What is the ketogenic diet?

Low carb/high fat. The ketogenic diet is meant to keep a metabolism using fat breakdown to generate energy rather than carbohydrates. In the past, it has been used therapueticly for conditions like refractory epilepsy.
High protein,lowcarb. This is your basic atkins diet that focuses on high protein and low carb foods. These diets are usually higher in fat also. This results in your body preferentially burning fat as a fuel source and producing more ketones, which is the by-product of fat metabolism. This can be very effective in losing weight. Pick lean protein like fish and chicken and healthy fats like avocados, nuts&olive oil.

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What is a ketogenic diet?

No carbs. A strict ketogenic diet is one in which you will release ketones which can be measured in the urine. This occurs when carbohydrates are avoided completely and only protein and fats are eaten. Read more...
Protein and Fat. A ketogenic diet is a diet that is mostly protein and fat and very little if any carbohydrates. Since your body runs on carbohydrates as glucose, it has to break down fat for energy when you dont take in enough carbs. The by product of the fat breakdown is ketones. They are eliminated in the urine. Read more...

What is a great ketogenic diet?

Diet without carbs! The fewer carbs, in absolute amount, with greater percent protein and fat, will put you into dietary ketosis! the old atkin's standard to induce ketosis in "ketosis" resistance dietars was to eat cream cheese and macadamia nuts. This always works (few days). I have been on a low carb diet since 1995. I do not count calories at all. Weight is college weight. Read more...
Here's how to start. Go for it. Best choice you will ever make for your' health. To get started read "Why We Get Fat" by Gary Taubes. This is the absolutely necessary first step. It is available in audiobook form as well. Then go to Dr. Peter Attia's site (Eatingacademy.com) and watch the videos he recommends (search on site for "videos peter likes" like Sugar: The Bitter Truth) and then read his articles. Read more...

What is ketogenic diet consisted of?

Zero carbs. Carbohydrates are not an essential nutrient to thru, an diet and if you eat nothing containing carbs, whether natural or processed, you body will enter into a ketogenic state where it gets glucose by breaking down proteins. Read more...

How dangerous is the ketogenic diet for the type 2 diabetic?

Not dangerous. People get 'ketosis' mixed up with 'keto-acidosis'. Ketosis is the process of burning fat for energy instead of sugar or muscle. This is definitely a GOOD thing for type 2 diabetics. Keto-acidosis is a very dangerous condition that occurs in type 1 diabetics when they are not taking in enough insulin. I have had MANY diabetic 2 patients do with with ketogenic eating plans (sensible) Read more...