Diabetic Diets: The Ketogenic Diet

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If you are diabetic, you might always heard that eating ‘a lot’ is not good for you. Well, that’s a generalized statement.
See, the broad niche of vegetables falls into two categories (i.e. starchy and non-starchy). If you are consuming non-starchy veggies, there is no big deal and you could fill up your stomach to the maximum. However, diabetic patients need to be very cautious when it comes to starchy vegetables.
Why vegetables?
When it comes to diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes, most of the people assume that all they need to avoid is sugar and potatoes. Well, that is not entirely true. Even if you do not consume vegetables properly, you could end up in the worst case.
However, let it be meat, fruits or anything else, vegetables are
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you plan to gain abs and lean muscle mass), decide the amount of macronutrients and calories you will require on a daily basis. As long as these two counts are satisfied, you are not barred from eating anything (even a steak!).
2. Ketogenic Diet
Ketogenic diet revolves around low-carb and high-fat containing components. The goal is to nourish metabolic rate of the body such that it aids in a significant amount of weight loss as well. When you put your ‘machine' on a ketogenic diet, it turns itself into a fat burning chimney. As a result, the advantages are not just confined to weight loss and the individual, pursuing this unique diet plan, sharpens his overall health.
So in a nutshell, ketogenic diet does not have any specific food items that you ‘must’ follow to fall into this category. Whatever food you eat, provided that is rich in fat and least in carb-content constitutes a ketogenic diet. However, a plant-based diet is always preferred due to its far-reaching benefits. But almost all of the plant based diets are based on a high carb to fat ratio. Therefore, you cannot just start pursuing a vegan based diet and start labeling your metabolism as ‘ketosis.' To follow a plant based ketogenic diet, you have to ‘select' certain food items that are high in fat but contain the least content of

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