The ketogenic diet consisting of low carbohydrates and high amount of fats, has gained popularity among people due to its quick results. However, a new variation of this diet has emerged, which is known as Lazy Keto.
Compared to its predecessor, it is quite easy to follow this particular diet.
What is Lazy Keto?
A regular ketogenic diet consists of calculating calories, carbs, fat, and protein intake in order to achieve a metabolic state of ketosis in which the body burns fat to gain energy. As a result, the lipid stores of the body are used to perform daily functions instead of the usual carbohydrate sources.
The Lazy Keto Diet is less strict. You don’t have to worry about calculating calories, protein, and fats in this diet. It merely involves restricting the number of carbohydrates consumed without making any other changes in the macronutrient profile.
What are the benefits and risks of Lazy keto diet?
Benefits of a Keto diet include suppression in appetite and food cravings, which further aids weight loss. However, people should be careful with these diets as it may also lead to an increase in risk factors for heart diseases and diabetes type 2.
You may also experience keto flu when first transitioning from a regular diet to keto. This disorder includes symptoms of nausea, constipation, headache, fatigue, and dizziness. It should also be noted that since lazy keto is less strict, you may not reach the ketosis metabolic state at all.
This is because ketosis can only be achieved when carbohydrate and protein intake is regulated. The body can convert proteins into glucose and use that for energy instead of fats.