It’s also possible that a high-fat, high-protein diet satisfies you more, so you eat less, but that hasn’t been proved yet. According to one 2018 study, people following a “well-formulated” ketogenic diet typically eat less than 50 grams of carbohydrates per day and around 1.5 g of protein per kilogram of body weight. Since the ketogenic diet and other low-carb diets purposely restrict your intake of carbohydrates, your body is forced to use its fat stores for energy once you’ve depleted your glucose stores. Ketosis occurs when your body breaks down fat for energy. Because keto cycling is so new, no relevant studies have examined the benefits and risks yet.
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