What is a Ketogenic Diet?
A ketogenic diet is simply a diet, which causes your body to run on what are called ketones instead of sugar from carbohydrates like pasta, grains or sugary foods. Ketones are a type of acid formed when your body begins burning stored or dietary fat for fuel instead of carbs. They’re actually a very efficient fuel for your body.
On a typical American diet, your body is constantly converting sugar from carbs into energy. However, when you change to a high-fat diet and limit your net carbs, your body starts producing ketones for energy. As a result, on a low carb diet, your body automatically begins burning fat(1). In a keto diet, the goal is to switch your body from burning sugar fuel to fat fuel.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Ketogenic Diet, please contact Dr. Slater, Certified Keto Coach, to set up your free consult to see if this is the right method of weight loss for you!