because they are not watching their calories so heavily.
Just because a product says it’s keto does not necessarily mean it’s intended to help you shed weight. The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet so it greatly lowers your carbohydrate intake, replacing it with fat.
3. Finally, also keep nutrition in mind. If the keto snack is processed as many are, and as one aims to replace some of the processed high carb snacks in their eating plan, they’re still not always healthy. A chocolate bar is never a good choice, no matter if it is a keto bar or not. So do not lose common sense just because you see the term”Pest Control.”
If you keep these things in mind, you should be prepared to decipher the promotion of keto products and make sure they do not steer you away from the smart path of eating healthily.
Although managing your disease can be extremely challenging, Type 2 diabetes isn’t a condition you need to just live with. You can make simple adjustments to your everyday routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels.