We’ve all heard about the keto diet – the high fat, low carb diet that has found massive favour in the fitness community. There are claims that it also helps people lose tons of weight, especially because it seeks to eliminate one of the most harmful ingredients in our food – sugar. And after all, everybody wants to lose weight.

In an article for MW, Shweta Mehta Sen breaks down what the Keto diet actually does. 

“Everybody has two sources of energy – one from glucose (carbohydrates break down into glucose on digestion) and the other from ketones (essentially by-products of fat breakdown). Since glucose is easily available and is a quick source of energy, the body doesn’t feel the need to use ketones. In the absence of sufficient glycogen (the stored form of glucose), the body starts breaking down body fats to give you energy. Therefore, the restriction of carbohydrates is important to deplete the glycogen stores in one’s body and for it to switch to ketones for energy. To put it simply, ketosis is a metabolic state reached when your body runs out of excess glycogen stores and then starts using fat for fuel,” she writes.

There are a multitude of celebrities who swear by the Keto diet. If you’re going on it, you’re in August company. Here’s who has good things to say about the diet.

Kim Kardashian

Halle Berry

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Kourtney Kardashian

 

 
 
 
 
 
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LeBron James

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