Traditional Ketogenic diets call for consuming high amounts of healthy fats, a moderate amount of protein, and a VERY limited amount of carbs. It’s usually broken down to 75, 20, and 5 percent of your daily intake.
While KatyKeto also calls for consuming LOTS of healthy fats, a moderate amount of protein, our take on carbs is a bit different than the typical Ketogenic protocol.
Our Matcha Latte is completely Keto with only 2g net carbs (net carbs represent the total carb content of the food minus the fiber content and sugar alcohols they reflect the grams of carbs that impact your blood sugar level and therefore are the only carbs that are counted on Ketogenic diets). And the Matcha Latte extends your body’s nightly fast, increasing the time you naturally produce Ketones.
Combining KatyKeto Matcha Latte and low-carb meals means that you do not need to be so militant about being Keto. In fact, for women, too much carb restriction can prove to have the opposite effect.
We are here to help you create an Intermittent Fasting routine and supplement your morning fast with our Matcha Latte so your meals do not have to be super precise, and in time can find an intuitive eating habit that matches your body’s daily changing needs.
But why is limiting carbs and being in Ketosis a good thing, we’re glad you asked:
Eliminating simple carbohydrates, in particular, helps the body do away with excess inflammation—which is a huge promoter of acne. When you lower inflammation in the body, your skin becomes more radiant, less red, and less congested. But dietary changes take time, for some change happens overnight, for others, a noticeable difference happens after 4-6 weeks.
Unlike calorie restriction, Keto helps you lose weight by putting your body into Ketosis. When you eat minimal carbohydrates, your body uses fat for energy. As your body steadily burns fat as a fuel source, you will start to lose weight. However, at some point in a Keto journey, bodies seem to find a “set point”—a place where your body levels out in weight loss, letting you know it's found a happy and healthy weight.
A 2019 Yale University animal study suggests the Ketogenic diet helps prevent flu virus infection when compared to a high-carb diet. Other studies show insulin resistance from overeating carbs increases inflammation and changes how your immune system works. While research into Keto and immune function are still in its early phases, it looks extremely promising.