Ketogenic is a term for a low-carb diet. The idea is for you to get more calories from protein and fat and less from carbohydrates. You cut back most on the carbs that are easy to digest, like sugar, soda, pastries, and white bread.
When you eat less than 50 grams of carbs a day, your body eventually runs out of fuel. Then you’ll start to break down protein and fat for energy, which can make you lose weight. Experts can tell you that how many calories on a ketogenic diet you should take.
People use a ketogenic diet most often to lose weight, but it can help manage certain medical conditions, like epilepsy, too. It also may help people with heart disease, certain brain diseases, and even acne, but there needs to be more research in those areas.
A ketogenic diet may help you lose more weight in the first 3 to 6 months than some other diets. This may be because it takes more calories to change fat into energy than it does to change carbs into energy.
It’s also possible that a high-fat, high-protein diet satisfies you more, so you eat less. Ketogenic diets consist of foods that fill a person up and may reduce hunger-stimulating hormones