Ketogenic Diet

Have you heard about the ketogenic diet? 

           This diet was, and still is very used for people with epilepsy, being an alternative and non-drug treatment for it. It was observed that those people who did the diet, also lost weight. So, since 1960, this diet has been used for obesity and weight loss treatment.

            This style of the diet is characterized by a very low amount of carbohydrates (usually less than 20g/day), medium amount of proteins and high amount of fat, being in average divided as follow: less then 10% of total energy from carbs, 15-20% from proteins and 70% or more from fat.

            The weight loss happens because the body needs to find an alternative source of energy since it doesn’t have the energy from carbs. So, the central nervous system finds the energy that it needs from ketones –...

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