Who hasn’t heard of keto, the sexy fat-burning diet that’s been trending since last year?
If you’re thinking of going strict keto or simply eating clean to detox, here’s a bite-sized primer on how it works, and what you should (and shouldn’t) be eating.
For the experienced carb-ditchers among us, skip right down for keto-friendly food options in Singapore.
HOW DOES THE KETO DIET WORK?
In a nutshell, the keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat eating plan for healthy weight loss.
It may sound a little zany to burn fat by eating fat, but here’s how it works.
Our bodies usually convert the unused sugar we consume into stored fat – cue those pesky love handles.
By drastically cutting carbs, you induce your body to enter a state of ketosis, such that it burns fat – including stored fat – for energy in place of carbs.