When You Feel Ketogenic. The ketogenic diet is a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet that offers many health benefits. More than 20 studies have shown that this type of diet can help you lose weight and improve your health. Ketogenic diets may even be beneficial against diabetes, cancer, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s disease.
There are several versions that include the ketogenic diet, as follows.
– Standard ketogenic diet (SKD): this diet is a very low-carbohydrate diet, medium protein, and high fat. It usually contains 75% fat, 20% protein and only 5% carbohydrates.
– Cyclical ketogenic diet (CKD): This diet involves periods of consuming high carbohydrates, usually like a 5 day ketogenic diet followed by 2 days high in carbohydrates.
– Targeted ketogenic diet (TKD): this diet allows you to add carbohydrates when on a diet.
– High-protein ketogenic diet: this is the same as the standard ketogenic diet but by adding more protein. The ratio is 60% fat, 35% protein and 5% carbohydrates.
However, only standard and high-protein diogenic diets have been studied extensively. A cyclical or targeted ketogenic diet is a more advanced diet method, and is used primarily in bodybuilders or athletes. The information in this article mostly applies to the standard ketogenic diet (SKD), although there are many other principles that apply in other versions.
Conclusion: There are several versions of the ketogenic diet. However, the standard ketogenic diet is the most widely researched and most recommended.