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Overview – What is the Ketogenic Diet?

The Ketogenic diet has been in existence for the past 90 years and was designed by Dr. Russell Wilder in 1924, at the Mayo Clinic.

The literal meaning of Ketogenic is that it creates ketones which are produced by our bodies from fat when carbohydrates become scarce. With great carbohydrate restriction and high fat intake, dieters experience rapid weight loss and maximum results.

To trigger ketosis carbohydrate intake has to be restricted to a very low level:

Carbohydrates - less than 20 gms/day.

Protein – 0.6-1 gms per pound of body weight

Fat – remaining calories from (good/healthy) fats

The combination does the magic.

As our body converts protein to glucose, it is important to strictly control the intake of protein. Too much protein will prevent ketosis, but to a little will lead to malnutrition.

The Ketogenic Diet:

The diet is high in fat.

Supplies adequate protein.

Is low in carbohydrates.

Effects of Ketogenic Diet:

Lowers glucose levels.

Improves insulin resistance.

Reduction in the occurrence of epileptic seizures.

The Benefits:

Maximum weight loss – low-carb diets rid excess water from the