As defined by Merriam-Webster, the ketogentic diet (or Keto, for short) is:
a diet that supplies large amounts of fats, moderate amounts of proteins, and minimal amounts of carbohydrates and that is undertaken for weight loss or to control seizures in treatment-resistant epilepsy
NOTE: As the body is deprived of carbohydrates in the ketogenic diet, insulin secretion drops and glycogen stores in the body become depleted. The body then enters a state of nutritional ketosis where ketone bodies formed by the metabolism of fatty acids replace glucose as the primary energy source.
What does that mean for ME?
There are many reasons to adopt a ketogenic lifestyle:
- weight loss
- potentially REVERSE Type 2 Diabetes
- control Type 1 Diabetes
- get a normal HbA1C
- increase your ENERGY level
- increase mental clarity
- improve skin
- ...have a better quality of life!
It doesn't hurt, there are no extra medications involved, it's not drudgery.....IT'S ACTUALLY FUN!