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What is keto, anyway?

Keto, short for ketogenic diet or ketosis, is a specific way of eating so that your body burns fat for energy instead of sugar.  It’s a diet, yes, although many people who eat this way call it a way of eating (WOE), or even a way of life (WOL).  That’s because the word “diet” often has a connotation of being a temporary state.  It’s a very healthy way to eat and it’s how our ancestors ate.  You’re essentially cutting out processed foods, bad fats, all grains, all sugars, most fruit and alcohol.  Instead, you concentrate mainly on meats, healthy fats, vegetables, eggs, dairy and nuts (if not sensitive).  If you’d like to read more about it, there’s an excellent explanation of ketosis here.


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