The short answer is that the Keto Diet will get you lean in the short-run, but it won’t provide you with lasting results. Let’s take a look at how this popular diet works and whether it’s right for you.
What is the Keto Diet?
The Keto diet is another take on the Atkins low-carb diet, repackaged. It limits your intake of carbohydrates in favor of fats in order to get the body into a state of ketosis.
What is Ketosis?
Ketosis is the state where your body is burning fat as fuel instead of carbohydrates. But in order to get there, you need to eliminate carbs entirely and only eat fat.
Will Keto make me lean?
It depends. If your goal is to look very lean for one specific day, then this could be a useful strategy for you. However, if you are interested in getting lean, losing weight, and keeping it off for good then you will have to find a different approach. At Mission Lean we focus on providing our members with a sustainable plan for losing weight, blasting fat, and getting lean now and for the long run. We teach eating and nutrition habits that are part of a plan you will want to continue for the rest of your life. The comprehensive meal-by-meal eating guide as well as recipe and grocery lists, allows members to cook for themselves and avoid misleading diets and trends like Keto –- forever. Once people complete the Get Lean program, they tend to never go back to their old ways because of how incredible they feel after their transformation.
Should I do the Keto Diet?
Instead of falling for this marketing gimmick, we recommend that you take a holistic approach and invest in your lean body transformation by fueling yourself with whole, single-ingredient foods – that DO include carbohydrates. You will be able to eat some grains, fruit and have a dinner of pasta. By eating carbs, you will actually be full on a smaller volume of food and can decrease your stomach size by eating less. Head over to our Free Resources page and check out our nutrition eBook that contains recipes and ingredients that will truly get you lean and keep you lean for life.
Is Keto the best diet to get lean?
Our Lean way of eating is the best way to get lean in the long run. Keto is a short term solution. However, we created a 2-week lean down program for those looking for particularly quick results. Try it here.