Ketogenic diet for a week for weight loss: rules and menus

This method of losing weight is called low-carb. Its essence lies in the increased consumption of proteins and, oddly enough, fats, but the amount of carbohydrates is significantly reduced.

a girl who lost weight on a ketogenic diet

To compensate for the lack of carbohydrates and thus energy, the body begins to process the accumulated fat deposits into ketone bodies. They are sent to the brain, which uses them as an additional source of energy. As a result, you intensively get rid of excess fat.

Keto diet rules

meat steak for a ketogenic diet

The diet "works" only if all the rules are followed:

  1. The amount of carbohydrates in the diet is limited and is calculated according to the principle of 1 g per. Kg body weight.
  2. You must eat dinner at least 3 hours before bedtime, so as not to burden the digestive tract with work.
  3. Try to drink as much fluid as possible (at least 2 liters a day). Permitted drinks include green tea and still water.
  4. Starchy foods, sugar and sweets, packaged juices and sodas, pasta are completely excluded from the diet.

Note! The ketone diet involves a reduction of 500 calories in the daily diet.

Try menu

meat with vegetables for a ketogenic diet

Then let's look at the menu options to understand the nutritional principle. If you want, you can replace products with similar.

Option number 1

  • Breakfast: scrambled eggs with tomatoes and grated cheese.
  • Breakfast: turkey and broccoli soup.
  • Dinner: cottage cheese with salty berries.

Note! It is allowed to drink natural coffee for breakfast, but without cream and sugar.

Option number 2

  • Breakfast: apple stuffed with cottage cheese.
  • Breakfast: steamed salmon + asparagus.
  • Dinner: mushrooms in sour cream sauce.

Option number 3

  • Breakfast: sliced avocado sprinkled with lemon juice.
  • Lunch: chicken soufflé + vegetable stew.
  • Dinner: fish chops.

Note! For snacks you can use nuts, fermented baked milk, kefir or natural yogurt.

Pros and cons of the ketogenic diet

marbled steak for the ketogenic diet

Let us consider the main benefits:

  • In one week you can lose approx. 5 kg overweight;
  • There is no painful feeling of hunger;
  • Adequately varied diet and good taste of dishes;
  • Maintenance of a beautiful muscle relief.

From the doctors' point of view, the ketogenic diet is often criticized, as it has the following side effects:

  • Intoxication in the body;
  • Nausea and fainting;
  • Acetone odor from the body;
  • Disturbance of the digestive tract.

Note! All of the above manifestations are found mainly in those who stick to such a diet for more than a week. In other cases, the risks are minimized.

Contraindications

scales and centimeters while following a ketogenic diet

This diet is contraindicated for the following people:

  • Pregnant woman;
  • Children under 18 years of age;
  • Patients with severe pathologies of the gastrointestinal tract or urinary tract;
  • Patients with diabetes mellitus.

Important! Be sure to check with your doctor before using the ketogenic diet!

The ketogenic diet is a unique weight loss system that allows you to consume fat while losing weight. Adherence to her rules, after 7 days you will be able to boast of a slim figure!