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7 Foods that will help you lose weight on a keto diet

Here are some foods that can help you lose your extra kilos while sticking to a keto diet.

Written by Nayonika Chakraborty | Updated : July 20, 2019 1:53 PM IST

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Ketogenic Diet

A Ketogenic Diet consists of foods that have higher fat content, moderate protein content and very low carbs content. This diet works by driving your body into ketosis, a state in which the body uses fats as a primary source of fuel instead of carbohydrates. This is done by turning the fats in your body into ketones that supply the brain with energy. This kind of diet has attracted a lot of buzz as it helps in losing weight by making the body and brain efficient at burning fats instead of carbs. Though caution is required as shifting into a keto diet can occasionally cause sleep issues, nausea, increase in hunger or reduced energy. Care should also be taken to reject foods that are high on carbs like potatoes, corn, raisins, milk, honey, ketchup, soda and fruit juice. However foods like leeks, eggplants, cashews and raw garlic can be consumed occasionally.

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Cheese

Cheese: It is very nutritious and almost all types are low in carbs. It also has a high content of saturated fat and also has conjugated lionleic acid which is linked to fat loss.

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Coconut Oil

Coconut oil: This oil contains medium-chain triglycerides which are taken up directly by the liver and converted into ketones to produce energy.

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Butter

Butter: It is a great idea to add butter in your keto diet as they contain only trace amounts of carbs and are also are rich in conjugated linoleic acid that helps reduce fat.