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keto

5 critical reasons why you need to avoid this popular diet

It’s not all success stories.

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A “ketogenic” or keto diet is an eating regime that is designed to put your body into a metabolic state called ketosis. In ketosis, the body will burn fat — instead of carbs — for fuel.

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The keto diet rests on three essential tenets:

  1. It is high fat
  2. It is high protein
  3. It is low carb