Updated: Jun 2, 2021
Keto is for your body to switch from relying primarily on glucose (from carbohydrates) to fueling itself on ketones (from fat).
The ketogenic diet is divided into three parts — low carbs, high fats, and a moderate portion of protein — but with a different approach than the Atkins diet.
Get Into Ketosis
When you deprive your body of glucose, either by fasting or by following a very low carb diet , your body enters the metabolic state called ketosis—it’s primarily getting fuel by burning stored fat.
The best way to get into ketosis is to go without eating for 24-36 hours. Then follow the ketogenic diet.
Ketogenic Diets Help Weight Loss
The ketogenic diet essentially uses your body fat as an energy source – so there are obvious weight loss benefits. On keto, your insulin (the fat storing hormone) levels drop greatly which turns your body into a fat burning machine.
There is strong evidence that ketogenic diets are very effective for weight loss. They can help you lose fat, preserve muscle mass and improve many markers of disease.
History of Keto Diet
Ancient nutrition = “excellent energy source”
A high-fat, low carbohydrates diet is nothing new. In fact, this diet it’s been around for hundreds of years especially used by people who lived in difficult weather conditions like very cold weather. Studies have shown for example that the Inuit people who live close to the North Pole have been on this kind of a diet all their lives and surprisingly they are much healthier than us, who live an easy life and have access to all kinds of foods.
Don't forget test your Ketone Levels
The three types of ketones — acetone, beta-hydroxybutyrate and acetoacetate — can be measured in your breath, blood or urine. For normal people, the easiest way is to use Ketone urine strips.