Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur)
New diet fad: Go lazy on keto!
The pandemic period has witnessed a whole lot of food trends and culinary experiments, as most people were confined to their homes. Many even tried their hand at numerous fad diets, such as the keto diet, GM diet and intermittent fasting. And, lazy keto seems to be the new kid on this block!
A spin-off of the keto diet, lazy keto largely focuses on just carbohydrate intake, without having to count calories or any other micronutrients.
“The lazy keto diet is based on ketosis, a phenomenon that happens when your body stops using glycogen (carbohydrates) stored for energy consumption and begins to burn fat instead.
In this procedure, your body burns the fat you have stored, plus the fat you consume,” says nutritionist Dr Rohini Patil.
Elaborating further, clinical nutritionist Gauri Anand says, “In Keto, you have to consume your daily calories in the proportion of 5% carbs, 20% protein and 75% fats. But lazy keto is more flexible and focuses on being low carb. People limit their carb intake to 20-50g.