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I Went On The Silicon Valley Diet Craze That Encourages Butter And Bacon For 2 Months — And It Vastly Improved My Life

Bacon became my new best friend on the ketogenic diet.Business Insider A diet that goes against conventional wisdom on healthy eating is gaining momentum among Silicon Valley tech workers. And it involves eating a lot of fat. The ketogenic, or "keto," diet — which first became popular in the 1920s as a treatment for epilepsy and diabetes — limits carbohydrates to no more than 50 grams a day, which is the rough equivalent of a plain bagel or a cup of white rice. By comparison, dietary guidelines laid out by the US Department of Agriculture recommend consuming between 225 and 325 grams of carbs a day. On the keto diet, the body goes into starvation mode and taps its fat stores for fuel. Studies suggest the low-carb, high-fat diet may promote weight loss, dull hunger, and stave off age-related diseases. More research is needed on its long-term effects, especially in healthy people. An increasing number of health nuts — from the internet entrepreneur Kevin Rose to the podcaster Tim Ferriss — swear by the keto diet. I spent the past two months eating bacon, butter, and avocados to see why the keto movement is so popular. I am no stranger to diets. I've cut sugar, counted points Continue reading >>

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  1. Ampix0

    Something I am having a hard time understand, drinking whole milk is not good? But we are to eat as much cheese as possible? Can someone help me understand? I also cant seem to get an answer on sugars. Are we also avoiding food with a certain sugar content (already assuming it has little to no carbs)?
    That being said, what about artificial sweeteners? Can I drink diet soda? I am a bit of a soda addict, but if I can drink diet soda I wont mind.

  2. Ampix0

    gars are carbs but all carbs are not sugar. Sugar content while optimally as low as possibly, is already pretty low anyway as long as the amount of carbs are low. Out of the 3 types of carbs (sugars, starch and fiber), the most preferred would be fiber. Most diet sodas and artificial sweeteners should be fine, you could also try to move in
    This subreddit is incredibly helpful. Thank you so much.

  3. Targash

    Cheese still has a small amount of carbs. However most of the lactose, the sugar in milk, is lost in the cheese maki process. You also aren't really eating anything "as much as possible" you still have to be reasonable.
    Avoid added sugars. Most vegetables have naturally occurring sugars which are fine. Again within reason. Leafy greens are great, carrots not so much. Based on carb count.
    Diet soda is fine for most people.

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