This is a keto thread. Publish your information and questions about ketosis here. I like ketosis. I like the fact that my body produces ketone bodies to use fat as the main energy source. I like the fact that it keeps my energy level constant and that I am not manipulated by my insulin system (cravings). If you want to lose weight, it's great that you can use ketosis to burn body fat without losing muscle mass at the same time. It thus protects against a side effect of the yoyo effect, in which the person ends up having more fat than before the diet and less muscle mass (unhealthy). A ketogenic diet also makes it more difficult to eat unhealthy food, because a lot of unhealthy food is only made unhealthy by suggar supplements which you are not allowed to eat anyway. In a ketogenic diet, your diet consists mainly of meat, dairy products, nuts and vegetables. Steak with vegetable garnish, bacon with eggs, feta pans, oven cheese, nuts, seeds, cucumber with curd, are some examples of dishes. But it is not easy to stay in ketosis for long and it requires a lot of willpower. Pizza, burgers, soft drinks, pasta, bread, rice, juices, fruit, sweets... I'm afraid that's not possible. Of course you can include cheat days, no diet should be a dictatorial eating regime. You just have to consider that it can take 1-3 days to get back to the benefits of ketosis after you have gotten out with carbohydrates. In short, eat less than 30g of carbohydrates a day and your body will start to produce ketone bodies and supply you with energy through fat. In a ketogenic diet, you should eat a lot of fat, generous amounts of protein and no to minimal carbohydrates. As an athlete, it is recommended to eat a higher protein content in addition to the high fat content. A few negative temporary side effects are possible: Especially in the first few days you may feel a little flabby. The body must first adjust to a fat-adapted diet. Bad breath, caused by exhaled ketone bodies, is also possible, but it also disappears quickly (days). Constipation is also not uncommon in the beginning. However, all these side effects disappear very quickly and the benefits of ketogenic diet are becoming apparent.