The Keto Diet is all the rage these days — it was the most Googled diet in 2018. Originally invented in the ’20s to treat epileptic children, the diet has since been adopted by millions of people as a means to lose weight.
What is a ketogenic diet? Simply put, it’s a high-fat, moderate-protein and low-carb diet, which results in your body going into a ketosis state, where it will start burning stored fats in the absence of carbs, and produce ketone acids that fuel you, so you don’t feel ‘hangry’ on this diet.
Unlike traditional diets that call for you to munch miserably on a few salad leaves, the keto plan allows you to eat. Whew. The list of ‘approved’ foods includes meat and eggs for extra protein, and typical diet horrors like butter and cream, which are high in fat content. But what you can’t really eat on the keto diet is carbs. Only very small amounts of carbs are allowed (since most foods, even fruits and veggies, contain a small amount of carbs). Which means you can’t eat anything with sugar, and obvious carb-fest stuff like rice, bread, pasta and potatoes. Not so easy after all.