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Do You Need MCT Oil On Keto?

Louise Hendon | July 15

You’ve most likely heard of MCT oil – whether you’re new to Keto or you’ve been following the diet for some time. But is it everything it’s cracked up to be?

There are so many Keto pills, powders and supplements out there. It’s important to get informed about what is just a fad vs what can actually benefit your body.

That’s why this article dives into the science around MCT Oil and explains exactly what MCT Oil is, where it comes from, and how MCT Oil affects your body.

MCT Oil does have powerful health-boosting benefits, and it could make your Keto diet easier. But don’t just take my word for it! Read on to see the evidence for yourself…

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Do You Need Ketosis Strips To Succeed On Keto?

Louise Hendon | July 12

When you’re just starting out on the Ketogenic diet, you simply can’t escape the word ketones.

The conflicting advice you’ll run across concerning the importance of measuring ketone levels can also be highly confusing so we’re here to simplify things today.

We’ll investigate whether monitoring your ketone levels is necessary if you want to enjoy the full and wide-ranging benefits of Keto.

More specifically, we’ll laser in on ketosis strips so you can see whether analyzing your urine using these simple strips is an effective method of monitoring those ketone levels.

So what are ketones in plain English, then?

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Net Carbs vs Total Carbs – Which Should You Count On Keto?

Louise Hendon | June 10

If you’re just starting out on the Keto diet, your head might feel like it’s swimming with numbers.

In particular, you’re probably confused about carbs on keto. What’s the difference between net carbs and total carbs? Which should you be counting on Keto?

Check out our 2-minute video for a quick answer and then read the post for more details:

We’ll clear up all these issues and more for you today.

For starters, we’ll clarify the difference between net carbs and total carbs, so you can see why this distinction matters when you’re following the Ketogenic diet.
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Can Keto Cause Adrenal Fatigue?

Louise Hendon | June 10

You might have read that low carb diets (like keto) can cause adrenal fatigue.

A quick search on Reddit or Google will show you dozens of different opinions and it can be hard to separate the facts from the fiction. Not to mention that it’s tricky to look through the scientific evidence and make sense of it all.

That’s why we’ve tracked down the opinions of knowledgeable experts and put them together for you to check out what they’ve got to say…

This article will explain what adrenal fatigue is and will give you the truth about whether or not the Keto Diet can cause it (according to experts).

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The Keto Diet For Women: What You Should Know Before Starting

Louise Hendon | May 2

Is a Keto Diet harder if you’re a woman? And is it only safe for men?

The answer to both questions is no!

You can still do Keto safely if you’re a woman and you don’t have to struggle with it.

There are a few safety concerns you might have when it comes to Keto: “But don’t I need carbs to function? Will the diet mess up my hormones?”

And we’ll be going through them all one by one in this article.

There are also a few ways you can make the diet easier for yourself if you’re a woman – and we don’t mean with “cheat days” or a “less good” version of the diet.

So we’ll also be sharing a few tips and strategies for you to use – so you can have your keto-friendly cake and eat it, too.

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27 Low Carb Foods To AVOID On Keto

Louise Hendon | April 12

If you’re new to Keto, then you might think that all low-carb foods are created equal.

However, many low-carb foods, in fact, should be avoided completely.

Whether you’re harnessing Keto for weight loss or you’re taking a longer view and pursuing lasting health benefits, eating a healthy Keto diet is essential.

Today, we’ll show you how to achieve that the easy way.

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12 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight on Keto (+ What You Should Be Doing About It)

Louise Hendon | April 11

Weight loss is one of the primary drivers for many people opting to follow a Keto diet.

Perhaps you’re finding you’re not shedding as many pounds as you’d hoped for, though?

Maybe you started off losing weight, but you’ve now hit a nasty plateau?

Don’t worry. Neither situation is at all unusual.

Having already examined how to lose weight on a Keto diet, today it’s time to help you troubleshoot if things are not going precisely to plan.

Here’s the full list to help you troubleshoot your keto weight loss – click on any of the links to jump straight down to that section.

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11 Scientifically-Backed Benefits Of Keto

Louise Hendon | April 8

You want to know if keto can work for you, right?

If so, then please read on.

The ketogenic diet (aka keto) has become hugely popular over the past year. But is this just another fad? Or is there some science to back up all the amazing benefits?…benefits of keto like:

  • Fat-loss,
  • More energy,
  • Less hunger,
  • Stable blood sugar levels,
  • Improving triglyceride levels, and even potentially…
  • Treating or preventing Alzheimer’s and cancer!

