What happened to the days when we just ate 3 meals a day with no snacks? Back in the 1940-1960s when my maternal grandmother was raising her children snacking was not the norm. However today with the invent of high carb, sugary processed foods snacking has become a mainstay in our society. This has possibly contributed to the rise in obesity rates in America (For more information on this read Extreme Snacking Is a Major Cause of Obesity in America). However, if you have fully implemented the Keto and intermittent fasting lifestyle snacking doesn’t have to be a regular option for you.
The goal of the Keto/Intermittent Fasting way of eating is to reduce the frequency of the release of insulin that shows up everytime we eat anything other than fat. If the hormone insulin shows up that means the fat burning process has temporarily stopped and the switch has been turned on to store the food you just consumed as fat in your fat cells or as glycogen(sugar) in your liver to eventually be converted (burned) into energy. Therefore it’s important to cut back on snacking as much as possible unless its absolutely necessary so the fat burning process can resume. Dr. Jason Fung, a leading Nephrologist and highly acclaimed author of The Obesity Code, The Diabetes Code and The Complete Guide To Fasting has recorded a great explanation of this process here:
In my experience, when I’m being strict Keto I don’t get as hungry in between meals. I’m able to stick to my 4-8 hour eating window and only eat 2 meals, snack free. However, everyone’s experience may be different so if you feel the need to snack every now and then here is an article from DietDoctor.com that I want you to check out below. This article shares some Keto snack ideas that contain whole foods and not processed food made in a lab. I’m a huge advocate for eating clean/whole foods. Believe me your body will thank you!!!
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Disclaimer: Always get your doctor’s approval before embarking upon a ketogenic, intermittent fasting and/or an exercise regimen. This is not a substitute for professional medical, nutritional or exercise advice this is for motivational and educational purposes only.