What is the Keto Diet – and What Isn’t It?
“Keto” broadly refers to the ketogenic state – when the body uses ketone bodies for energy instead of glycogen derived from carbohydrates. This is only achieved when you strictly limit your consumption of dietary carbohydrates, and eat plenty of fats to support ketone production. To achieve ketosis most people:
- Eliminate sugars and grains from their diet entirely
- Limit starchy vegetables
- Increase dietary fats from healthy sources: coconut oil, grass-fed meats, avocado oil, dairy, seeds, nuts
- Supplement intelligently with electrolytes
Do NOT confuse ketosis with diabetic ketoacidosis!
KETOSIS IS NOT KETOACIDOSIS.
Why DKA & Nutritional Ketosis Are Not The Same
Confusing ketosis with ketoacidosis
8 Common Misconceptions About Ketogenic Diets
Trashing ketogenic diets has become a trend in some areas. Most use the studies from years ago that reportedly “prove” their points. This post is intended to clear up the “8 common misconceptions about ketogenic diets” and inaccuracies of those studies and posts.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND KETOGENICS A LOW CARB HIGH FAT DIET
- Blood Glucose
- Carb Counting
- Dawn Phenomenon
- Dental Care
- Diabetes Medications
- Diabetes Testing Supplies
- Diabetes Types
- Eating to Your Meter
- Eye Care
- Foot Care
- General Diabetes Information
- Glycemic Index/Glycemic Load
- Goals, Objectives, Strategies, and Tactics
- Insulin & Insulin Resistance
- Intermittent Fasting
- Ketosis and Ketogenic Diet
- Older Diabetics