Modified Ketogenic Diet
The ketogenic diet is a very low carb, a high-fat diet that shares many similarities with the Atkins and low carb diets. It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. This reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis. When this happens, your body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy. It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which can supply energy for the brain. Ketogenic diets can cause significant reductions in blood sugar and insulin levels. This, along with the increased ketones, has some health benefits (Healthline).
Variations of Keto Diets
Classic Ketogenic Diet
The classic Keto Diet was initially designed by Dr. Russell Wilder in 1923 and was mainly used for epilepsy treatment. The characteristic of Classic keto included a 4:1 ratio of fat to protein and carbs. Almost 90% of the calories came from fat and 6% from the protein content, and the remaining 4% from the carbohydrates.
Dirty Keto Diet
The dirty keto Diet mainly depends on allowing yourself to consume any type of food that fits within your macros. This can include fast food, processed food, packaged food combined with artificial ingredients, and added sugar. This is in contrast to clean keto, which focuses on eating the most nutritious, natural food and avoiding processed foods and sugars. The main issue with Dirty Keto is that usually, it will be high in sodium content, which has been related to health issues like high blood pressure and heart diseases in the long term. Moreover, processed foods are also likely to have far more additives and fewer of the micronutrients your body needs.
Modified Keto Diet
The modified ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, fat-heavy diet that mimics the effects of fasting. It forces the body to use fat as its primary fuel source, and for many followers, that results in rapid weight loss. The main characteristics of this diet follow the ratio of 1:1 in terms of Fat content equals the combination of protein and carbs included in a meal, where up to 20% of calories come from carbs, 50% from fat, and the remainder comes from protein. Modified Keto further promotes weight loss, improves appetite control, Decreases triglycerides levels, Increases levels of “Good” HDL cholesterol, and Increases energy levels.