Does lazy keto diet help with weight loss? Benefits, downsides; foods to eat and avoid |  Photo Credit: iStock Images
- One of the most popular weight loss diets include the ketogenic, or simply, the keto diet
- The lazy keto diet is a variation of the infamous ketogenic diet which is meant for weight loss
- Here are a few things what you must know about the lazy keto diet, its benefits, downsides, etc
New Delhi: The traditional keto diet includes a diet that is rich in fat and low in carbohydrates. This diet comes with several health benefits, one of the widely known benefits include weight loss. In recent times, a variation of this diet that has become popular among the masses is the lazy ketogenic diet. This is an easier-to-follow variation of the ketogenic diet. Ketogenic diets may become difficult to follow and keep up with due to the several restrictions imposed on food intake. The lazy ketogenic diet takes the essence of the keto diet but also imposes some relaxations on the restrictiveness of the diet. Hence the name, ‘lazy’ keto diet.
Benefits of the lazy keto diet
Sine the lazy keto diet is nothing but an easier version of the keto diet, it offers similar health benefits. These may include:
- Weight loss
- Reduction in risk of cardiovascular diseases
- Controlled levels of blood sugar
- Decrease in hunger
What you can eat while on a lazy keto diet
The foods allowed must be very low in carbohydrates. These may include eggs, tuna, salmon, lobster, shrimp, chicken, beef, pork, peanuts, sunflower seeds, broccoli, tomatoes, spinach, kale, coffee, tea, olive oil, sunflower oil, avocado oil, berries, butter and cheese.
What you must avoid eating while on a lazy keto diet
The basic idea is to avoid foods that have high carbohydrate content in them. These may include cakes, ice cream, cookies, sodas, fruit drinks, pasta, bread, oats, rice, bananas, oranges, apples, corn, potatoes, peas, chickpeas, beans, soybeans, lentils, yogurt and milk.
Downsides of the lazy keto diet
The lazy keto diet restricts the amount of carbohydrate consumption to just 20 grams per day. Unlike the keto diet, where everything is carefully considered and calculated, the lazy keto diet does not take into account any tracking of the calorie, fat, protein or any other macronutrient intake. This gives way to the following issues:
- There may be a risk of missing out on vital nutrients.
- Cutting back on calories without any consideration of the quality may be risky for health.
- This diet may not be filling and might leave you hungry.
- A diet that just tracks the quality of fat intake may leave out the factor of tracking food quality.
Bottom line: No matter what diet you wish to opt for to facilitate your weight loss plan, make sure it is not hampering your growth and mental health. At the end of the day, your health and well-being must always be the top priority.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.