When looking for a low carb diet to follow there are many different alternatives for your to choose from. You can either go with a keto diet, paleo diet, atkins diet, LCHF diet or other alternatives that are also low carb. The diet I recommend is the keto diet but you should choose the one that suits you the best. The important thing though once you have chosen the diet for you is that you create a plan, a keto plan that will help you to complete your goals.
What is important in a keto plan?
The main difference between a low carb diet such as the keto diet and other diets is that instead of just eating a low amount of calories you should focus on eating the right kind of food.
It is important to have a very low amount of carbohydrates and a high amount of fat in your meals. A good recommendation is to not go over 25 grams of carbohydrates per day when creating a keto plan. There are also some keto diet plans that recommend you to not go over 10 grams per day. As for protein it will depend on your height, gender and how much exercise you do during a normal day. A good guideline is to eat around 1.5 grams of protein per kilo you weigh.
Why is it important with a keto plan?
The main advantage with the keto diet over many other diets is that you are not supposed to starve or go hungry. With the increased amount of fat you eat you will always feel full and not crave for other food. If you feel hungry then you should adjust your keto plan and increase your intake of fat to ensure your body still gets enough energy.
To create your first keto plan you should start with creating a weekly schedule that is based on that you eat around 80% of fat and not over 25 grams of carbohydrates per day. Then strictly follow your keto plan to make sure you will succeed with your diet. The first week or two are the most important ones and if you succeed with keeping up with your ketogenic diet plan in this time then most likely you will succeed with it in long term.