One of the most spoken about dietary styles on social media over the last few years has been the Ketogenic Diet, commonly known as the "Keto" diet. This dietary trend has generated a large following especially amongst people under 40. Google has recently revealed the Ketogenic diet has been one of the most searched terms in relation to weight loss.
Surprisingly, perhaps, the diet is far from new, and has been utilised since the 1920's as a method for treating epilepsy for which there is some evidence of effectiveness.
To simplify as much as possible, The Ketogenic Diet's primary purpose to get you into what is known as a state of "Ketosis".
To do this requires a high-fat, low-to moderate-protein, low-carb eating plan. On a ketogenic diet, roughly 65% to 90% of your total daily calories come from fat; 10% to 20% come from protein; and 2% to 5% come from carbohydrates.