The Keto diet is quickly becoming one of the most popular diets for losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
The keto diet is a way of eating that includes very high-fat content (of 80 percent or more), with very few carbohydrates. Common foods you can eat on Keto include meat products, fish, dairies such as cheese, non-starchy vegetables, and healthy oils. High carbohydrate foods like rice, pasta or most grains, as well as sugary fruits are prohibited under the diet.
This is because of how your body functions on a keto diet. While normally our body breaks down carbohydrates into sugars that are our main source of energy, when you follow the keto diet correctly, there won't be enough carbohydrates in your diet. Your body starts to produce ketones and puts your body in a state of ketosis, a natural state where your body switches to burning fat instead.
Below I provide some comprehensive resources on following a keto diet, including going into more detail on the diet, what you can eat, benefits and drawbacks, and much more.