The pros and cons of Keto diet

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Keto diet is getting a lot of attention at the beginning of the year for a way to loss weight and burn fat

Founder of San Diego Keto club, Tony Cohen, said the goal is to quickly lose weight and ultimately feel fuller with fewer cravings, while boosting your mood, mental focus and energy.

According to Keto proponents, by slashing the carbs you consume and instead filling up on fats, you safely enter a state of ketosis. That’s when the body breaks down both dietary and stored body fat into substances called ketones. Your fat-burning system now relies mainly on fat – instead of sugar – for energy.

While similar in some ways to familiar low-carb diets, the Keto diet’s extreme carb restrictions – about 20 net carbs a day or less, depending on the version – and the deliberate shift into ketosis are what set this increasingly popular diet apart.

The Keto diet has its roots in the decades-old therapeutic ketogenic diet. Clinically, the ketogenic diet is used in neurologic medicine, most notably to reduce hard-to-control seizures in children.

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