a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet that causes the breakdown of fats into ketone bodies, which consequently replace carbohydrates as the body’s main source of energy: used as a regimen for weight loss, the ketogenic diet is also used to control certain medical disorders or episodes, especially epileptic seizures in children.
- Also called ke·to di·et .
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First though, a brief overview of the theory of ketogenic diets.
A ketogenic diet is very compelling to him, in part because he was able to manage his own weight on a low-carb diet after having failed with other diets.
There’s a lot of competition for the most contentious issue in weight loss, but I’d have to give the nod to ketogenic diets.