We Know Keto: The Benefits and Possible Pitfalls of Ketogenic Diets

We Know Keto: The Benefits and Possible Pitfalls of Ketogenic Diets


If you hang out with a pack of fitness fiends, at least a few among them are sure to claim “We Know Keto!” when they offer up their high fat, low carb energy bars. Cutting carbs and eating a diet that is high in fats and moderately high in protein does seem to help some individuals lose weight. Others say ketogenic diets boost athletic performance. However, eating “keto” might or might not be for you. Strip the sugar-coating off ketogenic diets (in perfect keto style) to understand what is known and unknown about such plans.

What Exactly is a “Keto Diet”?

First, it’s important to understand that it is not new! Doctors in the 1920’s realized that patients who had epilepsy had fewer seizures when on a ketogenic diet. It was also noted that individuals placed on keto diets often lost weight.

A ketogenic diet breakdown includes high fats as Read the rest