A Ketogenic diet also known as keto diet, low carb high fat, low carb diet etc. ,is a low carb diet where the body produces ketones in the liver used as energy.
When you eat carbs, your body is producing glucose and insulin.
Since the glucose is used as your immediate energy, your fats are not used but stored. Usually on a normal, higher carbohydrate diet, your body will use glucose as the main form of energy. By low intake of carbs, the body is induced into a state known ketosis.
Ketosis is a normal metabolic process. If your body doesn’t have sufficient glucose for energy, it burns your stored fats instead and results in a build-up of acids called ketosis by following a low-carb diet.
The goal is to maintain a proper keto diet to force your body into this metabolic state. You don’t need to starve of calories but you need to starve of carbohydrates.
Our bodies are adaptive to what you intake-when you overload it with fats and put off carbohydrates, it will begin to burn ketones as the primary energy source. Optimal Ketone levels offer wonders in your health such as weight loss, physical and mental performance benefits.
Even celebrities like also use this popular diet. Watch the video below!