Going keto is the diet equivalent of heli-skiing—all the coolest people you know are doing it (which you know because they won’t stop talking about it), it’s a little terrifying, and your family thinks you’re out of your mind for trying it. But once you get the hang of it, it gives you a mad rush and pretty soon, you’re filling your Insta with pictures of bun-less burgers and tagging your progress pics with #AbsByBacon too. The best part? It doesn’t have to be complicated or difficult.
Wait, what’s keto? The whole goal of a ketogenic diet is to train your body to burn stored energy in the form of fat and ketones, by using a metabolic pathway called ketosis, says Mark Sisson, keto expert, founder of Primal Kitchen, and author of The Keto Reset Diet. Ketosis is your body’s way of using stored fat for fuel instead of sugar.
That may not sound like a big deal, but keto evangelists says it’s better than any diet you’ve ever tried. Not only do you get to eat as much steak, eggs, and whipped cream as you want (All together? Why not!), but followers swear it will also help you shed mega pounds. And that’s backed by science, too: Eating a ketogenic diet significantly suppresses hunger hormones, according to a study published in Frontiers in Psychology.
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