Ketogenic Diet

Ketogenic Diet

Whether or not you’re following the ketogenic diet, you’ve probably heard the word “ketosis” floating around recently. You might have a vague idea of what it means, but let’s find out how ketosis works.   What is ketosis? First, in order to understand how it works, we need to know what ketosis is. Essentially, nutritional ketosis is a metabolic state that occurs when your body is required to switch from carbohydrates […]

Is the ketogenic diet (“keto”) a separate diet from a low-carb diet? Yes, it is different. It’s similar in many ways, but not one and the same, and the difference is apparent when it comes to weight loss. So, without further ado, let’s dive right into it.   What is the difference between keto and low-carb? Separating the two can get a little tricky. “Low-carb” can refer to a few different […]

The Ketogenic Diet – an ultra-low calorie eating program that requires you to keep your daily carb intake below 50g – has been around for a very long time. In fact, it was originally designed to help prevent and control seizures. These days, though, the Ketogenic Diet is more commonly used to achieve rapid weight loss. To be fair, it’s effective for both these purposes. But, as mentioned, the Ketogenic Diet […]

The Keto (or Ketogenic) Diet is an extremely low-carbohydrate diet designed to increase fat loss and improve your body composition.  It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate consumption, and replacing it with fat. The reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis.  What is the Keto Diet?  Low-carb diets, in one form or another have been around for several decades now. But, recently, several programs have appeared that all […]

Requiring its users to maintain extremely low levels of carbohydrate intake, the ketogenic – or keto – diet can be pretty difficult to get used it. The biggest trouble is still getting adequate levels of other nutrients, like protein and fat, so that you can keep your energy levels up while doing without your primary source of fuel. In this regard, protein powders can be powerful tools. There is sometimes confusion, […]

Originally created in 1924 by Dr. Russell Wilder as a treatment for epilepsy, the ketogenic (Keto) diet uses an extremely low carb in order to change the way that your body uses nutrients for fuel. Instead of relying as heavily on carbohydrates are it normally does, a body on the keto diet will depend almost entirely on fat. The low carb intake also, as the diet’s name suggests, stimulates the creation […]