The term “ketogenic”, often referred to as “keto” for short, is used to describe a low-carb, high-fat diet. It has nothing to do with the number of carbs you eat.
Not long ago, eating a ketogenic diet was the last thing you’d want to do if you wanted to live a healthy lifestyle. It was seen as something of a fad diet, associated with failure, starvation, and weakness. It’s certainly come a long way from its origins—but does it still deserve this reputation? Is it an effective way to lose weight and improve your health?
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What is Ketogenic Diet?
A keto diet is one that aims to burn fat for fuel. Ketosis is a metabolic state in which the liver converts fat into small energy molecules called ketones, which your brain and other organs can use for energy.
When you eat a keto diet, your insulin levels drop, which can help you access your body fat stores for energy. Many studies have shown significant weight loss on keto, without having to count calories.
What Is the Main Purpose of the Ketogenic Diet?
The main purpose of a ketogenic diet is to help your body enter a state of ketosis during which it burns fat rather than carbs for fuel. This typically requires limiting carb consumption to around 20–50 grams per day, filling up on fats like meat, fish, eggs, nuts, and healthy oils, and moderating protein consumption (the latter because protein can be converted into glucose if consumed in high amounts).
By fasting intermittently, you can help yourself get into ketosis faster. Intermittent fasting means eating your calories in a pattern that alternates between periods of eating and abstaining from food.
The trick to this diet is that dietary fat doesn’t stimulate insulin production the same way carbohydrates do. When the body is burning more fat for energy,…