“Ketogenic” is a term for a low-carb diet (like the Atkins diet). The idea is for you to get more calories from protein and fat and less from carbohydrates. You cut back most on the carbs that are easy to digest, like sugar, soda, pastries, and white bread.
When you eat less than 50 grams of carbs a day, your body eventually runs out of fuel (blood sugar) it can use quickly. This typically takes 3 to 4 days. Then you’ll start to break down protein and fat for energy, which can make you lose weight. This is called ketosis. It’s important to note that the ketogenic diet is a short term diet that’s focussed on weight loss rather than the pursuit of health benefits.
Why Keto? — Is Keto is Your Mental Health Guardian?
It is also suggested that Keto diet not only helps with the bodily functions, but also the functions of the brains. It is said that when people consume a lot of glucose, it leads to the body and brain getting lazy and then in turn they function slow.
When you follow the Keto diet, the amount of glucose you consume goes down and then the energy levels shoot up, helping people suffering from depression and anxiety. The intake of less levels of sugar and high levels of fats helps the brain feel better and keeps the mental illnesses at bay.