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Eat Keto, Lose the Weight

The ketogenic diet, or keto diet, may sound like the newest fad diet on the block – so you might be surprised to learn that it’s not actually a new idea at all. Used to help children with epilepsy for nearly a century and more recently leveraged to help with weight loss, the keto diet is gaining momentum.

A low-carb, high-fat regimen, the keto diet limits carbohydrates to as low as 20 grams per day or even less, depending on your goals. Meats, fish, eggs, most vegetables, nuts and seeds are all on the menu on a keto diet, but highcarbohydrate foods like grains and white potatoes are off-limits.

There’s a reason behind the stringency of the keto plan: Typically, the body uses glucose from carbohydrates for energy, however, when carbohydrate intake is reduced drastically, the body switches to breaking down fat. In turn, the body produces more

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