Since I started writing about staying healthy as you get older, I have had many people ask me how to keep their energy levels high as they get older. Well, that’s simple, you can go keto.
What’s keto, I hear you ask?
Well, that’s a good question. Keto, is short for ketogenic diet.
And a ketogenic diet is a low carb diet.
It changes how your body uses energy from blood sugar (glucose) to blood ketones (fat).
It eliminates the energy spikes and crashes that come with eating carbohydrates as your main energy source, and gives you an even energy flow, all day long.
Now that may sound simple, and it is, but it may not be so easy, and that’s because it can be quite difficult to give up carbs.
So let’s cover the part that may not be so easy for you in a little more detail.
Put simply, what your diet will look like, is a very small amount of carbs, a moderate amount of protein and most of your calories come from good, natural fats.
Here are some examples of carbs to avoid.
- Grain – Bread, oatmeal, cereal, crackers, rice, corn.
- Starchy Vegetables – Potatoes, squash, yams.
- Sugary Sweets – Cookies, ice-cream, candy, soda.
- Sweet fruits – Bananas, pineapple, mandarins, fruit juice.
- Legumes – Soy and other beans, peanuts.
Here are some examples of protein to eat in moderation.
- Meat – Beef, pork (including bacon mmm), lamb, chicken.
- Fish – Fish with darker flesh are also a good source of healthy fat.
- Eggs – Also a good source of healthy fat.
Whenever possible it is a good idea to avoid factory farmed meat and farmed fish.
Choose organic, grass fed, free range and wild caught whenever possible.
Here are some examples of foods with healthy fats.
- Organic, grass fed or free range meat.
- Wild caught fish like salmon, mackerel and trout.
- Nuts (Note: peanuts are not nuts, they are legumes).
You see, it’s simple.
But if you find the lack of carbs too difficult, then there are other natural ways to increase your energy.
For example, you can regularly take pine pollen for a great boost in energy.
In fact, I supplement my ketogenic diet with pine pollen every day.
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