Is the Keto Diet legitimate? Does the Ketogenic Diet get Results? Here’s a lot of detail for you.
The bottom line of a Keto Diet plan is you want to get your body into a state of ketosis…you want your body metabolizing fat. You do this by teaching your body to metabolize fat from your diet as a primary source of energy. When you eat primarily fats (healthy fats, not junk fats), your body can quickly metabolize them into energy. This allows you to stop eating carbs for energy, so you still maintain a great level of calorie intake despite eating more fats.
With a Keto diet, you eat a REALLY low amount of carbs every day…about 25g. You then eat 70-80% fats and the rest is protein. Those fats should be healthy fats – good coconut oil, olive oil, MCT oil, grass finished butter, cheese, etc. These