Want to try the keto diet but feel a little anxious about the challenge you’re going to face? If so, then the lazy keto diet might be just what you need.

But First, the Keto Diet, Explained

More popularly known as the keto diet, the ketogenic diet is a weight loss regimen that has gained popularity in the last few years. Steadfast dieters follow an eating plan of low-carb, high-fat foods to put their bodies in a metabolic state called ketosis. In ketosis, the body uses stored fat, or ketones, from the liver for its energy source as opposed to using sugar from carbohydrates, according to a Dec 19 2019 Harvard Health Letter. This would then lead to weight loss.

However, this tricky diet requires operator commitment.

So, for those who want to try but are on the fence about all those dietary adjustments, there’s the lazy keto.

The Lazy Keto, Explained

The lazy keto diet is what it sounds like. Simply put, it’s a more relaxed version of the keto diet and one that only makes the dieter focus on the low-carb component rather than making the person track protein and caloric intake, for instance. A typical diet allows no more than 20 grams a day, while the lazy keto could go to 30 grams.

Because there are fewer restrictions, the lazy version is generally easier to follow. As such, it could be a good option for someone who wants to try the diet but is looking for something more flexible. It also could be good for those who want a diet they'll be able to follow for a longer time.

There are, of course, a few drawbacks. For one thing, it’s unlikely that you’ll reach ketosis since the diet isn’t super strict about carbs. And since it’s still keto, it can still be too restrictive for you.

So, do some research before deciding if keto's for you.

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The ketogenic diet is a low-carb and high-fat diet that is often recommended to menopausal women to lose weight, but at what cost? MootikaLLC/Pixabay