Unless you have been living under a rock you’ve heard of the Keto diet. The strict regimen touted as a miracle solution that sheds stubborn fat and excess weight by inducing a state of ketosis. The only catch? The diet works by inducing a state of ketosis which means dieters must account for every macronutrient they consume and follow a low carb, high-fat eating plan that has nasty side effects such as bad breath and flu-like symptoms.
So it comes as no surprise that a more relaxed version of the ketogenic diet has emerged - the lazy Keto diet. Before we get to "lazy keto" there are two other keto approach diets that you need to know; "strict keto" and "dirty keto". You've got the super-strict original diet, in which roughly less than 5% of your daily calories come from carbs; 75% to 90% of your calories come from fat, and the remaining 5% to 20% of your caloric intake comes from protein.
Then there’s "dirty keto," where you adhere to the same macronutrient breakout resulting in weight loss but the quality of the foods you eat doesn’t matter so much.
Thirdly there's the lazy keto diet. The most important and only rule you need to follow on the lazy keto diet is to eat no more than twenty grams of carbohydrate a day. Unlike the original keto plan, you don’t have to track your calories, nor do you have to count the other macronutrients (fat and protein).
If this "lazy" girl diet is sounding easy - think again. Just two slices of wholemeal bread contain 20 grams of carbohydrates, adding up to the entire day’s ration of carbs on a keto low-carb diet.
While lower-carb veggies are your best friend, like asparagus and cauliflower as well as higher-fat, lower-carb nuts like pecans and macadamia nuts.