The Ketogenic (Keto) diet is a high-fat, moderate protein, low-carb diet, which was first introduced in the 1920s. However, it only became a buzzword when celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Gwyneth Paltrow started promoting it a couple of years ago. Although the diet worked wonders for both these ladies, according to their testimonies, it works just as well for men. Remember this dude who lost 60kg in a year by basing his meals on keto-friendly foods? Or this young man who lost 4kgs in just 10 days with the same diet? And then there is NBA star LeBron James, who revealed his newly minted six-pack abs in 2014 with a series of Instagram posts – all thanks to the Keto diet, he later revealed to Sports Illustrated.
That the diet is still popular in 2018 is a testament to the fact that it works. And, it allows you to consume all the foods that make meals actually taste better, like cheese and butter! This diet puts your body in a constant fat-burning state because of its low-carb rule and it involves including foods like meat, fish and veggies — all unaltered food with no added preservatives and colouring — in your diet. But before you get ahead of things, you should know about these 5 Keto diet myths to ensure your effotef actually get results.
Even if you’re already deep into the Keto lifestyle, you already know that starting a new diet is anything but easy. Sticking to it requires a whole other level of willpower. It usually means either the death of your social life — since you can no longer eat out — or giving up on the diet entirely because, well, you have friends to hang out with, birthdays to celebrate…and so on. You know that you don’t want to be the person who says no to chilling because you are running home to your specially prepared meal. That is why you should take note of all the restaurants, cafés and food services that we have rounded-up that serve delicious Keto dishes. Just make sure to cleverly suggest one of these the next time plans are being made.
I Think Fitness Cafe
This one’s perfect for your post-gym sesh. Not only is it a stone’s throw away from the I Think Fitness gym, it also has a full menu dedicated to Keto. Dishes to load up on: Low Carb Sushi and Cottage Cheese Steak if you happen to be there for lunch or dinner. And the Creamy Eggs with Low Carb Hash Browns for brunch lovers.
If you are getting your mates together for FIFA or just because it is the weekend, then you can rely on Food Darzee to send piping hot Keto meals. This health and nutrition company personalizes food as per your exact nutritional requirements and fitness goals. Just remember to avoid beer and go for a glass of whisky or vodka instead.
You can now use diet and burger in the same sentence without any guilt. At Raasta, order the Keto burger which comes with 2 pork loin fillets, lamb patty and cheddar cheese. You will feel like you are in Italy with their Fat Head Pizza. It’s made with almond crust and topped with bacon, guacamole and tomato sauce.
Stock up on Deliciae’s Chocolate Almond Keto Cookies and Keto Energy Bites for your 4 pm snacking needs. You won’t feel guilty reaching for seconds.
Kale and Kaffé
For your next coffee date, take her to this new health-based café. Their Keto coffee and Keto brownies will ensure that you are not missing out on anything.
For when you’d rather Netflix and chill, subscribe to their 5-day or 6-day Keto meal plans. They have a plan for vegetarians and non-vegetarians with gluten free options too.