Fish, nuts, eggs, and avocados all fit the keto diet, a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that experts say can achieve weight loss but which may be hard to sustain over the long term. Photo: ShutterstockFish, nuts, eggs, and avocados all fit the keto diet, a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that experts say can achieve weight loss but which may be hard to sustain over the long term. Photo: Shutterstock
Fish, nuts, eggs, and avocados all fit the keto diet, a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that experts say can achieve weight loss but which may be hard to sustain over the long term. Photo: Shutterstock

Keto diet 101: what to eat, ketosis, weight loss, and the downsides

  • The keto diet, or ketogenic diet, removes nearly all carbohydrates from your plate and makes fat your main energy source; people follow it to lose weight
  • Created a century ago for epileptics, it works by forcing the body to break down stored fat and fat we consume into fatty acids and things called ketone bodies
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Fish, nuts, eggs, and avocados all fit the keto diet, a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that experts say can achieve weight loss but which may be hard to sustain over the long term. Photo: ShutterstockFish, nuts, eggs, and avocados all fit the keto diet, a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that experts say can achieve weight loss but which may be hard to sustain over the long term. Photo: Shutterstock
Fish, nuts, eggs, and avocados all fit the keto diet, a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that experts say can achieve weight loss but which may be hard to sustain over the long term. Photo: Shutterstock
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