The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates and has many potential benefits for weight loss, health and performance.

Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet

A Ketogenic diet is designed where individuals are encouraged to eat more fat and limiting the amount of carbs down to 50 grams a day. That is basically 1 cup of rice or one whole plain bagel. Some benefits of a Ketogenic diet include:

  • Aids in weight loss
  • Reduces acne
  • May help reduce risk of cancer
  • Improves heart health
  • May protect brain functioning
  • Potentially reduces seizures
  • Improves health in women with PCOS

Things to avoid when on a Ketogenic Diet

  • saturated fats (lard, fat from different types of poultry, clarified butter / ghee, butter, coconut oil)
  • Monounsaturated foods (avocado, macadamia and olive oil)
  • polyunsaturated omega 3s, especially from animal sources