Diets and Diet Programs Information
Ketosis and Ketogenic Diets
Ketogenic diet plans are typically low-carb diets that trigger ketosis - an accumulation of excessive amounts of ketone bodies in body tissues and fluids. Ketogenic diets are designed to force the body to burn fat instead of the usual carbohydrate fuel stores.
A Ketogenic Diet is Low Carb and May Require Nutritional Supplements
Ketogenic diet health concerns chiefly revolve around the lack of vitamins and minerals caused by insufficient carbs. Carbohydrates are a major source of micro-nutrients and other nutrition, like fiber. Because the Atkins diet is deficient in nutrition, Dr Atkins advises dieters to eat vitamin supplements.
Advice on Diets
Special diets or diet plans with special diet foods are sometimes needed for particular health conditions. Ask your doctor, dietitian or nutritionist about your personal dietary needs. Otherwise, a balanced diet program containing foods from all the nutritional food groups is best.
Sources include: Ketogenic Diets and Weight