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3 Different Ketogenic Diets and How Are They Different From Each Other - Try This Keto

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Which Keto Diet Is Best For You?

If you are new to the ketogenic diet program, you need to know the three types of it to know which one works well with you.

Here are the 3 types of Ketogenic Dieting that you can try: 

Standard Ketogenic Dieting or also known as SKD:

If you are the type of individual that is trying to lose weight and/or if you live a fairly sedentary lifestyle, then the standard keto dieting is a good thing to start. This is essentially the “real” ketogenic diet in which you won’t be eating many carbs at all.

Targeted Ketogenic Dieting or also known as TKD:

A targeted keto diet allows you to consume small carb-containing meals either before or after your workout. This is a good ketogenic dieting variation to follow if you find that your physical performance is being slowed by the standard keto diet. For most individuals, adding 30 to 40 grams of carbohydrates to their pre-workout or post-workout meal should be enough. It is also important to lessen your fat intake just a bit, to compensate for the added carbohydrates that you take.

On the days that you don’t exercise, kindly follow the SKD.

Lastly, there is the Cyclical Ketogenic Diet or also known as CKD:

It is sometimes known as the cycle keto diet since this is a more progressive keto diet variation that includes cyclical carbohydrate refeeds. Just to cite an example, you may follow the traditional/standard keto dieting from Monday-Friday and then eat a higher-carb diet during the weekends. However, it’s best to try the targeted keto diet before going to the cyclical keto diet.

You may have heard the teams dirty, lazy, and clean keto:

The clean ketogenic diet focuses mainly on high fat, nutritious, and whole foods, with only occasional processed items. The dirty version of a ketogenic diet allows you to consume large quantities of packaged convenience foods. Lastly, the lazy ketogenic diet  only requires someone to limit their carbohydrates to 10% or less of their daily calories. This approach means that a person does not need to track their fat and protein intake.

Whether you are a professional or a newbie when it comes to the keto lifestyle, trying a new dietary approach is the only way for you to learn more about what will work for you and what doesn’t. In cases that you choose to follow the keto diet, don’t be afraid to experiment with each keto diet variation and see how they make you feel.

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I started my Keto journey at the beginning of the Pandemic (June 2020) weighing in around 100 pounds over my goal weight and decided to go ahead and “try this keto” to see if I could make a difference. With light walking and “dirty” keto, I was able to quickly lose 60 pounds. Still on my weight-loss mission, I invite you to try new keto meals and snacks with me and to connect with me during my transition to a healthier me.

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