The ketogenic diet is nothing new. It became popular during the 1920s as a treatment for epilepsy. When you live a ketogenic lifestyle, you are fueling your body with fat instead of carbohydrates. The name keto comes from ketosis. When you limit your carbohydrates to a very low amount, your body will convert fat to ketones, thus putting your body into a state of ketosis. When you are in a state of ketosis, your body will use the ketones for energy.
Generally speaking, your daily calories will come from the following macros:
- 65%-85% fat
- 15%-30% protein
- 5% or less carbohydrates.
Your exact macros can be figured out by using our Keto Macro Calculator.
Although many people start the keto diet for weight loss, studies have shown there are many other health benefits including decreased inflammation, lower blood pressure, lower triglycerides, increased brain focus and even fighting some types of cancer.
Disclosure: Before starting any new diet or lifestyle change, you should consult a doctor. We are not doctors or nutritionists. Any information on our website, social media or YouTube channel is from our own personal experience and research we have done. Although living a ketogenic lifestyle has benefited us, you may not have the same results.