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'Keto' diet good for quick weight loss, but caution advised


'Keto' diet good for quick weight loss, but caution advised
Tahlequah Daily Press

A diet that has gotten some headlines in recent years is the ketogenic, or keto, diet. There is nothing new about its driving mechanism: the reduction of carbohydrate consumption. The Atkins diet of the 2000s also urged dieters to cut down on carbs, as does the "low carb, high fat" diet.Atkins and LCHF can attain what the keto diet also seeks: ketosis, where the body obtains some energy from water soluble ketone bodies in the blood, as opposed to using blood glucose through glycolysis.Health food stores are often visited by people following low-carbohydrate diets."People can ask for the keto bowl, but we call it the Protein Fat Bomb," said Eric McKee, who runs the kitchen at Oasis Health Foods. "We use turkey or chicken - usually turkey. It has coconut oil, which is a healthy fat.

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