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Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Eating – How The Targeted Ketogenic Diet Works

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If you enjoy following a lower-carb diet plan to better control your blood sugar levels and achieve faster weight loss, you may be interested in considering a diet plan called a targeted ketogenic diet.
If you are unfamiliar with the ketogenic diet plan, This is a very low-carb diet, containing only 5% of total calories from carbohydrates. The remaining calories come from 30% protein and 65% from dietary fat. All of this puts you in a state called ketosis, where your body relies on an alternative source of energy.
However, the problem with this type of diet, apart from the fact that it is difficult to maintain, is that you cannot do intense exercise during its use because you are not consuming the required amount of carbohydrates. In addition, food cravings are very likely, because let’s face it; It is difficult to eat without carbohydrates. You probably love your carbs and cutting them out altogether won’t be easy.
Finally, nutritional deficiencies can result from this approach. Many of the most nutritious foods in the world are carbohydrates – fruits and vegetables, and even those are limited on this diet.
Enter the targeted ketogenic diet. What is the targeted ketogenic diet all about? With this diet plan, you do things a little differently. Rather than constantly keeping your carb intake low, you will increase your carb intake by adding more carbs to your diet during times when you are active. By doing this, you’ll give your body the fuel it needs to complete the movement workout while ensuring you can still maintain a good nutritional intake. As long as you choose nutrient-dense foods when choosing these carbs, you should have no problem meeting your nutritional needs.
How many carbs you add during this time depends on your goals…

     <li>    the amount of exercise you do and</li> 
     <li>    the intensity </li> 
    </ul>    So note that it is variable.  However, most people will easily get away with 25-50 grams of carbs pre-workout and another 25-50 grams post-workout.  Potentially, this will give you 400 calories of carbs to play with, so feast on nutrient-dense foods like...

     <li>    sweet potatoes, </li> 
     <li>    beans, </li> 
     <li>    Oats, </li> 
     <li>    fruits and </li> 
     <li>    Vegetables. </li> 
    </ul>    If you're interested in the ketogenic diet but don't want to go full-on ketogenic, you should definitely consider this approach.  Maybe it's the best for you.

Thanks to Beverleigh H Piepers

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