The keto diet and intermittent fasting have become incredibly popular diet choices in South Africa over the past few years. The keto diet is characterised by the low carb intake, which puts your body into a state of dietary ketosis. This state allows your body to effectively use its own fat stores as an energy source instead of drawing on your carb intake. The result is often the desired weight loss.
Before you start your keto diet and intermittent fasting journey, you must make sure that you’re as informed as possible to achieve the most effective results. One thing that you should prepare yourself for is dietary changes.
One thing many people are nervous about giving up when it comes to carbs is the bread and other baked goods. There is nothing quite like the taste, texture and aroma of freshly baked bread. But there is some good news! Because of the popularity of the keto diet in South Africa, there are keto-friendly options available!
As keto experts in South Africa, we understand the challenges you face when it comes to adopting a keto diet.
Understanding Keto Carb Cravings
When partaking in a keto diet, you should be eating a minimal amount of net carbs each day. Keto experts advise that you eat just between 20-50 grams of net carbs daily.
If you don’t understand what the term ‘net carbs’ refers to, it is the number of carbs that are not gained from your dietary fibre intake. To know how minimal 20-50 grams is, keep in mind that one slice of pizza is on average 36 carbs. So, there goes your entire carb intake for the day in one piece!
But there is good news still! While pizza from your average pizza place may have to stay off the menu, you still have other options to get rid of those pizza cravings! Like we mentioned before, this is because the keto diet has recently become very popular in South Africa and because of this, you now have many pizza base options to choose from. There are many exciting keto-friendly recipes out there for you to try in your own kitchen. When it comes to trying out recipes on your own, you really want to keep an eye out for gluten-free flour and baking powder next time you’re in your local health food shop.
If you want to get the most out of your keto diet and your weight loss journey, it will help to do some research into exactly how carb counting works. Doing this will ensure that you are accurately maintaining your carb count each day. You’ll need to learn to read packaging properly and understand the difference between dietary fibre carbs and net carbs.
The most important thing to remember is not to deny yourself, for every craving you have, there is probably a keto-friendly version out there. With some time and research, you’ll be able to perfect your keto diet into something that works for you and satisfies your taste buds. The most common cravings that you’re likely to experience will most likely be carbs, so you should prepare some alternatives.
Our Keto Recipes
Kick Fat Fast understands that you are going to miss getting baked goods from your favourite bakery. That’s why we have come up with a diverse range of exciting keto-friendly recipes so that you can enjoy treats that taste like they’re filled with carbs, but they’re not.
We give you a detailed list of ingredients that are readily available in South Africa. You can enjoy everything from bread to buttercream cake, and brush up on your baking skills in the process.
You can find all of our keto-friendly baked goods recipes here.
Our Keto Pizzas
At Kick Fat Fast, we have come up with a fantastic product in the form of keto pizza bases. These pizza bases are high in OMEGA, wheat-free, lactose-free and have no added sugar. Ingredients include isolated oats, vital gluten, sesame seeds and nuts.
Our keto-friendly pizzas are perfect for those having carb cravings, and allow you to feel a little indulgent with none of the guilt.
The pizza bases we offer are large (28cm) and come in a pack of 2. Shop them today.
Our Keto Bread
Bread is one of the things that are dearly missed in a keto diet, and that is why our team has come up with this incredible product, to help satisfy your bread cravings!
We have three different options when it comes to our bread, and there should be one to suit you. All of our loaves of bread are wheat-free, lactose-free and have no added sugar.
We offer our keto bread across South Africa. Shop our keto bread today.
Keto-Friendly Bread And Pizza Bases For Other Dietary Requirements
Because of the natural ingredients in our bread and pizza bases, these products are not just great for those on a keto diet, but also ideal for those who want to eat gluten-free, lactose-free and vegan.
These types of products can be hard to come by so we are happy to have provided a pizza and bread solution to people within other dietary lifestyles too.
When Should You Eat Our Keto Bread And Keto Pizza?
The keto diet works best with intermittent fasting, with many South Africans experiencing the benefits of this way of eating. According to experts in the field, it is best to only eat between 12 pm and 6 pm. So, it would be best to have a main meal involving your keto bread or keto pizza anytime during this time.
However, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to the keto diet and intermittent fasting, and the time to eat may also depend on your lifestyle. It is important to remember that for the best results, you should try and fast for at least a portion of the day.
Intermittent fasting has many benefits. Eating within a specified timeframe allows your body to truly absorb the nutrients that you’ve ingested and also gives it time to rid itself of unwanted toxins.
Are you looking to take a step towards the keto diet and intermittent fasting in South Africa? Become healthier and start losing weight today! Kick Fat Fast is made up of the keto and intermittent fasting professionals. Speak with one of our keto experts today.