Know someone who's following a ketogenic diet? It's the trendy, intriguing, slightly controversial diet of today. Everyone from tech workers to suburban moms to business elites seems to be talking about the benefits of ketosis. What is it? How do you start? I've been following keto for over three years and broke it up into these 5 simple steps.
1. KETO: What is it?
The goal of keto is to switch your body's main fuel source from glucose to fat and ketones. You literally want your body to become a fat-burning machine. This means you will both burn and eat more fat. In order to get into ketosis, you'll want to eat close to the following macros:
- Fat: 70% of calories
- Protein: 20% of calories
- Carbs: 10% of calories