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Keto diet highly searched online in 2019

WNYT Staff
Created: January 08, 2020 06:50 PM

Is your new year's resolution to trim down?

One of the most searched for diets online in 2019 was the keto diet.

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The main goal of this diet is to lose weight and improve insulin-resistance.

A typical day on the keto diet consists of moderate protein - such as chicken and fish, but limits beans, lentils and soy protein, which are higher in carbs.

More focus is given to healthy fats, such as avocados, nuts, seeds, coconut oil, and olive oil.

"The keto diet is a high-fat, low-carb, moderate protein, eating plan. What it does, is it switches your body's fuel source from the normal carbohydrates - which is your glucose stores - over to ketones. Your body produces ketones, and in turn, it can burn its own fat for fuel," said Camille Skoda, RD, with Cleveland Clinic.

Some pitfalls to avoid include overeating processed foods, and not drinking enough fluids, which can cause an imbalance of electrolytes.

As always, it's not just about losing weight, but maintaining that weight loss.


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