Keto basics

What is keto diet?

Keto is short for ketogenic, and a ketogenic diet is a low carb, high fat diet that not only leads to weight loss but may have a lot of other benefits as well. The keto diet was originally designed to cure epilepsy among children but is now enjoying widespread support among dieticians and health gurus.

Benefits of a keto diet

The most important benefit for a lot of people is of course weight loss, but a keto diet may have many other benefits as well.

Diabetes

The ketogenic diet can help you lose excess fat, which is closely linked to type 2 diabetes, prediabetes and metabolic syndrome, and studies shows that a ketonic diet can substantially increase insulin resistance.

Heart disease

Reduces risk factors such as high body fat, high blood pressure and blood sugar.

Alzheimers disease

May reduce symptoms and slow progress.

Substitution philosohpy

This site is for people who are new to dietary changes or have failed in the past. The idea behind it is not to make radical changes directly, but to slowly move towards a keto diet by making food and drink substitution along the way.