So, in this post, we’ll share with you the real deal. We’ll separate the science from the speculation about the keto diet.
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Keto Supplements – What You Might Be Missing On Keto

Louise Hendon | February 23

Even if you’re eating a healthy keto diet, there are certain vitamins and minerals you’re probably not getting enough of.

So, while supplements aren’t essential to a Keto diet, they can often help boost your general health as well as how great you can feel.

But which supplements do you take on keto?

How much should you take?

And what about exogenous ketones…they’re not a mineral but everyone seems to be taking them?!

This article will answer all your questions: which Keto supplements to take (and why), how much you need to take of each supplement, and which brands are best to buy.

And we’ll also go over exogenous ketones: when/if you should take them, and where to buy them.

Check out how some people handle daily supplements in this video:

7 Supplements You Should Take On A Keto Diet:

Here are the 7 nutrients you’re likely to be missing on a Keto diet. We’ll explain why you might be missing them as well as what you can do to supplement.

And remember, often supplementing just means eating more of the right types of food rather than taking a pill!

1. Prebiotic Fiber and Probiotics

You’ve probably heard about probiotics and prebiotics, but what are they exactly?  “Probiotics are mostly bacteria, which assist in the maintenance of the natural balance of microorganisms (microflora) in the intestines. Therefore, prebiotics feed the probiotics,” explains Dr. Mandana Arabi, M.D., Ph.D. “These probiotic bacteria reduce the harmful bacteria, suggesting that probiotics can prevent infections in the digestive tract and reduce inflammation.”

Good gut health is highly important and strongly correlated with improved health, digestion, weight-loss, and better moods. And making sure you get plenty of probiotics and prebiotic fiber will ensure your gut health improves.

Why you need prebiotic fiber and probiotics on Keto:

Unfortunately, on a Keto diet, most of us skip the vegetables in order to cut down on our carbohydrate intake.

This means that we’re missing out on huge amounts of prebiotic fiber. And we’re also often cutting out the traditional fermented foods like kimchi, yogurt, and sauerkraut. So we’re also missing those good bacteria that help us thrive.

Most people are afraid of eating vegetables on a Keto diet because of the carbs they contain. But remember that net carbs is the total carbohydrates in the food minus the fiber. So the fiber amount doesn’t count toward your daily carb intake.

So stick with low carb vegetables like these.

And supplement with prebiotic fibers and probiotics to boost it up.

Common dosage for fiber:

  • The FDA recommends 25 grams of fiber intake per day.
  • Studies on ancestral diets suggest fiber intake of up to 100 grams per day.
  • Most people don’t even get close to the FDA guidelines for fiber intake.

Where to get your prebiotic fiber and probiotics:

  • The easiest way is to eat more vegetables, especially fermented vegetables like kimchi, pickles, and sauerkraut. But make sure they’re actually fermented and not just sprinkled with some vinegar.
  • Supplement with a good prebiotic fiber blend that contains a variety of different prebiotic fibers. We recommend CoBionic Foundation.
  • Supplement with a good probiotic like Prescript Assist.

2. Sodium

If you’re feeling low in energy and struggling with cravings, you might not be getting enough sodium.

Why you need sodium on Keto:

  • It’s essential to keep your muscles working properly
  • It’s vital for making sure your nervous system functions correctly
  • It’s an electrolyte which helps your body keep your fluid levels in balance – and on a keto diet your body excretes more electrolytes than usual, so you’ll need to take supplements to keep your electrolyte levels topped up.

“When we are in a state of ketosis, insulin drops, and this causes our bodies to excrete sodium in the proper fashion, rather than holding onto excess as we do when we are sugar-burners,” says Australian Clinical Nutritionist Kimmi Katte. “We also strive to eat very “clean,” which means we naturally excluded most, if not all of the highly processed foods that are the largest source of dietary salt in non-Ketogenic peoples. These factors mean that a Ketogenic person must be more vigilant about intentionally keeping their sodium at balanced levels.”

Common dosage for sodium:

  • 5 – 7 grams total per day. Usually your food contains just under 2 grams, so that means you need to add in 3 – 5 grams more.

Where to get your sodium:

  • Adding more salt to your food should give you the extra sodium you need, because table salt is about 40% sodium.

