1. So what the heck is keto?
Keto is short for ‘Ketogenic’ which is a style of eating that places a large emphasis on eating fat, moderate amounts of protein and a minimal amount of carbohydrate. Where does the Ketogenic Diet get its name from? The metabolic state that the body enters when carbohydrate intake is significantly low is called Ketosis. Essentially, when the body is not able to obtain energy from carbohydrates, it then begins to break down stored fats instead. In short, when your body begins to break down fat for fuel, the liver releases ketone bodies which provide energy to the brain and the rest of the body. The aim of a Ketogenic Diet is to keep the body in a sustained state of Ketosis.