Ketogenic diet is the most popular diet in the world of fitness. Many people have lost weight by practising this low carb high-fat diet, however, at the same time, it has also been slammed by many fitness experts. Now Keto 2.0 has arrived, which fixes the problem of the original ketogenic diet. A standard keto diet means breaking down the macronutrients - carbohydrates, proteins and fats - in the proportion of 5 percent, 20 percent and 75 percent from the total daily calorie intake. For e.g., if your total daily intake is 2,000 calories, then 1,500 calories should be sourced from fat, 400 calories from proteins and 100 calories from carbohydrates. In the below article, we will discuss how Keto 2.0 diet answers questions raised on the traditional ketogenic diet. Pros and Cons of Keto Diet: Brief Overview of Low Carb High Fat Ketogenic Food.

Keto 2.0 has arrived to serve three main purposes, firstly to make it more flexible, secondly to make it more sustainable and lastly to make keto accessible to an ever-expanding group of people. The revised form of the ketogenic diet mitigates the emphasis on animals fats & proteins. Keto 2.0 looks promising and can indeed help one achieve the desired fitness goals. Keto Breakfast Recipes: Ditch Expensive Restaurants! Quick and Easy Meals You Can DIY at Home If You Are on a Ketogenic Diet.

What is Keto 2.0?

According to Ethan Weiss, MD, a San Francisco based cardiologist, there is clearly not just one way to practise the keto diet. Most people consider ketogenic diet as eating nothing but bacon, butter, steak and other foods high in animal-based saturated fats. This can increase the LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol, which is not good for the health of the heart.

As per Weiss, Keto 2.0 clearly states sourcing unsaturated fats which can be derived from plant-based foods like avocado, olive oil, nuts, seeds. Bacon and other animal-based food can be also be replaced with fish like salmon, which has a good amount of omega 3 fatty acids and monounsaturated fats. Now, this fixes the problem of rise in LDL cholesterol, however, many have also trashed the keto diet because it lacks fibre, which can affect the functioning of the bowel system.

Keto 2.0 emphasizes more on plant-based food, including stuff like chia seeds, flaxseeds, cauliflower, mushroom, etc that can fix the problem of low fibre content, as these foods are high in fibre and low in carbs which justify the keto rule. Practising Keto 2.0, will make it easier for the body to enter into ketosis state as here, foods rich in unsaturated fats are given more priority.

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