3. Potassium

Another mineral deficiency which could be affecting your energy levels is potassium. So if you’re feeling fatigued, supplementing with potassium is also a good idea!

Why you need potassium on Keto:

  • It could help prevent kidney stones (according to this study)
  • It could help lower high blood pressure (there’s a study with evidence here)
  • It could help prevent osteoporosis and help your body maintain healthy bone density (here’s a study)
  • It’s an electrolyte (like sodium) – so you’re more likely to be deficient in potassium on a keto diet, and you’ll need to take supplements to avoid this.

Common dosage for potassium:

  • 2 – 3 grams total per day. And if you’re very active then you may need more.

Where to get your potassium:

  • Eat plenty of potassium-rich foods, like avocados, spinach and beef
  • Take a supplement! The brand we recommend is Thorne Research Potassium

4. Magnesium

Almost all of us are deficient in magnesium – that’s because modern farming methods strip nutrients from the soil, so the foods we eat are less rich in minerals.

Why you need magnesium on Keto:

  • It may help reduce inflammation (the study is here)
  • It may help improve depression (here’s the research study)
  • It could help regulate your blood pressure (see this study)

Common dosage for magnesium:

  • 300 – 500 milligrams total each day.  Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., recommends supplementation “As a sound ‘insurance policy’,” adding that, “Magnesium is extraordinarily safe for most people.”

Where to get your magnesium:

5. Carnitine

If you’re following a keto diet, you’ll likely need to supplement with carnitine. While carnitine comes from meat and you’re probably eating some meat on Keto, your body requires extra carnitine when you’re in ketosis.

You can tell if you’re deficient by running a Urine Organic Acids Test from Great Plains Lab. If your levels of adipate and subarate are elevated that means you need more carnitine.

Why you need carnitine on Keto:

  • It could lower high blood pressure (read the evidence here)
  • It can help reduce muscle soreness after exercise (according to this study)
  • It could help endurance athletes perform better (here’s the evidence)
  • It’s used by your body to transport fats from outside a cell into a cell – and a keto diet means your body has to do more of this (because your cells are using fat for fuel), so it requires more carnitine

“Carnitine plays a central role in how our cells, including brain cells, utilize fuel to create energy,” according to neurologist and author Dr. David Perlmutter, M.D.  He notes that studies have shown that carnitine can have a positive impact “in a variety of energy dependent issues like muscle function, heart function, and…brain function as well.”

Common dosage for carnitine:

  • At least 3 grams per day.

Where to get your carnitine:

6. Vitamin D

This is another nutrient many of us are deficient in, especially during the winter months.

The best way to check for deficiency is with a blood test for 25 hydroxyvitamin d. If your levels are below 40 ng/mL that’s a good indicator you’re deficient.

You can double-check by testing your levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH). Having levels lower than 30 pg/mL are confirmation that you’re deficient in vitamin D.

Why you need vitamin D on Keto:

  • It may reduce your risk of cancer (read more here)
  • It could decrease your likelihood of getting the flu (here’s the study)
  • It could lower your chance of getting heart disease (find out more here)
  • It could improve the symptoms of folks with depression (here’s the study)

Common dosage for vitamin D:

  • Depending on how deficient you are, it could be anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000 IU of vitamin D per day

Where to get your vitamin D:

  • Spend 20 to 25 minutes outside in the sunshine. You’ll need to spend longer outside if it’s winter or your skin is darker or you’re older.
  • Take a supplement: we recommend Thorne Research Vitamin D / K2 Liquid

7. Omega-3s

If you aren’t making a habit of eating fatty fish each day, your omega-3 levels may be low.

Why you need omega-3s on Keto:

  • It benefits your heart health in multiple ways (read more here)
  • It could reduce inflammation and insulin resistance (check out this study)
  • It’s good for your skin (this is the evidence)
  • It may lower your risk of colon cancer (here’s the study)
  • If you consume omega-3 regularly, you’re less likely to be depressed (see the evidence here)

Common dosage for omega-3s:

  • There is no defined dosage for Omega-3s, but as a rule of thumb, one can of small fatty fish will probably contain the daily dose of omega-3s you need

Where to get your omega-3s:

7 Supplements You Should Take On A Keto Diet

Exogenous Ketone Supplements

These are slightly different from regular vitamin and mineral supplements, and that’s why we’re covering them separately.

Strictly speaking, supplementing with exogenous ketones isn’t essential for your health and wellbeing. Unlike getting enough vitamins/minerals, which is vital for your body to thrive.

