Atkins. Low fat. Low carb. Alkaline. Intermittent fasting. Paleo. I’ve seen so many fad diets come and go that it’s hard to keep track of them all.
Right now the ketogenic diet (keto) is having something of a renaissance, so I thought I’d delve into it.
What is a ‘Keto’ diet?
Keto is effectively low carb, high fat. Your body’s primary source of energy is glucose; restricting your intake of carbs lowers your blood sugar level and you must find energy from somewhere else. In this state, your body will start to produce small molecules called ketones, which are essentially an alternative fuel source.