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WHAT IS THE KETO DIET?

Posted 4 July 2019 by The Saucy Fish Co.

Last month we talked about a flexitarian lifestyle. Basically it involves cutting down on meat and upping the amount of fish and plant-based food we eat. This time around we’re getting a little more specialist and talking about the increasingly popular Keto Diet.

Keto is short for ketogenic. This, in turn comes from ketosis which is way of describing how the body burns fat for energy. Burning fat is obviously a good thing when it comes to weight loss. But if it’s going to happen properly then your insulin levels need to be low.

Reducing insulin

Are you following the science? If not, then let’s keep it simple. By sticking to foods that don’t give you a surge of insulin, your body is more likely to burn fat. Basically, this is a diet that is low in carbohydrate, high in fat and with less protein than normal. You should avoid processed foods and focus on the nutritious. If you suffer from diabetes then it’s an ideal approach to eating.

So what can I eat?

The good news is you can eat a lot of delicious food on the Keto Diet. Plenty of vegetables are recommended, particularly those that are leafy and green. Meat isn’t off the menu but you should keep it to a minimum. Cheese and nuts are a maybe but you have to watch your protein levels. Eggs are the keto dieter’s friend. And, we’re delighted to say, fish is good to go.

We’d recommend you take a closer look at Keto before plunging in but is has proved highly effective for weight loss for many people. Here’s a suitable and very easy recipe to get you started.

Sea bass with lemon butter sauce: serves 4

Ingredients

○ 4 Sea Bass Fillets
○ 4 tbsp unsalted butter
○ 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
○ Salt and finely ground pepper

Season your fillets and put into the oven. Whilst waiting, cut the butter into pieces and melt in a frying pan. When the butter turns brown add the lemon juice and stir well. When the fish is ready pour the sauce over it, maybe add a sprig of parsley and serve with some healthy vegetables. Done.

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