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This is where you’ll find information on the Keto diet, healthy keto meals, and more! Like many people, I have been on the keto diet a few times, and with great success. The plan helped me decrease my abdominal fat, triglycerides, and cholesterol.

The Keto diet decreases your carbohydrates and makes the body burn fat for fuel.

There are several types of keto, but mainly, you have to reduce the number of carbs you eat. (You can use a ketogenic calculator to create a custom food plan.) Research shows the average American man eats 46.4 percent of his daily calories from carbs. Likewise, the average American woman older than 20 eats 48.2 percent of her daily calories from carbs.

But, in the classic ketogenic diet, 80 to 90 percent of calories come from fat. Also, 5 to 15 percent come from protein. And, 5 to 10 percent come from carbohydrates.

The keto diet for weight loss is based on driving the body into ketosis will increase fat loss. Ketosis is a normal process that occurs when the body does not have enough sugar. When these stores are empty, the body burns stored fat instead of carbs. This process produces acids called ketones. These ketones build up in the body and can be used for energy.

While the keto diet can lead to weight loss, the plan has some health risks.  These include a lack of nutrition, heart issues, and GI problems.

If you plan to try the keto diet, consult your doctor first. Also, work with a professional who can help you make lifestyle adjustments.