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What Is The Keto Diet And How Does It Work?

Forget, for a moment, talk of the New Kale, whatever that is, and consider the new Paleo. In fact, Vogue Australia made the call a few weeks ago, declaring, "Keto is the new paleo." That's keto as in a ketogenic diet, what basketball superstar LeBron James followed for 67 days in 2014 to stellar results, namely a seriously ripped midsection and, you know, his third NBA Championship ring. How does it work, what can and can't you eat, and will it do for you what it's done for James and other celebrities who've reportedly tried it? All your (fat-)burning questions, answered. What is the Keto Diet? In a nutshell, it's a high-fat, extremely low-carb diet with an "adequate" amount of protein thrown in, says Heather Mangieri, a Pittsburgh-based registered dietitian, sports nutrition specialist, and spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The keto diet isn't new. Developed in the 1920s to treat drug-resistant epilepsy in children, it's still used in that capacity today and is being investigated as a potential breakthrough treatment for a range of neurological disorders and diseases. In other words, it's not just a celebrity weight-loss trend! What does "ketogenic" mean and Continue reading >>

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  1. 13nay

    Hi all, first post here. I've been LCHF for a few weeks now, and the idea that we perhaps need to reduce the amount of fat that we are actually consuming has been told to me, so that our body actually uses the fat we have stored as it's fuel rather than all of that good fat that we are consuming first and foremost. My macros are showing my carbs as being below 20 everyday, and my fat is usually sky high also because I like to flavour my foods with cheeses and butter, but don't feel that any weight has actually been shifted (even though yes I understand that I may need to wait for this to happen).

    So I'm just wondering is when is there actually too much fat in our diet? Do I need to pull back on the added fats to my meals if I want to try and shift some weight?


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  2. Fiorella

    Hi Renee...welcome to the forum
    It looks like you have a great start!
    The concept behind keto is that you eat to fat to satiety. So, that eliminate the need to track and limit fat.
    Since your goal is to lose weight, you are doing the right thing by starting out with keeping your carbs at 20 gram limit. The other thing is to keep your protein levels moderate, too. The general amount is to eat 1 gram protein per kg of lean body mass. This means that you need to find out what your lean body mass is -- have you figured out what that is yet? And then with fat there is no limit...you can eat fat to satiety.
    If you provide us with a list of your typical daily meals and snacks, we can help you further with more advice.

    Hope this helps!

  3. Sascha_Heid

    If you want to loose fat you need to burn it. You do that by cutting carbs to get into ketosis, by cutting fat to use up your body-fat and by exercise to increase your number of mitochondria (which have a limited ability to burn fat thus you need as many as possibly).

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