The ketogenic diet is a high fat, low carb diet, which when done correctly, puts your body into a ketosis metabolic state. This means that your body (i) is more efficiently burning fat for energy, (ii) is turning fat into ketones in the liver, which can supply energy to your brain and (iii) is decreasing blood sugar and insulin levels. The standard ketogenic diet consists of very high fats (~75%), moderate proteins (~20%) and very low carbohydrates (~5%).
Below are some of the resources available if you are interested in learning more.
As with any diet, it is important to fully research and form your own opinion on whether a ketogenic diet is right for you in partnership with a qualified healthcare professional.
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By Dr. David Jockers DC, MS, CSCS By Food Babe (Vani Hari)
There's a right way and a wrong way to follow a Ketogenic diet. Make sure you know the difference, are only eating whole, organic, unprocessed foods and are not inadvertently withholding vital nutrients from your body.
Published by Harvard Health Publishing, Harvard Medical School
Below is a list of Ketogenic Diet resources used by Connect4Hope community members or the people featured in our Stories of Hope.