The “keto” diet has taken the nutrition world by storm, but is it worth the hype? Let’s break down this regimen and see why it’s all the rage among fitness enthusiasts looking to stay fit and shed some pounds.
What is it?
A ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, moderate-protein and high-healthy fat diet, which essentially turns the body into a fat-burning machine. It’s specifically designed to result in ketosis: a natural metabolic state where fat provides most of the fuel for the body. To do this, dieters drastically reduce their daily intake of carbohydrates and replace it with healthy fats. With time, the body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy.
What are the benefits?
The ketogenic diet is an effective way to lose weight and lower risk factors for disease. In fact, some research shows that this diet is far superior to the often recommended low-fat diet because it’s so filling that you can lose weight without counting calories or tracking your food intake. One study found that people on a ketogenic diet lost 2.2 times more weight than those on a calorie-restricted low-fat diet.
What’s a standard ketogenic diet?
A standard ketogenic diet (SKD) typically contains 75% good fats, 20% protein and only 5% carbs.
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