Wellness Shot: What Is The KETO Diet Anyway??

The ketogenic or Keto diet is ahigh-fat, low-carbohydrate eating plan. The idea is when you have more fats and fewer carbs, your body goes into “ketosis” where you burn fat instead of carbs for fuel.

Steak, ham, sausage, bacon, cheese and butter, are all given the thumbs up on the keto diet. Will you lose weight? Studies show you can shed unwanted pounds on this diet regimen.

But that’s not quite the end of the story!

There are some serious side effects for people who stay on the keto diet long-term. You can suffer from kidney stones, high cholesterol, and bone fractures.

I follow a vegan diet and was interested to see there’s a meat-free way to follow the high-fat keto plan, getting protein and fats from hemp seeds, tofu, even peanut butter. Check out the links below for information on how to follow a plant-based ketogenic diet. Plus I found a recipe for an easy keto dinner roll that looks simple to make. I’m definitely going to try it! If you’re anything like me you’re on the hunt for new fuss-free ways to sneak healthy foods into your family’s meals!

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