Table of Contents
Intro to the Ketogenic Diet Guide
What is the Ketogenic Diet?
History of the Ketogenic Diet
Ketogenic Diet Guide 101 – The Basics
What is ketosis?
What are ketones?
How do I measure my ketones?
Blood testing for ketones is considered the most accurate and can be done with a basic blood ketone meter, ketone test strips and a needle lancet like diabetics use to check their blood sugar.
Urine ketone testing measures the amount of ketones the kidneys excrete. The urine ketone test strips give an estimated range of urine ketone concentration.
The measurement of respiratory ketones in exhaled breath is the final method to measure ketones while on the ketogenic diet.
What do I eat on the Ketogenic Diet?
What can’t I eat on the Ketogenic Diet?
Is the Ketogenic Diet unhealthy?
Why did my cholesterol go up on the Ketogenic Diet?
What is the “Keto Flu?”
The biggest complaint from people that tried the ketogenic diet but stopped after several days was because of what many describe as the “keto flu” which occurs as your body is trying to transition from using primarily glucose for energy to using ketones and fat as its primary energy source.
The symptoms of “Keto Flu” can include increased fatigue, headaches, poor sleep, sugar or carb cravings, mood swings that include increased irritability and gastrointestinal symptoms such as constipation or abdominal cramping.
What is the Glucose-Ketone Index?
The Glucose-Ketone Index is the ratio of your blood glucose and ketone levels and is considered a more accurate method of how your body is adapting to a low-carb or ketogenic diet versus just measuring blood ketone levels by themselves.
Can I exercise on the Ketogenic Diet?
What research is there on the Ketogenic Diet?
Troubleshooting on the Ketogenic Diet
Conferences on Ketogenic Diet and Lifestyle
If you want to learn more about the ketogenic diet and the benefits of a low-carb diet, then look at our Low-Carb and Ketogenic Conferences page.