The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb diet.
There are two sources of fuel for the human body: sugar and fat. When the body burns fat, molecules called ketone bodies are created, and these are what our cells actually use for energy.
The goal of the ketogenic diet is to get the body to metabolize (burn) fat rather than sugar. Being a fat burner is referred to as being “keto-adapted” or “in ketosis,” and it is the preferred metabolic state of the human body.
MAINTAINING A LOW-CARB, HIGH-FAT DIET
is beneficial for weight loss. Most importantly, according to an increasing number of studies, it helps reduce risk factors for diabetes, heart diseases, stroke, Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, and more.
The keto diet promotes fresh whole foods like meat, fish, veggies, and healthy fats and oils, and greatly reduces processed, chemically treated foods. It’s a diet that you can sustain long-term and enjoy.
What’s not to enjoy about a diet that encourages eating bacon and eggs for breakfast!
Studies consistently show that a keto diet helps people lose more weight, improve energy levels throughout the day, and stay satiated longer.
The increased satiety and improved energy levels are attributed to most of the calories coming from fat, which is very slow to digest and calorically dense. As a result, keto dieters commonly consume fewer calories because they’re satiated longer and don’t feel the need to eat as much or as often.