Wanna Try Keto? Here's What You Need To Know | Clozette


Ketogenic diet — it's on everybody's lips and you may be starting to wonder what's so great about it. Endorsed by popular celebrities and athletes, it promises an effective way to lose weight. Is it just another wellness fad that people will eventually get over from? Or can it be the perfect diet that you've been waiting for all these years? Keep reading to find out more about this low-carb, high-fat diet and then you can decide if it's worth a try.


You need to lessen carb intake


Ketogenic Diet


If you want to give ketogenic a whirl then you'd need to lessen your carb intake. Say goodbye to ice cream, milk tea or any other sugary desserts. Instead, you'll need to replace them with foods rich in fat like avocado, salmon and eggs. This shift in diet will cause your body to enter ketosis (more on this later) and become more efficient at burning fat as your energy source instead of the usual carbohydrates.


The key is ketosis


It may sound like a rare skin disease but the word ketosis actually pertains to a metabolic state where fat becomes the primary source of energy. Eventually, it will also convert the ketones (fatty acids deposits) in your liver to energy. All these will assist in weight loss. Within two to seven days of shifting your diet, you may be able to achieve ketosis. Some major signs that you're already in ketosis are "keto breath" (a metallic smell in your breath), rapid weight loss and increased mental sharpness. However, many people also reported experiencing mood instability and nausea in the first days of transition.


Keto diet has different variations


Avocado Ketogenic Diet


Unlike other methods where you need to be very strict about your food intake, ketogenic is a bit more flexible. It has four main categories: standard (very low carb; can be as low as 25 grams and high fat), cyclical (involves massive carb intake once a week), targeted (only eating carb before a workout) and dirty (where it doesn't matter where the carb or fats come from, meaning you can eat fast food). Of the four, standard and cyclical ketogenic diets are the most followed ones. 


It's supposedly better than a low-fat diet


Ketogenic Diet Salmon


Compared to the more popular low-fat diet, ketogenic is supposedly better and more effective. For one, you won't feel like you're starving and it can stabilise energy levels. This diet is also recommended for people with epilepsy or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). However, some experts say that the ketogenic diet may cause constipation because of the surge in fat and low fibre intake and may put some people at risk for certain conditions like increased risk for heart disease. As with any diet, it's important to consult a physician before trying a plan that involves drastic changes.




Wanna give the ketogenic diet a try? Here are some quick recipes to kickstart your journey.


Honey Garlic Steak Bites



In the mood for beef? Try this savoury meal with juicy steak bites to power up your day.


Tofu Stir-Fry



Are you busy gal? Don't worry, this recipe only takes 30 minutes to cook. You can skip the rice and just fry some tofu and broccoli. 


Shrimp Scampi



This one is good for when you're feeling really hungry or entertaining some guests. Whether you're on a ketogenic diet or not, you'll want to take a bite of this saucy and delicious shrimp dish.


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We're willing to bet that everyone, and we mean everyone, has striped pieces in their wardrobes. And it's not because of a cult or everyone's undying obsession with nautical vibes, but simply because it has been an un-basic basic piece that has embedded itself into fashion throughout history. That, and it's really easy to style. So, if like us, you love your stripes but are running out of fresher ways to wear 'em, take inspiration from our Clozetters who seem to can't get enough of sporting this print. 


Casual pair


girl in striped shirt and jeans

(Photo from: abbybenitez)



Summer vibes


girl in striped top and green skirt

 (Photo from: camilleinsnaps) 



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Last month, Viktor & Rolf's witty, meme-able haute couture pieces took the internet by storm. Even those who are not into fashion were enthralled with the Avante Garde collection. And if imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery, then it looks like Filipino comedian Vice Ganda is the biggest fan of the fashion house. Diet Prada pointed out in their Instagram Stories that Vice Ganda's outfit, designed by Neric Beltran, for It's Showtime's beauty pageant grand finals is very similar to the Viktor & Rolf gowns presented in Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture 2019.



But that's not the last of it, Diet Prada also said that the comedian's headdress worn that same day bears a resemblance to the one Beyoncé wore during her performance at the Grammy Awards 2017. As of now, Vice Ganda hasn't responded to the allegations. Could it be a simple coincidence or a case of blatant copying? 



In the fashion world, it's a major faux pas to wear knockoffs or imitations but what's surprising is that it's not exactly illegal. Yes, copying the logo or creating an exact replica of a certain designer piece is a violation of copyright. But mere resemblance of silhouette or even design is not always enough basis for legal actions. It's still an ongoing debate but one thing is clear: imitation is very, very frowned upon in the fashion industry.


The practice of producing knockoffs may have gone unpoliced for some time but with Diet Prada now spilling the tea and airing dirty laundry, more and more brands are getting called out. For your entertainment, here are other notorious incidents of blatant copying covered by Diet Prada.


Kim Kardashian West & Fashion Nova & Mugler



Arguably the juiciest exposé out of all the recent postings is the drama involving Kim Kardashian West, Fashion Nova and a vintage Mugler dress. We all know how quick fast fashion retailers can be when it comes to making copies of dresses "inspired" by what celebrities recently wore. But Fashion Nova's speedy turnaround in creating the "Winning Beauty Cut Out Gown", a gown similar to what KKW wore just the night before Fashion Nova's version was released, raised some suspicions. It all started when model Yodit Yemane posted on her Instagram Stories the raw image files labelled "Kim Dress" with a date stamp indicating that the shoot happened days before Mrs. West wore the Mugler dress. But despite these allegations, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star maintains that she has nothing to do with it.


Jason Wu GREY & Alexander McQueen



Are we seeing double? Diet Prada remarks how alike these two pieces are. One is from Jason Wu GREY and the other is from Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2016 menswear collection. Fans of Diet Prada or "Dieters" are divided in the comments section; some say that McQueen's is also similar to other earlier works of other designers, others say it's really copying while a few share that they'll still buy the Jason Wu GREY piece anyway because the design is good.


Givenchy & Emilia Wickstead



We all had mixed reactions about Duchess Meghan's wedding dress. Some found it boring, others say it was a classic but designer Emilia Wickstead reportedly said that it was similar to her bridal gowns. But since then, Wickstead denied the report. She told The Cut, "I do not think that her wedding dress was a copy of any of our designs." As for us, we have our opinion on the Duchess' gown. 



Maison Margiela & Vetements



Demna Gvasalia and Diet Prada may have a friendly relationship but it didn't stop the Instagram duo in calling out Vetements for producing an alleged copy of Maison Margiela's iconic Tabi boots. Unlike other cases, Diet Prada ended on a relatively good note with this particular exposé. In their Instagram caption, they said, "We're just wondering what newness Demna's version is bringing to the table other than supporting the autobiographical fanboy concept."


(Cover photo from: @viktorandrolf/@nericbeltran)


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