The keto diet, or ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carb diet that is beneficial for everything from weight loss to neurological health, and more. It was originally developed in the 1940s to treat epilepsy and experienced a resurgence in popularity in the 1990s when the Charlie Foundation was established to promote its benefits.

The Keto Diet, or Ketogenic Diet is a high-fat diet that is moderate in protein and low in carbohydrates. This macro-nutrient ratio allows the body to switch from using carbohydrates (converted into glycogen in the liver) for energy, to using fat (converted into fatty acids and ketone bodies in the liver).

The human body is like a hybrid vehicle, relying on either carbohydrates or fat for fuel. For the most part, it cannot use both fuels simultaneously. Consuming fat allows the body to access hundreds of thousands of calories of stored fats that have been locked away during carbohydrate metabolism.

In addition to burning fat reserves and super charging weight loss, ketosis produces a clean burning metabolic fuel that has many benefits. Ketones lower production of reactive oxygen species (ROS),1 enhance mitochondrial biogenesis,2 3 and induce positive epigenetic expression.4 Because of its neurological benefits, I went on a Keto Diet in 2014, and it has been helpful in moderating my MS symptoms.

To help you get started on a Ketogenic Diet, I have compiled this page of my high-fat, low-carb Keto Diet recipes!

Keto Recipes

We are loving these anti-inflammatory golden Keto Turmeric Bars! If you've ever toyed with the idea of making a turmeric... read more
We're pretty obsessed with my Keto Strawberry Crisp. First, it's incredibly flavorful, like summer in a bowl. But it tastes... read more
Who would've thought the subject how to prepare kale would get me all teary and sentimental? Kale is a fairly... read more
I tested this Keto Raspberry Lemonade Muffins recipe close to a zillion times. That's because I had to make sure... read more
There's something wonderful about a good Keto Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich during these trying times. It's one of the... read more
I'm not much of a drinker, but this Keto Margarita recipe almost changed that. It's made with three low-carb ingredients... read more
I've made bone broth on the stove top and in my slow cooker for decades. It's delicious, but it makes... read more
The super powers of creamy rich dark chocolate and spicy ginger unite in this fabulous Keto Ginger Hot Chocolate recipe.... read more
My Egg-Free Keto Crackers are the perfect low-carb snack. With their incredible crunch and classic flavor, they taste like a... read more
Without a reliable routine, the holidays can take a terrible toll on your health. Parties, travel, and excess expenses lead... read more
Made with 8 ingredients total, this Keto Brownies recipe is a fantastic low-carb dessert. Yes, you can follow a Low-Carb... read more
I've been working on this Keto Pumpkin Pie recipe for a couple of years. It takes a while for me... read more
Looking for the best low-carb Keto Zucchini Bread recipe? I've got you covered. This one's a winner because it's easy... read more
I love drinking this Turmeric Mint Lemonade when it gets hot outside. It's super refreshing and fantastic in activating the... read more
I'm obsessed with this Keto Huevos Rancheros Skillet Casserole. It totally reminds me of the chile rellenos casseroles that showed... read more
Summer: Vintage 2008 I wrote this dairy-free Thai Iced Tea recipe way back in 2008! During that time we were... read more
I love writing easy recipes for you, and this Keto Blueberry Lemon Bread recipe is as simple as it gets.... read more
Mother's Day is coming up! I've organized my favorite simple Keto Diet Recipes for your celebrations so that all of... read more
This Keto Mac and Cheese Skillet Casserole is a game changer. We love to eat it for dinner and also... read more
When I was a yoga teacher in New York City in the early 1990's, I studied Ayurveda. As we went... read more
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