But these Keto supplements do have some benefits, which is why they’re worth considering adding into your routine.

A quick note: If you’re not familiar with what exogenous ketones are, have a look through our article on What are Exogenous Ketones and Should You Take them? And then come back here and carry on reading!

Exogenous Ketones

Exogenous ketones are *not* a magic pill which get you ketosis, weight loss, and other health benefits without needing to follow a keto diet. But they will give you some other benefits.

Why exogenous ketones might be useful for your Keto diet:

  • To help you get over keto flu faster (and lessen your symptoms)
  • As a useful energy booster if you’re an athlete (especially when you’re doing endurance training)
  • To boost your brain function and help you focus better
  • To help you get back into ketosis, if you’ve dropped out of it after eating slightly too many carbs

Dr. Peter Attia, M.D., conducted a personal experiment with exogenous ketones, sharing his findings on his blog. He consistently saw a reduction in his blood sugar. “Without exception, every time I ingested these compounds (which I’ve probably done a total of 25 to 30 times), my glucose would fall, sometimes as low as 3 mM (just below 60 mg/dL). Despite this, I never felt symptomatic from hypoglycemia.” He also observed a reduction in appetite.

How much exogenous ketones to take:

  • One serving of exogenous ketones per day will be enough for you to feel the positive effects

Where to get your exogenous ketones:

So, Should You Supplement On Keto?

Supplements can be a powerful tool for boosting your health to the next level.

They allow you to give your body the vitamins and minerals it needs to flourish, which are hard to get enough of in even the healthiest diet.

But it’s important to remember supplements can’t replace a nourishing diet completely – you can’t eat an unhealthy diet full of processed junk foods and rely on supplements to keep you healthy.

And the same is true for exogenous ketones – they’re great for boosting your energy, improving your focus and helping you get over keto flu faster. But they should not be used instead of eating a healthy Keto diet.

The takeaway: combining supplements with a healthy whole food diet is the best way to give your body what it needs to thrive.

About This Article

This article is based on this interview with Chris Kelly from Nourish Balance Thrive for The Keto Summit.

Is Keto Safe? [7 Myths About Keto Being Dangerous That Aren’t True]

Louise Hendon | November 16

The Keto diet (aka Ketogenic diet) has been getting a ton of press as an amazing weight-loss diet. But is Keto safe to do?  Are there any dangers of Keto dieting?

That’s why we’ve written this post. To clear up all the myths surrounding the Keto diet…

  • Is keto safe in general? Don’t you need carbohydrates?
  • Is keto unhealthy for you? Isn’t fat bad for you?
  • Is being in ketosis for a long time good for you?

First, we’re going to discuss the most common myths around the dangers of Keto, plus explain why they’re not true. (Based on solid evidence, of course.)

Then we’ll go over two important topics:

  • How do you do Keto in a safe way?
  • Should you do Keto long term?

Bottom Line:

A ketogenic diet is safe, but there are healthy and unhealthy ways to do it.

Is Keto Safe? 7 Myths About Keto Being Dangerous That Aren't True

Note: we are not doctors or nutritionists and the information provided in this article is based on our research and designed to help you educate yourself on the Keto diet. And now for our medical disclaimer:

Note that information contained in this article (and website) is not intended to and shall not convey or recommend any medical or nutritional advice or course of action. Any diet, health, or nutritional program you undertake should be discussed with your doctor or other licensed medical professionals. All opinions expressed in this article are based solely on personal experiences and research. We are NOT licensed doctors, dietitians, or nutritionists.

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Is Cheese Keto? Why Dairy Might Not Be As Healthy As You Think!

Louise Hendon | October 20

Cheese seems perfect for the keto diet – it’s high in fat while containing very few carbohydrates, so it’s a good match for the keto diet nutrient ratios.

But it’s actually a food you’ll want to avoid.

I absolutely love cheese. And I honestly miss the days of eating it… But I feel so much better after cutting it out – my digestive issues eased up and my skin cleared up – so it’s been worth it.

Many keto dieters initially think adding more cheese to their diet is a good idea and it’s also why many keto diet recipes contain large amounts of dairy.

Unfortunately, like all dairy products, cheese is best avoided.

