Welcome to Keto-Fit!
You’re here because you want to make a change, and you couldn’t be in better hands. I’m thrilled to join the Keto-Fit family as an ambassador and can’t wait to share recipes and tips that will inspire you to fall in love with food on the Keto Diet and help you achieve your goals.
I’m a nutritionist, chef, author and mother. I’ve worked in the field of nutrition for around 15 years and loved every moment of it. I get a buzz inspiring others to feel great about what they eat and helping them feel their best.
I have always indirectly eaten a keto diet. My mum was an amazing cook, and the mainstay of our diet was beautiful lean protein, seasonal vegetables and nuts and seeds. I want to make the keto-diet easier to adapt into your lifestyle, and fuel your appetite for creative cooking while sticking to your diet parameters.
Keto-Fit products really appeal to me because they act as a helping hand – to save you time and make keto life fun.
If you’re thinking about whether or not to try keto, my advice is this: give it a week and you will really start to feel a difference in your energy, digestion and appetite. Don’t just look at the end goal, take small steps and be kind to yourself.
As an ambassador for Keto-Fit, I’m delighted to have the opportunity to share the joys of healthy eating with you and keep you motivated to reach your goal.
Love food, love life!
What is keto?
Keto (short for ketogenic) is a low-carbohydrate diet that involves eating a very small amount of carbohydrates, a moderate amount of protein and a high amount of fat per day (around 70 per cent of daily calories).
The diet encourages your body to use what are called ketone bodies – a type of fuel that the liver produces from stored fat – for fuel, instead of relying on sugar from carbohydrates. Essentially, it’s all about tricking your body into burning fat, which it does via a process called ketosis. Limiting carbohydrate intake to just 10 per cent of the daily diet keeps the body in a constant state of ketosis by ensuring insulin levels remain low.
What do you eat?
What to eat on the keto diet will depend on your personal goals and health, but so long as you focus on real foods, it can be a very nutritious diet. Vegetables including broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, capsicum, mushrooms and leafy greens like spinach and kale are permitted, but starchy vegies such as peas and potatoes are off limits.
To meet the diet’s fat requirements, you can eat unsaturated fats such as tofu, avocados, olive oil, seeds and nuts such as almonds and walnuts, as well as saturated fats including oils, butter and cocoa butter. Low-fat products aren’t allowed.
Your protein intake comes from eggs and meat, especially fatty meats such as pork belly, lamb and chicken with the skin on. The reason protein is limited to a moderate amount is because excess protein can be converted to blood sugar in the body.
Carbohydrates such as rice, pasta, grains and bread are banned, and so are most fruits – although berries are allowed in small portions.
Should I try it?
The keto diet can encourage weight loss: an Australian study* found that obese people managed to lose an average of 15kg over a year on the keto diet – 3kg more than a standard low-fat diet. Many people find that they gain control over their appetite on keto diet and it also settles their stomach.
There may be positive impacts for your brain, too – some people say the keto diet keeps them more focused and alert.
Remember that there’s no single weight-loss diet that suits everyone. If you are keen to try the keto diet, it’s recommended that you talk to your doctor and an accredited practicing dietitian.
*Brinkworth G, Noakes M, et al (2009): Long-term effects of a very-low-carbohydrate weight loss diet compared with an isocaloric low-fat diet after 12 mo.
Keto-Fit is a range of products specifically designed for keto dieters.
Fitting the keto diet around your already busy schedule can be hard, which is why we’ve made a range that will support your whole day.
Keto-Fit has the perfect supplement for every keto-er. It will help you save some of those meal-prepping hours and spend that extra time on the important things while still hitting your macros and staying in ketosis.
Keto-Fit – it’s fuel for body and brain!