High Fat, Low Carb:

The ketogenic diet is characterized by high fat intake, moderate protein consumption, and very low carbohydrate intake.


By limiting carbs, the body enters a state called ketosis, where it burns fat for energy instead of carbohydrates.

Fat as Fuel: 

Fats are the primary energy source, broken down into ketones in the liver and used by the body and brain.

Carb Restriction: 

Carbohydrates are severely restricted, often to around 20-50 grams per day, forcing the body to find alternative energy sources.

Weight Loss:

Ketosis promotes weight loss by increasing fat breakdown and reducing insulin levels, leading to more efficient fat burning.

Reduced Blood Sugar:

Carb limitation can help stabilize blood sugar levels, potentially benefiting individuals with diabetes or insulin resistance.

Appetite Control:

 High fat and protein intake can help control appetite and reduce overall food consumption.

Possible Health Benefits:

Some studies suggest the keto diet may aid epilepsy management, improve insulin sensitivity, and assist with certain neurological conditions.

Challenges and Considerations:

Keto flu during transition, nutrient deficiencies, and the need for careful meal planning are important factors to consider before starting the diet.