Want to know why? Below are 3 main reasons for why you may want to cut all dairy (including cheese) from your diet…  (plus one exception).
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How Keto Helped Us Lose Weight & Increase Our Energy Levels

Louise Hendon | September 14

Mylene Mosella is a Chilean living in Australia with her husband and two of her three children. Her husband is a Diplomat in the Chilean Embassy in Canberra. She started the Keto Diet in December 2015 with her children Adriano, 25 and Danielle, 16.

Why I started the Keto Diet

I realised something wasn’t right:

  • I suffered mood swings which consequently made me feel depressed sometimes, even though I practiced sports and led a very “healthy lifestyle.” Listen to episode 10 for more on mindset.
  • My children always felt exhausted and hungry, even though I always prepared fresh and healthy meals, and we never drank soft drinks or ate any processed foods. We ate lots of carbs like fruits, juices, pasta, rice, and meats. The portions were huge because after a couple of hours we felt hungry again.
  • We never felt that we were fat or overweight but sometimes we didn’t feel comfortable with how our bodies looked. You could say, we were kind of chubby or had extra body fat around undesirable places.

Because of all these reasons, I realized something was wrong!

I wanted to reduce our risk of disease

I also started to research nutrition because my mother has Alzheimer’s, and I wanted to find ways to prevent or reduce the risks of this and the other diseases which have unfortunately killed many of my relatives. And that’s how I learned about the keto diet.

Getting started On the Keto Diet

Adapting my recipes as the easy part

I love cooking and I previously worked in catering, so it was very easy to transition from my traditional dishes to these revolutionary recipes. Soon enough I developed many new recipes and my family became Keto experts.

I currently cook a lot to give us plenty of options like Fat Bombs, keto brownies,  85 % chocolate bars, and desserts.

I also cook in advance and I freeze keto curries, cauliflower risotto, salmon mousse, flavored butters to add to the dishes, broths, MCT and mitochondrial keto bars.

Keto flu didn’t affect my daughter – but it did affect my son and me

I experienced Keto flu because I was afraid to eat fats, so I ended up feeling weak and really sick. My son had the same experience but my daughter was lucky enough to avoid this because she entered the ketosis very quickly.

It took me around a week to emerge from the deep flu!

I really recommend eating a bit of salt when you wake up with a cup of broth in the first few weeks.

The Keto Diet Helped My Family Lose Weight & Increase Our Energy Levels

How Keto Helped Us Lose Weight & Increase Our Energy Level

We all lost weight on the Keto Diet within 3 months

  • My weight at the beginning was 65 kgs and my Percent Body Fat was 27 in 2015. I lost 7.5 kgs and my PBF is now 20.5.
  • My son lost about 9 kgs and my daughter 3 kgs (she was slim before) and now they are both very fit!

And we noticed other changes, too

I started to see changes not only in my weight but also in the way I was feeling emotionally (my mood).

We started to sleep fewer hours and feel great, we experienced less fatigue, felt less hungry during the day and always had a lot of energy! (Click here to listen to our podcast episode with Andrea Walker on regaining energy.)

My Keto Diet Tips + Two of My Favorite Recipes

My best advice for anyone starting the keto diet:

  • Download an app (like this free Senza app that’s designed for Keto) to take track the macronutrients in the food you eat
  • Buy a Blood and Ketone tester (mine is FreeStyle Optium Blood Ketone)
  • Take supplements like Magnesium, Potassium, Vit D, Astaxanthin, probiotics and in my case Digestive Enzymes because I had my Gallbladder removed. You can also consider supplementing with ketones to help maintain your energy while your body learns to burn fat for fuel.

Of course, the most important step is to throw away all the rubbish in your kitchen and buy good coconut and olive oils, ghee, and Stevia!

Learn about where to find good fats like avocado, coconut milk and flour and oil, macadamias and pecans, grass-fed eggs and meats, green leaves and drink a lot of water.

An extra recommendation is to be careful with the amount of proteins if your goal is to lose weight – but if you want to increase your muscle mass you can eat a bit more protein, especially after a workout.

Recipe 1: Salmon Frittata


INGREDIENTS
200 g smoked salmon or trout
200 g cream cheese
400 ml double cream
1/2 cup of almond meal (flour)
2 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
1/2 of a leek
1 teaspoon of paprika
1.5 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh pepper
6 eggs or 8 white eggs or 18 tbs of white eggs (simply egg whites box)
125 g of grated Parmesan cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Brush a deep-dish pie plate with some butter.
  2. Blend the cream cheese, chopped leek and cream first, then add 1/2 of the salmon portion with the eggs, paprika, salt, pepper, baking powder and almond flour. Pour the mix into the dish.
  3. Cut in big pieces the other half of the salmon and stir it into the mixture with the Parmesan cheese. Cover the dish with some baking paper and cook in a Bain Marie for an hour. Cut the Frittata in 12 square portions.

