Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about the keto diet. Basically, a ketogenic diet is high in fat and protein and low in carbohydrates. The ratios are a little different for every person, but the general rule is to fill your plate with 75 percent fat, 20 percent protein, and 5 percent carbs.
This low-carb approach takes a different path than the more traditional method of counting calories or limiting portion sizes. Instead, the keto diet switches up the fuel source that your body uses to stay upbeat and energized. Rather than burning sugar (glucose from carbohydrates) for fuel, the keto diet forces the liver to break down stored fat into molecules called “ketones” for energy.
IS IT OKAY TO DRINK COFFEE ON THE KETOGENIC DIET?
Keep in mind that not everyone transitions seamlessly into ketosis. One of the possible side effects of starting a keto diet is what’s called the “keto flu.” This common condition sometimes occurs when the body us adjusting from burning sugar to burning fat and getting used to being in ketosis. To reduce the chances of getting the keto flu, try consuming caffeinated beverages, such as “keto coffee” (recipe below).
As your body transitions to ketosis, your energy may decrease, because glucose gives you a jolt of temporary energy. When that’s taken out of the equation, it’s normal to feel droopy. If you start feeling sluggish or noticing a lack of focus, brew up a cup of black Kimera Koffee. Don’t go overboard… one or two cups a day will keep you stimulated. Just be sure to completely avoid sweetened coffee.
Black coffee is definitely keto-friendly and will be your best friend if you’re experiencing that lack-of-energy. Research shows that caffeine increases the production of ketones… especially if you drink it in the AM.
KETO COFFEE IS MORE THAN YOUR AVERAGE CUP ‘O JOE
Also known as “butter coffee,” keto coffee includes grass-fed butter and either keto protein powder or collagen protein. These powerhouse ingredients enhance your energy levels in a sustainable way so you don’t have a burn-out a few hours later.
Here’s our favorite keto coffee recipe…
KETO COFFEE RECIPE
1 (8-ounce) cup Kimera Koffee (use your favorite roast)
1-2 tablespoons grass-fed butter or Coconut Oil (start with 1 Tbsp and then gradually increase)
1 scoop vanilla keto protein powder or collagen protein
Sprinkle Kimera Samurai Creamer Kacao to garnish
Place all the ingredients in a blender and mix until well combined.
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