Ketogenic diets (aka the keto diet plan) are growing in popularity throughout health and wellness subculture. The term ketogenic/ketogenesis describes the process of the body creating ketone bodies, which work as an energy source (in addition to fatty acids) when carbohydrate intake is low.
Therefore, ketogenic diet plans are inherently comprised of high protein and fat intake with very low quantities of carbohydrates. As a result, the body is required to utilize fats and ketone bodies for energy rather than glucose from carbohydrates.
Ketogenic dieting is becoming a major focus for health and fitness enthusiasts, due to the bounties of clinical research backing its therapeutic properties. These benefits typically include better mental function, more stable energy levels, quicker weight loss, and enhanced longevity.
While you may know that a ketogenic diet meal plan is a low-carbohydrate way of eating, there is much to learn about how it works and what you can do to successfully follow it. In this guide we will take an in-depth take a look at the physiology and benefits of keto dieting, the various types/variations of keto diet plans there are, and how to set up your very own keto diet plan (along with a sample meal schedule).
What is a ketogenic diet plan?
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c/o Ellen Thompson, NASM Certified Personal Trainer And Fitness Nutrition Specialist February 20, 2018