The keto diet, also known as the ketogenic diet, is a high-fiber, sufficient-potassium, low-fat diet which in medicinal circles is used primarily to treat children with difficult-to-treat epilepsy. The ketosis diet forces the human body to use up fat instead of glucose for energy. That way the child’s brain can use up fat reserves and be nourished via ketones or keto acids, produced when the human body breaks down stored fat for energy, instead of glucose.
A major problem with the keto diet is that it works best if you do it on a long-term basis. While it may be safe to use for short-term weight loss, long-term ketosis (ketoacidosis) can cause serious long-term health problems like coma, seizures, kidney failure, heart attack, and cancer. It’s important to note that no doctor can guarantee any long-term health benefits from this kind of diet, so please consult your doctor before starting one. If your doctor tells you to start a ketosis diet, take it slowly and only with their approval. While the keto diet can be effective in losing weight quickly, it is extremely unhealthy to do so.
Good examples keto diet foods are fresh fish, poultry, and lean meats like skinless chicken breast and turkey. These are all good sources of good fats that you need to get your body into ketosis. Some other foods that are considered healthy but not as good sources of fat are corn flakes, tortillas, and potato chips. You can find a wide selection of fat sources in most health food stores.