How Low Carb Is Keto?
By Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, MD Updated January 2018 How few carbs are there in a keto diet? It depends. It depends on what youre trying to achieve and who you are. Generally speaking, the fewer carbs the more effective it will be. Faster weight loss without hunger. More rapid and powerful reversal of type 2 diabetes. But also more restrictive and possibly more challenging. Here are three examples of how a low-carb meal can look, depending on how many carbs you eat per day (the yellow stuff is delicious herb butter ). Note that only the left option is reliably ketogenic, for the majority of people. Heres the way we define different levels of low carb at Diet Doctor: Keto low carb<20 gram carbs per day. This is a ketogenic diet (if protein intake is moderate). This level is defined as below 4 energy percent carbs in our recipes , where we also keep the protein level low or moderate (excess protein is converted to carbohydrates in the body). 1 Previously we often called this strict low carb, but as the word keto or ketogenic became commonly used we switched to only use this term, for simplicity. Moderate low carb 20-50 gramsper day. This level is defined as between 4-10 E% carbs in our Continue reading >>