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What is a ketogenic diet?

The keto diet is known for being an advanced form of the low carb diet, where your body produces ketones in your liver to use as energy.

When you eat something that contains a lot of carbohydrates, your body produces glucose and insulin.

Glucose is the molecule that your body can most easily convert and use as energy, so it is preferred over any other energy source.

Insulin is produced to process the glucose in your bloodstream by transporting it throughout your body.

Since glucose is used as primary energy, your fats are not needed and therefore stored. In a normal, high-carbohydrate diet, the body generally uses glucose as its primary form of energy. Reducing carbohydrate intake puts the body into a state known as ketosis.

Ketosis is a natural process that the body initiates to help us survive when food intake is low. During this state, we produce ketones, which are produced when fats are broken down in the liver.

The ultimate goal of a properly executed keto diet is to force your body into this metabolic state. We accomplish this not by starving ourselves of calories, but by starving ourselves of carbohydrates.

Origin of ketogenic diet

The ketogenic diet, also known as the ketogenic diet or low carb high fat diet (LCHF), is a special type of diet that aims to put the body in a state of ketogenic burning. This means that the body uses fats as its main source of energy instead of carbohydrates. The ketogenic diet was first developed in the 1920s by Dr. Russell Wilder, founder of the Mayo Clinic, and was originally used as a treatment for epilepsy. In recent years, however, it has also found increasing use as a means to reduce weight and improve physical health in people without epilepsy. The ketogenic diet consists of very low amounts of carbohydrates, moderate amounts of protein, and high amounts of fat.

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