Known more formally as “the ketogenic diet,” keto eating is one of the hottest health trends of the year. According to Google’s 2016 Trend Report, the term “Ketogenic diet” was in the fifth most-searched for diet term searched for last year.Interestingly the keto diet is not a new way of eating. Nor was it originally intended for weight loss.

Created in the 1920s as a fringe diet to help epileptics, and has slowly and quietly grown into a diet industry phenomenon. This fat-heavy, carb-shy diet is thought to help heal nervous system disorders (such as epilepsy, seizure disorder and tic disorder), as well as metabolic disorders (including diabetes 1 & 2 and cardiovascular disease). And although it sounds counter-intuitive to expect weight loss while scarfing down large amounts of high-calorie fat, Ketogenic eating is said to help eaters slim down, as well.

At the crux of the diet is carbohydrates. Specifically, a lack of them. As the theory goes, when you drastically cut down on the amount of carbohydrates you eat, your body begins looking for other sources of energy to help it function. In the absence of carbs, your body’s own fat is one of it’s easiest go-to sources of energy. The process of burning the body’s fat for fuel is called ketosis and it is what the entire ketogenic way of eating is based upon.

If that sounds a bit complicated, it is. It is also very fat-centric. In fact, in the ketogenic diet endorses 3 or 4 grams of fat for every 1 gram of carbohydrate and protein. This amounts to getting about 75-80 percent of your daily calories from fat. Keto eaters regularly enjoy foods like butter, heavy whipping cream, mayonnaise, bacon, lard, red meat, coconut, avocado and other fat-heavy foods.

Resources:

* The Keto Kit: This three book set was designed to help newbies and the keto-curious everything you need to know to safely, easily and conveniently adapt to the keto lifestyle. You can “do keto” without The Keto Kit, but having these three books (a keto planner, a keto cookbook of easy recipes, and a guidebook about the science of ketogenic living) at your side can guarantee your success.

* The Ketogenic Bible: The Authoritative Guide to Ketosis

* Living Low Carb: The Essential Guide to Choosing the Right Low-Carb Plan for You

* The Art and Science of Low Carb Living: An Expert Guide to Making the Life-Saving Benefits of Carbohydrate Restriction Sustainable and Enjoyable

* Live Love Ketones coffee mug—a fun way to remind yourself of your keto commitment while you drink your keto coffee each morning!

* Keto Cheat Sheet Magnets: Easy reference for 192 keto snacks and foods.

Visit the Website TheKetoKitOnline and you’ll find every single bit of information and support you need to begin your keto journey.

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From mindset, to a daily journal , to menus, recipes, do’s and don’ts and common challenges-you’ll find every single bit of information and support you need to begin your keto journey.