Recipe 2:  Blueberry Panna Cotta


INGREDIENTS
400 ml cream
200 ml unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup stevia powder (Natvia)
3 tsp of gelatin dissolved in 1/2 cup of water
20 ml lemon juice
200 g blueberries

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place in a small saucepan the blueberries, stevia and lemon juice, cover and cook for 10 min. Let it cold a bit and blend the mixture. In the same saucepan heat the cream and gelatin. Stir over a medium heat until it starts boiling. Add the blended blueberries and mix both mixtures. Pour into small glasses or containers.
  2. You can serve in the glass, just decorate with a bit of cream and 3 blueberries or gently run a knife around the inside of each ramekin, place a serving plate on top and turn.

Keto Weight Loss in 5 Easy Steps (+ Real-Life Examples)

Louise Hendon | June 24

CLEARLY the “eat less”, “eat low fat”, and “just eat everything in moderation” diets haven’t worked too well for most people.

So, if you’re still trying to lose weight and keep it off, then maybe it’s time to try something that’s working for tens of thousands of people right now…

The Ketogenic Diet.

But is it all too good to be true?

Yes, we believe Keto is fantastic for weight loss. We’ve just seen it work for way too many people (check out the success stories below). But it’s also not for everyone.

So, in this post, we are giving you the real facts behind all the hype as well as real-life stories of people who have lost a lot of weight on Keto.

PLUS, how to get started on Keto to lose weight in 5 EASY Steps.

Once you’ve started the diet, you can also try these tips and tricks:

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What is the Ketogenic Diet? – Your Keto 101 Guide

Louise Hendon | December 29

I’ll start with a quick answer to “what is the ketogenic diet?” before diving into the intricacies of this diet.

Definition of Ketogenic Diet:

The ketogenic diet (AKA keto diet, ketosis diet) is a low carbohydrate diet designed to put your body into the natural state of nutritional ketosis. When your body receives very few carbohydrates, it can’t use glucose to supply all your energy needs. So your body’s fat cells will be broken down in your liver to produce ketones (ketone bodies). Your body will then use those ketones for energy.

Dr. Stephen Phinney, M.D. from Virta Health expands on this. “Nutritional ketosis is a natural metabolic state in which your body is fueled mainly by fats and ketones, instead of carbohydrates (glucose). Nutritional ketosis happens when carbohydrate consumption goes low enough that a person’s liver can convert adipose tissue and dietary fats into a fatty acid known as ketones, then burn the ketones for energy.”

In this article, I’ll go over some of the basics of a ketogenic diet like what do you eat, will you lose weight, how do you measure ketones. I’ll also reference other articles so that you can (if you want) go into more depth.

Before you really dig into specifics, you can check out this quick 5-minute recap of the diet:

Table of Contents – Keto 101 Guide

There are several types of ketogenic diets…

Many people consider a ketogenic diet (aka keto) a low carbohydrate diet like Atkins. Strictly speaking, while an Atkins diet can be ketogenic, it has traditionally emphasized different things. Atkins emphasizes low carbohydrates while keto emphasizes getting your body to have higher ketone levels.

As the negative myths around eating fat have melted away in the past decade or so, high-fat diets (like the low carb high fat (LCHF) movement) have taken off.

While keto is perhaps a stricter version of LCHF, in general, the foods we eat on both diets look very similar.

There are also several other types of keto like the Cyclical Keto Diet or the Targeted Keto Diet.

I’ll try to contain myself to just the basic keto diet in this article though.

How much fat, protein, and carbohydrates do you eat on keto?

According to Registered Dietitian Maria Zamarripa, RD, “The ketogenic diet highlights the “fat burning” effect of ketosis.  The key factor in the ketogenic diet is the rearrangement of macronutrients to make fat the primary fuel source.”

The exact percentages and amounts of fat, protein, and carbohydrates will differ depending on why you’re on a ketogenic diet. For weight-loss purposes, you’ll probably want to eat more protein. But if you’re using keto to reduce epileptic seizures or for other therapeutic reasons, then you might need to go higher fat. Continue reading