These days I'm getting more questions about ketogenic diets. Although ketogenic diets are always low in carbs, the reverse is not true -- a low-carb diet is not necessarily ketogenic. We could call a ketogenic diet a very low-carb, adequate protein, high-fat diet. Additionally, some people are refining things even more and testing the level of ketones in their blood, aiming for so-called "nutritional ketosis". Some people have been having success in breaking stalls in weight loss and finding other benefits by doing this. To answer some of the questions, I'm putting together information about ketones and ketogenic diets. So far I have:
- This should answer most of your basic questions about what ketogenic diets are, what they are good for, etc.
What is the Ketogenic Diet for Epilepsy?
- This is a special case of a ketogenic diet specifically tailored for epileptics, although I think it's interesting for anyone interested in this type of diet.
What are Ketones?
What is Ketosis?
How to Test Ketones in Your Urine
How to Test Ketones in Your Blood
If you are intrigued with learning more about the benefits of ketogenic diets, you must check out this fascinating interview with researcher Dr. Nannette Yount
on Jimmy Moore's Ask the Low-Carb Experts podcast. She explains the benefits researchers are learning about ketogenic diets, and also how it has helped her own brain function better! She and Jimmy also go into a lot of the ins and outs of getting into nutritional ketosis.
Have you tried this approach to low-carb eating? Tell us about it in the comments section, or in our Low Carb Forum
P.S. On July 30, I also added this definition of Nutritional Ketosis
to the Glossary.
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