The keto diet has been making its rounds through the diet-sphere, gaining traction and a lot of attention. As the dos and don’ts of the diet get tossed around, like a game of telephone, the message seems to get a little jumbled along the way.
By the time it makes its way to you, it’s hard to decipher what’s worth noting and what’s better left alone.
Keto, short for the ketogenic diet, is really any diet that is high enough in fat and low enough in carbohydrates to trigger ketosis. Ketosis is the process by which the body it forced to break down fat for fuel, per one review in the Journal of European Nutrition. The process results in compounds called ketones that circulate in your blood and act as a stand-in for carbs (which are your body's preferred form of energy).
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