Ketogenic Diet: How Kourtney Kardashian Uses it For Body Therapy
Everyone wishes to try out diets that seem to have worked miracles on their idols. Currently, one of the most popular diets is called Ketogenic Diet. Let’s have a look what this meal plan is all about and who knows, maybe it is worth a try.
The eldest Kardashian sister is into this. Learn why she embraced this fad.
Kourtney Kardashian is notoriously health conscious and extremely fit, and it takes a lot to pull that off. She has revealed the specifics of her diet and detox plans on her app, including the foods she won’t eat anymore and why she keeps her body in a constant state of ketosis.
If you follow her on social media, you know she is always doing intense workouts to keep that figure, but as we have all learned, 80% of our figure depends on what we actually put into our body. Kourtney lives a diet life that excludes basically everything bad for you. She is dedicated and when it comes to her eating habits, this girl is strict with her figure, specifically to what she eats and does to keep her hourglass figure.
She is also part of the fasting trend. In a new post on her app, the reality star says she has been detoxing “on and off for a few months now” after her doctor found high levels of mercury in her system. In order to keep her body in a state of ketosis—”when the glycogen in your liver is depleted and the body burns fatty acids to energy,” Kardashian shared—she follows a prolonged, restrictive eating plan.
In general, the plan consists of 3 meals a day that are low-carb, high in protein and fatty acids. Sounds pretty standard, but when she says low-carb, she means low-carb: no grains, beans or legumes for any meal.
“I’m not going to sugarcoat it, this detox is difficult,” she says. “I also know that I need to enjoy my life, so I break the rules when I go on vacation or if there’s a special occasion.” But, for the most part she stays pretty strict making herself stay 3 months on a diet without ruining it.
Here’s what to keep in mind:
Before trying to bring your body into a state of ketosis, make sure to talk to your doctor first. Kardashian had muscle testing done that showed she had high levels of metals in her system. This was her main motivation to start detoxing her body. That might not be best for everyone, though.
“Since I’m trying to detox the metals out of my system, my goal was to do this detox for 3 months,” she said. “But, I also know that I need to enjoy my life, so I break the rules when I go on vacation or if there’s a special occasion. And I’m okay with that!”
Keto 101: What You Need to Know
The ketogenic diet (often termed keto) is known as a very low-carb, high-fat diet that shares many similarities with the Atkins and low-carb fads. Causing massive reductions in blood sugar and insulin levels, this, along with the increased ketones, has numerous health benefits. It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake, replacing it with fat, and shifting the body’s metabolism away from carbs and towards fat and ketones.
When this happens, your body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy. It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which can supply energy for the brain.
The ketogenic meal shoots for near-zero carbs.
Most estimates suggest that around 10-15 grams of carbs a day are acceptable for this type of diet. To give you an idea of what this looks like, that’s about one fist-sized portion of cooked carrots, or about 10-15 seedless grapes…for the whole day…
“It’s low carb but high fat so that your body will break down the fat as the primary fuel source,” says Dr. Eric Kossoff, director of the Child Neurology Residency Program at Johns Hopkins. “If you keep carbohydrates low enough, that’s what the body has to do.”
Dr. Kossoff says those on a classic keto diet are “eating a lot of butter, and mayonnaise and oils and whipping cream. They’re eating lots of different fats, not just avocados and nuts and things like that.”
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