Summary
This high fat, low-carb diet lowers blood sugar and insulin levels, shifting the body’s main energy source to fat instead of glucose — a process known as ketosis. It delivers health benefits, including weight loss, but can be difficult to maintain. Here’s what you need to know....more
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Overview
What do you eat on the keto diet and are there any drawbacks?
What You Need To Know
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What to eat
Potential downsides
Weight loss
Health benefits
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In Numbers
The keto diet was originally developed in
1923
for treating children with epilepsy who didn’t respond to medication
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The classic keto diet is known as a
4:1
as it provides four times as much fat as protein and carbohydrates combined
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It takes
2-3 weeks
for ketosis to kick in with unpleasant potential side effects including nausea, constipation, headaches, bad breath and fatigue
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